USE OF WASTE MATERIAL TO ENHANCE ENGINEERING PROPERTY OF CONCRETE
Keywords:concrete, waste material, sustainable development, mechanical properties, durability properties
Concrete is widely use material in construction industry. Construction activities generates large amounts of waste materials. In addition, at the end of a building's life, it may be demolished or deconstructed and generates significant amounts of waste. Construction waste includes waste that is generated during construction activities and materials that are surplus to requirements. Increasingly, there are options available in terms of recycling and reusing materials, and reducing the amount of waste produced, but despite this, a large amount of construction waste is still disposed of in landfill. 32% of the waste comes from the construction and demolition of buildings and 13% of products delivered to construction sites are sent directly to landfill without having being used. To sustain the environment, it is crucial to find solutions to deal with waste, pollution, depletion and degradation resources. By using the waste material as a supplement in the concrete can increase the strength as well as durability. As these products are waste from the construction industry we can make the environment green and more sustainable.