One of the most important advances in construction concrete involves the use of "superplasticizers" such as sulfated organic chemicals, which make the cement more fluid with less water.
While research on construction concrete continues to creep along, scientists in the last few years have gotten unusually fired up over innovative work on specialty cements -- materials too expensive to use in voluminous quantities for everyday building, but whose special properties make them ideal for a host of other applications.
An added benefit of using silica fume or other silica particles is that they react with and eliminate calcium bydroxide crystals, implicated in the deterioration of concrete exposed to seawater.
It isn't a simple matter to clean the complex and ornate stone, glass, aluminum or concrete
facades of some modern skyscrapers, Rigg says.
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Globally, a vast amount of concrete waste is derived from the demolition of old concrete structures.
The first condominium building and the site of the poor concrete is being erected by HRH Construction.
One concrete consultant, who asked to remain anonymous, as did other engineers interviewed for this report, said that the concrete contractor, Laquila, is know for its high strength concrete and is often called on for quality work and for repairs.
Rogers' team analyzed radon's diffusion through 25 samples of residential concrete, 16 of them cored from Florida homes.
Where the soil's radium content is relatively high and the ground fairly impermeable to air flow (such as in clays), there will be relatively little air-driven seepage of radon through concrete cracks, says coauthor Kirk K.
Developing economies in Asia-Pacific, especially China, India and Indonesia, are expected to support the expansion of the concrete and cement markets, due to the rapid development of infrastructure and an increase in residential construction.
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