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dc.contributor.authorTam, Vivian
dc.contributor.authorWang, K.
dc.contributor.authorTam, C.
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:07:17Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:07:17Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.date.modified2009-10-21T05:32:36Z
dc.identifier.issn17476526
dc.identifier.doi10.1680/warm.2007.160.3.125
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/17668
dc.description.abstractA huge amount of solid waste is generated annually from construction and demolition activities. This has led to the promotion of waste recycling as a major measure to reduce waste and to mitigate the harmful effects of construction activities on the environment. Among these wastes, concrete apportions more than half of the total. While recycled concrete waste has been used in low-grade utilisations, high-grade applications are rarely discussed. Although the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government has actively been promoting recycling of construction solid waste by issuing technical circulars, specifications and practice notes and setting up a recycling plant to encourage the adoption of recycled aggregate (RA), these measures have not facilitated wide adoption of recycled aggregate concrete (RAC). In fact, the quality of RA and RAC is less than that of virgin material or ordinary concrete and concrete suppliers are thus reluctant to use these materials. Utilising a series of laboratory tests, this paper aims to set out some guidelines to facilitate the use of RAC in the construction industry.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherThomas Telford
dc.publisher.placeUnited kIngdom
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.thomastelford.com/journals/
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom125
dc.relation.ispartofpageto129
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalWaste and Resource Management
dc.relation.ispartofvolume160
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCivil Engineering
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0905
dc.titleWays to facilitate the use of recycled aggregate concrete
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Engineering
gro.rights.copyright© 2007 Thomas Telford Ltd. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
gro.date.issued2007
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gro.griffith.authorTam, Vivian WY.


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