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Environmental impact assessment of post tensioned and reinforced concrete slab construction

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Abstract


  • In Australia, approximately 30 million tonnes of finished building products are produced

    each year, with over 56% of this quantity, by mass, being attributed to concrete and a further 6%, steel, highlighting

    the importance of maximising design efficiencies. The cement industry has been reported responsible

    for 5% of global carbon dioxide emissions while the construction, operation and maintenance of buildings are

    estimated to account for 50% of all energy usage and more than 50% of all anthropogenic greenhouse gas

    (GHG) emissions globally. This research determines some environmental advantages achievable through application

    of alternate concrete slab construction methods for a typical 10-storey office structure. Structural

    analysis results indicate a 36.9% reduction in concrete volume and 43.4% reduction in steel mass in a post

    tensioned slab structure in comparison with a conventional reinforced slab system. Similar results were observed

    when comparing reductions in embodied energy and global warming potential. These results highlight

    the improvements possible by the incorporation of improved sustainable design methods.

Authors


  •   Miller, Dane (external author)
  •   Doh, Jeung-Hwan (external author)
  •   Guan, Hong (external author)
  •   Mulvey, M (external author)
  •   Fragomeni, S (external author)
  •   McCarthy, Timothy J.
  •   Peters, Tim (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Miller, D., Doh, J. H., Guan, H., Mulvey, M., Fragomeni, S., McCarthy, T. & Peters, T. (2013). Environmental impact assessment of post tensioned and reinforced concrete slab construction. In B. Samali, M. M. Attard & C. Song (Eds.), 22nd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM22) (pp. 1009-1014). London, United Kingdom: Taylor & Francis Group.

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  • 2-s2.0-84881193073

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2550&context=eispapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/1541

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  • 1009

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  • 1014

Place Of Publication


  • London, United Kingdom

Abstract


  • In Australia, approximately 30 million tonnes of finished building products are produced

    each year, with over 56% of this quantity, by mass, being attributed to concrete and a further 6%, steel, highlighting

    the importance of maximising design efficiencies. The cement industry has been reported responsible

    for 5% of global carbon dioxide emissions while the construction, operation and maintenance of buildings are

    estimated to account for 50% of all energy usage and more than 50% of all anthropogenic greenhouse gas

    (GHG) emissions globally. This research determines some environmental advantages achievable through application

    of alternate concrete slab construction methods for a typical 10-storey office structure. Structural

    analysis results indicate a 36.9% reduction in concrete volume and 43.4% reduction in steel mass in a post

    tensioned slab structure in comparison with a conventional reinforced slab system. Similar results were observed

    when comparing reductions in embodied energy and global warming potential. These results highlight

    the improvements possible by the incorporation of improved sustainable design methods.

Authors


  •   Miller, Dane (external author)
  •   Doh, Jeung-Hwan (external author)
  •   Guan, Hong (external author)
  •   Mulvey, M (external author)
  •   Fragomeni, S (external author)
  •   McCarthy, Timothy J.
  •   Peters, Tim (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Miller, D., Doh, J. H., Guan, H., Mulvey, M., Fragomeni, S., McCarthy, T. & Peters, T. (2013). Environmental impact assessment of post tensioned and reinforced concrete slab construction. In B. Samali, M. M. Attard & C. Song (Eds.), 22nd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM22) (pp. 1009-1014). London, United Kingdom: Taylor & Francis Group.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84881193073

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2550&context=eispapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/1541

Has Global Citation Frequency


Start Page


  • 1009

End Page


  • 1014

Place Of Publication


  • London, United Kingdom