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1st Edition

Circular Economy in the Construction Industry

ISBN 9781032108964
Published December 23, 2021 by CRC Press
250 Pages 27 Color & 110 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Circular Economy in the Construction Industry is an invaluable resource for researchers, policymakers, implementers and PhD and Masters-level students in universities analyzing the present status of Construction and Demolition Wastes (C&DW) management, materials development utilizing slag, fly ash, HDPE fibre, geo-wastes, and other wastes, green concrete, soil stabilization, resource circulation in construction sectors, success in experimentation & commercial production, future needs, and future research areas. While huge C&DW is wasted by dumping, there is potential of recycling preventing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and environmental pollution as well as creating business opportunities. Circularity of resources in the construction industry can contribute to a more secure, sustainable, and economically sound future through proper policy instruments, management systems, and recycling by selecting the following:

  • Supply chain sustainability and collection of C&D Wastes,
  • Appropriate separation and recycling technology,
  • Enforcement of policy instruments,
  • Productivity, quality control of recycled products and intended end use,
  • Economic feasibility as business case, commercialization, generating employment.

This book addresses most of the above issues in a lucid manner by experts in the field from different countries, which are helpful for the related stakeholders, edited by experts in the field.

Table of Contents

Section I: Sustainable Construction Practices And Circular Economy

Circular economy in combating Construction and demolition wastes including seismic debris

Sannidhya Kumar Ghosh

Circular Economy in Construction – An Overview with Examples from Materials Research

Dhanada K Mishr, Jing Yu, and Christopher KY Leung

Use of Industrial Waste Slag in the Development of Self-Compacting Concrete for Sustainable Infrastructures

K. P. Sethy, K. K. Sahoo, B. Jena

Influence Of Functionally Graded Region Inground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag (GGBS) Layered Composite Concrete

Sangram.K.Sahoo, B.G.Mohapatra, S. K. Patro

Utilisation of fly ash as a replacement of sand in concrete for sustainable construction

Ankita Sikder, Sukamal Kanta Ghosh

Concrete Properties Using HDPE Fibre and Copper Slag Mineral Admixture

Marabathina Maheswara Rao, Sanjaya Kumar Patro

Utilization Of Geo Waste In Production Of Geo Fibre Papercrete Bricks

Areej Palekar, Suraj Patil, Uma Kale

Effect of slag addition on compressive strength and microstructural features of fly ash based geopolymer

Dipankar Das, Alok Prasad Das, Prasanta Kumar Rout

Impacts of Municipal Solid Waste Heavy Metals on Soil Quality: A Case of Visakhapatnam

P. V. V. Prasada Rao and G. Siva Praveena

Effective Utilization of Industry Solid Waste into the Concrete and its Management

V. S. Vairagade, B. V. Bahoria, Rakesh Patel, P. T. Dhorabe, V. R. Agrawal

Utilization of Industrial Waste in Normal Concrete: A Review

Srishti Saha, TribikramMohanty, Bitanjaya Das

Green House Effect by investigating of an Internal Combustion Engine (I C Engine) using Argemone Mexicana (waste plant)

A. K. Rout, M. K. Parida and MamuniArya

Fertilizer plant phosphogypsum: potential applications in Agriculture and road construction

Durgasi Hariprasad, Harish Chandra Singh, Pranab Bhattacharyya and Ranjit Singh Chugh


Bearing Capacity of Reinforced Soil on Varying Footing Size

Bandita Paikaray, Sarat Kumar Das, Benu Gopal Mohapatra, Sweta Sarangi

Improvement Of Properties Of An Expansive Soil With Induction Of Alkaliphilic Bacteria

Suresh Gunji, Ch. Sudha Rani, Yugandhar Gundlapalli, Jayakumar Kannali, Basha Sreenivasuluu

Application of Treated Mixed Fruit Wastes in Soil Stabilization

David O. Olukanni and Chukwume G. Ijeh

Development of flexible pavement cost models forweak subgrade stabilized with fly ash and lime

Satya Ranjan Samal and Malaya Mohanty

Use of Fly ash And Lime For Attainment Of CNS Properties In A Swelling Soil

K. V. N. LaxmaNaik, A. ThanuSree, Prof. CH. Sudharani

Interface Shear Strengths between Bagasse ash and Geogrid

Aditya Kumar Bhoi, Jnanendra Nath Mandal and Ashish Juneja


Experimental Investigation On Geopolmer Concrete With Low Density Aggregate

Sanghamitra Jena, Ramakanta Panigrahi, Subrat Kumar Padhy

Mechanical Properties and Chloride Content on Self Compacting Concrete Exposed To Sea Water

Biswajit Jena, Kirti Kanta Sahoo

Investigation On Strength Factor Of Composite Concrete Using Quarry Dust And Artificial Aggregates

P. Sudheer, G. Praveen

Clean C&D waste material cycles through BIM-enhanced building stock examination practices: An Austrian case study

M. Rašković, A.M. Ragoßnig

Fly Ash Based Jute Fiber Reinforced Concrete - A Go Green Approach For Concrete Industry

