Stiffer roadways could improve truck fuel efficiency

Study finds simple changes in road resurfacing practices could improve gas mileage for heavy vehicles and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
June 11, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: sustainability greenhouse-gases infrastructure emissions research transportation automobiles carbon-nanotubes school-of-engineering civil-and-environmental-engineering nanoscience-and-nanotechnology concrete concrete-sustainability-hub

Discerning the texture of urban resilience

MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub researchers are investigating how the layouts, or textures, of cities influence extreme weather events.

Andrew Logan | Concrete Sustainability Hub • mit
March 30, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: cities sustainability climate-change architecture construction hurricanes natural-disasters research school-of-engineering urban-studies-and-planning civil-and-environmental-engineering concrete-sustainability-hub

Improving pavement networks by predicting the future

CSHub researchers have developed a pavement maintenance model that considers future uncertainties to improve performance and lower cost.

Andrew Logan | Concrete Sustainability Hub • mit
Feb. 5, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: infrastructure research transportation school-of-engineering civil-and-environmental-engineering concrete-sustainability-hub

Paving sustainably

Researchers at the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub study the many contextual factors that influence a pavement’s environmental footprint.

Andrew Logan | Concrete Sustainability Hub • mit
May 22, 2019 ~8 min

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Paving ahead: Model aims for infrastructure preservation

MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub researchers outline a new pavement maintenance model that accounts for future uncertainties in cost and deterioration.

Andrew Logan | Concrete Sustainability Hub • mit
April 8, 2019 ~5 min

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With buildings and infrastructure, it pays to take a life-cycle perspective | MIT News

Concrete Sustainability Hub research shows life-cycle thinking has long-term environmental and economic payoffs.

Anne Wilson Yu | Concrete Sustainability Hub • mit
March 30, 2018 ~4 min

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Investigating a big dam concrete problem | MIT News

Researchers working to address concrete durability get a close look at the impacts of a chemical reaction known to cause structural problems.

Anne Wilson Yu | Concrete Sustainability Hub • mit
Sept. 13, 2017 ~5 min

Tags:  research  school-of-engineering  civil-and-environmental-engineering  nanoscience-and-nanotechnology  materials-science-and-engineering  concrete  concrete-sustainability-hub  cement

Global cement meeting paves the way for worldwide collaboration | MIT News

A recent meeting on the MIT campus laid the foundation for better coordination of global research relating to cement and sustainability.

Anne Wilson Yu | Concrete Sustainability Hub • mit
March 2, 2017 ~5 min

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Concrete Sustainability Hub welcomes Panamanian government officials | MIT News

Panamanian delegates participating in the U.S. Trade and Development Agency Global Procurement Initiative visited MIT to learn about life-cycle cost analysis models.

Anne Wilson Yu | Concrete Sustainability Hub • mit
Feb. 10, 2017 ~5 min

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MIT and French research institutions collaborate on climate-conscious materials | MIT News

MultiScale Material Science for Energy and Environment research partnership could reduce the carbon footprint of materials such as concrete.

Kathryn O'Neill | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
Sept. 12, 2016 ~5 min

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