P18485: Biochar Concrete Roofing Tile Manufacturing and Complete Roof System
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Benchmarking

Benchmarking

Below is a benchmarking table used to compare important characteristics of different roofing systems. We chose to compare the standard corrugated zinc roofing with the roofs created by the previous two iterations of this project.
Benchmarking Table

Benchmarking Table

Benchmarking was used to look into several roof tiles consisting of different materials to determine what mix would be best to use. Based on our results the best would be a mix of the previous team (Team 17485) tile and the pumice tile.

 Manufacturing Process Benchmarking

Manufacturing Process Benchmarking

Benchmarking was used to look into several roof tiles consisting of different materials to determine what mix would be best to use. Based on our results the best would be a mix of the previous team (Team 17485) tile and the pumice tile.

After finding out that the process was already established in other regions on Nicaragua, the team was been using ECO SUR South's process to benchmark against, to be able to create a tile and process that would be able out compete and out live current Mirco-Concrete Companies in the market. Below is a link to an informative video about the process used by ECO SUR SOUTH.

Company Logo

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Creation of Tile via Eco-Sur South Equipment and Method - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyAwpJ8D_mk

Putting Tiles on the Room Framing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2hyZ7_mhW0