May 18th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
The June/July 2018 issue of the ACerS Bulletin is now available online. You’ll find stories about how ancient concrete is providing insights into new durable concrete, perspectives from students, and much more.
May 4th, 2018 | by April Gocha
Researchers from ETH Zurich have created a library of silicate particles and precisely studied how the surface roughness of particles affects the viscosity and thickening behavior of suspensions of those particles.
April 11th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Many people lack adequate housing, but Icon, an Austin construction company, wants to change that. The company recently introduced a 3-D-printed concrete house that was printed in less than 24 hours at a fraction of the cost of an average home.
March 28th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Concrete ships have been around since the 1800s. But there is one boat with a concrete hull that is still afloat in a Florida sound. Watch the video to learn more about the colorful history of "The Boat"—which seems to have more lives than a cat!
March 2nd, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have developed a type of permeable concrete that solves two problems: flooding from water pooling during heavy rains and recycling of an industrial waste product that previously had no reuse applications.
February 28th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Did you miss the Olympics this year? Today's video features an annual concrete toboggan race, in which engineering students from across Canada (and sometimes beyond) compete to build a 350-lb. toboggan with concrete runners.
February 9th, 2018 | by April Gocha
Despite its material strength, concrete’s weakness is its huge carbon footprint. New methods are emerging to process wood into a high-performance structural building material that could someday take concrete’s place in buildings and beyond.
January 26th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have created a high-performance ceramic composite that is strong, durable, and resistant to heat and radiation. The findings could be useful in industries that require highly functional and durable ceramic materials—such as nuclear power plants, aerospace, and oil and gas industries.
January 24th, 2018 | by April Gocha
Using a fungus called Trichoderma reesei, researchers at Binghamton University in New York are developing a self-healing concrete formulation that incorporates fungal spores that remain dormant until a crack forms.
January 10th, 2018 | by April Gocha
Solidia Technologies is founded on the concept of using eco-friendly processing techniques to drastically lower the carbon footprint of concrete—watch this video to see how the company makes its carbon-dioxide-absorbing concrete blocks.