Education on the utilization of secondary materials in earthworks

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Researchers

Research units

  • Tampere University of Technology

Abstract

The utilization of secondary materials in earthworks has increased relatively slowly during last decades. This has been the case even though the knowledge and experiences of materials and their utilization have grown considerably. The biggest drag has been the lack of knowledge. To improve the situation a jointly organized course was developed by Tampere University of Technology, Aalto University and industry. The course was aimed to master and doctoral level students, but also actors on the field were invited to participate. The course consisted of six intensive days alternately in Tampere and Helsinki from September 2017 to April 2018. The content of intensive days with specific themes was designed, organized and lectured together with the industry. Over 50 lecturers, both from industry and universities, were involved. The core component of the course was a comprehensive group project work on the use of secondary materials in selected infra construction projects. The interest of the course was high, around 80-100 students took part on the contact teaching and about 60 participated virtually. The feedback of the course has been positive and student feel that they have gained needed information. The jointly organized courses will be continued with a theme circular economy in the infrastructure construction.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 10th international conference on the Environmental and Technical Implications of Construction with Alternative Materials
Subtitle of host publicationNo Cradle no Grave Circular Economy into Practice
EditorsPentti Lahtinen, Ville Raasakka
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jun 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on the Environmental and Technical Implications of Construction with Alternative Materials - Tampere, Finland
Duration: 6 Jun 20188 Jun 2018
Conference number: 10

Publication series

NameRIL / Suomen rakennusinsinöörien liitto
PublisherSuomen rakennusinöörien liitto
ISSN (Print)0356-9403

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on the Environmental and Technical Implications of Construction with Alternative Materials
Abbreviated titleWASCON
CountryFinland
CityTampere
Period06/06/201808/06/2018

    Research areas

  • secondary materials, recovered materials, utilization, education, co-operation, earthworks, sustainability

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