Sustainability of Construction Materials

1st Edition

Editors: Jamal Khatib
Hardcover ISBN: 9781845693497
eBook ISBN: 9781845695842
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 29th April 2009
Page Count: 900
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Table of Contents

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.

Description

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.

Key Features

  • Provides a comprehensive and detailed analysis of the sustainability of a variety of construction materials ranging from wood and bamboo to cement and concrete
  • Assesses the durability of sustainable construction materials including the utilisation of waste tyre rubber and vegetable fibres
  • Collates a wealth of recent research including relevant case studies as well as an investigation into future trends

Readership

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


Details

No. of pages:
900
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Woodhead Publishing 2009
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9781845695842
Hardcover ISBN:
9781845693497

Reviews

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


About the Editors

Jamal Khatib Editor

Jamal Khatib is a Professsor of Civil Engineering (Construction Materials) in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Wolverhampton, UK. His research interests are mainly in the area of sustainable construction/structural materials subjected to different environmental conditions, and the use of waste and novel materials in construction applications.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Civil Engineering (Construction Materials), Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Wolverhampton, UK