A Novel Method for Tensile Testing of Very Early-age Concrete

Early-age cracking can seriously compromise the performance and aesthetics of concrete structures, and is thus an ongoing major concern to the concrete construction industry. More effective control of this form of cracking requires an Continue reading

Durability-Based Optimal Design Methodology for RC Members in Corrosive Environment

As durability-based design of reinforced concrete (RC) structures in corrosive environments is highly influenced by chloride-induced corrosion of reinforcing steel bars, this paper first presents brief outline of an experimental investigation recently Continue reading

Management of Construction Logistics in Stockholm: Identifying Ways of Improvement for Construction Logistics Within the Inner City of Stockholm

The construction industry is similar to other manufacturing industries. A production is made up of several small moments and the final product arises when all these steps are completed. Each one of these Continue reading

Geopolymer Concrete: the Green Alternative With Suitable Structural Properties

Concrete is the most widely used building material around the world because of the availability of raw materials, the simplicity in preparation and the moulding into different shapes. One of the main ingredients in a normal concrete mixture is Continue reading

Indigenous Materials in Modern Buildings: for Low Energy Houses in West Africa

Burkina Faso is one of the poorest countries in the world. This landlocked country in the west has an extremely warm climate. Temperatures over 45°C are not uncommon and there is an almost constant need to Continue reading