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Use of Steel and Polyolefin Fibres in the La Canda Tunnels: Applying MIVES for Assessing Sustainability Evaluation

Version 1 : Received: 31 October 2018 / Approved: 2 November 2018 / Online: 2 November 2018 (05:24:50 CET)

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Alberti, M.G.; Gálvez, J.C.; Enfedaque, A.; Carmona, A.; Valverde, C.; Pardo, G. Use of Steel and Polyolefin Fibres in the La Canda Tunnels: Applying MIVES for Assessing Sustainability Evaluation. Sustainability 2018, 10, 4765. Alberti, M.G.; Gálvez, J.C.; Enfedaque, A.; Carmona, A.; Valverde, C.; Pardo, G. Use of Steel and Polyolefin Fibres in the La Canda Tunnels: Applying MIVES for Assessing Sustainability Evaluation. Sustainability 2018, 10, 4765.

Journal reference: Sustainability 2018, 10, 4765
DOI: 10.3390/su10124765

Abstract

Construction involves the use of significant quantities of raw materials and entails high-energy consumption. For the sake of choosing the most appropriate solution that considers environmental and sustainable concepts, tools such as the integrated value model for sustainable assessment (Modelo Integrado de Valor para una Evaluación Sostenible, MIVES) used in Spain, plays a key role in obtaining the best solution. MIVES is a multi-criteria decision-making method based on the value function concept and the seminars delivered by experts. Such tools, in order to show how they may work, require application to case studies. In this paper, two concrete slabs manufactured with differing reinforcement during the construction of the La Canda Tunnels are compared by means of MIVES. The two concrete slabs were reinforced with a conventional steel-mesh and with polyolefin fibres. The results showed that from the point of view of sustainability, the use of polyolefin fibres provided a significant advantage mainly due to the lower maintenance required.

Subject Areas

concrete sustainable evaluations; steel-mesh; polyolefin fibres

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