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Sustainable Concrete Architecture

By: David Bennett (Author)

240 pages, colour illustrations

RIBA

Paperback | Mar 2010 | #207162 | ISBN-13: 9781859463529
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Based on fresh thinking and real world evidence, Sustainable Concrete Architecture offers a rational method for accounting for the carbon impact of concrete in contemporary architecture. It sets out a series of case studies of different building types constructed in concrete.

Based on new thinking and real world evidence, Sustainable Concrete Architecture offers a rational method for accounting for the carbon impact of concrete in contemporary architecture. Highly illustrated and detailed in scope, the book marries technical know-how with inspirational case studies. A technical front section looks at recent innovations in concrete technology with a comprehensive, balanced account of the material's embodied energy and impact-in-use. O

ften maligned as environmentally unfriendly, the technical evidence about concrete reveals its legitimate place in the current lexicon of low carbon building design. The second half of Sustainable Concrete Architecture sets out a series of cutting-edge case studies of different building types constructed in concrete. The inspirational images and focused commentary conclude this refreshingly challenging reappraisal of concrete in the debate about sustainability.


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