About the book
Sand has historically always been involved in construction. From ancient monuments to commercial roads, all have been made using sand. In the present era, sand is widely used in masonry buildings, concrete structures and infrastructures, road making, etc. On the other hand, the usage of sand should be accompanied by high clarity and technical awareness because the quality of the sand plays a crucial role in the ultimate quality of the structures. Moreover, given that sand is usually processed, familiarity with this procedure is essential for civil engineers. Also, misuse and excessive use of sand resources can cause adverse environmental effects, like river morphological changes. Considering the previous points and because many of the tips related to the use of sand in construction are not deeply explained in universities, the existence of a comprehensive book in this regard seems to be necessary. Hence, this book is intended to collect and present all the angles and technical, managerial, environmental, and economic points of sand usage in construction for keen readers.