Concrete is used globally and the components are widely available. The activity of construction is also global and both advanced and developing countries aspire to improve living conditions and infrastructure that consumes large quantities of energy and materials continuously. A different attitude to concrete, manufacture and use needs to be developed if we are to address, if not redress, the consequences of in-action. Concrete in some form or another is responsible for our civilised wellbeing. However, its manufacture and use also require substantial energy use and carbon dioxide emissions and the consequences are global. We all have a duty of care to behave responsibly and the issues of profligacy with respect to these along with related wasteful and polluting activities need to be dealt with. To do this in a committed and balanced way requires both knowledge and experience.
|Place of Publication||Dundee|
|Publisher||University of Dundee|
|Number of pages||1851|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|