Eco efficient Masonry Bricks and Blocks

Written By Fernando Pacheco-Torgal
Eco efficient Masonry Bricks and Blocks
  • Publsiher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release : 27 November 2014
  • ISBN : 1782423184
  • Pages : 548 pages
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Download or read book entitled Eco efficient Masonry Bricks and Blocks by author: Fernando Pacheco-Torgal which was release on 27 November 2014 and published by Woodhead Publishing with total page 548 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Masonry walls constitute the interface between the building’s interior and the outdoor environment. Masonry walls are traditionally composed of fired-clay bricks (solid or perforated) or blocks (concrete or earth-based), but in the past (and even in the present) they were often associated as needing an extra special thermal and acoustical insulation layer. However, over more recent years investigations on thermal and acoustical features has led to the development of new improved bricks and blocks that no longer need these insulation layers. Traditional masonry units (fired-clay bricks, concrete or earth-based blocks) that don’t offer improved performance in terms of thermal and acoustical insulation are a symbol of a low-technology past, that are far removed from the demands of sustainable construction. This book provides an up-to-date state-of-the-art review on the eco-efficiency of masonry units, particular emphasis is placed on the design, properties, performance, durability and LCA of these materials. Since masonry units are also an excellent way to reuse bulk industrial waste the book will be important in the context of the Revised Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/EC which states that the minimum reuse and recycling targets for construction and demolition waste (CDW) should be at least 70% by 2020. On the 9th of March 2011 the European Union approved the Regulation (EU) 305/2011, known as the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) and it will be enforced after the 1st of July 2013. The future commercialization of construction materials in Europe makes their environmental assessment mandatory meaning that more information related to the environmental performance of building materials is much needed. Provides an authoritative guide to the eco-efficiency of masonry units Examines the reuse of waste materials Covers a range of materials including, clay, cement, earth and pumice

Eco efficient Masonry Bricks and Blocks

Eco efficient Masonry Bricks and Blocks
  • Author : Fernando Pacheco-Torgal,Paulo B. Lourenco,Joao Labrincha,P Chindaprasirt,S Kumar
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-11-27
  • Total pages : 548
  • ISBN : 1782423184
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Summary : Masonry walls constitute the interface between the building’s interior and the outdoor environment. Masonry walls are traditionally composed of fired-clay bricks (solid or perforated) or blocks (concrete or earth-based), but in the past (and even in the present) they were often associated as needing an extra special thermal and ...

Eco efficient Masonry Bricks and Blocks

Eco efficient Masonry Bricks and Blocks
  • Author : Fernando Pacheco-Torgal,Paulo B. Lourenco,Joao Labrincha,P Chindaprasirt,S Kumar
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-12-19
  • Total pages : 548
  • ISBN : 1782423184
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Summary : Masonry walls constitute the interface between the building's interior and the outdoor environment. Masonry walls are traditionally composed of fired-clay bricks (solid or perforated) or blocks (concrete or earth-based), but in the past (and even in the present) they were often associated as needing an extra special thermal and acoustical ...

Eco Efficient Masonry Bricks and Blocks

Eco Efficient Masonry Bricks and Blocks
  • Author : Fernando Pacheco-Torgal,P. B. Lourenco,S. Kumar,J. A. Labrincha
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-11-13
  • Total pages : 548
  • ISBN : 1782423184
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Summary : Masonry walls constitute the interface between the building s interior and the outdoor environment. Masonry walls are traditionally composed of fired-clay bricks (solid or perforated) or blocks (concrete or earth-based), but in the past (and even in the present) they were often associated as needing an extra special thermal and ...

Eco efficient Repair and Rehabilitation of Concrete Infrastructures

Eco efficient Repair and Rehabilitation of Concrete Infrastructures
  • Author : Fernando Pacheco-Torgal,Robert Melchers,Nele de Belie,Xianming Shi,Kim Van Tittelboom,Andres Saez Perez
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-11-15
  • Total pages : 632
  • ISBN : 1782423184
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Summary : Eco-efficient Repair and Rehabilitation of Concrete Infrastructures provides an updated state-of-the-art review on eco-efficient repair and rehabilitation of concrete infrastructure. The first section focuses on deterioration assessment methods, and includes chapters on stress wave assessment, ground-penetrating radar, monitoring of corrosion, SHM using acoustic emission and optical fiber sensors. Other sections ...

Eco efficient Materials for Mitigating Building Cooling Needs

Eco efficient Materials for Mitigating Building Cooling Needs
  • Author : Fernando Pacheco-Torgal,Joao Labrincha,Luisa Cabeza,Claes Goeran Granqvist
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-02-27
  • Total pages : 550
  • ISBN : 1782423184
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Summary : Climate change is one of the most important environmental problems faced by Planet Earth. The majority of CO2 emissions come from burning fossil fuels for energy production and improvements in energy efficiency shows the greatest potential for any single strategy to abate global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the energy ...

