New Horizons in Construction Materials

by D. Y. Lee, Professor; Dept. of Civ. and Constr. Engrg., Iowa State Univ., Ames, Iowa,
S. P. Shah, Professor; Dept. of Civ. Engrg. and Director, Center for Concrete and Geomaterials, Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-677-5 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-677-6 (ISBN-10), 1988, Soft Cover, Pg. 90

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Conference information: ASCE National Convention | St. Louis, Missouri, United States | October 26, 1988

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


While civil engineers have, for centuries, built structures and other physical facilities using whatever materials are available to them, there is always the need for stronger, more durable, and less expensive materials. Widespread concern in recent years about energy efficiency and the rising cost of construction and maintenance of civil engineering structures has led researchers and practicing engineers to explore the possibility of using new materials and/or modifying existingones as alternatives to conventional construction materials. The state-of-the-art papers in this volume discuss such topics as recent developments in advanced ceramics, high performance cement and concrete, materials recycling, reinforced plastics, and geotextiles in construction.

Subject Headings: Construction materials | Material durability | Ceramics | Recycling | Reinforced concrete | Energy efficiency | Construction costs | Maintenance


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