Sustainable development in the cement and concrete sector (free) The cement and concrete sector has an invaluable role to play in achieving sustainable development.This publication looks at the work of the sector to develop a strategy for sustainable development that involves the specification of concrete in such a way as to minimise environmental impact.The environmental performance of the UK cement and concrete industries has been improving for many years.This progress is further reported in 'Cement, concrete and sustainability'- available as a free download from www. concretesus. info Concrete solutions for sustainable housing (free) The environmental and social performance of homes can be enhanced by improvements in design and the appropriate selection of materials.Using concrete's inherent mass and versatility can assist with the achievement of excellent performance in terms of energy efficiency, acoustics and durability.
This report promotes modern concrete basements, precast floors, walls and stairs, in situ tunnel form construction, insulating formwork systems, concrete masonry and permeable concrete paving as viable solutions to the issues raised by sustainable housing.
Concrete in civil engineering (free) This collection of reprints of articles published in Concrete and Concrete Engineering provides a wide range of exciting examples of the innovative use of concrete in civil-engineering structures.Projects include transport infrastructure, acoustic barriers, wind farms, bridges and water-treatment works.
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