Eco-efficient Construction and Building Materials

Eco-efficient Construction and Building Materials

by Fernando Pacheco Torgal, Said Jalali


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Eco-efficient Construction and Building Materials provides essential reading about materials for the construction industry in the twenty-first century. It covers the latest findings in the field, especially the toxicity aspects, embodied energy, construction and demolition wastes, the use of wastes in concrete, masonry units, materials reinforced with vegetable fibres, earth construction, the durability aspects, and also the importance of nanotechnology to the development of more environmentally-friendly materials.

Based on more than nine hundred references, Eco-efficient Construction and Building Materials is of fundamental importance to academics, engineers and architects who are dedicated to the creation of a greener and more holistic construction industry.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781447161325
Publisher: Springer London
Publication date: 09/01/2014
Edition description: 2011
Pages: 247
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.- 2. Toxicity of Construction and Building Materials.- 3. Energy.- 4. Construction and Demolition C&D Wastes.- 5. Binders and Concretes.- 6. Masonry Units.- 7. Cement Composites Reinforced with Vegetable Fibres.- 8. Earth Construction.- 9. Durability of Binder Materials.- 10. Nanotechnology Achievements.- 11. Selection Process.

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