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What is Steel Slag Concrete?

What is Steel Slag Concrete?

Brief  Steel slag concrete is a type of concrete made by mixing steel slag, a byproduct of steel production, with traditional concrete ingredients. It is known for its high compressive strength and durability, making it a suitable material for construction projects....

The Past, Present and Future of Graphene-based Concrete

The Past, Present and Future of Graphene-based Concrete

Brief Researchers believe graphene as a concrete additive could cut the amount of cement required by as much as 50%, which could vastly reduce carbon emissions and potentially cut costs while improving durability and strength. A UK venture recently developed...

Concrete Experiment from 1910 Wrapping up at UW-Madison

Concrete Experiment from 1910 Wrapping up at UW-Madison

Brief  The University of Wisconsin at Madison is completing a 113-year-old experiment testing the strength and durability of concrete cylinders exposed to various conditions. The aged concrete differs greatly from modern concrete due to chemical composition, but the...

Asphalt Vs. Concrete Driveway: What’s The Cons and Pros?

Asphalt Vs. Concrete Driveway: What’s The Cons and Pros?

Brif If you're ready to replace your driveway or patio, there are several things you'll want to think about. One of the first decisions to make is whether you want an asphalt or concrete driveway. While these two materials may sometimes be confused with one another,...

Study Notes Best Practices for Surface Glass Aggregate

Study Notes Best Practices for Surface Glass Aggregate

Brief  Exposed-aggregate, polished concrete floors are in high demand, and the use of glass is an emerging trend used to create an aesthetically pleasing surface. The American Society of Concrete Contractors and the Concrete Polishing Council conducted a field study...

What Is a Gable Roof?

What Is a Gable Roof?

Brief  There are many types of roofs that top our homes, and the popularity of each varies from region to region. Here in the Northeast, we’re big fans of the modest gable roof. It’s practical and offers a classic design that’s easy to work with. Read this guide on...

The Use of E-Waste in Concrete

The Use of E-Waste in Concrete

Brief  Waste from electronics, or e-waste, is a fast growing component of the ever increasing amount of waste produced globally, and its use as a concrete aggregate could cut industry emissions and help divert discarded electronics from landfills. A 2019 study...

Roman Buildings used Stronger Concrete, Say Scientists

Roman Buildings used Stronger Concrete, Say Scientists

Brief  A team of engineering and environmental researchers determined that the Romans used hot-mixing techniques to create concrete that is more durable that modern equivalents, according to a study in Science Advances. The lime clasts discovered in Roman concrete...

What Builders can do to Foster a Sustainable Future

What Builders can do to Foster a Sustainable Future

Brief  Builders aiming for a greener future need to embrace an outcomes-based strategy that uses data to point the way to their goals, writes JLL Technologies' Ramya Ravichandar. It's also important to implement tech-enabled solutions and "make real-time adjustments...

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