Assessing impact of partial replacement of cement with sugarcane bagasse ash on the quality of concrete.
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Greenhouse gases continue to be threat to humanity especially in terms of their effect on climate. The process of the manufacture of some construction materials, for example cement, leads to production of a considerably great amount of these gases and that is why alternative materials are being encouraged. As the construction industry worldwide, greener and safer means of construction are being employed on different projects in different ways and the adoption of the use of bagasse ash can be one of the many solutions needed. As Ugandans, we are focusing of vision 2040 where our construction should be environmentally friendly, which is why this project research was carried out. This research project entails the study of a few quality attributes of concrete made with sugarcane bagasse ash as a partial replacement of cement. The quality attributes in this study are workability, compressive strength and water absorption. Experiments were carried out to determine the workability, compressive strength and water absorption of the bagasse containing concrete in comparison to those of plain concrete. The materials and methods, tools and tasks undertaken to complete this project are clearly explained The results got from the experiments carried out were carefully recorded, tabulated and analyzed not only just in comparison with plain concrete but also with the work of other researchers within the same field. This analysis and discussion was later used to come up with a conclusion and suggest the necessary recommendations