Utilization of Sawdust in Concrete Masonry Blocks: A Review

  • Sajjad Ali Mangi Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia
  •  Norwati  Binti Jamaluddin Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Sheeraz Ahmed Memon Institute of Environmental Engineering and Management, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro , Pakistan
  •  Mohd Haziman Bin  Wan Ibrahim Faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia


SDC (Sawdust Concrete) was developed in 19th century. It has been well recognized due to its lightweight and cost-effectiveness. Presently, developed countries have created opportunities to use wood waste in the concrete construction to reduce the environmental burden. Although SDC has received little consideration as a lightweight masonry block in building works but it has been intensively investigated in many countries for decades. The aim of this review is to summarize the last five years (2012-2016) research work related to utilization of sawdust in concrete masonry. However, it is important to explore existing ideas and approaches developed by previous researchers as a reference and guidance for the future research. There are lots of opportunities to develop lightweight concrete especially throughutilizing sawdust as a fine aggregate replacement material in concrete. However, this review paper is focusing on utilization of sawdust, as to reduce environmental impacts poses by the waste products of furniture industry and a by-product of wood industry. As a conclusion, this review paper summary the existing important ideas and useful information for the fellow researchers, as to enhance the utilization of sawdust to produce lightweight masonry units. It is recommended that considerable research is required on the sawdust cement blocks, which can deliver more confidence on their utilization as a green building construction material.

Apr 1, 2019
How to Cite
MANGI, Sajjad Ali et al. Utilization of Sawdust in Concrete Masonry Blocks: A Review. Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering and Technology, [S.l.], v. 38, n. 2, p. 487-494, apr. 2019. ISSN 2413-7219. Available at: <http://publications.muet.edu.pk/index.php/muetrj/article/view/981>. Date accessed: 17 oct. 2019.
This is an open Access Article published by Mehran University of Engineering and Technolgy, Jamshoro under CCBY 4.0 International License