Sustainable concrete for the urban environment: A proposal to increase fly ash use in concrete

Andrea V. Solis, Stephan A. Durham, Kevin L. Rens, Anu Ramaswami

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Abstract

Sustainable concrete described as concrete incorporating by-products or waste materials is not a new topic. In fact, published research on the use of fly ash, as a replacement for cement in concrete dates back to the 1930s. Additionally, a considerable amount of research supports the use of sustainable concrete in pavements and/or structural components with beneficial results pertaining to reduction in CO2 emissions, reduction in cost, and achievements in strength and durability. Despite positive research, achieving a more permanent use of sustainable concrete in street and highway projects may require the advocacy for increased utilization of fly ash concrete. This paper argues that increased use of fly ash concrete can occur through continuing fly ash concrete research, motivating public policy efforts and, and furthering technology transfer. Additionally these strategies could contribute to a more committed application of sustainable concrete in street and highway projects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGreen Streets and Highways 2010
Subtitle of host publicationAn Interactive Conference on the State of the Art and How to Achieve Sustainable Outcomes - Proceedings of the Green Streets and Highways 2010 Conference
Pages401-407
Number of pages7
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventGreen Streets and Highways 2010: An Interactive Conference on the State of the Art and How to Achieve Sustainable Outcomes - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: Nov 14 2010Nov 17 2010

Publication series

NameGreen Streets and Highways 2010: An Interactive Conference on the State of the Art and How to Achieve Sustainable Outcomes - Proceedings of the Green Streets and Highways 2010 Conference
Volume389

Conference

ConferenceGreen Streets and Highways 2010: An Interactive Conference on the State of the Art and How to Achieve Sustainable Outcomes
CountryUnited States
CityDenver, CO
Period11/14/1011/17/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Transportation

Keywords

  • Carbon
  • Concrete
  • Fly ash
  • Recycling
  • Sustainable development
  • Urban areas

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    Solis, A. V., Durham, S. A., Rens, K. L., & Ramaswami, A. (2010). Sustainable concrete for the urban environment: A proposal to increase fly ash use in concrete. In Green Streets and Highways 2010: An Interactive Conference on the State of the Art and How to Achieve Sustainable Outcomes - Proceedings of the Green Streets and Highways 2010 Conference (pp. 401-407). (Green Streets and Highways 2010: An Interactive Conference on the State of the Art and How to Achieve Sustainable Outcomes - Proceedings of the Green Streets and Highways 2010 Conference; Vol. 389).