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Did you know that most standards provide a design service life of 50 years for reinforced concrete structures but the Alvord Lake Bridge, built in in San Francisco, CA, US, in 1889, is the world's oldest surviving reinforced concrete structure? Learn more service life of concrete here.
RILEM has been organising symposia and workshops since its foundation, with more than 100 proceedings published. RILEM members can access for free these documents. Non-members need to create a free account. The Proceedings published by RILEM Publications in 2019 are: PRO 128: SMSS2019 - International Conference on Sustainable Materials, Systems and Structures (2019) 6 volumes PRO 130: 5th Historic Mortars Conference (2019); Eds. José Ignacio Álvarez, José María Fernández, Íñigo Navarro, Adrián Durán, Rafael Sirera PRO 131: 3rd International Conference on Bio-Based Building Materials (ICBBM2019); Eds. Mohammed Sonebi, Sofiane Amziane, Jonathan Page PRO 132: IRWRMC’18 - International RILEM Workshop on Rheological Measurements of Cement-based Materials (2018); Eds. Chafika Djelal, Yannick Vanhove PRO 133: CO2STO2019 - International Workshop CO2 Storage in Concrete (2019); Eds. Assia Djerbi, Othman Omikrine-Metalssi, Teddy Fen-Chong The proceedings of the RILEM and RILEM-cosponsored events published by Springer rather than by RILEM Publications can be purchased directly on the Springer website. RILEM members can access for free to the electronic version of the proceedings from their profile.
A team of scientists from the University of Montana successfully tried a biological approach to fixing cracked storage wells. They discovered that a specific type of bacteria (S. pasteurii) grew better and made a more complete seal of the crack when the flow rates of the injected fluids were fast. Injecting more of the nutrient fluid also helped the bacteria to grow better, resulting in more calcite build-up, leading to an improved seal. Read the full article here!
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