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)

Bryan Knakiewicz, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


Concrete is currently the second most consumed resource used in the world and the production of this material, mainly the production of cement, contributes to a little over 8% of carbon dioxide emissions globally. The concept of sustainable concrete is rapidly surfacing within the construction industry as environmental issues and concerns like global warming and climate change continue to worsen. Scientists have been and continue to consistently conduct studies to test if sustainable concrete is a possible solution to reducing carbon dioxide and greenhouse gas emissions that come straight from the construction industry. But some construction companies have concerns that changing the composition of the standard concrete could potentially pose risks to the integrity of such an already structurally sound building material. This report will get a gauge on where sustainable concrete stands within the construction industry and attempt to analyze the reasoning as to why this product hasn’t been implemented on more projects. Ultimately, sustainable concrete still has a long way to go, but continuing to conduct research and slowly implementing more sustainable methods and kinds of concretes on projects will greatly help to reduce global CO2 and greenhouse gas emissions.

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