Application Of Transparent Concrete In Construction World

Ramansh Bajpai*
UG Student, Civil Engineering with specialization in Infrastructure Developments, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, India.
Periodicity:December - February'2014


The transparent concrete is one of the greatest discoveries in construction world. Nowadays, as theatricality with durability is the major requirement for any structural element, transparent concrete meets both the criteria. The transparent concrete is produced from fine grained concrete and translucent fibers casted in layer. Because of the small amount of fabric and solidity, it is similar to high strength concrete, almost free energy loss and light penetration through optic fibers makes to see light, shadow and colors. So it is highly useful in skyscrapers and for decorative purposes. It is a combination of optical fibers and concrete. A wall made of transparent concrete has the strength of traditional concrete but thanks to an embedded array of optical glass fibers, which lets in the view of the outside world, such as the shadow of trees, or passersby, that are displayed inside the building. It is a bit cheaper and one of the major advantages of this concrete is that it is eco-friendly, aesthetic and saves energy too. As the height of the building increases or there are many skyscrapers within a confined area, use of ordinary concrete which is very dense, make rooms dark which may have ill effects in the building. Hence, transparent concrete can be used which allows light to pass through it. White or colorful illumination elements can be utilized to create special light and color effects. The phenomenon of light transmitting concrete in the form of widely applicable new building materials is accepted


Transparent Concrete, Eco friendly, Decorative elements, Optical Fibers, Light transmission.

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Bajpai,R. (2014). Application Of Transparent Concrete In Construction World. i-manager’s Journal on Civil Engineering, 4(1), 6-11.


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