Steel Reinforced Concrete: The Sustainable Solution

Steel Reinforced Concrete: The Sustainable Solution
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Brochure - 8 pp.; 2022


Leveraging the Attributes of Reinforced Concrete in the Design of Sustainable Structures

In the built environment, sustainability is generally thought of as reducing the environmental impacts and extending the useful application of material and energy resources in the design and use of a structure over its service life. This can be pursued through informed material choices, a holistic accounting of environmental impacts over all stages of a structure’s life and an eye on adaptability and resilience in light of a physically and functionally evolving world. Worldwide, the broadly accepted definition of sustainability remains the one developed in 1987 by the World Commission on Environment and Development (the Brundtland Commission).