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Construction Materials Book Pdf Download


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.




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The LBC and Core Green Building Certification require a non-traditional approach to project design, development, and construction. Deep collaboration, communication, and commitment are required from all project team members for a project to succeed in achieving the certifications. This guide is intended for project teams considering registering for Core or LBC at the Living or Petal level. It is a guide to understanding critical project milestones. The guide only includes the Core requirements, and those specific requirements within each Core Imperative identified by ILFI as critical path items for project teams to consider. Project teams should not rely on this guide alone, but should refer to the Standard handbooks for more detailed requirements.


Lightweight synthetic aggregates have decreased the weight of concrete structures, allowing small cross-sectional areas of components. Polymers have been mixed with asphalt, allowing pavements to last longer under the effect of vehicle loads and environmental conditions. The field of fiber composite materials has developed rapidly in the last 30 years. Many recent civil engineering projects have used fiber-reinforced polymer composites. These advanced composites compete with traditional materials due to their higher strength-to-weight ratio and their ability to overcome such shortcomings as corrosion. For example, fiber-reinforced concrete has much greater toughness than conventional portland cement concrete. Composites can replace reinforcing steel in concrete structures. In fact, composites have allowed the construction of structures that could not have been built in the past. The nature and behavior of civil engineering materials are as complicated as those of materials used in any other field of engineering. Due to the high quantity of materials used in civil engineering projects, the civil engineer frequently works with locally available materials that are not as highly refined as the materials used in other engineering fields. As a result, civil engineering materials frequently have highly variable properties and characteristics.


The materials made available for download are freely available for anyone to use, adapt, and share (with attribution), but no one is permitted to sell either the original program, an adaptation of it, or lesson plans that reproduce any part of it. For more information, see the Guidelines to Core Knowledge and the Creative Commons License.


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