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MIT Researchers are studying how to model floods in urban environments
March 1, 2021
Though cities have become increasingly vulnerable to floods, flooding maps remain time- and resource-intensive to generate. CSHu...
February 26, 2021
2020 was both a challenging and productive year for the MIT CSHub. As we grappled with emerging crises like COVID-19, we experie...
MIT Research Scientist explains how to lower the environmental footprint of concrete
February 16, 2021
Buildings produce around 40% of the world’s GHG emissions. What will it take to reach carbon neutrality? In this Fortune article...
Concrete Pavements in the United States Could Absorb 5% of Cement Emissions and help fight Climate Change
January 27, 2021
Though concrete's surface may seem inert, it's actually the site of a continuous chemical process. This process, known as carbon...
This report provides a unified theoretical framework for understating two causes of premature deterioration in concrete pavements: the alkali-silica reaction and freeze-thaw damage.
January 12, 2021
A culmination of several years of multidisciplinary collaboration, this report by researchers from CSHub, Oregon State Universit...
The MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub and MIT Climate initiative explain the relationsip between concrete and climate change
January 11, 2021
What exactly is concrete and what is its relationship to climate change? This brief explainer written in collaboration with the...
December 1, 2020
CSHub has found that the implementation of reflective pavements nationwide could reduce the occurrence of heatwaves in U.S. urba...
September 20, 2020
Over the past several decades hurricane losses have increased dramatically, and that trend is only expected to continue over the...
March 19, 2020
Hurricanes are the most damaging of natural disasters: since 1980, they have inflicted nearly $1 trillion in damages in the U.S....
Urban Canyon Credit: Minesweeper / Creative Commons
March 12, 2020
To protect buildings and their occupants from hazards like hurricanes, governments implement building codes—or minimum construct...
MIT Research Scientist explains how to lower the environmental footprint of concrete
February 16, 2021

Buildings produce around 40% of the world’s GHG emissions. What will it take to reach carbon...

Concrete Pavements in the United States Could Absorb 5% of Cement Emissions and help fight Climate Change
January 27, 2021

Though concrete's surface may seem inert, it's actually the site of a continuous chemical...

The MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub and MIT Climate initiative explain the relationsip between concrete and climate change
January 11, 2021

What exactly is concrete and what is its relationship to climate change?...

December 1, 2020

CSHub has found that the implementation of reflective pavements nationwide could reduce the...

June 25, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the House of Representatives drafted legislation that...

June 22, 2020

Even as a truck drives on a level road, it is, in a sense, still traveling...

MIT Researchers have found that stiffer pavements reduce transportation emissions
June 11, 2020

Though roads may seem rigid beneath one’s feet, under the weight of a truck they are quite...

Concrete and cement are heavily used, but many don't know the difference between the two
April 3, 2020

After water, concrete is the most consumed material on Earth....

Hurricane over the ocean
April 1, 2020

Researchers at the Hub are studying the connection between urban layouts and hazard losses. They...

The MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub and MIT Climate initiative explain the relationsip between concrete and climate change
January 11, 2021

What exactly is concrete and what is its relationship to climate change?...

June 22, 2020

Even as a truck drives on a level road, it is, in a sense, still traveling...

February 18, 2020

With nearly 130,000 attendees in 2017, ConExpo-Con/AGG is North America’s largest construction...

October 24, 2019

On October 23, 2019, CSHub Executive Director Jeremy Gregory participated in a panel at the Buy...

MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub Renews Industry Partnership
October 5, 2019

Since 2009, the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub has worked with the...

September 30, 2019

Though vital to infrastructure and sustainable development, cement is also a heavy emitter,...

September 27, 2019
On September 26, CSHub’s Executive Director Jeremy Gregory participated in a panel...
September 27, 2019

On September 26, 2019, CSHub Executive Director Jeremy Gregory testified during a hearing held...

September 18, 2019
Washington, D.C. — On Wednesday, September 19, 2019, MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub Executive...
June 27, 2019

From June 25–28, CSHub researchers attended the International...