Article - 26 Nov 2002
Once thought of as a dull, basic material, concrete has been used to make architecturally desirable structures. Coloured concretes, pigments, floor screeds and screen printed and photo engraved...
Article - 27 Nov 2001
Fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) concrete provides an alternative to steel reinforced concrete. It overcomes corrosion problems, possesses high strength and low stiffness and cracks in the matrix are...
Article - 22 Aug 2008
In January 2002, the American Concrete Institute (ACI) issued a new standard, ACI355.2-01, which prescribed a comprehensive testing program to ascertain design parameters for post-installed adhesive...
Article - 16 Apr 2004
A Dutch researcher has developed a model that assesses and predicts the fire resistant behaviour of concrete floor slabs. Some findings and recommendations are reported. Posted April 13 2004
Article - 18 Sep 2002
Concrete roof tiles can now be manufactured to look like many other types of roofing materials. Described herein are the origins of concrete roofing, production methods, use of pigments, efflorescence...
Article - 12 Mar 2002
This report summarises the development of cathodic protection of steel in concrete. It reports on the technology development and uptake across the world as well as applications and benefits.
Article - 11 Oct 2002
Once a cathodic protection system has been implemented, maintaining the system is of great importance. Outlined are recommended monitoring and maintenance schedules and actions to be taken based on...
Article - 13 Mar 2002
Steel will corrode in most environments. Its behaviour in concrete is addressed. Aspects such as the concrete environment, factors affecting corrosion rates, production realities, deterioration...
Article - 3 May 2002
A new technology has been developed using energy from microwave radiation to cure concrete. It has the advantages that it is clean, accelerates curing, requires no additives and improves properties....
Article - 12 May 2010
In order for concrete to withstand freezing and thawing cycles, it is important to maintain control of the air voids distribution. To analyze the air voids in the concrete, the surface should be...