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.
Publisher: Springer London Ltd
Number of pages: 247
Weight: 397 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 14 mm
Edition: 2011 ed.
From the reviews:"This is a very well-researched and well-written summary of hundreds of research reports, papers and books on current problems concerning the planet and the construction industry's contributions to global warming and depletion of non-renewable resources. ... a small, concise summary for those interested in construction and making the process more `green'. For any instructor of construction in any country, or researcher wanting to find other authors and research results on materials used in construction this book will be a valuable resource." (Denise Gravitt, Construction Management and Economics, Vol. 31 (11), December, 2013)