RESULTS FOR 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).


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Practice oriented papers and articles ON SUSTAINABILITY OF CONCRETE

Comparative Study of the Mechanical and Durability Performance of Low Carbon Concrete Matrices with Alternative SCMs

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 6/18/2024

Utilization of Waste CO2 Generated Vaterite in Blended Cements

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 6/17/2024

Ternary Cement Mixtures and Marble and Granite Waste in Self-Compacting Concrete: an Evaluation of Fresh and Carbonation Properties

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 6/14/2024

Hydration Properties and Physical Characteristics of Belite Cements

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 6/14/2024

Low-Carbon Concrete Achieved through Rheology Modification

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 6/14/2024

Assessing Fly Ash Beneficiation's Process Effect on Concrete Performance

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 6/11/2024

Investigating the Potential of Limestone and Calcined Clay as a Substitute for Fly Ash in Strain-Hardening Cementitious Composites (SHCC)

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 6/6/2024

The Influence of TiO2 Nanoparticles on the Smart Properties of Alkali-Activated Materials

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 6/5/2024

Experimental Study on a Low-Carbon Pervious Concrete Based on Alkali-Activated Binder and Recycled Aggregates

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 6/5/2024

It's not Rocket Science - Multiple SCM Blends give High Durability AND Low Carbon

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 6/5/2024

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