RS 514-1: 2023
Compressed earth blocks — Part 1: Definitions, classification and specifications


This Rwanda Standard applies to compressed earth blocks (CEBs) used for the construction of buildings for
residential, public and related purposes. It gives the definitions of different types of CEBs and their classification.
It also provides the requirements and test methods and the conformity criteria of the CEBs depending on their
intended uses.
The standard does not apply to CEBs and compressed earth blocks masonry CEMBs used for flooring or tiling,
nor to CEBs or CEMBs designed to be assembled dry, interlocking, using glue-mortar, or used in reinforced
The standard is not applicable in areas subject to earthquakes, floods or cyclones to an extent that requires the
application of appropriate rules in order to avoid major damage.

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RS 514-1: 2023STANDARDS OF RWANDA ORIGINCivil engineering41First Edition
Feb 2023
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