Advanced materials for severe conditions

  • Cements and binders (SCMs)
  • Chemical admixtures
  • Hydration and microstructure
  • Metallic and non-metallic reinforcement (fibres, mesh, bars, strands)
  • Alternative aggregates

Lab/field testing and characterisation

  • Material characterisation tests
  • Accelerated tests and long-term performance
  • Non-destructive testing
  • Forensics and condition assessment
  • Naturally deteriorated systems

Repair and strengthening materials and methods

  • Preventive maintenance
  • Electrochemical repair
  • Waterproofing & coating
  • Grouts and grouting methods
  • Repair mortar and concrete
  • Residual capacity assessment
  • Strengthening techniques

Damage, deterioration and transport properties

  • ASR, sulphate or acid attack
  • Chloride ingress
  • Carbonation and leaching
  • Corrosion of reinforcement
  • Creep and shrinkage
  • Fatigue and fracture

Service life, reliability, sustainability and resilience

  • Simulation of residual capacity
  • Service life and durability
  • Reliability and resilience
  • Sustainability and life cycle assessment (LCA)
  • Standardization and codes

Special concretes and construction techniques

  • Precast concrete
  • 3D-concrete printing
  • Underwater construction
  • Cold-weather construction
  • High-rise concrete pumping