Analysis of brick wall debris for reusing

Üçer Erduran, Deniz
Demirel, Ismail Ozan
Elias Özkan, Soofia Tahira
Although they are strong and durable, masonry walls face demolition due to various reasons. Current research presents the demolition process of a reinforced concrete building having hollow brick masonry infill walls, which was constructed during the 1990s in Cigdem District in Ankara as a cooperative mass housing project. The wall sections with horizontally perforated bricks that were accumulated on the plot as a result of the demolition pointed out that they can be suitable for a reusing project. Bricks, plaster, and mortar samples were tested under compression as well as initial shear strength tests on wall sections in a laboratory. Strength results and other physical parameters assessed stayed above the limiting values defined in the related standards. Therefore, it was concluded that obtained material is appropriate for reusing and a method was proposed for the proper integration.


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D. Üçer Erduran, I. O. Demirel, and S. T. Elias Özkan, “Analysis of brick wall debris for reusing,” JOURNAL OF THE FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE OF GAZI UNIVERSITY, vol. 36, no. 4, pp. 1923–1938, 2021, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: