Sustainability of Construction Materials

Sustainability of Construction Materials
Author: Jamal Khatib
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 742
Release: 2016-08-12
ISBN 10: 0081003919
ISBN 13: 9780081003916
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability of Construction Materials Book Review:

Sustainability of Construction Materials, Second Edition, explores an increasingly important aspect of construction. In recent years, serious consideration has been given to environmental and societal issues in the manufacturing, use, disposal, and recycling of construction materials. This book provides comprehensive and detailed analysis of the sustainability issues associated with these materials, mainly in relation to the constituent materials, processing, recycling, and lifecycle environmental impacts. The contents of each chapter reflect the individual aspects of the material that affect sustainability, such as the preservation and repair of timber, the use of cement replacements in concrete, the prevention and control of metal corrosion and the crucial role of adhesives in wood products. Provides helpful guidance on lifecycle assessment, durability, recycling, and the engineering properties of construction materials Fully updated to take on new developments, with an additional nineteen chapters added to include natural stone, polymers and plastics, and plaster products Provides essential reading for individuals at all levels who are involved in the construction and selection, assessment and use, and maintenance of materials

Sustainable Construction Materials

Sustainable Construction Materials
Author: Ravindra K. Dhir OBE,Gurmel S. Ghataora,Ciaran J. Lynn
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-10-26
ISBN 10: 0081009895
ISBN 13: 9780081009895
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Construction Materials Book Review:

Sustainable Construction Materials: Sewage Sludge Ash, part of a series of five, aims to promote the use of sustainable construction materials. It is different from the norm, with its uniqueness lying in the development of a data matrix sourced from over 600 publications and contributed by 1107 authors from 442 institutions in 48 countries from 1970 to 2016, all focusing on the subject of sewage sludge ash as a construction material, and systematically analyzing, evaluating, and modeling the information for use in cement, concrete, ceramics, geotechnics, and road pavement applications. Related environmental issues, case studies, and standards are also discussed. The book helps users avoid repetitive research and save valuable resources, giving them more latitude to explore new research to progress the use of sustainable construction materials. It is structured in an incisive and easy to digest manner. As an excellent reference source, the book is particularly suited for researchers, academics, design engineers, specifiers, contractors, developers, and certifying and regulatory authorities who seek to promote sustainability within the construction sector. Provides an extensive source of valuable database information supported by an exhaustive and comprehensively organized list of globally published literature spanning 40-50 years, up to 2016, with 5000 references Offers an analysis, evaluation, repackaging, and modeling of existing knowledge, encouraging more responsible use of waste materials in construction Presents a wealth of knowledge for use in many sectors relating to the construction profession

Sustainable Construction and Building Materials

Sustainable Construction and Building Materials
Author: Bibhuti Bhusan Das,Narayanan Neithalath
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 906
Release: 2018-12-30
ISBN 10: 9811333173
ISBN 13: 9789811333170
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Construction and Building Materials Book Review:

This book presents select proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Construction and Building Materials (ICSCBM 2018), and examines a range of durable, energy-efficient, and next-generation construction and building materials produced from industrial wastes and byproducts. The topics covered include alternative, eco-friendly construction and building materials, next-generation concretes, energy efficiency in construction, and sustainability in construction project management. The book also discusses various properties and performance attributes of modern-age concretes including their durability, workability, and carbon footprint. As such, it offers a valuable reference for beginners, researchers, and professionals interested in sustainable construction and allied fields.

