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University researchers engineer seismic-resistant concrete

from Construction Dive

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have engineered what they call eco-friendly ductile cementitious composite (EDCC), a new concrete that is reinforced by polymer-based fibers and resistant to seismic activity, according to the institution. Similar to steel's molecular make-up, nearly 70 percent of the concrete's cement is replaced with fly ash, making it a sustainable alternative to a fully cement composition. more

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