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Sustainable Building Technology

K.S. Jagadish (Editor)

Sustainability of construction practices has acquired an all pervading importance in view of the run on material resources in recent years. Since construction industry guzzles huge quantities of materials, auditing their consumption is of urgent importance. Energy is another scarce resource. Conservation of energy and materials to meet the needs of future generations is the cornerstone of the approach to sustainability.

This monograph is an attempt to provide information on sustainable materials use and energy conservation for students of engineering and architecture. It is hoped that it will help professionals to think in the direction of new alternatives. Reduction in the use of fossil fuel based materials, use of renewable materials like bamboo and timber and recycling of construction and demolition wastes are some of the possibilities.

There is also an emphasis on the concept of green buildings. A special chapter is contributed to new building technologies for affordable housing for sustainable development.

Contents: I. Issues in Sustainability: 1. Economic Development, Energy Use and Carbon Emissions. 2. Energy and Buildings. 3. Alternatives to River Sand in Mortars. 4. More Alternatives to River Sand in Mortars. 5. Sustainability and Resources for Buildings. 6. Green Buildings. 7. New Building Technologies for Affordable Housing. II. Wall Construction: Materials and Methods: 8. The Burnt Brick. 9. Stabilized Mud Block.10. Alternatives in Adobe. 11 Alternatives in Adobe. 12.Concret Blocks. 13. AlternativeCements and Mortars. 14. Stone in Construction. 15.Design of Walls: Some Relevant Issues. III. Roofing Technologies: 16. Alternative Roofing Systems.17. Roofing Systems: Examples. 18. Roofs Based on Curved Surfaces. IV. Renewa ble Mat erials: 19. Bamboo in Housing and Building Construction. 20. Building with Bamboo: Story of Orlaha and Puraini in Bihar. 21. Innovations in Bamboo and Concrete Based Construction for Sustainable and Durable Housing. 22. Bamboo in Construction: An Overview. 23. Timber and Buildings. 24. Construction and Demolition (C and D) Waste. Appendices. Index.

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Title Sustainable Building Technology
Author K.S. Jagadish
Format Softcover
Date published: 31.12.2018
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789386768209
length 376p.