Sustainable Construction Materials

Sustainable Construction Materials
Author: Ravindra K. Dhir OBE,Jorge de Brito,Rui V. Silva,Chao Qun Lye
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 652
Release: 2019-01-05
ISBN 10: 0081009917
ISBN 13: 9780081009918
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Construction Materials Book Review:

Sustainable Construction Materials: Recycled Aggregate focuses on the massive systematic need that is necessary to encourage the uptake of recycled and secondary materials (RSM) in the construction industry. This book is the fifth and the last of the series on sustainable construction materials and like the previous four, it is also different to the norm. Its uniqueness lies in using the newly developed, Analytical Systemisation Method, in building the data-matrix sourced from 1413 publications, contributed by 2213 authors from 965 institutions in 67 countries, from 1977 to 2018, on the subject of recycled aggregate as a construction material, and systematically analysing, evaluating and modelling this information for use of the material as an aggregate concrete and mortar, geotechnics and road pavement applications. Environmental issues, case studies and standards are also discussed. The work establishes what is already known and can be used to further progress the use of sustainable construction materials. It can also help to avoid repetitive research and save valuable resources. The book is structured in an incisive and easy to digest manner and is particularly suited for researchers, academics, design engineers, specifiers, contractors, and government bodies dealing with construction works. Provides an exhaustive and comprehensively organized list of globally-based published literature spanning 5000 references Offers an analysis, evaluation, repackaging and modeling of existing knowledge that encourages more responsible use of waste materials Provides a wealth of knowledge for use in many sectors relating to the construction profession, including academia, research, practice and adoption of RSM

Sustainable Construction Materials

Sustainable Construction Materials
Author: Ravindra K. Dhir OBE,Jorge de Brito,Gurmel S. Ghataora,Chao Qun Lye
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 476
Release: 2018-04-04
ISBN 10: 0081009909
ISBN 13: 9780081009901
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Construction Materials Book Review:

This book is the fourth, in the series of five, on sustainable construction materials and like the previous three, it is also different to the norm. Its uniqueness lies in using the newly developed, Analytical Systemisation Method, in building the data-matrix sourced from 751 publications, contributed by 1402 authors from 513 institutions in 51 countries, from 1970 to 2017, on the subject of processed waste glass (glass cullet) as a construction material, and systematically analysing, evaluating and modelling this information for use of glass cullet as cement, aggregate or filler in concrete, ceramics, geotechnics and road pavement applications. Environmental issues, case studies and standards are also discussed. The work establishes what is already known and can be used to further progress the use of sustainable construction materials. It can also help to avoid repetitive research and save valuable resources. The book is structured in an incisive and easy to digest manner and is particularly suited for researchers, academics, design engineers, specifiers, contractors, and government bodies dealing with construction works. Provides an extensive source of valuable database information, supported by an exhaustive list of globally-based published literature over the last 40-50 years Offer an analysis, evaluation, repackaging and modeling of existing knowledge on sustainable construction practices Provides a wealth of knowledge for use in many sectors relating to the construction profession

Sustainable Construction

Sustainable Construction
Author: Sandy Halliday
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 466
Release: 2018-12-07
ISBN 10: 1315514796
ISBN 13: 9781315514796
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Construction Book Review:

The second edition of Sustainable Construction provides a masterclass on the principles and techniques involved in the design and delivery of practical, affordable, high quality sustainable buildings and places. It presents precedents, theory, concepts and principles alongside 120 wide ranging case studies that highlight current best practice and encourage implementation. Topics in the book include: • the history of ideas in sustainable construction • policy • materials • cost issues • appraisal techniques • environmental design • energy • water • construction processes • and urban ecology. The book is heavily illustrated in full colour and is an ideal, contemporary, accessible primer to courses in Architecture, Construction, Building Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Project Management, Landscape, Urbanism and Development.

