Smart concretes – concretes of the future

Dear ladies and gentlemen, dear readers:

This year‘s motto of the BetonTage congress „Smart Concretes“ describes a new challenge of the technological development of concretes. Originally the word intelligent or smart in conjunction with materials means their ability to alter their characteristics in a self-adaptive way. A concrete that adapts its strength or durability itself on site to the respective impact. Certainly, this seems to be utopian at first. But, nevertheless, advanced concrete modifications already point in this direction. Well-known examples are the surface activation with TiO2...

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