Materials and technology for sustainable construction

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Research undertaken in the development of basic approaches for and dissemination of information on the design, maintenance, reuse or renewal and assessment of materials and technologies for sustainable construction were the focus of Symposium A at the 1998 CIB Gavle Conference. Contributions have been prepared within four areas including: (i) performance, durability and service life, (ii) information technologies, (iii) life cycle analysis and maintenance management, and (iv) environmental technologies and processes. A summary of the more significant contributions within these specific areas is provided. Les recherches entreprises dans le developpement d'approches de base et de la dissemination d'informations sur la conception, la maintenance, la reutilisation ou le renouvellement et l'evaluation de materiaux et de technologies pour la construction durable etaient inscrites au coeur de Symposium A de la Conference CIB 1998 de Gavle. Des informations ont ete preparees dans quatre domaines, notamment: (i) performances, durabilite et vie de service, (ii) technologies de l'information, (iii) analyse du cycle de vie et gestion de la maintenance, and (iv) processus et technologies de l'environnement. Cet article resume les contributions les plus importantes dans chacun de ces domaines.

Keywords: DURABILITY; ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES; LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS; MAINTENANCE; PERFORMANCE; SUSTAINABILITY

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/096132199369246

Publication date: November 1, 1999

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