In The News

Concrete and cement are heavily used, but many don't know the difference between the two
MIT News: Cement vs. concrete
Fri, 04/03/2020
After water, concrete is the most consumed material on Earth. Yet, many don't know the difference...
Hurricane over the ocean
MIT News: Discerning the Texture of Urban Resilience
Wed, 04/01/2020
Researchers at the Hub are studying the connection between urban layouts and hazard losses. They've...
Video: City Texture
Thu, 03/19/2020
Hurricanes are the most damaging of natural disasters: since 1980, they have inflicted nearly $1...
Urban Canyon Credit: Minesweeper / Creative Commons
Topic Summary: City Texture and Urban Resilience
Thu, 03/12/2020
To protect buildings and their occupants from hazards like hurricanes, governments implement...
CSHub Annual Report
Wed, 03/04/2020
With mentions in national media outlets like USA Today and publications in high impact journals...
Science Friday: Degrees of Change
Fri, 02/28/2020
In a segment of Science Friday, program host Ira Flatow discussed sustainable construction with a...
Building Life Cycle Assessment
Research Brief: Optimizing Building Life Cycle Environmental Impact and Cost
Mon, 02/24/2020
To build sustainably, designers must calculate the lifetime environmental impacts of their...
Tue, 02/18/2020
With nearly 130,000 attendees in 2017, ConExpo-Con/AGG is North America’s largest construction...
The American Prospect: Can the Concrete Jungle Sink CO2?
Thu, 02/13/2020
Governments across America want to make sustainable concrete scalable. To do this, they should...
Sustainable Concrete
Wall Street Journal: Growing Bricks and More Ways to Shrink Concrete’s Carbon Footprint
Wed, 02/12/2020
Researchers from around the world are developing new forms of concrete with lower CO2 emissions. An...