Sustainable use of traditional geomaterials in construction practice / edited by R. Přikryl, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic [and 4 others].
- Geological Society special publication, 0305-8719 ; no. 416
- Machine generated contents note: Geomaterials in construction and their sustainability: understanding their role in modern society / K. Miskovsky -- From spolia to recycling: the reuse of traditional construction materials in built heritage and its role in sustainability today: a review / A. Frangipane -- Late Antique marble trade: new insights obtained from stone artefacts from the San Severo complex (Ravenna, Italy) / R. Prikryl -- Concept for a holistic sustainability assessment of the end-of-life phase of masonry / B. Meng -- Resource management and a Best Available Concept for aggregate sustainability / E. Kuznetsova -- Application of a new method for rapid quality assessment of renewable aggregate resources in alpine regions / I. Wimmer-Frey -- Laboratory characterization and pilot site tests of residual sludge from dimension stones for civil and environmental applications / D. A. De Luca -- Sustainability in earthen heritage conservation / A. L. Velosa -- Sierra de Guadarrama (Madrid, Spain): bridging the gap between geology and architecture / M. Gomez-Heras -- GIS-based variability of building materials towards the Ile-de-France cuesta (Paris Basin, France): inventory, distribution, uses and relationship with the environment / V. Barbin -- Antique stone quarries in Turkey: a case study on tuffs in the Temple of Apollon Smintheus / T. Topal -- Physico-mechanical properties and durability performance of natural building and decorative carbonate stones from Cyprus / I. Ioannou -- Early Cretaceous Obernkirchen and Bentheim Sandstones from Germany used as dimension stone in the Netherlands: geology, physical properties, architectural use and comparative weathering / T. G. Nijland -- The role of the petrophysical characteristics on the durability and conservation of some porous calcarenites from Southern Italy / G. Quarta -- Comparison between petrophysical properties, durability and use of two limestones of the Paris region / C. Thomachot-Schneider -- Petrographic characteristics of intrusive rocks as an evaluation tool of their technical properties / S. Sachlova -- New experimental method to study the combined effect of temperature and salt weathering / M. Alvarez de Buergo -- Characterization of particulate matter in attic and settled dusts collected from two buildings in Budapest, Hungary / C.S. Szabo -- Repair rendering mortars for the restoration of the Vargas Palace in Granada (Spain): a comparative study of the mortar behaviour in the laboratory and on site / G. Cultrone -- Inadequacy of different methods of assessing the correct dosages during the preparation of air-hardening lime mortars / G. Cultrone -- TiO2-SiO2-PDMS nanocomposites with self-cleaning properties for stone protection and consolidation / N.-P. Maravelaki -- Resistance to weathering and retreatability of composite protective nanostructured coatings applied to Pendelikon marbles / G. Karagiannis.
- Geomaterials derived from the Earth's crust and used in construction after appropriate processing are among the earliest raw materials exploited, processed and used by humans. Their numerous functional properties include accessibility, workability and serviceability, and these are explored within this volume. In modern society, sustainable use of raw materials, specifically those exploited in large volumes such as geomaterials for construction, raises questions of reducing extraction of primary resources and thus minimizing impacts on natural systems, and also employment of materials and technologies to lower emissions of deleterious substances into the atmosphere. This will be possible only if we fully understand the properties, processing and mode of use of traditional geomaterials. Although most of the papers within this volume were written by geologists, the contributions will also be of interest to those working in cultural heritage, monument conservation, civil engineering and architecture.
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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