sustainability Topic

Sustainability


Sustainability is generally defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The three pillars of sustainability are environment, economy, and society. The carbon footprint of concrete can be lowered by using supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs) such as fly ash, slag cement, and silica fume; by using higher-strength concrete; and through the use of alternative fuels during the cement manufacturing process. A sustainable structure is also a durable and resilient structure—long lasting and able to resist natural forces with little damage, and when damaged, easily restored for use. Use of concrete applications can also provide “green” benefits—for example, pervious concrete results in pavements, sidewalks, and parking areas that drain directly to the subsurface, eliminating the need for drainage structures, underground piping, retention basins (saving materials and lower carbon footprint), and direct discharge into rivers and lakes (an environmental benefit).

Practice oriented papers and articles ON SUSTAINABILITY

Design Approach and Properties of a New Generation of Sustainable Structural Concretes

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 8/10/2018

Considerations of Sustainability in the Mixture Proportioning of Concrete for Strength and Durability

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 8/10/2018

Performance-Based Concrete Mixtures for Durable, Long-Life Bridges

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 8/10/2018

Thermal Curing and Environmental Impact of Alkali-Activated Cementitious Materials

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 8/10/2018

Behavior of Activated Ternary Binders under Autogenous Condition

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 8/10/2018

Short- and Long-Term Properties of Concretes with Secondary Raw Materials

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 8/10/2018

Durability of Thermal Plasters made with Recycled Materials

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 8/10/2018

Environmentally Friendly Concretes Manufactured with CSA Cement

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 8/10/2018

Concretes with Low Paste and Low Cement Content Durability and Sustainability

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 8/10/2018

Study of Environmentally Friendly Mortars Prepared with Recycled Concrete Aggregates and Biomass Ash

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 8/10/2018

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