2019 CSCE Annual Conference - Laval (Greater Montreal)

2019 CSCE Annual Conference - Laval (Greater Montreal) Conference

Application of Agricultural - Waste Materials in Concrete: A Review

Dr. Sara Boudali, Concordia University (Presenter)
Dr. Ahmed Soliman, Concordia University
Dr. Sébastien Poncet, University of Sherbrooke
Dr. Stéphane Godbout, IRDA
Mr. Joahnn Palacios, IRDA
Dr. Bahira Abdulsalam, CIISolutions Composites Infrastructure Innovation Solutions Corp.

High demand of natural resources and the disposal problem of agricultural wastes are two main challenges faced by construction and agriculture sectors. Therefore, the use of agro-waste in the construction industry can be an optimum solution. In response to the increased interest in sustainable construction materials, many agricultural waste materials are already used in concrete as alternative replacements for cement, fine aggregate, coarse aggregate and reinforcing materials. This paper provides an overview for the successful implementations of different agricultural waste materials to produce green concrete for different construction applications. It highlights the quantitative benefits of sustainable construction using agricultural waste materials and benefits of green materials in construction applications. This would allow engineers and policymakers to consider designing for sustainability as a new requirement in the design for publicly funded structures