Francois de Larrard, Horacio Colina
March 4, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 576 Pages - 315 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138724723 - CAT# K32284
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The concrete industry consumes thirty billion tons of aggregate annually, almost all from non-renewable natural sources. Demolition produces a growing amount of materials which are legally usable and readily available. If not used locally they must be transported and landfilled. Also, demolition generally takes place close to new construction sites: recycling promotes shorter transportation distances, a must for improving the overall environmental footprint of the construction world.
This book encompasses all aspects of this current trend:
Introduction (F. de Larrard/H. Colina). Recycled aggregates (S. Decreuse). Binder incorporating recycled concrete fraction (L. Izoret). Recycled concrete from production to hardening stages (E. Garcia-Diaz). Properties of hardened recycled concrete (P. Rougeau). Mix-design of recycled concrete (T. Sedran). Reinforced recycled concrete (B. Fouré). Experimental construction sites (P. Dantec). Sustainability of concrete recycling (A. Feraille). Implementation of concrete recycling (W. Pillard). Conclusion: concrete towards the circular economy (F. de Larrard/H. Colina).