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Sustainable concrete solutions

Author: Costas Georgopoulos
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, UK : Wiley-Blackwell, [2014]
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"The book will provide students with a thorough evaluation of the advantages and disadvantages of concrete a sustainable building material"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Georgopoulos, Costas.
Sustainable concrete solutions
Chichester, West Sussex : John Wiley & Sons Inc., [2014]
(DLC) 2013031272
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Costas Georgopoulos
ISBN: 9781118654309 1118654307 9781118654293 1118654293 1306322413 9781306322416 111996864X 9781119968641
OCLC Number: 855858318
Notes: Machine generated contents note: Preface Foreword Professor Jacqui Glass Chair in Architecture and Sustainable Construction, Loughborough University 1. Introduction 1.1 Sustainability and Sustainable Development 1.2 The Role of the Design Team in Sustainable Development 1.3 Sustainability Credentials of Concrete 1.4 Book Layout and Context 2. Challenges & Responses 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Climate Change 2.3 Environmental Protection 2.4 Social Progress 2.5 Economic Growth 2.6 Regulatory Responses 2.7 Summary 3. Conceptual Design of Buildings & Infrastructure 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Conceptual Design of Buildings 3.3 Conceptual Design of Infrastructure 3.4 Summary 4. Material Specification 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Assessing Environmental Impacts of Materials 4.3 Responsible Sourcing of Materials 4.4 Cements and Combinations 4.5 Aggregates 4.6 Water 4.7 Admixtures 4.8 Novel Constituents 4.9 Reinforcement 4.10 Special Concretes 4.11 Specification Examples 4.12 Summary 5. Construction, Operation and End of Life 5.1 Construction 5.2 Operation 5.3 End of Life 5.4 Summary Appendix A: Thermal Mass Appendix B: Biomass Product Appendix C: Choice of Concrete Slab Options Appendix D: Worked Example on Embodied CO2 for a Building Slab Index
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Contents: Sustainable Concrete Solutions; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Preface; 1 Introduction; 1.1 Sustainability and sustainable development; 1.2 The role of the design team in sustainable development; 1.3 Sustainability credentials of concrete; 1.4 Book layout and context; References; 2 Challenges and Responses; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Climate change; 2.2.1 Temperature rise; 2.2.2 Flooding; 2.2.3 Wind damage; 2.3 Environmental protection; 2.3.1 Resource depletion; 2.3.2 Emissions reduction; 2.3.3 Transport of construction materials; 2.3.4 Preserving biodiversity; 2.3.5 Site restoration. 2.4 Social progress2.4.1 Functionality; 2.4.2 Safety; 2.4.3 Durability; 2.4.4 Robustness and Security; 2.4.5 Aesthetics; 2.4.6 Archaeology; 2.4.7 Community involvement; 2.5 Economic growth; 2.5.1 National economy; 2.5.2 Local economy; 2.5.3 Household Economy; 2.6 Regulatory responses; 2.6.1 Global; 2.6.2 European; 2.6.3 United Kingdom; 2.7 Summary; References; 3 Conceptual Design of Buildings and Infrastructure; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Conceptual design of buildings; 3.2.1 Introduction; 3.2.2 What are sustainable buildings?; 3.2.3 Whole building design; 3.2.4 Substructures. 3.2.5 Lateral stability3.2.6 Frame and flooring; 3.2.7 Cladding; 3.2.8 Roofs; 3.2.9 Innovations; 3.2.10 Environmental Assessment Schemes; 3.2.11 Life cycle CO2e studies; 3.3 Conceptual design of infrastructure; 3.3.1 Ground remediation with stabilisation/solidification; 3.3.2 Hydraulically Bound Mixtures (HBM) for pavements; 3.3.3 Road construction; 3.3.4 Pipes; 3.3.5 New modular precast concrete bridges; 3.3.6 Sustainable urban drainage systems; 3.3.7 Wind Energy Structures; 3.3.8 Environmental Assessment Schemes (CEEQUAL); 3.4 Summary; References; 4 Material Specification; 4.1 Introduction. 4.2 Assessing environmental impacts of materials4.2.1 The project context and functional equivalence; 4.2.2 Range of environmental impacts; 4.2.3 Life cycle of materials; 4.2.4 Life cycle impact assessment; 4.2.5 International standards and concrete product category rules; 4.3 Responsible sourcing of materials; 4.4 Cements and combinations; 4.4.1 Portland cement; 4.4.2 Cementitious additions; 4.4.3 Designation of cements; 4.4.4 Values of embodied CO2 equivalent (ECO2e); 4.4.5 Strength development; 4.4.6 Guidance for the specification of cements; 4.5 Aggregates. 4.5.1 Naturally occurring aggregates4.5.2 Recycled aggregates; 4.5.3 Secondary and manufactured aggregates; 4.5.4 Transportation impact from the utilisation of recycled/secondary aggregates; 4.5.5 Aggregate size; 4.5.6 Guidance for the specification of aggregates; 4.6 Water; 4.6.1 Water extraction and responsible sourcing; 4.6.2 Minimisation of water use; 4.6.3 Guidance for the specification of water; 4.7 Admixtures; 4.7.1 Concrete for different exposure conditions; 4.7.2 Extending design life through use of admixtures; 4.7.3 Guidance for the specification of admixtures.
Responsibility: Professor Costas Georgopoulos, Andrew Minson.
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