Testing of by-products in earth construction

Markku Tammirinne, Markku Juvankoski

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    This article gives a very brief description of some demonstration projects carried out using different by-products, demolition waste (crushed concrete, brick rubble, crushed stone wool), coal fly ash, old asphalt pavements, blast-furnace slag, granulated peat fly ash, plastic waste, hematite, stabilised paper mill fibre sludge, etc.Test structures were built either as trial structures or as functional parts of real construction projects.The structures were built in accordance with general rules set by the pilot construction project team of Tekes's Ecogeotechnology R&D program, and were instrumented to measure and follow up the behaviour of the structure and materials.General remarks have been made on the usefulness of the field tests as a research tool in the chain from waste to construction material.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Practical Applications in Environmental Geotechnology
    Subtitle of host publicationECOGEO 2000
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    ISBN (Electronic)951-38-5702-6
    ISBN (Print)951-38-5701-8
    Publication statusPublished - 2000
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventInternational Conference on Practical Applications in Environmental Geotechnology: ECOGEO 2000 - Helsinki, Finland
    Duration: 4 Sept 20006 Sept 2000

    Publication series

    SeriesVTT Symposium


    ConferenceInternational Conference on Practical Applications in Environmental Geotechnology
    Abbreviated titleECOGEO 2000


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