The future: Intelligent Concrete

Adieu to the days of Concrete Blonde. It’s 2020 and concrete is intelligent.

Who is developing intelligent concrete? Lyles School of Civil Engineering at Perdue University’s Sustainable Materials and Renewable Technology (SMART) Lab.

What’s the goal of smart concrete?

  • concrete that can self-monitor condition
  • concrete that could repair itself
  • monitoring concrete condition in real time translates to earlier fixes and cost savings
  • solar and energy-harvesting roads
  • charging lanes for electric vehicles
  • smart streetlights 
  • reduce carbon-related emissions from construction materials

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