Sustainable and Nonconventional Construction Materials using Inorganic Bonded Fiber Composites

Sustainable and Nonconventional Construction Materials using Inorganic Bonded Fiber Composites
Author: Holmer Savastano Junior,Juliano Fiorelli,Sergio Francisco Dos Santos
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 494
Release: 2017-06-13
ISBN 10: 0081020023
ISBN 13: 9780081020029
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable and Nonconventional Construction Materials using Inorganic Bonded Fiber Composites Book Review:

Sustainable and Nonconventional Construction Materials Using Inorganic Bonded Fiber Composites presents a concise overview of non-conventional construction materials with a strong focus on alternative inorganic bonded fiber composites and their applications as construction components. It outlines the processing and characterization of non-conventional cementitious composites, which will be of great benefit to both academic and industrial professionals interested in research, development, and innovation on inorganic bonded fiber composites. The book gives a comprehensive review of the innovative research associated with building components based on inorganic bonded composites. Exploring both natural fibers as reinforcing elements and alternative inorganic binders based on agricultural and industrial wastes, this book also considers the performance and applications of fibrous composites as construction materials and components. Dedicated to analyzing recent developments in inorganic fiber composites research Discusses the broader subjects of processing, characterization, performance, and applications of non-conventional construction materials

Advances in Sustainable Construction Materials

Advances in Sustainable Construction Materials
Author: Rathish Kumar Pancharathi,Bhaskar Sangoju,Sandeep Chaudhary
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2020-04-18
ISBN 10: 9789811533600
ISBN 13: 9811533601
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Sustainable Construction Materials Book Review:

This book presents select proceedings of the National Conference on Advances in Sustainable Construction Materials (ASCM 2019) held at the National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India. The book includes contributions from academics and practitioners on low-energy cement technologies, innovative materials and structural technologies towards cost-effective, environment friendly, durable, energy-efficient, and sustainable construction. The topics covered emphasize on cutting-edge, economically viable, and sustainable solutions with an aim to increase profitability, and decrease construction time and overall impact on the built environment. The book will be useful for researchers and practitioners interested in sustainable construction and allied fields.

Sustainable Construction Technologies

Sustainable Construction Technologies
Author: Vivian Y. Tam,Khoa N. Le
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 490
Release: 2019-01-03
ISBN 10: 0128117508
ISBN 13: 9780128117507
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Construction Technologies Book Review:

Sustainable Construction Technologies: Life-Cycle Assessment provides practitioners with a tool to help them select technologies that are financially advantageous even though they have a higher initial cost. Chapters provide an overview of LCA and how it can be used in conjunction with other indicators to manage construction. Topics covered include indoor environment quality, energy efficiency, transport, water reuse, materials, land use and ecology, and more. The book presents a valuable tool for construction professionals and researchers that want to apply sustainable construction techniques to their projects. Practitioners will find the international case studies and discussions of worldwide regulation and standards particularly useful. Provides a framework for analyzing sustainable construction technologies and economic viability Introduces key credit criteria for different sustainable construction technologies Covers the most relevant construction areas Includes technologies that can be employed during the process of construction, or to the product of the construction process, i.e. buildings Analyzes international rating systems and provides supporting case studies

Materials for Sustainable Sites

Materials for Sustainable Sites
Author: Meg Calkins
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2008-09-22
ISBN 10: 0470418923
ISBN 13: 9780470418925
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Materials for Sustainable Sites Book Review:

This complete guide to the evaluation, selection, and use of sustainable materials in the landscape features strategies to minimize environmental and human health impacts of conventional site construction materials as well as green materials. Providing detailed current information on construction materials for sustainable sites, the book introduces tools, techniques, ideologies and resources for evaluating, sourcing, and specifying sustainable site materials. Chapters cover types of materials, both conventional and emerging green materials, environmental and human health impacts of the material, and detailed strategies to minimize these impacts. Case studies share cost and performance information and lessons learned.