Biopolymers and Biotech Admixtures for Eco Efficient Construction Materials

Biopolymers and Biotech Admixtures for Eco Efficient Construction Materials
  • Author : Fernando Pacheco-Torgal,Volodymyr Ivanov,Niranjan Karak,Henk Jonkers
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-01-11
  • Total pages : 464
  • ISBN : 1782423184
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Summary : Since 1930 more than 100,000 new chemical compounds have been developed and insufficient information exists on the health assessment of 95 percent of these chemicals in which a relevant percentage are used in construction products. For instance Portland cement concrete, the most used material on the Planet (10.000 million tons/year that in the ...

Brick and Block Masonry

Brick and Block Masonry
  • Author : Claudio Modena,F. da Porto,M.R. Valluzzi
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2016-11-03
  • Total pages : 406
  • ISBN : 1782423184
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Summary : Brick and Block Masonry - Trends, Innovations and Challenges contains the lectures and regular papers presented at the 16th International Brick and Block Masonry Conference (Padova, Italy, 26-30 June 2016). In an ever-changing world, in which innovations are rapidly implemented but soon surpassed, the challenge for masonry, the oldest and most ...

Start Up Creation

Start Up Creation
  • Author : Fernando Pacheco-Torgal,Erik Stavnsager Rasmussen,Claes G. Granqvist,Volodymyr Ivanov,Habil Arturas Kaklauskas,Stephen Makonin
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-05-14
  • Total pages : 510
  • ISBN : 1782423184
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Summary : Start-Up Creation: The Smart Eco-efficient Built Environment provides a state-of-the-art review on high-technology applications and explains how these can be applied to improve the eco-efficiency of the built environment. Divided into four main parts, the book explains the key factors behind successful startup companies that grow from university research, including ...

Smart Buildings

Smart Buildings
  • Author : Marco Casini
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-05-27
  • Total pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1782423184
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Summary : Smart Buildings: Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology to Improve Energy Efficiency and Environmental Performance presents a thorough analysis of the latest advancements in construction materials and building design that are applied to maximize building efficiency in both new and existing buildings. After a brief introduction on the issues concerning the design ...

Marine Concrete Structures

Marine Concrete Structures
  • Author : Mark Alexander
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-09-13
  • Total pages : 504
  • ISBN : 1782423184
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Summary : Marine Concrete Structures: Design, Durability and Performance comprehensively examines structures located in, under, or in close proximity to the sea. A major emphasis of the book is on the long-term performance of marine concrete structures that not only represent major infrastructure investment and provision, but are also required to operate ...

Recent Trends in Cold Formed Steel Construction

Recent Trends in Cold Formed Steel Construction
  • Author : Cheng Yu
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-05-27
  • Total pages : 332
  • ISBN : 1782423184
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Summary : Recent Trends in Cold-Formed Steel Construction discusses advancements in an area that has become an important construction material for buildings. The book addresses cutting-edge new technologies and design methods using cold-formed steel as a main structural material, and provides technical guidance on how to design and build sustainable and energy-efficient ...

Long term Performance and Durability of Masonry Structures

Long term Performance and Durability of Masonry Structures
  • Author : Bahman Ghiassi,Paulo B. Lourenco
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-11-27
  • Total pages : 422
  • ISBN : 1782423184
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Summary : Long-Term Performance and Durability of Masonry Structures: Degradation Mechanisms, Health Monitoring and Service Life Design focuses on the long-term performance of masonry and historical structures. The book covers a wide range of related topics, including degradation mechanisms in different masonry types, structural health monitoring techniques, and long-term performance and service ...

Acoustic Emission and Related Non destructive Evaluation Techniques in the Fracture Mechanics of Concrete

Acoustic Emission and Related Non destructive Evaluation Techniques in the Fracture Mechanics of Concrete
  • Author : Masayasu Ohtsu
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-03-28
  • Total pages : 318
  • ISBN : 1782423184
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Summary : The development of NDT (non-destructive testing) techniques used for the inspection of concrete structures is currently in high demand, because many existing structures have become aged and deteriorated in service. In order to formulate predictions on their stability and to estimate their safety, it is necessary to identify damage signals ...

Sustainability of Construction Materials

Sustainability of Construction Materials
  • Author : Jamal Khatib
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-08-12
  • Total pages : 742
  • ISBN : 1782423184
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Summary : Sustainability of Construction Materials, Second Edition, explores an increasingly important aspect of construction. In recent years, serious consideration has been given to environmental and societal issues in the manufacturing, use, disposal, and recycling of construction materials. This book provides comprehensive and detailed analysis of the sustainability issues associated with these ...

Rehabilitation of Pipelines Using Fiber reinforced Polymer FRP Composites

Rehabilitation of Pipelines Using Fiber reinforced Polymer  FRP  Composites
  • Author : Vistasp M. Karbhari
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2015-05-23
  • Total pages : 314
  • ISBN : 1782423184
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Summary : Rehabilitation of Pipelines Using Fibre-reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites presents information on this critical component of industrial and civil infrastructures, also exploring the particular challenges that exist in the monitor and repair of pipeline systems. This book reviews key issues and techniques in this important area, including general issues such as ...