Sustainable Materials in Construction

Mustafa Batikha, Yara Mouna

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In this paper, a highlight of recycled materials to be used in construction is done to confirm sustainable construction. The efficiency of using GGBS, Silica Fume, Fly Ash, recycled aggregate, ceramic waste, plastic waste and cold-formed steel is briefly described in terms of sustainability, durability and mechanical properties. In the end, recommendations for the industry to keep supporting research on utilizing these waste materials are made until they are authorized for use in the construction.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Specialist publicationHeriot-Watt University’s Centre of Excellence in Smart Construction Research Bulletin
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2020


  • GGBS
  • Silica Fume
  • Fly Ash
  • Recycled Aggregate
  • Plastic Waste
  • Ceramic Waste
  • Cold-Formed Steel


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