Sustainable Construction Materials

Sustainable Construction Materials
Author: Ravindra K. Dhir OBE,Jorge de Brito,Rui V. Silva,Ciaran J. Lynn
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 458
Release: 2017-10-18
ISBN 10: 9780081009970
ISBN 13: 0081009976
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Construction Materials Book Review:

Sustainable Construction Materials: Municipal Incinerated Bottom Ash discusses the global use of virgin aggregates and CO2 polluter Portland cement. Given the global sustainability agenda, much of the demand for these two sets of materials can be substantially reduced through the appropriate use of waste materials, thereby conserving natural resources, energy and CO2 emissions. Realistically, this change can only be realized and sustained through engineering ingenuity and new concepts in design. Although a great deal of research has been published over the last 50 years, it remains fragmented and ineffective. This book develops a single global knowledge-base, encouraging greater use of selected waste streams. The focus of massive systematic reviews is to encourage the uptake of recycled secondary materials (RSM) by the construction industry and guide researchers to recognize what is already known regarding waste. Provides an extensive source of valuable database information, supported by an exhaustive list of globally-based published literature over the last 40-50 years Offer an analysis, evaluation, repackaging and modeling of existing knowledge on sustainable construction practices Provides a wealth of knowledge for use in many sectors relating to the construction profession

Portugal SB07 Sustainable Construction Materials and Practices

Portugal SB07 Sustainable Construction  Materials and Practices
Author: Luís Bragança
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 1154
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN 10: 1586037854
ISBN 13: 9781586037857
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Portugal SB07 Sustainable Construction Materials and Practices Book Review:

The construction industry is a vibrant and active industry. The building sector is responsible for creating, modifying and improving the living environment of humanity. This volume presents solutions that facilitate and promote the adoption of policies, methods and tools to accelerate the movement towards a global sustainable built environment.

Sustainable Building Materials and Materials for Energy Efficiency

Sustainable Building Materials and Materials for Energy Efficiency
Author: Mohammad Arif Kamal
Publsiher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2015-07-03
ISBN 10: 3038269573
ISBN 13: 9783038269571
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Building Materials and Materials for Energy Efficiency Book Review:

This special topical volume on ‘Sustainable Building Materials and Materials for Energy Efficiency’ is aimed to cover the recent advancements and trends in the area of building materials with reference to energy efficiency and sustainability. Sustainable building materials minimizes the consumption of earth’s resources and help in maintaining the ecosystem balance and in return proves to be economical, not just during construction but also year after year. Using sustainable building materials promotes conservation of dwindling nonrenewable resources internationally. Integrating sustainable and energy efficient building materials into building projects can help reduce the environmental impacts associated with the extraction, transportation, processing, fabrication, installation, reuse, recycling, and disposal of these building industry source materials. The volume will be of special interest to environmentally-minded producers and suppliers of building materials and to engineers, architects and building workers, but it may also be of use to readers and researchers who are interested in building construction but who lack specialist technical knowledge.

Construction Materials Methods and Techniques

Construction Materials  Methods and Techniques
Author: William P. Spence,Eva Kultermann
Publsiher: Nelson Education
Total Pages: 960
Release: 2016-01-19
ISBN 10: 1305086279
ISBN 13: 9781305086272
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Construction Materials Methods and Techniques Book Review:

This book explores the most up-to-date green and sustainable methods for residential and commercial building construction as well as the latest materials, standards, and practices. This book is organized based on the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Masterformat standards.

Organic Materials for Sustainable Civil Engineering

Organic Materials for Sustainable Civil Engineering
Author: Yves Mouton
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 651
Release: 2013-05-10
ISBN 10: 1118616693
ISBN 13: 9781118616697
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Organic Materials for Sustainable Civil Engineering Book Review:

This book provides an inventory of organic materials and products,the major components of all civil engineering projects, in terms oftheir scientific and technical background, including theregulations that cover their use and their predicted useful life.Such materials include: bitumen on the roads; geotextiles forretaining walls; membranes for bridges; tunnel and reservoirwaterproofing; paint binders to protect metallic and concretestructures or to realize road markings; injection resins; gluingproducts; concrete admixtures; and composite materials. The presentation is based on a physicochemical approach, whichis essential if these products are to be considered as part ofsustainable development: as such, those studying or working inthese fields will find this an invaluable source ofinformation.

