Introduction; Gajanan M. Sabnis Sustainability in the Cement Industries and Chemical Admixtures; Thomas B. Carter The Principles of Sustainable Building Design; N. Subramanian Sustainability through Thermal Mass of Concrete; William Juhl Concrete Pavements and Sustainability; Thomas J. Van Dam and Peter Taylor Roller-Compacted Concrete Pavements; Chetan Hazaree, Ponnosamy Ramasamy, and David W. Pittman Pervious Concrete for Sustainable Development; Karthik H. Obla and Gajanan M. Sabnis Heat Island Effects; Pushpa Devanathan and Kolialum Devanathan Future Sustainable City: The Case of Masdar City; Gajanan M. Sabnis Sustainability and Rehabilitation of Concrete Structures; Gopal Rai Global Sustainability and Concrete; Edward J. Martin Sustainable Concrete with Industrial and Postconsumer By-Product Materials; Tarun R. Naik and Rakesh Kumar Sustainability of Steel Reinforcement; N. Subramanian and Mike Mota Coatings for Creating Green Infrastructure; Perumalsamy N. Balaguru and Muralee Balaguru Materials' Specifications: The Missing Link to Sustainability Planning; Chetan Hazaree and Peter Taylor
Gajanan M. Sabnis, PhD, PE, is an international consultant and advisor to companies in the US and in India. He is an emeritus professor at Howard University in Washington, District of Columbia. With his diverse cultural background and experience in the United States and India, he spends considerable time in India to assist on infrastructure projects there. Dr. Sabnis is a strong proponent of sustainability in civil engineering. He participated in the initial development of the policy on sustainability in the American Society of Civil Engineers and has built his own home as an experiment following the principles of sustainable construction.
"... a valuable contribution to the area of sustainability practices in building design, concrete use, cement manufacturing and use, industrial by-product utilization. ... a very good explanation of the concept of sustainable concrete through the use of industrial by-products that have characteristics rendering them suitable for use in concrete, cement, or construction applications." -Aaron Fuller, Department of Firing Systems, Institute of Combustion and Power Plant Technology, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany "The rich experience and the extensive research that has gone into the discussion about materials being considered for Reinforced Concrete as well as Coating the Green Buildings, will help the industry in creating awareness about the necessity of Greener Planet." -Akshit Dhawan, Akshit Dhawan, A.M. ASCE, India "... provides a very good introduction to the Trendy topic of green construction with emphasis on reinforced concrete. Its contributors include a wide cross section of highly respected International experts in the field who have presented comprehensive insight into a number of important topics. ... reads as a very good technical Reference, as well as a suitable text in green construction. This is certainly a keystone book for any modern technical library in building construction. -Dwayne Anthony Thurton, M.Eng, BSCE, P.Eng "This book is a must have for practicing engineers who want to design sustainable concrete sturctures." -Laurence Burley, Jr. "For those interested in learning more about designing sustainable concrete structures will find valuable information in this book. It provides a good overview of various factors to consider in green concrete buildings. This book is a good reference to have. -Sandeep P. Mathur, P.E., SECB, LEED AP, F.ASCE, Gerdau Long Steel North America