Sustainable Construction by Means of Improved Material Selection Process

Gharehbaghi, K and Georgy, M 2019, 'Sustainable Construction by Means of Improved Material Selection Process', Archive - The conference proceedings on: Energy Efficiency and Built Environment in Developing Countries, pp. 85-94.


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Title Sustainable Construction by Means of Improved Material Selection Process
Author(s) Gharehbaghi, K
Georgy, M
Year 2019
Journal name Archive - The conference proceedings on: Energy Efficiency and Built Environment in Developing Countries
Start page 85
End page 94
Total pages 10
Publisher Ierek Press
Abstract Whilst sustainable construction relates to both a building's structure and the use of proper life cycle processes, the selection of the most appropriate material/s is deemed a considerable undertaking. Throughout a building's life-cycle that extends from design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, until demolition, the selection of sustainable material/s is a particularly crucial task for the development and establishment of such structures. Traditionally, there are three main materials for general construction: (1) Steel, (2) Concrete and (3) Timber. These materials not only influence the function within the structure, but also affect the operation cost and energy usage. Operation cost reduction and energy savings are typically elements of the sustainable construction sphere. However, in developing countries, there is a variety of highly critical factors, which can impact material selection as well as the long-term sustainability of the structure, including: Fire Performance, Environmental Impact, Structural Performance (strength and durability), and Functioning Capabilities. Accordingly, this paper will first compare the sustainability of these three key materials and then converse with appropriate processes for material selection. Attention will be given to the sustainable construction recompense associated with the different material selection factors. Doing so ensures a more sustainable built environment by means of an improved material selection process.
Subject Composite and Hybrid Materials
Functional Materials
Keyword(s) Sustainable Construction
Sustainable Materials
Material Selection Process
Carbon Emissions
Recycled Materials
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