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US company makes greener concrete with microbes

Innovative technology has been developed that uses microbes to reduce carbon emissions during the manufacture of concrete. After water, concrete is

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Team cuts sand use in concrete

Researchers from Brunel University London have developed a new method for making concrete a more sustainable material. The authors of an

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Report recommends concrete flooring in timber buildings

7th February 2022 by couldwelladmin Concrete 0 Comments

A report on mass timber buildings has recommended they should include concrete flooring, all-concrete cores and

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US companies make strides in carbon-free concrete

14th December 2021 by Sean Couldwell Concrete 0 Comments

Several research projects are in motion that are developing carbon-free concrete.

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HS2 project trials concrete printing

8th November 2021 by Sean Couldwell Concrete 0 Comments

The High Speed 2 (HS2) train project is testing concrete 3D printing with a view to reducing construction time and

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Studies reveal ancient Roman ingredient made concrete stronger

4th February 2021 by Sean Couldwell Concrete 0 Comments

Researchers have found a component was used in ancient Roman concrete to strengthen structures.

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High-performance prestressed concrete could revolutionise construction

New research into ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) could transform the way buildings, bridges and other high-stress projects are constructed. UHPC, like normal concrete, contains cement, sand and chemical additives, but is made with different proportions that produce a denser-packed concrete that requires no steel reinforcements. The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) is supporting research into new […]

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Concrete strength predictions streamline workflow at London City Airport

12th February 2020 by Sean Couldwell Concrete 0 Comments

A new concrete deck at London City Airport has been laid more precisely and in good time, thanks to concrete prediction technology. Concrete contractor Converge placed sensors in freshly poured concrete which sent temperature data to a Cloud-based system, to inform engineers when the concrete is at the correct temperature for maximum strength. After analysing […]

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Star Wars fanatic notes heroic uses of concrete within the franchise

12th January 2020 by Sean Couldwell Concrete 0 Comments

The latest Star Wars film, the Rise of Skywalker, has prompted one fan to look at how concrete has helped save the Rebel Alliance in this and other Star Wars films. Alistair Marsh, writing on the website Quartz, says that on more than one occasion, the Rebel Alliance has retreated to fortified bases to escape […]

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Biggest ever UK concrete pour completed

A whopping 9,000 cubic metres of concrete was poured and reinforced with 5,000 tonnes of steel at the new Hinkley Point C nuclear electricity generating plant. This breaks a previous UK record set during the construction of London’s Shard skyscraper. The Hinkley Point C plant is the UK’s biggest engineering project. Expected to be completed […]

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