Course Objectives:

The course is designed to teach students about modern building composite materials of components from renewable resources – recycled materials, wastes and by-products of various branches of production, i.e. the materials fulfilling requirements of  sustainable development, referred also as "green materials” or “green composites”.

Course Contents:

Lectures presenting knowledge about concrete-like composites containing recycled materials, waste materials and by-products of industry obtained locally, developed in own laboratories of DBME, as well as other materials developed in other research centers. Students learn methods of testing of particular components and composites. Students are also introduced into basics of designing and material optimization of such materials. The special emphasis is placed on concrete-like composite materials – including cement and polymer based concretes. The laboratory part includes: design, preparation of specimens and tests of composite with selected waste/by-product.