Construction Material:Concrete Benefits And Disadvantages
Concrete is the most common construction material used in building industry. On average approximately 1 ton of concrete is produced each year for every human being in the world. Therefore concrete is one of the World’s most significant manufactured materials. Because of its abundance in the world market, understanding the environmental implications of concrete and cement manufacturing are becoming increasingly important.
Building production activities have a negative impact on the environmental balances by consuming natural resources and generating waste. Environmental impacts at various stages of production determine the overall environmental impact of the structure. Although the structure production process in the building life cycle is shorter than other processes, the negativities in this process significantly increase the total environmental impact of the structures. It is important that every stage of production carries ecological characteristics in order to have ecologically / sustainably sensitive structures.
Looking at the use of materials and the production of waste in general the construction sector is by far the biggest industrial sector all over the world. For this simple reason serious analysis of the potential environmental and ecological effects of construction activities and structures is indispensable.
Benefits of using green concrete
- Lasts Longer
- Uses Industrial Waste
- Reduces Energy Consumption
- Reduces Carbon Dioxide Emissions
- By using stainless steel, cost of reinforcement increases.
- Structures constructed with green concrete have comparatively less life than structures with conventional concrete.
- Split tension of green concrete is less than that of conventional concrete.