Exploitation of solid wastes in construction – challenges ahead

Lee, Yee Loon and Koh , Heng Boon and Yeoh, David and Mustapha, Shahabudin and Pang, Che Fong and Hung, Yung-Tse (2004) Exploitation of solid wastes in construction – challenges ahead. Jurnal Sains dan Teknologi . pp. 57-66.

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This paper reports the findings of a long term intensive research programmed focused on the exploitation of solid wastes in construction. The objective of the programme is to develop an environmental-friendly and economical process for the exploitation of solid wastes including biomass, industrial ashes and packaging wastes, particularly rice husk, paper sludge and expanded polystyrene in concrete. An engineered shear wall system with the combination of recycled expanded polystyrene and lightweight concrete provides an environment-friendly and economical solution to construction on soft soil, towards providing affordable quality-assured fast-track method and to enhance the competitive edge of the construction industry. Obstacles to commercialsation is briefly discussed.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401-492 Materials of engineering and construction. Mechanics of materials
Divisions:Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Structural and Material Engineering
ID Code:5741
Deposited By:Prof. Madya Dr David Yeoh Eng Chuan
Deposited On:23 Jul 2014 08:40
Last Modified:23 Jul 2014 08:40

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