College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Daniel Knight, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


Sustainability has been growing consistently more popular in construction, with projects introducing innovative ideas to build greener every year. One material that has not experienced many innovations since emerging in building use is concrete. The reason behind this could be the chemical process of curing concrete being unique compared to most materials. While concrete can be broken down into some of its original components, water, cement, and admixtures used are not retainable. This makes it difficult to recycle the material, and the aggregates recovered from recycling also experience a loss in strength. With admixtures being involved in most concrete mixes today, it is hypothesized that a sustainable additive could be discovered to use in concrete for strength retainage. The review of literature focuses on modern concrete mixes, recycled aggregate, concrete admixtures, and marble powder. This research analyzes waste marble powder in concrete. Waste marble powder is a byproduct of marble processing and contains properties similar to cement. Experiments involving the use of both marble powder and recycled aggregate are carried out in the form of concrete cylinder batching and breaking over seven-day periods. Findings of this process show that marble powder could be a promising component of concrete upon further research.