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... the Schmidt rebound hammer, one of the oldest Non-destructive Testing (NDT) techniques, was first introduced into the market in the ‘50s? it is still used in concrete and masonry structures, but more innovative methods are also available!
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2020 RILEM Annual Week: approaching deadline for abstract submission Abstracts (up to 200 words) are now being accepted for both oral and poster presentations; these should be submitted by email: rilem2020[@]sheffield.ac.uk. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 31 January 2020.   The 74th RILEM Annual Week and 40th Cement and Concrete Science Conference will take place on 31 August - 4 September 2020 at the University of Sheffield. More info here.
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Concrete used in wireless charging technology for electric scooters Germany-based Magment Concrete Wireless Power is developing a magnetized form of concrete that has the ability to repower electric vehicles more efficiently than traditional charging systems... but, is it durable in the environment? Does the charging work in the field under all weather conditions in the same way it does in the lab? More info here.
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