Concrete and sustainability - supporting environmentally responsible decision making

Hes, D 2003, 'Concrete and sustainability - supporting environmentally responsible decision making', BDP Environment Design Guide, vol. Nov2003, no. PRO31, pp. 1-12.


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Title Concrete and sustainability - supporting environmentally responsible decision making
Author(s) Hes, D
Year 2003
Journal name BDP Environment Design Guide
Volume number Nov2003
Issue number PRO31
Start page 1
End page 12
Total pages 12
Publisher Royal Australian Institute of Architects
Abstract Concrete is the most widely used building material in the world with many architectural and engineering benefits, but also with a high capacity to improve its environmental performance. The environmental measures that can be taken also improve the performance and durability of concrete, so it can be a win-win situation. One way of increasing durability and performance of concrete is by substituting a portion of the Portland cement with industrial by-products such as slag, fly ash or silica fume. The use of recycled aggregate is another way of reducing the environmental impact of concrete.
Keyword(s) Concrete
Sustainability
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