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MANAGING NATURAL SAND DEFICIENCY
Dr. Balasubramani N.*, Ar. Vedhajanani B., Er. Shreeshakthi B.
Research works are being successively made from the year 2000 onwards to identify a suitable material as alternate to natural sand to be used in construction projects. But at the same time, engineers must focus on various ways in which the use of sand can be avoided or at least minimized wherever possible in the projects. This paper presents various construction techniques which can be adopted for minimizing and or avoiding the use of natural sand. The paper covers some construction practices related to brick masonry, stone masonry and few innovative techniques. Suggestions for future practices along with precautions to use mud and M-sand as building materials are also presented.[Full Text Article]