Engineering professor mixes recycled waste aggregate into concrete

The first pour of concrete using recycled aggregate formed the foundation and walls in architect Hugh Bitz’s residential construction project. The application is based on research done by Asst. Prof. Shahria Alam at the School of Engineering in UBC’s Okanagan campus. Alam researched methods for recycling used concrete, composite scrap, crushed and mixed as aggregate for fresh concrete.

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) is sponsoring the new-generation concrete project along with OK Builders Supplies Ltd. for three years through its Collaborative Research and Development program. For more information, click here.