Sustainability of Concrete

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 OF CONCRETE

Numerical modeling of FRCM composites for the seismic retrofitting of existing concrete structures

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 2/1/2021

Pilot-Scale Efforts in Reducing Embodied Carbon Footprints of Concrete in India

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 1/1/2021

ACI Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards for 2020

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 11/1/2020

An application oriented state-of-art and research-need perspective on self-healing fibre-reinforced cementitious composites

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 10/1/2020

Design of precast prestressed SFRC T-girders for accelerated sustainable bridge construction

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 10/1/2020

Sustainability and Durability of Solidia Cement Concrete

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 8/1/2020

Taking Concrete Sustainability into the Elementary Classroom

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 4/1/2020

Evaluating the Performance and Feasibility of Using Recovered Fly Ash and Fluidized Bed Combustion (FBC) Fly Ash as Concrete Pozzolan

Publication: CRC
Date: 3/1/2020

Internal Curing and Supplementary Cementitious Materials in Bridge Decks

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 12/11/2019

ACI Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards for 2019

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 11/1/2019

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