LowCoPreCon – Low Carbon Precast Concrete Products for an Energy Efficient Built Environment
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The LowCoPreCon project brings together academic and industrial partners from the UK and Malaysia with the aim of identifying available waste streams with which to manufacture geopolymer concretes on a commercial scale.
Initial laboratory work was conducted by academic partners to design geopolymer concretes that had both optimum strength and workability. These mixes were then used in factory trials to successfully cast structural elements, including building blocks, wall slabs and staircases. To ensure commercial viability, the geopolymer concretes developed in the project will undergo rigorous testing to establish their long term durability and product specifications will be developed. To determine the potential environmental benefits of geopolymer concrete, a detailed life cycle assessment will be conducted. Two demonstration projects using the novel material will be constructed in Malaysia; a domestic building and a FlexiArch bridge.
|Title of host publication||RILEM Proceedings PRO128|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Materials, Systems and Structures (SMSS2019) New Generation of Construction Materials|
|Editors||Marijana Serdar, Nina Stirmer, John Provis|
|Place of Publication||Paris, France|
|Publisher||RILEM Publications s.a.r.l|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 22 Mar 2019|
|Event||RILEM Spring Convention and Sustainable Materials, Systems & Structures Conference - Rovinj, Croatia|
Duration: 18 Mar 2019 → 23 Mar 2019
|Conference||RILEM Spring Convention and Sustainable Materials, Systems & Structures Conference|
|Abbreviated title||SMSS 2019|
|Period||18/03/2019 → 23/03/2019|