Sustainable Construction Materials

Sustainable Construction Materials

R. V. Ralegaonkar (Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, India), M. V. Madurwar (Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, India) and V. V. Sakhare (Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, India)
Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 37
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0302-6.ch001
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Due to ever increasing demand for the conventional construction materials as well as an increase in agro-industrial by-products it is essential to reuse these materials. As a smart city solution this chapter briefs an overview for the application of alternate raw materials as a principal source for the development of sustainable construction materials. The potential application of the discussed raw materials is elaborated as cementitious material, the aggregates as well as alternative reinforcement material. To understand the process of application, sustainable masonry product development is discussed in detail. In order to evaluate the feasibility of the raw material, the necessary physico-chemical test evaluation methods are also briefed. The developed end product performance evaluation is also discussed by desired tests as recommended by standards. The chapter concludes with a positive note that reuse of agro-industrial by-products is a feasible solution for the smart city development.
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The solid waste generated by industrial activity (e.g. Boiler ash) is generally dumped. However, if local manufacturers like cement, bricks, ready mix concrete plant, etc. are aware about the application and advantages of the use of such by-products they not only will save the quantity and cost on conventional products which are energy intensive but also shall help to reduce the solid waste management problem.

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