About the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub

Emerging breakthroughs in concrete science and engineering suggest that concrete can be part of the solution of contributing to a sustainable development that encompasses economic growth, social progress while minimizing the ecological footprint. This requires a holistic approach in which progress in concrete science seamlessly feeds into innovative structural concrete engineering applications, ranging from concrete pavement solutions to wall systems, whose impact on sustainable development are evaluated with advanced environmental-economic impact studies -- and this is the focus of the Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSH).

The mission of the CSHub is to develop breakthroughs that will achieve sustainable and durable homes, buildings, and infrastructure. We approach this by conducting research to reduce the impact of producing and using concrete, and to develop tools to support infrastructure decisions: life-cycle environmental, cost, and hazard resistance.