Design and Manufacture Sections used in the construction of housing units with low cost
Prof. Dr. Harith Ibrahim Jaafar & et al.
Consider the reeds in the marshes of southern Iraq, which were neglected agricultural resources. There are large quantities of reeds and it is used in the construction of houses and cottages, which was non- weatherproof. In this patent, it has been designing and manufacture of sections and sheets of reeds reinforced by fiber glass and Albardy. The reeds were weaved as woven reeds in an artistic way and strengthened by glass fibers, than covered by Albardy using resin. The dimensions of sheets are 2.5 * 1 meter squares. The properties of these sections are light weight , durability, low thermal conductivity as well as easy to carry and can be used at any site, especially in the marshes , and can be built housing units in tourist sites as well as these materials are environmentally friendly materials. Pilot study was carried out at the Department of Research of Ministry of Industry ( Jadriya) as well as in southern Iraq. Evaluating the work after more than four years of the establishment of these units.