sustainability Topic


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

ACI Concrete Sustainability Forum Celebrates 10 Years

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 2/1/2018

Optimization Performance of High Volume Fly Ash Self-Consolidating Mixtures with Hydrated Lime (Mortar Component)

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 8/1/2017

Slag Cement Association 2016 Project of the Year Awards

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 7/1/2017

Performance of Alternative Binders in Sulfate Environments

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 6/1/2017

Study of rheological and mechanical performance of ultra-high-performance glass concrete

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 3/17/2017

Durability of Recycled Aggregate Concrete: A Review

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 3/1/2017

Characteristics of Concrete with High Volume Coarse Recycled Concrete Aggregate

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 3/1/2017

ACI Concrete Sustainability Forum IX

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 2/1/2017

Concrete and Composites Pedestrian Bridge

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 11/1/2016

ACI Concrete Sustainability Forum VIII

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 4/1/2016

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