RILEM BITS&BOBS ON T&T  
 
 
 
Editorial
 
 
Durability of alkali-activated concretes, Paul McIntyre Award, Gender gap
 
 
 
 
IN-HOUSE TALKS AND STATEMENTS
 

RILEM TC 247-DTA round robin test: carbonation and chloride penetration testing of alkali-activated concretes
Gregor J. G. Gluth et al.
Materials and Structures volume 53, Article number: 21 (2020)
 
Can the current standardised durability testing methods, developed for Portland cement-based concretes, be also applicable to alkali-activated materials? Find the answer to this question in this open access paper that presents the work of RILEM TC 247-DTA ‘Durability Testing of Alkali-Activated Materials’. The study is based on round robin testing of carbonation and chloride penetration test methods, applied to five different alkali-activated concretes based on fly ash, blast furnace slag or metakaolin.

 
 
 
IN-HOUSE TALKS AND STATEMENTS
 

Paul McIntyre Award
 
Carmen ANDRADE, RILEM Honorary member in 2015, RILEM President in 2000-2003, RILEM Fellow in 1995 and Robert L'Hermite medallist in 1986, has recently received the prestigious Paul McIntyre Award by the Institute of Corrosion – Icorr in the UK. Congratulations Carmen!

 
 
 
OUTSOURCED BUSINESS AND STORIES
 

Research suggests pandemic is widening engineering gender gap
 
A recent survey has shown a higher proportion of girls/young women than boys/young men considering to work in healthcare. The same survey has shown an opposite trend for a career in engineering.

 
 
 
UPCOMING RILEM EVENTS
 

74th RILEM Annual Week, 30 August-4 September 2020, Sheffield, UK
 
75th RILEM ANNIVERSARY, 6-10 April 2021, Paris, France
 
More RILEM events
 
 
In view of the current Corona Virus situation, many events might have been postponed or will be soon postponed. We kindly invite you to check with the event organisers the most updated schedule of the event, Thank you!