Reducing Carbon Footprint of Concrete Construction using Fiber Reinforcement
Synthetic macrofiber composites can be used to replace steel reinforcement or in conjunction with steel reinforcement to increase durability and extend service life. The contribution to sustainable construction through lowered environmental, social, and economic impacts is currently being documented. Euclid Chemical was one of the first companies in the sector to develop a type III EPD for synthetic fiber applications, providing all certification for GWP gases emissions control. We can now quantify the savings in GWP of using fiber versus steel, discuss less cracking, cost equivalencies and safer construction sites and specifications, especially government funded projects, that will soon require EPD’s for product submissions.
This presentation will cover all necessary data to develop the LCA (Lifecycle Assessment) and all nuances of it reports. Presentation program:
- Sustainability in construction
- Overview of fiber reinforced concrete technology
- Benefits of using fibers
- Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)
- Comparison of GWP emissions between steel vs synthetic fibers