The sustainable concrete of the future

New limitations and concepts

Initial situation

The concept of sustainability refers to the use of a regenerative system in such a way that this system is preserved with respect to its essential characteristics and that its inventory is capable of regenerating itself in a natural process [1]. This principle was originally developed in the field of forestry and can be applied to concrete only in a figurative sense because it does not consider the required performance of the material with respect to the specific construction project to be completed. The significant environmental impact resulting from cement and concrete...

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