Gallery: Using Recycled Concrete Could Reduce Road Paving Costs by 10-2...

Purdue civil engineering graduate student Parth Panchmatia creates cylindrical test specimens for the research, funded by the Indiana Department of Transportation. (Purdue University photo/Andrew Hancock)

Civil engineering researchers at Purdue University are currently trying to perfect a process for the handling and reuse of recycled concrete. It is believed that recycling concrete could help reduce construction costs by 20%, and cut down on resources (such as limestone) from being quarried. Working with the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), the process is being evaluated and tested for eventual use in highway construction.

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