Building Green: Development and Evaluation of the Design Properties of an Environmentally Friendly Concrete

The objective of this project is to develop and test an environmentally friendly concrete using recycled materials including fly ash and recycled pulverized glass. This project has the potential to develop a 100% "green" building product. While products such as fly ash have been tested as a partial replacement to Portland cement, this project is unique in that it uses 100% recycled materials for both the cement and the aggregate. With a comprehensive investigation that includes a demonstration project, the research will allow these materials to move out of the laboratory and into practice. In the long-term, this research has the potential to find a new use for two common waste products, and reduce the environmental impacts associated with reinforced concrete construction. This work will result in a viable environmentally attractive alternative to traditional concretes, an increased interest and motivation to pursue use of other environmentally friendly materials in construction, and a research framework for investigating such concretes.


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  • Status: Active
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Science Foundation

    4201 Wilson Boulevard
    Arlington, VA  United States  22230
  • Project Managers:

    Bank, Larry

  • Performing Organizations:

    Western Transportation Institute

    Montana State University
    P.O. Box 174250
    Bozeman, MT  United States  59717-4250
  • Principal Investigators:

    Berry, Michael

  • Start Date: 20090401
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20110930
  • Source Data: RiP Project 23113

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01461991
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Western Transportation Institute
  • Contract Numbers: 4W2540
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:56PM