Sustainable Concrete by Partially Replacing Coarse Aggregate Using Coconut Shell
A common feature of sustainable buildings is that they drastically reduce emissions, material use and water use and with involvement of economic vitality, environmental, health, and social equity in it. As a whole, the study main concern is the environment and the construction and building technology to enhance natural world as well as building materials. In view to provide new knowledge to the contractors and developers on how to improve the construction industry methods and services by using coconut shells and to sustain good product performance and meet recycling goals, there is need to design a technical specification of concrete using coconut shell as aggregates that will meet the Indian standard requirements in order to help contribute to the industry in saving the environment, to encourage the government to find solutions regarding the disposal to landfills of waste materials and save the environment. The use of coconut by products has been a long time source of income for some people. Recycling of the disposed material is one method of treating the agricultural waste. The used of coconut shell could be a valuable substitute in the formation of composite material that can be used as a housing construction,such as concrete.
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