E-ISSN: 2458-973X
Evaluation of concrete pavers affected by Manavgat wildfires
1Alanya Alaaddin Keykubat University, Antalya, Turkey
Journal of Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies 2021; 4(6): 168-172 DOI: 10.14744/jscmt.2021.05
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In recent years, wildfires have devastated many regions in many countries, especially in Turkey. In addition to the loss of human lives, villages and business facilities have been destroyed, livestock and domestic animals have perished, and forests and natural assets have burned. The wildfires have affected tourism and agriculture, which account for a large part of economic activity and employment in many of the affected areas. There was also significant destruction of local infrastructure, including roads, power, telecommunications, and community facilities. Some of the paving stones on the roads affected by the Manavgat wildfires were also burnt. The replacement of concrete paving stones used in pavements has both economic and environmental negative impacts. The reuse of these stones is important for the regional economy.