Event Title

Application of Transparent Concrete in Eco-Friendly Construction

Session

Civil Engineering, Infrastructure and Environment

Description

Energy saving and aesthetical view are two fundamental requisites performances for constructions. Eco-friendly, or ecological construction, is building a structure that is beneficial or non-harmful to the environment and resource efficient. Being referred to as green building, this type of construction is efficient in its use of local and renewable materials, low energy required to build it, including the energy generated while being within it. Transparent concrete has the capability of letting light pass through it. Indeed it is produced by incorporating optical elements (optical fibres) into normal concrete. The main purpose is to use sunlight, to reduce the power consumption of enlightenment and to use the optical fibre to emphasize the stress of structures as well as using this concrete as an architectural purpose for good aesthetical view of the building. This paper contributes to provide of new alternatives for sustainable construction around the world, and why not in Kosovo.

Keywords:

Concrete, Optical Fiber, Mix Design, Transparent Concrete, Eco-Friendly

Session Chair

Hazir Çadraku

Session Co-Chair

Visar Krelani

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-550-19-2

Location

Pristina, Kosovo

Start Date

10-2019 3:30 PM

End Date

26-10-2019 5:00 PM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2019.199

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Application of Transparent Concrete in Eco-Friendly Construction

Pristina, Kosovo

Energy saving and aesthetical view are two fundamental requisites performances for constructions. Eco-friendly, or ecological construction, is building a structure that is beneficial or non-harmful to the environment and resource efficient. Being referred to as green building, this type of construction is efficient in its use of local and renewable materials, low energy required to build it, including the energy generated while being within it. Transparent concrete has the capability of letting light pass through it. Indeed it is produced by incorporating optical elements (optical fibres) into normal concrete. The main purpose is to use sunlight, to reduce the power consumption of enlightenment and to use the optical fibre to emphasize the stress of structures as well as using this concrete as an architectural purpose for good aesthetical view of the building. This paper contributes to provide of new alternatives for sustainable construction around the world, and why not in Kosovo.