• Book Name: Integrated Design and Environmental Issues in Concrete Technology by K Sakai
  • Author: K Sakai
  • Pages: 304
  • Size: 11 MB

Integrated Design and Environmental Issues in Concrete Technology

integrated design and environmental issues in concrete technology

Contents of Integrated Design and Environmental Issues in Concrete Technology

  1. Concrete technology in the century of the environment
  2. Toward rational design of concrete structures—integration of structural design and durability design
  3. Integration of structural and durability design
  4. General concept bridging between structural design and durability design
  5. Prediction of durability of concrete: research needs
  6. Service life design for the next century
  7. Importance of prediction techniques on durability in the durability design for concrete structures
  8. Coupled mass transport, hydration and structure formation theory for durability design of concrete structures
  9. Performance criteria for concrete durability
  10. Microstructure and mass transport in concrete
  11. Optical microscopy as a tool for development of high-performance concrete
  12. Integrative approach to optimizing the durability performance of reinforced concrete residential buildings
  13. Deterioration mechanism of glass fibre reinforced concrete and prediction of strength reduction
  14. Durability of concrete exposed in marine environment for 25 years
  15. Shotcrete for repairs: issues and challenges
  16. Life extension of concrete structures using advanced composite materials
  17. OFU bridge repair project
  18. The design of concrete structures against unfamiliar loading conditions
  19. Design method of reinforced concrete structures on the basis of damage
  20. Environmental issues from the construction industry
  21. Efficient use of resources in the field of concrete technology
  22. The state of re-use of demolished concrete in Japan
  23. Mechanical properties of concretes with North Carolina recycled aggregates
  24. Towards completely recyclable concrete
  25. Ecological concrete with continuous voids
  26. High-performance concrete incorporating large volumes of lowcalcium fly ash
  27. Chemical admixtures for highly flowable concretes

Preface to Integrated Design and Environmental Issues in Concrete Technology

A workshop on “Rational Design of Concrete Structures” was held at Hakodate, Japan, during 7–9 August 1995. This book resulted from the papers presented in the workshop. The purpose of this workshop was to discuss concrete technologies towards the 21st century. There were two significant points in the discussions.

One was integration of structural design and durability design as a rational method of design. The other was concrete technologies in relation to global environmental issues. It is presumed that the next century will be the century of the environment Concrete will not be an exception in this regard.

It is obvious that we need to re-systemize concrete technologies, and to accomplish this, a new direction of research on concrete will have to be pursued. From this point of view, 27 papers were presented by distinguished researchers, which led to fruitful discussions. Based on the discussions, the following “Hakodate Declaration” was adopted:

  1. We, concrete experts, shall place environmental consciousness at the center of concrete technology towards the 21st century.
  2. We, concrete experts, shall change the framework of concrete technology by integrating structural design and durability design and by considering planned maintenance.

I hope that this workshop contributes to progress in concrete technology towards the 21st century. The Civil Engineering Research Institute(CERI), Hokkaido Development Bureau, is conducting joint research with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. It should be noted that this workshop was held based on the bilateral agreement between the Japanese and Norwegian governments.

Full acknowledgement should be extended to the Science and Technology Agency in Japan and the Japan International Science & Technology Exchange Center for their financial support. Finally, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all participants for their significant contributions in this workshop. I also would like to thank my colleagues at CERI for their devoted support.

Integrated design and environmental issues in concrete technology.


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