The sustainable use of concrete [electronic resource]
- Sakai, K. (Koji)
- Boca Raton, Fla. : CRC Press, 2013.
- Physical description
- xi, 176 p. : ill.
- Noguchi, Takafumi.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Introduction References Sustainability Natural History Human Beings and Concrete Genealogy of Sustainability Pillars of Sustainability References Sustainability in Concrete and Construction Environmental Aspects Social and Economic Aspects References Evaluation Systems of Sustainability Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Environmental Standards for Buildings Systems of Environmental Impact Evaluation Environmental Standards for Concrete Sector Evaluation of Social and Economic Aspects Tools of Environmental Effect Evaluation for Buildings References Technologies for Concrete Sustainability General Concrete Concrete Structures References Sustainable Concrete Technologies: Case Studies CO2 Negative Concrete in Japan Low Carbon High-Flowable Concrete High-Performance Shotcrete Closed-Loop Concrete System on Construction Site Concrete Pavement Ultra-High Strength Fiber Reinforced Concrete Adaptable Super High Rise Residential Buildings Utilization of Thermal Mass of Concrete Pervious Concrete References Future Perspectives Existing Perspectives New Perspectives Wishful Thinking References Index.
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- Publisher's Summary
- Cement-based concrete has excellent properties as a construction material, and the raw materials of cement-rocks, and limestone and clay-are bountiful. Yet its production generates high quantities of CO2, making it a potentially unsustainable material. However, there are no alternatives to concrete and steel as basic methods for development of socioeconomic infrastructure at this time. Highlighting sustainability issues in the construction industry, The Sustainable Use of Concrete presents guidelines on how to move toward sustainable concrete construction. The book begins by clarifying the historic background and meaning of sustainability, after which it outlines areas that need to be considered in connection with sustainability in the concrete and construction field. It examines environmental, social and cultural, and economic aspects, then considers an evaluation system of sustainability. The authors include various tools and ISO standards, and then explore technologies for sustainability, with case studies and examples that promote understanding of current technologies. Although the construction sector, in the broadest sense, has come to recognize that infrastructure development over the past two centuries has been unsustainable, it has been slow to adjust. Comprehensive information and relevant practical guidance are very scarce. This book lays out a roadmap for creating a human-friendly and safe environment with low environmental burden.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- Koji Sakai, Takafumi Noguchi.
- Also available in print edition.
- Mode of access: World Wide Web.