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Sustainability of Construction Materials

Until recently, much of the development of building materials has predominantly focused on producing cheaper, stronger and more durable construction materials. More recently attention has been given to the environmental issues in manufacturing, using, disposing and recycling of construction materials. Sustainability of construction materials brings together a wealth of recent research on the subject.

The first part of the book gives a comprehensive and detailed analysis of the sustainability of the following building materials: aggregates; timber, wood and bamboo; vegetable fibres; masonry; cement, concrete and cement replacement materials; metals and alloys; glass; and engineered wood products. A final group of chapters cover the use of waste tyre rubber in civil engineering works, the durability of sustainable construction materials and nanotechnologies for sustainable construction.

With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Sustainability of construction materials is a standard reference for anyone involved in the construction and civil engineering industries with an interest in the highly important topic of sustainability.

Anyone involved in the construction and civil engineering industries with an interest in the highly important topic of sustainability

Hardbound, 900 Pages

Published: April 2009

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-84569-349-7


  • This polished work, edited by Jamal Khatib, is ground-breaking and based on an international team of contributors, it is laid out in the form of a super academic journal, each chapter presenting an abstract, keywords and references., Materials World
    …useful materials science book. …The masonry materials chapter is excellent., International Journal of Sustainable Engineering
    …thought provoking and forward-thinking. …should be of interest a wide audience. …a stimulating learning experience. ...A more scientific and theoretical approach for those who wish to get in touch with sustainable building materials., Bowen met staal


  • Sustainability of aggregates in construction; Sustainability of timber, wood and bamboo in construction; Sustainability of vegetable fibres in construction; Sustainability of masonry in construction; Sustainability of cement, concrete and cement replacement materials in construction; Sustainability of metals and alloys in construction; Sustainability of glass in construction; Sustainability of engineered wood products in construction; The use of waste tyre rubber in civil engineering works; Durability of sustainable construction materials; Nanotechnologies for sustainable construction.


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