Eco-efficient Masonry Bricks and Blocks: Design, Properties and Durability

Author:   Fernando Pacheco-Torgal ,  Paulo B. Louren ,  Joao A. Labrincha ,  P. Chindaprasirt
Publisher:   Elsevier Science & Technology
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9781782423058


Pages:   548
Publication Date:   04 December 2014
Format:   Hardback
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Masonry walls constitute the interface between the building's interior and the outdoor environment. Masonry walls are traditionally composed of fired-clay bricks (solid or perforated) or blocks (concrete or earth-based), but in the past (and even in the present) they were often associated as needing an extra special thermal and acoustical insulation layer. However, over more recent years investigations on thermal and acoustical features has led to the development of new improved bricks and blocks that no longer need these insulation layers. Traditional masonry units (fired-clay bricks, concrete or earth-based blocks) that don't offer improved performance in terms of thermal and acoustical insulation are a symbol of a low-technology past, that are far removed from the demands of sustainable construction. This book provides an up-to-date state-of-the-art review on the eco-efficiency of masonry units, particular emphasis is placed on the design, properties, performance, durability and LCA of these materials. Since masonry units are also an excellent way to reuse bulk industrial waste the book will be important in the context of the Revised Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/EC which states that the minimum reuse and recycling targets for construction and demolition waste (CDW) should be at least 70% by 2020. On the 9th of March 2011 the European Union approved the Regulation (EU) 305/2011, known as the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) and it will be enforced after the 1st of July 2013. The future commercialization of construction materials in Europe makes their environmental assessment mandatory meaning that more information related to the environmental performance of building materials is much needed.

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Author:   Fernando Pacheco-Torgal ,  Paulo B. Louren ,  Joao A. Labrincha ,  P. Chindaprasirt
Publisher:   Elsevier Science & Technology
Imprint:   Woodhead Publishing Ltd
Weight:   0.900kg
ISBN:  

9781782423058


ISBN 10:   1782423052
Pages:   548
Publication Date:   04 December 2014
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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Table of Contents

1. Introductionto eco-efficient masonry bricks and blocks PART I - DESIGN, PROPERTIES AND THERMAL PERFORMANCE OF LARGE AND HIGHLY PERFORATED FIRED-CLAY MASONRY BRICKS 2. The design and mechanical performance of large and highly perforated fired masonry bricks 3. Influence of large and highly perforated fired clay bricks in the improvement of the equivalent thermal transmittance of single-leaf masonry walls 4. Traditional fired clay bricks versus large and highly perforated fired clay bricks masonry: Influence on buildings thermal performance PART II - THE DESIGN, PROPERTIES AND DURABILITY OF FIRED-CLAY MASONRY BRICKS CONTAINING INDUSTRIAL WASTES 5. The properties and durability of clay-fly ash-based fired masonry bricks 6. Types of waste, properties and durability of pore forming waste-based fired masonry bricks 7. Types of waste, properties and durability of toxic waste-based fired masonry bricks PART III - THE DESIGN, PROPERTIES AND DURABILITY OF PORTLAND CEMENT CONCRETE MASONRY BLOCKS 8. The properties and durability of high pozzolanic industrial by-produts content concrete masonry blocks 9. The properties and durability of autoclaved aerated concrete masonry blocks 10. The design, properties and performance of concrete masonry blocks with PCMs 11. The design, properties and performance of shape optimized masonry blocks PART IV - THE DESIGN, PROPERTIES AND DURABILITY OF GEOPOLYMERIC MASONRY BLOCKS 12. The properties and durability of fly-ash based geopolymeric masonry blocks 13. The properties and durability of mine tailings-based geopolymeric masonry blocks 14. The properties and performance of red-mud based geopolymeric masonry blocks 15. Design and properties of fly ash, ground granulated blast furnace slag, silica fume and metakaolin geopolymeric based masonry blocks. PART V - THE PROPERTIES AND DURABILITY OF EARTH-BASED MASONRY BLOCKS 16. The properties and durability of adobe earth-based masonry blocks 17. The properties of compressed earth-based masonry blocks 18. The durability of compressed earth-based masonry blocks PART VI - TOPOLOGY OPTIMIZATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE 19. Topology optimization for the development of eco-efficient masonry units 20. Environmental performance and energy assessment of fired clay brick masonry 21. Assessment of the energy and carbon embodied in straw and clay masonry blocks 22. Earth-block versus sandcrete block houses: Embodied energy and CO2 analysis

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This book fulfils an important gap in building knowledge and provides the designers, architects and engineers with important up-to-date information to re-establish masonry as a suitable system for eco-efficient buildings. --Professor Vahan Agopyan, Vice-President of the University of S.Paulo (From the foreword)


This book fulfils an important gap in building knowledge and provides the designers, architects and engineers with important up-to-date information to re-establish masonry as a suitable system for eco-efficient buildings. Professor Vahan Agopyan, Vice-President of the University of S.Paulo (From the foreword)


Author Information

F.Pacheco Torgal is a Principal Investigator at C-TAC Research Centre, University of Minho. He holds the Counsellor title of the Portuguese Engineers Association. Authored almost 350 publications some that were cited by Highly Cited authors (SCI h-index>60) and in high impact factor journals like Nature Reviews Mat. (IF=52), Nature Energy (IF=47), Progress in Mater. Science (I.F=24), Physics Reports (IF=20) and Nature Climate Change (I.F=19). Citations received in ISI WoS journals-2819 (h-index=29), citations received in Scopus journals- 3580 (h-index=31). Citations prediction for the year 2029 (around 5.500 citations on WoS, 7.500 on Scopus (already has 7000 MR, h=45) and 16.000 citations on scholar google). Member of the editorial board of 9 international journals, 4 referenced on the Web of Science and three referenced on Scopus. Grant assessor for several scientific institutions in 14 countries, UK, US, Netherlands, China, France, Australia, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Belgium, Spain, Czech Republic, Saudi Arabia, UA.Emirates, Poland and also the EU Commission. Invited reviewer for 133 international journals for which he reviewed so far almost 900 papers. Lead Editor of 19 international books (9 being on the Master Book List of Web of Science). Paulo B. Lourenco is Full Professor of Structural Engineering, Co-head of the Institute for Sustainability and Innovation in Structural Engineering and head of the Masonry and Historical Constructions Division at the University of Minho. He is also the coordinator of the International Master's on Structural Analysis of Historical Construction (SAHC). He is the editor of the International Journal of Architectural heritage, associate editor of several international journals, and author of more than 230 ISI peer-reviewed technical papers. He also serves on several international codes and standards committees (e.g. RILEM TC 250-CSM). Joao Labrincha is Associate Professor in the Materials and Ceramics Engineering Department of the University of Aveiro, Portugal, and member of the CICECO research unit. He has registered 22 patent applications, and has published over 170 papers.

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