Concrete Change

by Mir M. Ali, (M.ASCE), Chairman; Structures Div., Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL,
David P. Greenwell, Architect; ADM Design Services, Decatur, IL,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1998, Vol. 68, Issue 2, Pg. 70-72

Document Type: Feature article


The concrete industry has an array of options when it comes to recycling. Incorporating glass, chicken feathers, palm fronds, sludge, crushed computer casings or other recycled materials into concrete yields construction materials with a variety of different properties, from lighter weight to greater seismic resistance.

Subject Headings: Material properties | Recycling | Construction materials | Concrete | Sludge | Seismic tests | Seismic effects

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