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Topic Summary: Adding Environmental Impacts into the Procurement of Building Products
Wed, 01/13/2021
Over the last two decades, governments have implemented procurement policies to ensure that the...
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.
A Scientific Investigation into Concrete Pavement Durability
Tue, 01/12/2021
A culmination of several years of multidisciplinary collaboration, this report by researchers from...
The MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub and MIT Climate initiative explain the relationsip between concrete and climate change
MIT Climate Explainer: Concrete
Mon, 01/11/2021
What exactly is concrete and what is its relationship to climate change? This brief explainer...
3 Questions: Hessam AzariJafari on mitigating climate change with reflective pavements
Tue, 12/01/2020
CSHub has found that the implementation of reflective pavements nationwide could reduce the...
A model of mass points and connections used to generate fragility curves.
Research Brief: Generating Component-level Building-specific Fragility Curves
Fri, 11/20/2020
Fragility curves allow engineers to capture a building’s risk of damage at different loads. This...
Topic Summary: Mitigating Climate Change with Reflective Pavements
Fri, 11/13/2020
Due to climate change, air temperatures will rise dramatically over the next century—especially in...
Research Brief: Improving Pavement Network Conditions Through Competition
Mon, 10/26/2020
Today, departments of transportation must solve the nation’s infrastructure crisis while facing...
Video: How to Make the U.S. Resilient to Hurricanes
Sun, 09/20/2020
Over the past several decades hurricane losses have increased dramatically, and that trend is only...
Topic Summary: Industry Competition and Paving Material Unit Costs
Tue, 08/11/2020
Healthy markets require robust competition. The paving materials market, though, possesses...
Research Brief: Mitigation Solutions for GHG Emissions in New Construction
Mon, 08/10/2020
Between 2016 and 2050, the U.S. will experience unprecedented construction—enough to build New York...