American Journal of Civil Engineering

Volume 2, Issue 4, July 2014

  • Influence of Steel Fibers on the Behavior of Light Weight Concrete Made from Crushed Clay Bricks

    Othman Hameed Zinkaah

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, July 2014
    Pages: 109-116
    Received: 15 July 2014
    Accepted: 26 July 2014
    Published: 10 August 2014
    Abstract: The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of steel fibers on some properties of light weight concrete. The coarse aggregate used in this study made from crushed clay bricks. Four proportions of steel fibers are used (0.25%, 0.5%, 0.75%, and 1%) by volume of concrete, in addition, to reference mix (without steel fibers). The density ob... Show More
  • Motorcycle Taxis in Public Transportation Services within the Accra Metropolis

    Yaw Adubofour Tuffour, Daniel Kofi Nti Appiagyei

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, July 2014
    Pages: 117-122
    Received: 31 August 2014
    Accepted: 15 September 2014
    Published: 20 September 2014
    Abstract: The Road Traffic Act (Act 683) passed in 2004 by the Parliament of Ghana precludes the use of motorcycles to carry fare-paying passengers, yet motorcycle taxi services are gradually gaining root within the public transportation sector in the Accra Metropolis, Ghana. Even though the services are not yet operated city-wide, they have begun raising pu... Show More