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Title: Sustainability issues for reinforced concrete construction
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Abstract:This paper outlines the importance of immediate action to ensure sustainable development and explains why construction has such a major role to play. The broader issues are introduced but the
focus is on those actions which the construction industry can take to make the biggest improvements,
namely reducing energy use associated with both the building process and the operation of buildings
throughout their life. It is also important that the useful life of the building is prolonged, opportunities are taken to reuse components and recycle materials when they are no longer needed, and that materials are sourced in such a way that impacts are minimised. The challenge of reducing demolition waste and making positive use of other waste products are also considered. These issues are discussed with particular reference to the concrete industry, highlighting the threats and opportunities which the growing awareness of the need for sustainable construction offers. The specific information and relative importance of different issues relate mainly to the UK, but the principles are universal.
Concrete Institute of Australia, International Partner Access.
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