RILEM BITS&BOBS ON T&T  
 
 
 
Editorial
 
 
TC 277-LHS report on M&S, EDA WG on Circular Economy, Urban Opportunity
 
 
 
 
IN-HOUSE TALKS AND STATEMENTS
 

TC 277-LHS report published on Materials and Structures
 
RILEM TC 277-LHS “Specifications for testing and evaluation of lime-based repair materials for historic Structures” started in 2017 with the aim of better understanding the procedures to assess the performance of lime-based materials. This 30-page long article, authored by J.I. Alvarez et al., is a comprehensive review on the mechanisms of setting and hardening of lime-based binding systems. The paper is published on Materials and Structures (2021), Vol 54, Issue 2, article number 63. Enjoy!

 
 
 
 
IN-HOUSE TALKS AND STATEMENTS
 

EDA working group on Circular Economy
 
The EDA working group on Circular Economy is working on a guide about construction and circular economy, which is planned to be published on the second half of the year. Participation is free! If interested, please get in touch with the EDA Secretariat which will provide you the information to join the meetings. More info about this WG of EDA, RILEM Partner since 2020, can be found here.

 
 
 
 
OUTSOURCED BUSINESS AND STORIES
 

Seizing the urban opportunity
 
The Coalition for Urban Transitions has recently released a report that, through the analysis of the economy of 6 countries (China, India, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico and South Africa), has elaborated some suggestions on how to tackle climate crisis and COVID recovery through the development of their cities.  The report indicates that these countries could cut 96% of their emissions by 2050 by investing in low-carbon initiatives.

 
 
 
 
UPCOMING RILEM EVENTS
 

4th RILEM Spring Convention, 6-9 April 2021, "in" Paris, France (now fully online)
 
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!