Bidhan Ghosh and T. Senthil Vadivel

Strength development in ferrochrome ash based geopolymer concrete

J. Mishra, S. K. Das, B. Nanda, S. K. Patro, S.M. Mustakim

Section IV : Energy Recovery and Resource Circulation in construction

Eco-Friendly Utilization of Industrial Sludge as a Building Material: A Study of Steel Industries in Tarapur Region, Maharashtra

Tarang Jobanputra, Vaidik Gajera Gaurav Kapse

A study on tensile strength and modulus properties of concrete using industrial waste vermiculite & granite-fines

Damodhara Reddy Budda, Kiran Kumar Narasimhan and Aruna Jyothy S, Prof. C. Sasidhar

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Dr. Sadhan Kumar Ghosh, Professor in Mechanical Engineering & Chief Coordinator, Centre for Sustainable Development and Resource Efficiency Management at Jadavpur University, India. He also served as the Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Technology & Head, mechanical engineering. He was the Director, CBWE, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Govt. of India and Larsen & Toubro Ltd. He is a renowned personality in the field on Waste Management, Circular Economy, Green Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, Sustainable Development, Co-processing of Hazardous & MSW in cement kiln, Plastics Waste & E-waste management & recycling, management system standards (ISO) and TQM having three patents approved. Prof Ghosh is the founder Chairman of the IconSWM; President, International Society of Waste Management, Air and Water (ISWMAW) and the chairman, Consortium of Researchers in International Collaboration (CRIC). He received several awards in India and abroad including the distinguished visiting fellowship by the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK to work on ‘Energy Recovery from MSW’. He wrote 9 books, 40 edited volumes, more than 200 national and international articles & book chapters and was Associate Editor of special issues of WM&R and IJMCWM. His significant contribution has been able to place the name of Jadavpur University in the world map of research on waste management. He is consultant & international expert of UNCRD)/DESA, Asian Productivity Organization (APO), Japan, China Productivity Council (CPC), SACEP Sri Lanka, IGES Japan etc. His international research funding includes, European Union Horizon 2020, Erasmus plus, UKIERI, Royal Society–DST, GCRF UK, Royal Academy of Engineering, Georgia Govt. etc. He is the leader of the Collaborative International Research Project on "Global Status of Implementation of Circular Economy (2018-2022)" by ISWMAW involving experts from 35 countries. He was the convener of ISO TC 61 WG2, member in the Indian mirror committee of ISO TC 207 & ISO TC 275. He is expert committee member of government initiatives & was the State Level Advisory Committee Member of Plastics Waste (Management & Handling) Rules 2011, expert committee member for the Preparation of standards for RDF for utilization set up by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), govt. of India, Chair Elect of 8th 10th IconSWM-CE 2010 to be held at SVU, Tirupati, India in Dec 2020. He is available at: [email protected]&

Sannidhya Kumar Ghosh, BCE (Hons.), MS, Researcher and acting as Instructor of Structural Analysis in Structural Engineering & Structural Mechanics, Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering at The University of Colorado Boulder, USA. His research areas include Studying seismic properties of aged concrete funded by The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) USA, Concrete creep, Concrete design, building design in a high seismic region, design of fluid viscous dampers for seismic vulnerability mitigation of structures, Structural Dynamics, Construction and Demolition waste management, etc. He did his graduation in civil engineering from Jadavpur University, India and MS from University of Colorado Boulder, USA having one year industry experience. He carried out projects at Aston Business School, Aston University, Birmingham and Loveborough University UK under the UKIERI Scheme, funded by the British Council and at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur under TEQIP funding. He has book chapter in American Society of Civil Engineers and a few publications. He is the governing body member of International Society of Waste Management, Air and Water and Research Secretary of 9th IconSWM-CE 2019 & 2020 & member of Consortium of Researchers in International Collaboration (CRIC).

Dr. Benu Gopal Mohapatra, PhD (IIT, Bombay), Professor & Director, School of Civil Engineering, KIIT Deemed to be University, India. His research focus includes Geotechnical Engineering related to Pile Foundation, Ground Improvement, Soil structure interaction and slope stability methods. He has published research papers in International & national journals and conference proceedings with 10 years industry experience in Atkins Global Ltd., the UK, L&T(ECC) – in Dubai & India; Delhi Underground Metro Corridor – MC1B and Fugro Geotech Ltd. While overseas he successfully delivered several foundation/geotechnical solutions as lead designer for Crossrail London Rail Ltd, London Underground, Network Rail, UK, M50 Slope Widening Options, Ireland etc. He is actively involved in various consultancy projects in India & involved in developing various industry-oriented subjects in UG & PG levels also being instrumental to launch a PG diploma program in Construction Management & Infrastructure Development with Simplex Infrastructures Ltd. He is serving as a member of Institute of Civil Engineers, the UK, British Geotechnical Society, the UK, Fellow Member, Institution of Engineers & Indian Geotechnical Society. He served as the Secretary of 9th IconSWM-CE 2019.

Dr. Ronald L. Mersky, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, Chair & Associate Professor of the Department of Civil Engineering and Director of Solid Waste Project, Director of Engineering Outreach, at Widener University, He is Editor of The Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management and Chair of The International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management. Dr. Mersky lectures extensively worldwide on solid waste, sustainability and public communication of environmental issues. He also serves as a consultant and advisor to private industry and governments. He authored a significant number of articles in International Journals and books.