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Organic materials for sustainable construction.

9781848212244

Organic materials for sustainable construction.

Ed. by Yves Mouton.

ISTE/Wiley

2011

651 pages

$245.00

Hardcover

TA455

This collection of twenty-nine articles on polymers in construction projects examines the uses of a variety of organic material in civil engineering applications. The work is divided into eight sections covering organic material and sustainable development, organic polymers as building materials, manufactured products, composite materials, tensile structures, textile architecture and timber, organic binder-based materials, cement matrices, adhesive bonding and construction and architecture with an eye to sustainable development. Individual chapters discuss the history of organic compound use, specific applications, engineering specifications and best practices. The work provides practical information for engineers and numerous tables, illustrations and formulas are provided throughout. Contributors are leading French engineers from a variety of firms and research groups.

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