Concrete progress deals with the technology that made concrete the most widely used building material in the world in the course of the past hundred years, and the most indispensable for the global socio-economic development in the new millennium. It offers an insight into many people's dedicated, exploratory concrete research, and into strategic planning and management of research and its transfer to engineering practice. This book is introduced by retrospectively highlighting the international history of concrete technology and uses.
Part 1 Flashlights on history and research Our heritage of cement and concrete technology Field concrete performance - observation and contemplation A new era of concrete researchThe Concrete Research Laboratory - Karlstrup Part 2 Alkali-silica Reaction Introduction and history The dormant decade of ASR research The second phase of ASR research ASR year 2000 Part 3 International Consultant The consultancy basis The durability crisis Alkali-silica reaction Ground, granulated blasted-furnace slag Other consultancy projects Consultants service in its market-place Part 4 Concrete in the Millenniums Transition The ageing decades of the twentieth century Concrete in the third millennium Progressive concrete research References
Concrete, History, Research, Materials science, Structural engineering, Research & development management