Identification and Mapping of Calcrete Deposits in Inhambane Province and Preparation of a Calcrete Classification System and Specifications for the Use of Calcrete in Road Construction in Mozambique

Abstract

Calcrete - a pedogenic material that commonly occurs in arid and semi-arid regions of Southern Africa – is one of the locally available materials for road building found in Inhambane Province, Mozambique. A project is underway to provide guidance on the location of calcrete deposits as well as on their classification as road building materials and appropriate technical specifications for their use in road construction. This Technical Review presents an extensive review of previous research, experience and studies on the use of calcrete in road construction in the region, along with any existing guidelines, standards and specifications.

Citation

TRL Limited. Identification and Mapping of Calcrete Deposits in Inhambane Province and Preparation of a CalcreteClassification System and Specifications for the Use of Calcrete in Road Construction in Mozambique. (2012) 45 pp. [Technical Review: Report No. RPN 2326]

Identification and Mapping of Calcrete Deposits in Inhambane Province and Preparation of a Calcrete Classification System and Specifications for the Use of Calcrete in Road Construction in Mozambique

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