%0 Journal Article
	%A Ya Hong Dong and  Conrad T.C. Wong and  S. Thomas Ng and  James M.W. Wong
	%D 2013
	%J International Journal of Civil and Environmental Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 75, 2013
	%T Life Cycle Assessment of Precast Concrete Units
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10792
	%V 75
	%X Precast concrete has been widely adopted in public
housing construction of Hong Kong since the mid-1980s. While
pre-casting is considered an environmental friendly solution, there is
lack of study to investigate the life cycle performance of precast
concrete units. This study aims to bridge the knowledge gap by
providing a comprehensive life cycle assessment (LCA) study for two
precast elements namely fa├žade and bathroom. The results show that
raw material is the most significant contributor of environmental
impact accounting for about 90% to the total impact. Furthermore,
human health is more affected by the production of precast concrete
than the ecosystems.
	%P 230 - 235