The Concrete Sustainability Hub is an interdisciplinary team of researchers from across the Institute. We work with, and bring together, leaders from academia, industry, and government to develop breakthroughs in concrete and infrastructure science. By investigating cement and concrete from the nanoscale up, and considering its full life cycle, we are working to reduce the energy footprint of the world’s most common building material.

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  • A Scientific Investigation into Concrete Pavement Durability ?

    Pellenq, Roland; Bazant, Martin; Dufresne, Alice; Dupuis, Romain; Gregory, Jeremy; e.a. (MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub, Oregon State University, University of New Brunswick, 2021-01)
    Although concrete pavements offer many long-term performance benefits, there are still instances where premature degradation of pavements leads to unexpected and costly repairs. In addition to being a burden to transportation ...
  • Research Brief: Evolving the C-S-H Packing Density at the Microscale ?

    Petersen, Thomas; Ulm, Franz-Josef (2017-10-02)
    Cement paste is a complex multiphase material, roughly 50 percent of which, by volume, is composed of calcium-silicate-hydrates (C-S-H). The C-S-H phase, which lends the material its rigidity, appears to be a dispersion ...
  • Accounting for Rehabilitation Activity Uncertainty in a Pavement Life Cycle Assessment using Probability and Decision Tree Analysis ?

    Mack, James W.; Xu, Xin; Gregory, Jeremy; Kirchain, Randolph (National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, 2015-08-12)
    In any life cycle assessment (LCA) for pavements, the designer must decide on which rehabilitation activities will be used to maintain the pavement over the analysis period. While this sounds simple, the fact is that there ...

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