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Innovation in Construction Materials-A Review

Bamigboye, Gideon and Davies, I. and Nwanko, C. and Michael, T. and Adeyemi, G. and Ozuor, O. (2019) Innovation in Construction Materials-A Review. In: 1st International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructural Development ICSID And Workshop, 2019, Online.

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Abstract

This study was carried out to review different types of available innovative construction materials. It was found that advancement in nanotechnology, use of mineral admixture, glass and plastic, biological materials, wood and other construction materials have contributed significantly to the growth of discovery and production of innovative construction materials. The implementation of some innovative construction materials, meets the requirements for sustainability, durability, reliability, safety, cost reduction, increasing quality, better mechanical and physical characteristics, flexibility in extreme conditions and locations, simple assembly and environmentally friendly. Construction materials used to carry out project consumed about 40% of the entire cost of the project in the construction industry. The success stories were recorded in the area of turning industrial and agricultural wastes to wealth. This reviewed paper will enrich the database for innovative materials entering the construction industry.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Construction material, concrete, sustainability, economy
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2020 12:25
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2020 12:25
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/13454

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