Organic Materials for Sustainable Construction
Copyright © 2011 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Editor(s): Yves Mouton
Published Online: 7 MAR 2013 10:41PM EST
Print ISBN: 9781848212244
Online ISBN: 9781118616734
About this Book
This book provides an inventory of organic materials and products, the major components of all civil engineering projects, in terms of their scientific and technical background, including the regulations that cover their use and their predicted useful life. Such materials include: bitumen on the roads; geotextiles for retaining walls; membranes for bridges; tunnel and reservoir waterproofing; paint binders to protect metallic and concrete structures or to realize road markings; injection resins; gluing products; concrete admixtures; and composite materials.
The presentation is based on a physicochemical approach, which is essential if these products are to be considered as part of sustainable development: as such, those studying or working in these fields will find this an invaluable source of information.