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Sustainable Structures with Comments on Fib Model Code 2010 (NMC 2010)

Title: Sustainable Structures with Comments on Fib Model Code 2010 (NMC 2010)
Author(s): Horst FALKNER, Christian KORKOWSKI
Paper category : conference
Book title: 2nd International Conference on Waste Engineering and Management - ICWEM 2010
Editor(s): J.Zh. Xiao, Y. Zhang, M.S. Cheung and Reuben P. K. Chu
Print-ISBN: 978-2-35158-102-5
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-103-2
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2010
Pages: 72 - 84
Total Pages: 13
Nb references: 9
Language: English

Abstract: Sustainability is a governing target for all industrial development round the world.
Pollution in the air, the soil and the water, as well the shrinking natural resources have become an alarming threat, not just for our generation, but especially for the generation to follow.
In 1987 the phrase "sustainable development" was first introduced in the Brundtland Report. It was defined as "development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs". In the building industry many ways and means exists to contribute to achieving this aim.
The paper deals with structural aspects considering historic structures, management, maintenance, recycling material and sustainability criteria as demand in a first draft in the fib model code 2010. There will be also given information about certification systems for sustainability and the share of European building industry to the gross national production.
Finally some information is given to the famous mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777 - 1855), the most famous student of the technical university of Brunswick, Germany.

Online publication: 2011-01-25
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00

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