Green Building, Materials and Civil Engineering
- ISBN: 9781681170046
- Editor: Vivek Pratap Chauhan
- Year: 2016
- Format: Hardcover
- Pages: 301
- Availability: In Stock
Green building is the practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation and deconstruction. This practice expands and complements the classical building design concerns of economy, utility, durability, and comfort. Green building is also known as a sustainable or high performance building. Generally, green homes are healthier, more comfortable, more durable, and more energy efficient and have a much smaller environmental footprint than conventional homes.
Civil engineers are often responsible for specifying, designing and manufacturing the materials with which they build their structures. Studies in construction materials are intended to make structural, transportation and foundation engineers aware of the fundamental properties of the materials they use.
The construction materials engineering provides a broad understanding of the composition, microstructure, and engineering behavior of various materials used in civil engineering applications.
This book, a reference tool for researchers, engineers, and academics as well as industry professionals, presents research results and development activities in Materials, Environment and Civil Engineering.