Sustainable Masonry

Author: Thierry Ciblac
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119003709
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Sustainable Masonry from the Author: Thierry Ciblac. This book covers the impact of sustainable masonry on the environment, touting the many benefits of utilizing local and/or low embodied energy materials in the construction of sustainable buildings.

Sustainable Masonry Construction

Author: Mark Key
Publisher: Building Research Establishment
ISBN: 9781848061071
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Sustainable Masonry Construction from the Author: Mark Key. This book counters claims that masonry is an outmoded form of construction. It examines the ways in which the masonry sector can produce sustainable buildings that not only match the environmental targets set by government, but go beyond them.

Sustainable Building Design Manual

Publisher: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
ISBN: 9788179930533
Size: 45.47 MB
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Sustainable Building Design Manual from the Author: . The second volume targets practitioners and focuses on the process of green architecture by combining concepts and technologies with best practices for each integral design component

Traditional Construction For A Sustainable Future

Author: Carole Ryan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134034628
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Traditional Construction For A Sustainable Future from the Author: Carole Ryan. Since the spread of classical design and construction amongst the upper echolons of British society in the late seventeenth century, traditional construction methods have largely fallen by the wayside. Centuries later, as the construction industry faces up to its environmental responsibilities, this book explores its rich and ancient tradition to provide tried and trusted solutions to modern day construction problems. By way of introduction, the ancient and historical lifestyles that dictated the nature of traditional construction are explored, before focussing on its health and ecological benefits. As well as cultural background, this book includes a detailed scientific description of traditional building materials and their constituents which draws a sharp contrast with modern petrochemical-based materials. The studies of traditional buildings included reveal the sustainability of features such as natural ventilation and breathing walls, and comparisons with modern construction methods show how they could prevent 'sick building syndrome'. The author argues that maintenance for long life, by contrast with the modern concept of life-cycle costing, is at the nub of sustainability and underlies the contribution traditional building construction can make to tackling climate change. Over 250 original photos, and over fifty bespoke diagrams illustrate the features, techniques, and characteristics of traditional construction that could make such a valuable contribution to the industry today. The inclusion of a close study of how these methods relate to British building regulations makes this book a practical guide for construction professionals, as well as an authoritative resource for students and policy-makers.

Cost Effective And Sustainable Road Slope Stabilization And Erosion Control

Author: Laura Fay
Publisher: Transportation Research Board
ISBN: 0309223628
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Cost Effective And Sustainable Road Slope Stabilization And Erosion Control from the Author: Laura Fay. "In the United States it is estimated that 75 percent of all roads are low volume roads maintained by some 35,000 local agencies. Low volume roads often omit surface slope protection, and this can lead to slope failure, erosion, and maintenance, safety, and ecological issues. This report presents information on cost effective and sustainable road slope stabilization techniques, with a focus on shallow or near surface slope stabilization and related erosion control methods used on low volume roads. To fully address this topic, planning and site investigation are discussed, as well as erosion control techniques, soil bioengineering and biotechnical techniques, mechanical stabilization, and earthwork techniques. Information presented in this report was obtained through an extensive literature review, and from survey and interview responses. From the survey responses, 30 individuals were interviewed based on the information they made available in the survey. A total of 25 interviews were conducted over the phone, and in two cases written responses were received"--Preface.

Sustainability Of Construction Materials

Author: Jamal Khatib
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
ISBN: 0081003919
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Sustainability Of Construction Materials from the Author: Jamal Khatib. Sustainability of Construction Materials, Second Edition, explores an increasingly important aspect of construction. In recent years, serious consideration has been given to environmental and societal issues in the manufacturing, use, disposal, and recycling of construction materials. This book provides comprehensive and detailed analysis of the sustainability issues associated with these materials, mainly in relation to the constituent materials, processing, recycling, and lifecycle environmental impacts. The contents of each chapter reflect the individual aspects of the material that affect sustainability, such as the preservation and repair of timber, the use of cement replacements in concrete, the prevention and control of metal corrosion and the crucial role of adhesives in wood products. Provides helpful guidance on lifecycle assessment, durability, recycling, and the engineering properties of construction materials Fully updated to take on new developments, with an additional nineteen chapters added to include natural stone, polymers and plastics, and plaster products Provides essential reading for individuals at all levels who are involved in the construction and selection, assessment and use, and maintenance of materials

Towards Sustainable Building

Author: Nicola Maiellaro
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401735638
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Towards Sustainable Building from the Author: Nicola Maiellaro. This volume contains the extended versions of selected papers presented at the first Mediterranean Conference "Sharing Knowledge on Sustainable Building" held at the Polytechnic ofBari in December 1999, supported by the National Research Council of Italy. The publication of this book was made possible through the efforts of the contributing Authors. Other people have provided invaluable support for the conference and for the preparation of this volume; in particular, I wish to thank Antonella Lerario for providing support in the final editing of the text and images. 1 As reported in Boonstra and Rovers (200 I) , people spend a great deal of time inside buildings; therefore, decisions about design, construction, use, maintenance, renovation, demolition, reuse and recycling of buildings have a huge impact on the sustainable development of our society. Technical aspects, however, should be supported by adequate policies, developed with appropriate tools and driven by meaningful challenges. For people involved in sustainable buildings, the conceptual frameworks, studies and experiences collected in this volume, organized into three parts - "Policies", "Tools" and "Challenges" - will help to advance knowledge allowing them to adopt and more efficiently implement such innovations sooner.

Sustainable Construction

Author: Thomas D. Dyer
Publisher: Thomas Telford
ISBN: 9780727728616
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Sustainable Construction from the Author: Thomas D. Dyer. Opportunities for developing sustainable utilisation are becoming increasingly advantageous, and the recovery of maximum value waste materials is a key concern in this process. One of the most effective approaches to value recovery is through the genreation of heat and power from waste incineration are significant, disposal of the ash generated is the main difficulty to justifying this process as a wholly sustainable waste management solution. This is the Proceedings of the major international workshop that took place at the University of Dundee during March 2000. Papers are included by experts in the field of sustainable construction showing the latest developments in the processing and use of incinerator ash in the construction industry.

Glass Waste

Author: J. J. Roberts
Publisher: Thomas Telford
ISBN: 9780727732842
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Glass Waste from the Author: J. J. Roberts. Proceedings of the International Conference organised by the Concrete and Masonry Research Group and held at Kingston University - London at 14-15 September 2004 With the introduction of waste legislation, in the form of regulations and directives, in many parts of the world a significant move towards sustainable waste management is becoming a legal requirement. Emphasis is now being placed on increasing recycling and promoting more sustainable waste management practices, and greater co-ordination between the public, private and independent sectors, and all concerned with the management of waste and reusable materials. However, sustainable waste management entails complex technological, environmental, social, cultural and economic issues. This, together with technological advances in recycling, means the waste sector is facing enormous challenges in developing suitable waste management and recycling strategies. It is therefore necessary to share and explore existing expertise; to review and discuss the challenges in order to identify opportunities for improving waste management and recycling and promoting sustainable resource use.