The author of this study has combined a passion for the subject of concrete recycling, a record of the dire sand shortage in the Western Cape, and possible solutions for this situation. The document submitted also offers a record of materials research in Cape Town where there are real issues facing the Construction Industry and the report is to be commended for seeking solutions in another under explored area of Sustainable Architecture, that of materials.
This submission reveals the breadth and depth that needs to be explored in the subject of sustainable architecture, from testing a client brief, to accommodation schedules, architectural design and materials. The subject of materials and their various impacts on the earth is hotly contested by individual industries, so rigorous independent research into fact is welcomed. The author has extended his research to include CPD training for fellow professionals and into local universities so that students can benefit from his endeavor.