GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS DUE TO CEMENT AND STEEL

The consumption of building materials such as cement and steel has increased in the last century. The environmental implications of this increase are considered. Following current trends, global cement production can be expected to increase by a factor of two to five over the next 50 years. The consequences of unrestrained consumption of cement and steel are discussed with reference to climate change, carbon dioxide emissions, steel recycling, and energy consumption. Three solutions were proposed for reducing the global environmental impacts of structural materials: reducing consumption of building materials; judicious selection of materials to minimise impacts; and developing new materials that have a lower environmental impact.

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    International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering

    ETH-Honggerberg, Wolfgang-Pauli-Strasse 15
    Zurich 8093,   Switzerland  CH-8093
  • Authors:
    • CHATURVEDI, S
    • OCHSENDORF, J
  • Publication Date: 2004-8

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 198-200
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00987164
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Mar 3 2005 12:00AM