Sustainable Construction Materials: Glass Cullet discusses the global use of virgin aggregates and CO2 polluter Portland cement. Given the global sustainability agenda, much of the demand for these two sets of materials can be substantially reduced through the appropriate use of waste materials, thereby conserving natural resources, energy and CO2 emissions. Realistically, this change can only be realized and sustained through engineering ingenuity and new concepts in design. Although a great deal of research has been published over the last 50 years, it remains fragmented and ineffective. This book develops a single global knowledge-base, encouraging greater use of selected waste streams.
The focus of massive systematic reviews is to encourage the uptake of recycled secondary materials (RSM) by the construction industry and guide researchers to recognize what is already known regarding waste.
- Provides an extensive source of valuable database information, supported by an exhaustive list of globally-based published literature over the last 40-50 years
- Offer an analysis, evaluation, repackaging and modeling of existing knowledge on sustainable construction practices
- Provides a wealth of knowledge for use in many sectors relating to the construction profession
1. Introduction 2. Methodology 3. Sourcing, Processing and Marketing 4. Use of Ground Glass Cullet as Cement Component In Concrete 5. Use of Glass Cullet as Sand in Concrete 6. Use of Glass Cullet as Filler in Concrete 7. Gc in Geotechnical Applications 8. Use of Gc in Road Pavements 9. Use of Gc in Ceramics 10. Use of Glass Cullet in Other Alternative Markets 11. Environmental Impacts, Case Studies, Guidance and Specifications and Standards 12. Conclusions and Recommendations Appendix A1. Standards and Codes of Practice Appendix A2. References to Additional Literature Appendix A3. Excel Output of Initial Appraisal
Ravindra Kumar Dhir OBE is an honorary professor of concrete engineering, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom; adjunct professor at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, and emeritus professor of concrete technology, University of Dundee, United Kingdom, where he held the position of founding director of the Concrete Technology Unit (1988-2008) and developed it into an internationally acknowledged Centre of Excellence. His approach to research is visionary and creative, and by working closely with industry, he ensured a meaningful dissemination of his research into practice. He won many awards and honours,including the Order of the British Empire for services to concrete technology from the Queen (1998), Secretary of State for Trade and Industry for innovative partnership with
industry (1989 and 1990 consecutively) and honorary fellowships from the Institute of Concrete Technology, United Kingdom; Indian Concrete Institute. He served on numerous technical committees, including as president of the Concrete Society (2009-2010) and on the editorial board of the Magazine of Concrete Research.