RILEM BITS&BOBS ON T&T  
 
 
DID YOU KNOW THAT...?
 

Did you know that Magnesium Oxide (MgO) is poorly absorbed from the human gut and for this reason is relatively ineffective for correcting magnesium deficiency? Read about MgO-based expansive agents in concrete here.

 
 
 
IN-HOUSE TALKS AND STATEMENTS
 

Thirty participants from industry and academia attended the RILEM Doctoral Course, Advanced Concrete Technology, which took place from November 18th through November 23rd at IIT Madras in Chennai, India. The course was sponsored by RILEM Educational Activities Committee (EAC).


 


Participants explored topics as varied as Portland cement chemistry, alternative cementitious materials, mineral and chemical admixtures, fresh and hardened properties of concrete, special concretes, concrete deterioration mechanisms, sustainability of concrete and many others. Read more about this event here.

 
 
 
OUTSOURCED BUSINESS AND STORIES
 

Is it technology or magic? A new system has been developed that is able to predict the time a critical strength will be reached with an accuracy of +/- 5%, several days in advance. This concrete strength prediction engine, based on artificial intelligence algorithms, has been recently used at the London City Airport. 

 
 
 
UPCOMING RILEM EVENTS
 


 

 


More