Project Title Sustainable Fibre Reinforced Concrete (SFRC)
Project Category Design
Abstract Concrete is a common material used in construction works. Usually, the processing of concrete mixture is much more preferred by having a higher compressive strength so that it may resist high pressure when being applied with. In contrast to this characteristic of concrete, it also has a low tensile strength when compared with other construction materials such as reinforcement steel bar. Hence, alternative measures are required to overcome this deficiency. One way to overcome this problem is by using Sustainable Fibre Reinforced Concrete (SFRC) which contains additional material (human hair) in the concrete mixture. Human hair is known to be strong in tension and it is believed that it can be used as a natural fibre to reinforce the concrete. Hair fibre can be considered as an alternate non- degradable matter and it is available in abundance at an extremely lower cost. Due to its non-degradable nature, it may also create environmental problem for its decompositions and the utilization of this material into concrete could be beneficial to both environment and human health. By utilizing the hair fibre as construction material, not only are we able to recycle and reduce the amount of wastes, but also conserve the environment by implementing sustainable construction method in the industry. The potential of commercialization for SFRC is considered high since construction sector is one of the largest contributors to the economic development.
Validation Status Validated
Validation Date 2016-02-23


Staff Status
Awang Nasrizal Bin Awg. Ali Leader
Jamil bin Matarul Member
Iskanda bin Openg, Dr. Member
Jeremy O'Neil Anak Matu Member


Event Name Event Date Event Level Achievement Event Venue
Sarawak Invention, Innovation & Design Expo (SIIDEx 2016) 2016-01-29 State Bronze Dewan Jubli, UiTM Sarawak