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Communities in South Florida may be underestimating hurricane damages by overlooking the layout of communities, according to research from the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub
Research Brief: Incorporating Neighborhood Texture Into Hurricane Loss Estimation
Wed, 03/10/2021
While the need for hurricane resilience has become increasingly urgent, current tools still...
MIT Researchers are studying how to model floods in urban environments
Research Brief: Precipitation Flooding in Urban Environments
Mon, 03/01/2021
Though cities have become increasingly vulnerable to floods, flooding maps remain time- and...
2020 CSHub Annual Report
Fri, 02/26/2021
2020 was both a challenging and productive year for the MIT CSHub. As we grappled with emerging...
MIT Research Scientist explains how to lower the environmental footprint of concrete
Fortune Magazine: The Last Mile of Carbonization
Tue, 02/16/2021
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
Research Brief: Life Cycle Carbon Uptake of the United States Pavement Network
Wed, 01/27/2021
During a natural chemical process known as carbonation, concrete binders exposed to the air can...
Concrete Pavements in the United States Could Absorb 5% of Cement Emissions and help fight Climate Change
MIT News: Unraveling Carbon Uptake in Concrete Pavements
Wed, 01/27/2021
Though concrete's surface may seem inert, it's actually the site of a continuous chemical process....
Research Brief: Comparison of Feedforward and Recurrent Neural Networks for Predicting Pavement Roughness
Tue, 01/26/2021
While it has long been clear that the weight of traffic deteriorates pavements, the exact forms of...
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...