RILEM BITS&BOBS ON T&T  
 
 
 
Editorial
 
 
New M&S paper, ALCONPAT webinar, Concrete equipment
 
 
 
 
IN-HOUSE TALKS AND STATEMENTS
 

New RILEM paper on M&S
 
Blended cements, where Portland cement (PC) clinker is partially replaced by supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs), provide the most feasible route for reducing carbon dioxide emissions associated with concrete production. However, lowering the clinker content can lead to an increasing risk of carbonation and reinforcement corrosion. A recently published literature review by RILEM TC 281-CCC “Carbonation of Concrete with SCMs” elucidates the carbonation mechanism in cementitious systems containing SCMs.

 
 
 
 
IN-HOUSE TALKS AND STATEMENTS
 

Webinar in Spanish by RILEM President
 
Prof. Ravindra Gettu, RILEM President, will talk about "Blended Cements for Sustainable Concrete" on Friday 4th December 2020 at 9 AM Mexico City time (GMT-6). The talk is hosted by the "Senior Webinars de ALCONPAT/HOLCIM" series. Please note that the seminar is FREE and in SPANISH! Please click HERE to register! More info about the presentation is available here.

 
 
 
 
OUTSOURCED BUSINESS AND STORIES
 

Advancement in concrete equipment
 
Check out some new concrete equipment in the latest issue of International Construction (pages 24-28). Many new “toys” are available in the market, from vibrators that based on the workability of the concrete being pumped can vary their speed to minimise surface patches to hydrodemolition robots that are more environmentally friendly. 

 
 
 
 
upcoming rilem events
 

4th RILEM Spring Meeting, 6-9 April 2021, Paris, France
 
75th RILEM Annual Week, 23 August-4 September 2021, Merida, Mexico
 
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!