Sustainable Building with Earth

Sustainable Building with Earth
Author: Horst Schroeder
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2015-09-28
ISBN 10: 3319194917
ISBN 13: 9783319194912
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Building with Earth Book Review:

This book provides an insightful overview of the current state of earth building. The author approaches the subject from the perspective of the building material’s life cycle, featuring in-depth explanations of the cycle's individual steps: extraction and classification of construction soil; production of earth building materials and earthen structures; planning, construction and renovation of earth buildings; and demolition and recycling of earthen structures. This unique resource provides examples of sophisticated earth building projects and illustrates the diverse applications of earth as a building material. Compared to conventional mineral building materials, earth possesses particularly positive ecological qualities such as its energy balance and recyclability. Architects, engineers, students, manufacturers and distributors of building materials, building contractors, building biologists, public authorities and preservationists will benefit from this book’s ample coverage of restoring, optimizing and building with this material of the past, present and future.

Sustainable Construction

Sustainable Construction
Author: Charles J. Kibert
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2016-04-04
ISBN 10: 1119055326
ISBN 13: 9781119055327
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Construction Book Review:

The leading green building reference, updated with the latest advances in the field Sustainable Construction is the leading reference for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. With broad coverage including architecture, engineering, and construction, this book nevertheless delivers detailed information on all aspects of the green building process, from materials selection to building systems and more. This new fourth edition has been updated to reflect the latest codes and standards, including LEED v4, and includes new coverage of carbon accounting. The discussion has been updated to align with the current thinking on economics, climate change, net zero buildings, and more, with contributions by leaders in the field that illustrate the most recent shifts in thinking and practice. Ancillary materials including an instructor's manual and PowerPoint presentations for each chapter help bring this clear and up-to-date information into the classroom, making this book a valuable reference for working construction professionals. Also, Interactive graphics found throughout the course help activate the content and highlight key concepts for students. Sustainable construction has gone mainstream, and will one day be the industry norm. This book provides a comprehensive reference to all aspects of a project to show you how green building concepts and principles apply throughout the design and construction process. Get up to date on the latest green building codes and standards Learn about the newest technology in green building materials Adopt the best practices in procurement and delivery systems Apply sustainability concepts to all aspects of construction and design Green buildings operate at a very high level of efficiency, which is made possible only by careful consideration every step of the way. Appropriate land use, landscaping, construction materials, siting, water use, and more all play a role in a structure's ultimate carbon footprint. Sustainable Construction provides clear guidance for all aspects of green building, including the most recent advances and the latest technology.

Sustainability in Engineering Design and Construction

Sustainability in Engineering Design and Construction
Author: J. K. Yates,Daniel Castro-Lacouture
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 426
Release: 2018-09-03
ISBN 10: 1315359979
ISBN 13: 9781315359977
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability in Engineering Design and Construction Book Review:

Successfully Measure the Benefits of Green Design and Construction Sustainability in Engineering Design and Construction outlines the sustainable practices used in engineering design and construction operations for all types of engineering and construction projects. Aimed at ushering the engineering and construction industry into embracing sustainable practices and green construction techniques, this book addresses sustainability in engineering design and construction operations from a historical and global perspective, and delves into specific sustainability concepts and processes. The book explains the concepts of sustainable development, corporate social responsibility (CSR), the Dow Jones Global Sustainability Index (DJGSI), key performance indicators (KPIs), corporate sustainability, and the triple bottom line (economic, environmental, and social values in design and construction). Relevant to sustainability in every facet of engineering and construction, it also covers life-cycle environmental cost analysis, discusses sustainable engineering and site selection, the economic considerations evaluated when making sustainability decisions, and explains how to measure and quantify sustainable performance and apply these practices in the real world. It also covers project and corporate level sustainability practices, sustainable construction materials and processes, sustainable heavy construction equipment, traditional and alternative energy sources, provides implementation resources for starting and evaluating sustainability programs, and includes a checklist for measuring the sustainability of construction operations. The text contains detailed information on sustainable construction materials and processes, heavy construction equipment, and traditional and alternative energy sources. It presents information on sustainable designs, selecting sustainable sites, designing for passive survivability, designing for disassembly, and the ISO 14,000 standards. It provides implementation resources for starting and evaluating sustainability programs and a checklist for measuring the sustainability of construction operations In addition, it provides definitions of sustainability terms and expressions, as well as case studies, examples, discussion questions, and a list of supplemental references at the end of each chapter. This book provides information on: Definitions for sustainability terms Sources for locating global sustainability requirements Current sustainability issues Environmental laws related to sustainability and their implications Sustainable design Life-cycle cost assessment models Sustainable practices currently being used in the engineering and construction (E&C) industry Corporate-level sustainability practices Project-level sustainability practices Global sustainability trends and implications Sustainable materials Sustainable heavy construction equipment Traditional and alternative energy sources LEED Green Building Rating System Sustainability organizations and certification programs Sustainability implementation resources A summary of sustainable engineering design and construction

