Concrete Materials and Admixtures

'Timber City' Exhibit Compares Wood to Concrete
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'Timber City' Exhibit Compares Wood to Concrete

A display at the National Building Museum claims wood is good and concrete is bad. More

The Secret Ingredient for Perfect Concrete
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The Secret Ingredient for Perfect Concrete

A new additive for concrete developed in France claims to give concrete, mortar,... More

Three-Step Methods and Testing Procedures: Great Tools When Used Correctly
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Three-Step Methods and Testing Procedures: Great Tools When Used Correctly

Is it the New Math or did someone forget to tell contractors that preparation... More

There's a New Type of Cement, and It's Programmable
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There's a New Type of Cement, and It's Programmable

A new method changes the shape of particles in cement and may lead to stronger... More

Conductive Concrete Shields Electronics from EMP Attack
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Conductive Concrete Shields Electronics from EMP Attack

Nebraska engineers Christopher Tuan and Lim Nguyen have developed a cost-effective... More

Nanotechnology Enhances Concrete Strength
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Nanotechnology Enhances Concrete Strength

Innovation takes collaboration. And sometimes innovation happens as an unintended... More

Crumbling Basements Blamed on Pyrrhotite Mineral
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Crumbling Basements Blamed on Pyrrhotite Mineral

A research report sheds some light on the chemical causes of foundation failures... More

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Suspect Mineral Contributes to Crumbling Foundations

A final report from experts hired by the state confirms a conclusion reached... More

Team of Scientists Delve Deeper into Cement
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Team of Scientists Delve Deeper into Cement

Scientists analyzed how the structure of cement helps contribute to concrete's... More

A Reader Begs to Differ
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A Reader Begs to Differ

We received this letter from a reader with more than three decades of experience... More

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