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February 26, 2021
2020 was both a challenging and productive year for the MIT CSHub. As we grappled with emerging crises like COVID-19, we experie...
MIT Research Scientist explains how to lower the environmental footprint of concrete
February 16, 2021
Buildings produce around 40% of the world’s GHG emissions. What will it take to reach carbon neutrality? In this Fortune article...
Concrete Pavements in the United States Could Absorb 5% of Cement Emissions and help fight Climate Change
January 27, 2021
Though concrete's surface may seem inert, it's actually the site of a continuous chemical process. This process, known as carbon...
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.
January 12, 2021
A culmination of several years of multidisciplinary collaboration, this report by researchers from CSHub, Oregon State Universit...
The MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub and MIT Climate initiative explain the relationsip between concrete and climate change
January 11, 2021
What exactly is concrete and what is its relationship to climate change? This brief explainer written in collaboration with the...
December 1, 2020
CSHub has found that the implementation of reflective pavements nationwide could reduce the occurrence of heatwaves in U.S. urba...
September 20, 2020
Over the past several decades hurricane losses have increased dramatically, and that trend is only expected to continue over the...
March 19, 2020
Hurricanes are the most damaging of natural disasters: since 1980, they have inflicted nearly $1 trillion in damages in the U.S....
Urban Canyon Credit: Minesweeper / Creative Commons
March 12, 2020
To protect buildings and their occupants from hazards like hurricanes, governments implement building codes—or minimum construct...
March 4, 2020
With mentions in national media outlets like USA Today and publications in high impact journals like the Proceedings of the Nati...
The MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub and MIT Climate initiative explain the relationsip between concrete and climate change
January 11, 2021

What exactly is concrete and what is its relationship to climate change?...

December 1, 2020

CSHub has found that the implementation of reflective pavements nationwide could reduce the...

June 25, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the House of Representatives drafted legislation that...

June 22, 2020

Even as a truck drives on a level road, it is, in a sense, still traveling...

MIT Researchers have found that stiffer pavements reduce transportation emissions
June 11, 2020

Though roads may seem rigid beneath one’s feet, under the weight of a truck they are quite...

Concrete and cement are heavily used, but many don't know the difference between the two
April 3, 2020

After water, concrete is the most consumed material on Earth....

Hurricane over the ocean
April 1, 2020

Researchers at the Hub are studying the connection between urban layouts and hazard losses. They...

March 19, 2020

Hurricanes are the most damaging of natural disasters: since 1980, they have inflicted nearly $1...

February 28, 2020

In a segment of Science Friday, program host Ira Flatow discussed sustainable...

June 4, 2019

On May 31, CSHub Executive Director Jeremy Gregory spoke at the...

January 17, 2019

CSHub traveled to Washington D.C. to attend the...

November 14, 2018
CSHub researchers traveled to Clearwater Beach, Florida to present at the National Disaster...
CSHub April 2018 TAG meeting
May 1, 2018
We welcomed members of our Industry Advisory Council (IAC) and Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs) to...
CSHub researcher Xin Xu presents at the Transportation Review Board Annual Meeting
January 19, 2018

CSHub researchers opened 2018 with presentations at...

Roland Pellenq leads a panel at the 2017 Concrete Symposium
May 22, 2017

Big cities are already in a period of unprecedented “...

MIT CSHub Faculty Director Franz Josef Ulm presents to USTDA Delegates from India
May 1, 2017

In March and April 2017, CSHub researchers traveled to Illinios, Colorado, Oklahoma, and...

CSHub Executive Director Jeremy Gregory presents CShub research in Georgia
January 17, 2017

CSHub researchers traveled to Atlanta, Georgia, and Tallahassee, Florida for...

December 12, 2016

CSHub Executive Director Jeremy Gregory joined Build...