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

Structural Characterization of UHPC Waffle Bridge Deck and Connections

The AASHTO strategic plan in 2005 for bridge engineering identified extending the service life of bridges and accelerating bridge construction as two of the grand challenges in bridge engineering. These challenges have the objective of producing safer and 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

A Cohesive Downtown From a Knowledge City Perspective – A Study in Urban Planning

The escalating urbanization process has given rise to various complications in the urban structure. One of the major issues is the one concerning urban cohesion. As modern cities are facing a transformation from industrial to knowledge societies, many aspects have to Continue reading