Concrete Construction Industry in the face of durability challenges

The rapid change in social and economic contexts, accompanied by an equally rapid evolution of climatic and environmental conditions, makes the problems of durability of the existing and newly built infrastructural heritage central .

In this context, concrete plays a fundamental role not only with reference to its dominant presence in the built environment but also due to the new potential, in terms of materials, products, constructive concepts, that the technology of concrete and cement materials is capable of. to offer thanks to its latest developments.

ReSHEALience Workshop Endurcrete at Made Expo
The event scheduled for Thursday 14 March at 10.00 am in Hall 10 B [UILD] SMART! of MADE EXPO , is intended for all operators in the construction sector, with particular reference to concrete, from the producers of materials and components to construction companies, to the managers of the building and infrastructure assets, to technical and administrative decision makers.

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The proposal is advanced, with the sponsorship of ACI Italy chapter , by the consortium of two important European industrial research projects, admitted to the Horizon 2020 funding program (four-year period 2018-2021), which involve research institutions and important industrial subjects to cover the entire value chain of the concrete construction industry. Both projects aim to develop and implement advanced cement-based materials and new solutions and design approaches that have as their main objective the improvement of durability and functionality throughout the life cycle of reinforced concrete structures, even in extreme conditions.

The speakers, chosen from among the participants in the research groups involved, will provide an updated overview of the most current issues concerning the durability of reinforced concrete structures and infrastructures and the most up-to-date solutions and methodologies to address them at the various technical-operational-decision levels.

The ReSHEALience (GA 760824) and Endurcrete (GA 760639) projects received funding under the European Union Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.