Crement & Concrete: Where are we going

F. Jachimowicz, P. Westgate
FJ Consulting, LLC,
United States

Keywords: cement, concrete, carbon dioxide, directions for research


In 2014, 4.2billion tons of cement were used globally to produce about 12billion cubic meters of concrete. As a byproduct, about the equal amount of carbon dioxide, about 4 billion tons, was released into the atmosphere, 5% of total carbon emission around the globe. New technologies for the manufacturing of cement and concrete could offer great opportunities for the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions. In this presentation we are proposing several avenues for the development of new technologies to make the production of cement and concrete environmentally acceptable and economically viable while saving energy, accelerating the speed of construction cycle, and making finished structures more reliable. We believe that our proposal offers new, feasible and attractive avenues for the development of novel environmentally acceptable technologies in the area of cement–based materials.