A new way of protecting concrete from fire damage using materials recycled from old tires has been successfully tested by researchers at the University of Sheffield.
The need to build durable infrastructure on other planets is coming. To prepare, Penn State researchers have been working with NASA to explore how cement solidifies in microgravity environments.
The National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA) posted its Manual for Jointed Precast Concrete Pavement (3rd ed.). This comprehensive technical manual describes jointed precast concrete pavement systems in detail and presents a step-by-step guide.
Researchers from the RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics (RAP) have used a method, using the RANS compact neutron source, to non-destructively measure the salt content of structures such as bridges, tunnels, and elevated roadways, which can suffer from degradation due to exposure to salt from seawater and other sources.
A Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher is working on a safer, simpler and potentially more affordable method of combining nanoparticles with concrete. Dr. Hongyan Ma, Missouri S&T assistant professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering, compares the technique to blowing bubbles into limewater.
The ACI Foundation announced that applications are now being accepted from graduate and undergraduate students for its twenty 2019-2020 fellowships and scholarships.
The CSHub at MIT is hosting a webinar to discuss the role of air entrainment in improving freeze-thaw performance of concrete. The one-hour webinar will be held on Thursday, July 19, at 11 a.m. Eastern.
The American Concrete Institute (ACI) provided the ACI Foundation with an additional one-time contribution of $360,000.
CB Structures, a division of Current Builders, is presently using tunnel form on 40-percent of its projects and predicts an increase due to the state's decreasing labor pool and the critical need for more rental properties in South Florida.