ISBN-10:
111996864X
ISBN-13:
9781119968641
Pub. Date:
03/10/2014
Publisher:
Wiley
Sustainable Concrete Solutions / Edition 1

Sustainable Concrete Solutions / Edition 1

by Costas Georgopoulos, Andrew Minson

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ISBN-13: 9781119968641
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/10/2014
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Professor Costas Georgopoulos is a Chartered Engineer,Fellow and elected member of the Council of the Institution ofStructural Engineers, Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers,Fellow of the Higher Academy of Education and Fellow of theConcrete Society, with over 30 years of experience in consultingengineering, academia and professional bodies in the UK andoverseas. His expertise on sustainable design and constructionusing concrete has been developed in posts such as Manager ofEducation & Training for The Concrete Centre and Chair inStructural Engineering Practice at Kingston University London.

Dr Andrew Minson is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of theInstitution of Civil Engineers and Member of the Institution ofStructural Engineers.  He has been Executive Director for theconcrete industry funded research, publishing and training body,The Concrete Centre, in the UK since 2009 and in this role isresponsible for the UK cement and concrete industry sustainableconstruction strategy, which was launched in 2008 and updated in2012.  He was on the buildings task group of the UK Innovationand Growth Team Low Carbon Construction review published in 2010,is on the Greening the Industry panel of the UK Green ConstructionBoard  and is a member of the IStructE  sustainabilitypanel.   Since completing a doctorate at the Universityof Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, his 20 years’ experience hasbeen equally split between Arup in building engineering and TheConcrete Centre.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii
Professor Jacqueline Glass

Preface viii

1 Introduction 1

1.1 Sustainability and sustainable development 1

1.2 The role of the design team in sustainable development 3

1.3 Sustainability credentials of concrete 3

1.4 Book layout and context 8

References 9

2 Challenges and Responses 11

2.1 Introduction 11

2.2 Climate change 11

2.3 Environmental protection 17

2.4 Social progress 32

2.5 Economic growth 41

2.6 Regulatory responses 43

2.7 Summary 50

References 52

3 Conceptual Design of Buildings and Infrastructure 55

3.1 Introduction 55

3.2 Conceptual design of buildings 58

3.3 Conceptual design of infrastructure 94

3.4 Summary 114

References 115

4 Material Specification 118

4.1 Introduction 118

4.2 Assessing environmental impacts of materials 118

4.3 Responsible sourcing of materials 129

4.4 Cements and combinations 131

4.5 Aggregates 143

4.6 Water 149

4.7 Admixtures 150

4.8 Novel constituents 155

4.9 Reinforcement 158

4.10 Special concretes 160

4.11 Specification examples 164

4.12 Key guidance to specify sustainable concrete 165

4.13 Summary 166

Acknowledgements 167

References 167

5 Construction, Operation and End of Life 170

5.1 Construction 170

5.2 Operation 172

5.3 End of life 173

5.4 Summary 174

References 175

Appendix A: Thermal Mass 176

Appendix B: Biomass Substitution 187

Appendix C: Choice of Concrete Slab Options 191

Appendix D: Example on Embodied CO2 for a Building Slab 206

Index 213

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