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Embodied Carbon in Buildings Conference
Tue, 06/04/2019
On May 31, CSHub Executive Director Jeremy Gregory spoke at the Embodied Carbon in Buildings...
Topic Summary: Urban Heat Islands
Mon, 06/03/2019
The urban heat island (UHI) effect is the phenomenon by which cities experience higher temperatures...
MIT News: Paving Sustainably
Thu, 05/23/2019
In a paper published in the Journal of Cleaner Production, CSHub researchers examine the use phase...
Research Brief: Generating Building-specific Fragility Curves
Fri, 05/17/2019
Fragility curves are a statistical tool that represents a building’s likelihood of damage under a...
MIT News: Exploring the effects of moisture and drying on cement
Tue, 05/07/2019
A highly porous material, cement tends to absorb water from precipitation and even ambient humidity...
Research Brief: Simulating the Formation of ASR Gels
Wed, 04/24/2019
Alkali-silica-reaction (ASR) is a significant cause of premature concrete deterioration. While it...
Video: What is Albedo?
Tue, 04/16/2019
Albedo is the measure of solar energy reflected by the Earth’s surface. It can significantly...
MIT News: Paving ahead
Tue, 04/09/2019
CSHub researcher Fengdi Guo hopes to make pavement preservation more cost effective by predicting...
Topic Summary: Network Asset Management
Wed, 04/03/2019
When planning future roadway maintenance, departments of transportation tend to employ rigid...
Research Brief: Validation of Molecular Dynamics-Based Structural Damage Models
Fri, 03/29/2019
Windstorms currently generate $28 billion in average annual damage and this figure is projected to...