Recycling construction and demolition wastes in concrete

Ravindra Dhir (Lead / Corresponding author), Kevin Paine, Tom Dyer

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The research under taken at the Concrete Technology Unit (CTU), University of Dundee to create a sound technical base aimed at assisting the construction industry in using its waste as a valuable resource in concrete and concrete products is discussed. The properties of construction and demolition (C&D) waste which is ideally suited for reuse applications are also discussed. The properties of recycled concrete aggregate (RCA), comprising >95% crushed concrete, and recycled aggregate (RA), referring to aggregate containing < 95% crushed concrete are presented. It is found that a 30% replacement of natural aggregate with coarse RCA for all concrete classes in terms of engineering performance and durability.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Specialist publicationConcrete (London)
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • General Materials Science


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