Magazine of Concrete Research
Mag Concr Res
ISSN (printed): 0024-9831. ISSN (electronic): 1751-763X.
All buildings and infrastructure are derived from materials that achieve functional performance. Attainment and retention of performance are important factors and depend upon understanding how materials achieve their various characteristics. In this regard, concrete, being the world’s most widely used construction material, has a rightful claim when it comes to academe, research and practice. At a time when energy concerns and sustainability issues are high on international agendas, the role of concrete is paramount. Concrete’s versatility and global availability make it the world’s first choice in many applications, both onshore, offshore, above and below ground. It is also unique, being the only cold, mouldable, inorganic plastic that can be used on a significant engineering scale. However, for concrete and other cementitious derivatives to be developed further, we need to understand the use of alternative hydraulically active materials used in combination with plain Portland Cement, sustainability and durability issues. Both fundamental and best practice issues need to be addressed. Magazine of Concrete Research covers every aspect of concrete manufacture and behaviour from performance and evaluation of constituent materials to mix design, testing, durability, structural analysis and composite construction.
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