Tag: Cement

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Fast, automated, affordable test for cement durability

July 5, 2023

Via: ScienceDaily

The results of the study, led by Illinois civil and environmental engineering professor Nishant Garg, are reported in the journal npj Materials Degradation. “Concrete is one of the most consumed materials on our planet, second only to water,” Garg said. […]


Buildings can become a global CO2 sink if made out of wood instead of cement and steel

January 27, 2020

Via: Construction News ScienceDaily

A material revolution replacing cement and steel in urban construction by wood can have double benefits for climate stabilization, a new study shows. First, it can avoid greenhouse gas emissions from cement and steel production. Second, it can turn buildings […]


Efficient material design, low-carbon concrete are critical to cutting GHG emissions in construction

October 22, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

Efficient material design and the use of low-carbon concrete are crucial to efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) during the construction process, according to a report from C40 Cities, Arup, and the University of Leeds. Eliminating material waste at […]


LafargeHolcim launches CO2-reducing cement business

August 9, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

According to the Cicero Center for International Climate Research, cement manufacturing is No. 3 in carbon dioxide emissions behind fossil fuels and land-use change and the pace of production has increased by 30 times since the 1950s and by 40 […]


Cement faces special challenges in quest for sustainability

August 20, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Some concrete manufacturers are tinkering with their mixes to reduce their need for cement, which is a main component of concrete. U.S. Concrete, for example, has low-CO2 mixes, one of which uses fly ash to replace up to 50% of […]