Presentation on theme: "SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS IN CONCRETE INDUSTRY"— Presentation transcript:
1 SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS IN CONCRETE INDUSTRY GSAS Sponsored Seminar / WorkshopSUSTAINABILITY – THE WAY FORWARDIN CONCRETE INDUSTRYDr. Huiqing He, Director - SustainabilityQatar National Convention Centre, Doha – Qatar24th May 2014
4 Why Concrete ?Concrete is the world’s most used construction materials: > 10 billion m3 /year worldwide> 10 M m3 /2014 (Qatar)Concrete has a huge impact on green built because of its sheer volume and the massive resources used to make it.The intelligent use of concrete makes a significant contribution to sustainable development.
5 Why Concrete ? Concrete Basics for Sustainability 1. Durable 2. Use recycled materials3. Can be recycled and reused4. Less energy required to produce5. Locally manufactured6. Reduce energy required for heating andcooling through thermal mass7. Low VOC emission8. Light in color9. Used directly as finished surface10. Formable
6 Sustainability Initiatives Regional SustainabilityInitiatives and Assessment Systems
20 Strategies for Reducing Carbon Footprints Process (LCA)- Material transportation analysis- Process emission analysis- Primary energy analysis- Waste recycling and reuseConcrete Products- Low carbon emission products- Eco-friendly construction methodsProject Requirement- LEED/Estidama/GSAS/NRMCA- Compliance to the requirementsInnovative Green Technique- IBB workability probe- Waste and emmision reductionKnowledge Sharing- Internal & external training- Community
21 NRMCA Gold Certification on Sustainable Concrete Plant
26 IBB Workability Probe – Green Technology IBB PROBE is designed to measure fresh concrete properties with-in the ready-mix drum automatically without sampling.It can continuously monitor concrete, Slump, Temperature, Viscosity, Drum Speed and Concrete Volume in real time without human influence.It can be connected to a GPS and Communication system for real time integrated quality control.It is a green technology, which can reduce concrete waste, save and power and shorten the concrete supply time.