Building Habitat homes with concrete-a natural choice for building energy-efficient,affordable homes Affordable homes built by Habitat for Humanity now exist in over 80 countries. In the United States there are 1600 regional Habitat offices (referred to as “affiliates”), with the top 200 affiliates building five or more homes each year. Their goal is to build…

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Asia to become the world’s largest construction market by 2020. Population growth and urbanization will continue to globally drive growth in construction and the demand for construction materials, including cement and concrete. Emerging Asia is a key driver of construction growth and Asia is rapidly becoming the largest construction market, with an estimated share of…

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Durability of recycled aggregate concrete with supplementary cementitious materials as evaluated by alternate wetting and drying test This paper presents an experimental investigation on the effect of alternate wetting and drying on recycled aggregate concrete with different supplementary cementitious materials (SCM). The supplementary cementitious materials considered in the present study include fly ash, silica fume…

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Innovative Concrete Technology Solution to Cover the Challenges of Sustainable Concrete as Slump Retention, High Early Strength and Workability Behaviour It is a great challenge to improve sustainability of concrete. Strongest argument for concrete as the most important building material is its durability behavior over more than 100 years. As longer the service life as…

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