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International Journal of Polymer Science
Volume 2013, Article ID 921076, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/921076
Research Article

Comparison of Cement-Based and Polymer-Based Concrete Pipes for Analysis of Cost Assessment

1Inegol Faculty of Business, Uludag University, 16400 Bursa, Turkey
2Economics Department, Bartın University, 74100 Bartın, Turkey

Received 28 March 2013; Accepted 8 May 2013

Academic Editor: Osman Gencel

Copyright © 2013 Orhan Bozkurt and Mehmet İslamoğlu. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

As the variety of materials utilized in construction industry has expanded, new techniques have been used in order to optimize the quality and efficiency of output. Therefore, recent innovations taking place in the construction industry led researchers to increase the mechanical efficiency of the output more than the cost effectiveness of it. However, especially professionals experiencing in the industry look into the cost effectiveness of the work. In other words, they also want researchers to justify the innovative techniques economically. The aim of this study is to provide a comparative analysis of the cost efficiency of polymer concrete used to manufacture durable and long-lasting reinforced concrete structures.