Toward Sustainable Construction: Use of recycled aggregate in concrete in Malaysia

Sallehan Ismail, Kwan Wai Hoe, Mahyuddin Ramli
2018 Asian Journal of Quality of Life  
This paper reviews several key issues related to the use of natural aggregate (NA) for concrete production, in view of the high demand for materials to meet the rapid construction development in Malaysia. The current paper aims to discuss the potential of recycling waste concrete to generate recycled aggregates (RA) that may be used as alternative aggregate sources in the production of concrete. Moreover, several major challenges to the use of RA for concrete production are also highlighted.
more » ... lso highlighted. This paper also provides an action plan to encourage the construction industry's wide usage of RA to achieve sustainable construction. Keywords: construction; recycled aggregate; sustainable; waste concreteeISSN 2398-4279 © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license ( Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.
doi:10.21834/ajqol.v3i9.89 fatcat:2wiw2drg6rdebjhodfukj5iiba