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Green Building with Concrete
Sustainable Design and Construction, Second Edition

Edited By

Gajanan M. Sabnis

ISBN 9781498704106
Published June 16, 2015 by CRC Press
459 Pages 208 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Illustrates the Global Relevance of Sustainability

Applicable to roads, bridges, and other elements of the infrastructure, Green Building with Concrete: Sustainable Design and Construction, Second Edition provides an overview of all available information on the role of concrete in green building. A handbook offering viewpoints from worldwide experts on the global nature of the sustainability movement, it highlights research on economic analysis, in particular the International Organization for Standardization, Environmental Management—Life Cycle Assessment—Principles and Framework application of life cycle costing, to provide a full picture of the economic benefits of concrete in green building.

Outlines the Variety of Ways That Concrete Is Easily and Affordably Reused

With an emphasis on environmental impact and occupational and consumer health and safety, the text clearly outlines how to make the most of concrete in sustainable design. It explores the benefits of thermal mass, increased water supply, and improving water quality; reducing urban heat island effects; reducing construction waste; and the use of supplementary cementitious materials. The authors include an in-depth evaluation of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other emissions associated with the manufacture of cement. They also highlight the attributes that concrete has to offer the green building movement and the effect that emerging life cycle analysis has on concrete’s role in this important revolution in the building industry. Readers gain a better understanding of how concrete can contribute to sustainable construction, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), and the green building movement overall.

Green Building with Concrete: Sustainable Design and Construction, Second Edition presents the most recent information about concrete’s role in the green building movement, state-of-the-art methodologies, and best practices, and provides readers with diverse viewpoints on global sustainability.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Gajanan M. Sabnis
Sustainability in the Cement Industries and Chemical Admixtures; Thomas B. Carter
The Principles of Sustainable Building Design; N. Subramanian
Sustainability through Thermal Mass of Concrete; William Juhl
Concrete Pavements and Sustainability; Thomas J. Van Dam and Peter Taylor
Roller-Compacted Concrete Pavements; Chetan Hazaree, Ponnosamy Ramasamy, and David W. Pittman
Pervious Concrete for Sustainable Development; Karthik H. Obla and Gajanan M. Sabnis
Heat Island Effects; Pushpa Devanathan and Kolialum Devanathan
Future Sustainable City: The Case of Masdar City; Gajanan M. Sabnis
Sustainability and Rehabilitation of Concrete Structures; Gopal Rai
Global Sustainability and Concrete; Edward J. Martin
Sustainable Concrete with Industrial and Postconsumer By-Product Materials; Tarun R. Naik and Rakesh Kumar
Sustainability of Steel Reinforcement; N. Subramanian and Mike Mota
Coatings for Creating Green Infrastructure; Perumalsamy N. Balaguru and Muralee Balaguru
Materials’ Specifications: The Missing Link to Sustainability Planning; Chetan Hazaree and Peter Taylor

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Gajanan M. Sabnis, PhD, PE, is an international consultant and advisor to companies in the US and in India. He is an emeritus professor at Howard University in Washington, District of Columbia. With his diverse cultural background and experience in the United States and India, he spends considerable time in India to assist on infrastructure projects there. Dr. Sabnis is a strong proponent of sustainability in civil engineering. He participated in the initial development of the policy on sustainability in the American Society of Civil Engineers and has built his own home as an experiment following the principles of sustainable construction.


"… a valuable contribution to the area of sustainability practices in building design, concrete use, cement manufacturing and use, industrial by-product utilization. … a very good explanation of the concept of sustainable concrete through the use of industrial by-products that have characteristics rendering them suitable for use in concrete, cement, or construction applications."
—Aaron Fuller, Department of Firing Systems, Institute of Combustion and Power Plant Technology, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

"The rich experience and the extensive research that has gone into the discussion about materials being considered for Reinforced Concrete as well as Coating the Green Buildings, will help the industry in creating awareness about the necessity of Greener Planet."
—Akshit Dhawan, Akshit Dhawan, A.M. ASCE, India

"… provides a very good introduction to the Trendy topic of green construction with emphasis on reinforced concrete. Its contributors include a wide cross section of highly respected International experts in the field who have presented comprehensive insight into a number of important topics. … reads as a very good technical Reference, as well as a suitable text in green construction. This is certainly a keystone book for any modern technical library in building construction.
—Dwayne Anthony Thurton, M.Eng, BSCE, P.Eng

"This book is a must have for practicing engineers who want to design sustainable concrete sturctures."
—Laurence Burley, Jr.

"For those interested in learning more about designing sustainable concrete structures will find valuable information in this book. It provides a good overview of various factors to consider in green concrete buildings. This book is a good reference to have.
—Sandeep P. Mathur, P.E., SECB, LEED AP, F.ASCE, Gerdau Long Steel North America