Repair and maintenance costs of structures and infrastructures is a major problem worldwide.
Reinforced concrete (RC) corrosion costs the UK billions of pounds per year and is one of the major durability challenges leading to rust formation, cracking, spalling, delamination and degradation of structures.
Development of infrastructure resilience, combined with the creation of circular economy, is essential in terms of re-use and reduction in carbon consumption.
This talk is a result of several projects developed by Dr Bras in recent years on infrastructure resilience and sustainability. It demonstrates the benefits of using tailored bio-concrete solutions to increase RC service life and minimise embodied carbon impact. Tangible and practical examples will be provided.
The objective is to significantly reduce material consumption, to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals on infrastructure innovation and climate action.
Speaker: Ana Bras, CEng FICE, PhD, Senior Lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University
Organised by ICE Merseyside branch.
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