Polymers in Concrete: A Sustainable Choice for High Performance Flooring
It is increasingly critical to be conscious of the environmental impact of the materials and methods we choose to use in construction. Concrete is one of the most widely-used materials in construction around the world, and it is important to consider its place in sustainable construction. This course discusses the use of polymers in concrete in high performance flooring applications, including advantages and enhanced characteristics that lead to longer life and use in resurfacing and repair, saving the environmental and economic costs of new construction.
Sustainable Development & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
Define sustainable construction and why it is so important today.
Explain concrete’s role in sustainable construction, including its high embodied energy and the importance of ensuring its long life.
Examine the use of polymers in concrete, both PC and PMC, their advantages, characteristics, and application in high performance flooring.
Examine various high performance flooring systems that utilize both PC and PMC, including where they are applicable and how they can contribute to LEED points.
Discuss the use of polymers in concrete in resurfacing and repair and the key role they play in sustainable construction.
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