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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

CSA-Based Mortars Manufactured with Tartaric Acid-Based Retarder

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 9/26/2018

Rapid Strength Concrete for Rehabilitation of Transportation Infrastructure

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 9/26/2018

One-Part Alkali-Activated Slag Cement for Conservation of Existing Structures

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 9/26/2018

Sustainable Ready Mixed Concrete Production Using Waste CO2: A Case Study

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 9/26/2018

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

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 8/10/2018

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

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

Sustainability-Oriented Innovation of a Multilayered Cement-Based Roof Element

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 8/10/2018

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