In the media: The building materials of the future - waiting for climate neutral concrete
Mats Emborg, professor in Building Materials at Luleå University of Technology and head of research at Betongindustri AB.
Researchers within the research groups building materials and geotechnical engineering are currently conducting a completely unique ice research where natural crushed ice from Luleå harbor has been collected for testing in a lab environment. They want to investigate which forces and movements are most effective when ships are to add to quays in our Arctic climate.
MATERIALS, an open access journal published by MDPI, will publish a special issue called "High and Ultra-High Performance Concrete for Sustainable Construction". Professor Andrzej Cwirzen from Building Materials Group at Luleå University of Technology will be a guest editor.
The main goal of the project is to develop a concrete material capable of self-repair. The focus is on the autogeneous self-healing, ie the ability of concrete and other cementitious materials due to their specific chemical composition and in addition, under favorable environmental conditions.