Concrete and Sustainability

Concrete and Sustainability
Author: Per Jahren,Tongbo Sui
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2013-07-16
ISBN 10: 1466592508
ISBN 13: 9781466592506
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Concrete and Sustainability Book Review:

Concrete is by far the most common building material— accounting for twice the volume of all other such materials combined. With such a huge global economic impact, the industry has a correspondingly considerable responsibility to use it sustainably. Written by experts who pioneered research into environmental issues and concrete, Concrete and Sustainability examines the sustainability issues of the world’s main construction material and proposes attainable solutions. It provides a complete overview of the topic and tackles the complexity of the challenges from different angles. This book offers new data regarding the social and economic importance of concrete and proposes a discussion centered on a holistic approach in terms of resource availability, technical viability, economic feasibility, and environmental compatibility. The authors attribute a growing worldwide concern and understanding of sustainability issues, and an increased focus on climate change as the catalyst in this process. Instead of offering detailed technical advice or recommendations on sustainable issues, they provide examples showcasing sustainability efforts taking place in the concrete environment worldwide. The book includes examples and ideas for solutions from a large number of countries from across the globe. It presents a holistic and more complete overview of the emission and absorption topic, takes a look at the challenges from a combined old and new world viewing platform and offers an exploration of issues from a social and economic perspective. Concrete and Sustainability details the various rules and regulations that the industry is facing, discusses the various environmental challenges, and explores its impact. As emission, absorptions, and recycling have been the most central elements of discussion in the cement and concrete environment so far, these topics each receive their own chapters. This book also discusses other issues of concern within the various platforms in the industry, as well as future developments, and provides a comprehensive reference list.

The Ecology of Building Materials

The Ecology of Building Materials
Author: Bjorn Berge
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2009-06-04
ISBN 10: 1136434623
ISBN 13: 9781136434624
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ecology of Building Materials Book Review:

The Ecology of Building Materials explores key questions surrounding sustainability of building materials. It provides technical data to enable design and building professionals to choose the most appropriate materials for a project: those that are least polluting, most energy efficient, and from sustainable sources. The book also gives information and guidance on a wide range of issues such as recycling, detailing for increased durability and Life Cycle Analysis. Berge’s book, translated from the Norwegian by Chris Butters and Filip Henley, offers safe and environmentally friendly material options. It provides an essential and easy-to-use reference guide to this complex subject for the building industry professional. New to this edition: • Thorough exploration of building materials in relation to climate change issues • Extensive updating of basic data, as well as the introduction of a wide range of new materials • Methods for recycling and reuse of materials • More information on the interaction between materials and the indoor environment, ventilation and energy use • Full colour text and user-friendly larger format Bjørn Berge is a practicing architect, researcher and lecturer. Since the 1970s, he has written several books on building ecology for the Scandinavian public. He is one of the founders of Gaia Architects who have developed a wide range of pioneering techniques in sustainable building.