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  • Gibberd, Jeremy T (2014-10)
    Measuring sustainability of building materials is complex. Despite this a wide range of different methodologies and systems have been developed. Most of these focus on environmental issues and are based on Life Cycle ...
  • Mapiravana, Joseph (Alive2green, 2014-03)
    Concrete is second only to water in terms of the most consumed substances on earth. Cement is the "glue" which holds concrete together and it is therefore a construction material which is produced and consumed in huge ...
  • Dlamini, MN (Alive2green, 2014-03)
    Brick is one of the most used and versatile building materials in use today. Bricks can be defined as modular units connected by mortar in the formation of a building system or product. Commonly the word brick is used to ...
  • Ampofo-Anti, N (Green Building, 2009-02)
    To place construction on a truly sustainable path the green building movement needs a method which goes beyond subjective checklists of green features. Such a method must provide objective guidelines for a comprehensive ...
  • Kuchena, JC; Usiri, P (2009-09)
    Low cost or affordable construction technologies and materials are often touted as a panacea in meeting the ever growing demand for rapid housing delivery in developing economies. Mozambique as with most of the developing ...
  • Van Wyk, Llewellyn V (Alive2Green, 2015-08)
    Significant pressure is being brought to bear on material manufacturers to green the materials and products produced by industry in general – and the construction sector is no exception, for good reason. The construction ...
  • Materials 
    Van Wyk, Llewellyn V (Green Building, 2009-02)
    The construction industry is a multi-billion dollar industry, and the production and harvesting of raw materials for building purposes occurs on a world-wide scale. Environmental issues are becoming a major world topic, ...
  • Sebake, TN (Green Building, 2009-02)
    Since the detrimental affects of construction practices on the natural environment were highlighted, the performance of the buildings has become a major concern for occupants and built environment professionals (Crawley ...
  • Anochie-Boateng, Joseph; Maina, J (Elsevier, 2012-01)
    The South Africa National Road Agency Limited together with the CSIR are undertaking a research and development project to support the revision of the South African mechanistic-empirical pavement design method. An important ...
  • Ampofo-Anti, N (2013-12)
    The building industry consumes 50% of the raw materials extracted from the Earth’s crust annually and also plays a leading role in environmental pollution. Replacing synthetic materials with bio-composites has been shown ...
  • Anochie-Boateng, Joseph; Komba, Julius J; Mvelase, GM (Elsevier, 2013-06)
    There is a need to improve the measurements of shape characteristics of aggregates and ballast materials used in the construction of road, airfield, and railway track infrastructures. The fundamental shape properties of ...
  • Van Wyk, Llewellyn V (Alive2green, 2014-03)
    Waste is defined in the National Environment Management: Waste Act as: “Any substance, whether or not that substance can be reduced, re-used, recycled and recovered – a) That is surplus, unwanted, rejected, discarded, ...