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Sustainable Use of New and Recycled Materials for Coastal and Fluvial Construction: A Guidance Manual

Handbook / Manual

Series: Telford River and Coastal Engineering Series

By: Neil Masters

232 pages, b/w photos, figures, tables

ICE Publishing

Paperback | Dec 2001 | #117691 | ISBN: 0727729500
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About this book

Interest in sustainable development and environmental issues is intensifying. The environmental performance of the construction industry and the impact that construction materials have on the environment throughout their life cycle is increasingly under the scrutiny of local, national and international environmental pressure groups and consequently the general public.

Sustainable use of new and recycled materials in coastal and fluvial construction gives practical guidance on how to apply the principles of sustainable construction in coastal and fluvial construction by assessing the environmental impacts of the alternative project options. It provides detailed information, including a software tool, to enable those involved with engineering projects to enhance the sustainability of construction projects by choosing project options that have the least environmental impacts. The potential uses, durability and environmental issues of reclaimed and recycled materials are detailed in the manual, with particular attention given to how those materials might be incorporated into coastal and fluvial structures. This essential resource provides practical guidance in an area where little information is available.

Sustainable use of new and recycled materials in coastal and fluvial construction will prove invaluable to those involved in all areas of coastal and fluvial construction.


- Policies, strategies and assessment methodologies - An overview of the policies and strategies aimed at improving environmental performance and achieving sustainable development
- Methods for assessing life cycle impacts
- Sustainable use of new and recycled materials as part of the design process - Comparison and selection of project options and materials
- Environmental lifecycles and impacts of new and recycled materials - The lifecycles of construction materials

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