Substituting lumber for materials such as cement and steel could cut building emissions and costs.
Dec. 11, 2019 • ~4 min
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MIT researchers find a way to eliminate carbon emissions from cement production — a major global source of greenhouse gases.
Sept. 16, 2019 • ~7 min
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Researchers working to address concrete durability get a close look at the impacts of a chemical reaction known to cause structural problems.
Sept. 13, 2017 • ~5 min
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New understanding of concrete’s properties could increase lifetime of the building material, decrease emissions.
July 21, 2016 • ~15 min
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Concrete Sustainability Hub researcher Omar Swei is working to help Jordanian planners optimize maintenance on state-owned highways.
July 11, 2016 • ~4 min
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Researchers look to bones and shells as blueprints for stronger, more durable concrete.
May 25, 2016 • ~8 min
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Findings may guide development of formulas to make the material more durable, less CO2-intensive.
Feb. 8, 2016 • ~6 min
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New research shows concrete is a strong choice for the long-term confinement of nuclear waste.
Nov. 19, 2015 • ~3 min
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