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Shahiron Shahidan

Tun Hussein Onn University of Malaysia


Sharifah Salwa Mohd Zuki

Tun Hussein Onn University of Malaysia

Mohid Haziman Wan Ibrahim

Tun Hussein Onn University of Malaysia

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Wan Amizah Wan Jusoh

Tun Hussein Onn University of Malaysia


Mortar Cement Binders Materials Chemistry Mix Design Properties High Strength Creep Shrinkage Durability Waste Material Applications

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Generally mortar is used for brick and wall plastering system. The water to cement ratio is higher in mortar than in concrete in order to form its bonding element. The production of mortar depends on the preparation methods and most of the previous research has been done with other additive materials which is why more research on the fundamentals of mortar production is still needed as well as on its properties in terms of its chemical, physical and mechanical aspects. Additionally, there should be more exploration on the applications of mortar instead of plastering or brick. This book will follow that trace and hopefully it will be of help to all researchers and construction industry individuals so they could refer to it as a sort of a handbook. Finally, the book will explore the current usage of mortar especially in the waste material production. It will cover topics that emphasize its real usage applications together with the laboratory works.

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Date completed: October 23rd 2019

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Shahiron Shahidan

Tun Hussein Onn University of Malaysia

Ts. Dr. Shahiron Shahidan CEng MIET, was born in Perlis, Malaysia, in 1983. He received his early education at Sekolah Kebangsaan Kampong Salang, Perlis. He continued his secondary education at Al Madrasah Al Alawiyah Ad Diniah, Arau Perlis, and Sekolah Menengah Teknik Butterworth, Penang. He furthered his studies and graduated in 2007 with a B. Eng. (Civil) (Hons) from the University Industry Selangor. After graduation, Dr. Shahidan was employed as a Bridge Engineer at a consulting engineering firm (HSS Integrated, Bandar Sri Permaisuri, Kuala Lumpur) for almost a year before making an academic career switch at Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM). In 2008, Dr. Shahidan furthered his studies at a master’s degree level and graduated with a Master in Structural Engineering from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). In 2014 he completed his PhD. in Structural Engineering at the University of Science, Malaysia (USM). Currently, he is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Structural and Material Engineering at the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), Malaysia. Dr. Shahidan has experience teaching undergraduate and graduate courses such as Bridge Design, Railway Engineering, Prestressed Concrete Design, Reinforced Concrete Design and Structural Analysis. Throughout his studies and career, he was involved in a number of professional international and national societies . He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) from Engineering UK, Member of The Institution Engineering Technology (MIET), Profesional Tecnologist (P.Tech),Member of the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM); Member of the American Concrete Institute (ACI), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Member of the Concrete Society of Malaysia (CSM); and Grad. Engr. of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia. Dr. Shahidan has also been actively publishing his work in high-impact journals, Thomson Reuters and Scopus indexed, he wrote several book chapters while also being active as a conference attender and oftenly a keynote speaker.

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