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

New approach calculates benefits of building hazard-resistant structures | MIT News

Calculation developed by MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub shows that when building in areas prone to natural disasters, it pays to make informed decisions.

Anne Wilson Yu | MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub • mit
Dec. 21, 2016 ~4 min

Tags:  architecture  construction  research  school-of-engineering  civil-and-environmental-engineering  materials-science-and-engineering  concrete

Taking the life-cycle perspective: Report addresses critical issues in building practices | MIT News

Anne Wilson Yu | Concrete Sustainability Hub • mit
Oct. 28, 2016 ~4 min

Tags:  architecture  construction  research  school-of-engineering  civil-and-environmental-engineering  materials-science-and-engineering  concrete

Finding a new formula for concrete | MIT News

Researchers look to bones and shells as blueprints for stronger, more durable concrete.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
May 25, 2016 ~8 min

Tags:  sustainability  energy  environment  construction  materials-science  research  school-of-engineering  civil-and-environmental-engineering  nanoscience-and-nanotechnology  materials-science-and-engineering  bioinspiration  cement  composite-materials

Designing a better built environment | MIT News

Oral Buyukozturk develops innovative designs and technologies for durable, sustainable physical infrastructure projects.

Steve Calechman | MIT Industrial Liaison Program • mit
April 25, 2016 ~8 min

Tags:  sustainability  industry  construction  profile  research  design  school-of-engineering  faculty  civil-and-environmental-engineering  concrete  structural-engineering

Riddle of cement’s structure is finally solved | MIT News

Findings may guide development of formulas to make the material more durable, less CO2-intensive.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 8, 2016 ~6 min

Tags:  sustainability  climate-change  environment  construction  materials-science  research  school-of-engineering  civil-and-environmental-engineering  nanoscience-and-nanotechnology  materials-science-and-engineering  concrete-sustainability-hub  cement  composite-materials

Moderating extremes in building design | MIT News

Leon Glicksman develops energy efficiency technologies and strategies for old and new buildings all over the world.

Steve Calechman | MIT Industrial Liaison Program • mit
Oct. 5, 2015 ~8 min

Tags:  sustainability  energy  architecture  industry  construction  profile  energy-efficiency  mechanical-engineering  faculty  building

Nuts, bolts, and slurry walls | MIT News

A how-it’s-made seminar series shines light on MIT.nano, an historic campus construction project.

Leda Zimmerman | School of Engineering • mit
Aug. 26, 2015 ~7 min

Tags:  construction  community  school-of-engineering  school-of-science  special-events-and-guest-speakers  campus-buildings-and-architecture  facilities  nanoscience-and-nanotechnology  mitnano  building

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