Developments and changes in building with concrete

Which trends to follow in building with concrete, and which to avoid?

General

“Trend is an instrument to describe changes and tendencies taking place in all areas of society.” Following this definition of Wikipedia, then the trends in the field of concrete engineering are at first a matter of observing things: Is a change to be considered permanent and long lasting; in which scale (mega trend) does it take place, and does it really exist (pseudo trend)? What does drive the development; are there any external influences or have we taken the “driver‘s seat”? Is the development finally a self-fulfilling prophecy? The following paper is dealing with these and other...

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