“The conditions of the world are changing,” says Oral Buyukozturk, MIT civil and environmental engineering professor. Increasing environmental demands on existing infrastructure and stronger regulations insist innovation must occur within the concrete batching and construction industries. In an effort inspired by the success of Roman concrete systems, Buyukozturk is trying to find a way to … Continue reading Concrete Industry News: Concrete Simulation Breakthrough
Portland Cement and Fly Ash There’s no way around it. Producing ordinary Portland cement uses lots of energy and releases an exorbitant amount of carbon dioxide. As the industry moves toward measures that would be less harmful to the environment, Portland cement has continued to dominate. Certainly, Portland cement is a great binder, but in … Continue reading Fly Ash Based Geopolymer Concrete Strength Tests
Portland cement concrete is the most commonly used material in the construction industry. The demand for PCC is predicted to rise sharply until 2050. In that time, there is room for technology to improve and new ingredients for batch recipes to be developed.