LIGHTWEIGHT CONCRETE AND APPLICATION IN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
1.1ISSUE OF THE TOPIC / PROBLEMS STATEMENT
LWC (Lightweight Concrete) has been adopted all around the world for the last 2decades. But, in Malaysia the use of LWC is not very common; this may be due tolarge amount of gravel aggregate still available in the market. Malaysia importslightweight aggregates from France and Germany, and in 1983, lightweight wall panel factory was set up at Nilai, Negeri Sembilan.Based on the statement, we know that the construction industry in Malaysia havea problem about the LWC application. May be it is not popular relating expensivecost, less knowledge and experience, not having enough the skill worker, themachinery and appliance to constructed the LWC is not enough, or other reasons.
OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY
1. To understand the Lightweight concrete and level of application inconstruction industry mainly Malaysia.2. To compare the strength and density of LWC with normal concrete.3. To know that the different types of LWC and application inconstruction industry.3