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Durability Team Investigates a Big Dam Problem
Wed, 09/13/2017
Researchers from the CSHub, the University of New Brunswick (UNB) and Oregon State University (OSU...
Chart from research brief: Mechanical properties of Alkali Silica gels
Research Brief: Mechanical properties of Alkali Silica gels
Thu, 08/17/2017
Certain aggregates that are used to make concrete contain amorphous silica. This silica can react...
Research Brief: Atomistic Modeling of ASR Gel
Mon, 08/14/2017
The Alkali-Silica Reaction (ASR) causes expansion and cracking in concrete which can result in...
Photo from the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER) 2017 Annual Summit
Kirchain Delivers Keynote at PNWER Summit
Mon, 08/14/2017
CSHub Co-Director Randy Kirchain delivered the keynote address at the Pacific NorthWest Economic...
MIT Stata Center (Wikimedia Commons)
CSHub-led team awarded funds to study MIT campus buildings
Mon, 07/24/2017
A project team headed by CSHub Executive Director Jeremy Gregory and Co-Director Randy Kirchain is...
Chart from Research Brief: How to Improve Pavement LCCA, A Case Study
Research Brief: How to Improve Pavement LCCA, A Case Study
Mon, 06/26/2017
Life cycle cost analysis (LCCA) frameworks are used by some transportation agencies for economic...
FEMA photo, officials examine damage after Hurricane Matthew.
MIT News: Building to better weather the storm
Tue, 06/13/2017
Our Break-Even Mitigation Percentage (BEMP) allows users to calculate the amount of spending that...
Roland Pellenq leads a panel at the 2017 Concrete Symposium
Concrete Symposium Puts Environmental Concerns at the Forefront
Mon, 05/22/2017
Big cities are already in a period of unprecedented “hyper-growth” and the United Nations predicts...
Illustration: a bandaid stretches across a cartoon stretch of road with cars traveling across it. (James Bareham for The Verge)
CSHub Faculty Director Quoted in "The Verge"
Thu, 05/11/2017
Have scientists discovered the cure for potholes? CSHub Faculty Director Franz-Josef Ulm spoke with...
Chart from Air Leakage Influential in Building Life Cycle Impacts, CSHub Research Brief
Research Brief: Air leakage has strong influence on building life cycle impacts
Tue, 05/02/2017
Making informed decisions at the earliest stages of the design process can lead to improved...