PRECAST CONCRETE FENCE PANEL WITH PLASTIC BOTTLES AND RICE HULLS

Wastes that are not properly managed, especially liquid and solid waste from households and the community, are serious health hazards and lead to the spread of infectious diseases. Thus, the researcher formulated a solution to make them useful in order to minimize the excessive generation of waste. This study aims to develop a Precast Concrete Fence Panel made from recycled plastic bottles and rice hulls ash to be used for commercial and industrial sites, livestock backyards, landscapes, pools, and ports. Specifically, the appropriate proportion of materials in its fabrication was also determined. Its performance quality in terms of hardness, compressive strength, specific gravity and absorption was tested. Moreover, its acceptability in terms of performance, durability and reliability was likewise determined. This study adopted the developmental-descriptive method of research. The design and fabrication of the Precast Concrete Fence Panel resulted in a product that permits light and air-flow, has a pivotal post, stackable and with added green material. The performance quality of the Precast Concrete Fence Panel in terms of hardness, compressive strength, specific gravity and absorption is within the acceptable standard range for concrete. The performance, durability and reliability of the Precast Concrete Fence Panel were highly acceptable to the evaluators.

Keywords: Technology, Precast Concrete, Fence, Developmental-descriptive Method, Philippines.