Title: Is Lightweight Concrete a Viable Product?
Author(s): Mohab A. Hussein, Mohamed A. Mahgoub, and Ahmad Mousa
Publication: Concrete International
Appears on pages(s): 41-44
Keywords: lightweight concrete, aggregate, life-cycle, sustainability
Under the auspices of the Concrete Industry Management Program at New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, USA, a study was conducted to gauge the lightweight concrete (LWC) market mechanics (price, supply, and demand), future indicators (interest, current growth rate, and new applications), and potential barriers. Input was obtained from 517 industry stakeholders, including concrete suppliers, concrete products manufacturers, structural engineers, architects, concrete contractors, and lightweight aggregate suppliers in the United States. The results indicate a need to raise awareness of LWC’s properties and applications among designers, suppliers, and contractors.