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Date PostedMay 19, 2015

New “Living” Concrete Repairs Itself

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Source: www.concretenetwork.com

Could a new type of concrete that repairs itself be the future of construction?

Concrete is the most popular building material worldwide and has been for almost 2000 years. However despite being so strong concrete eventually cracks and can result in collapse.

A new type of concrete has been developed which may put an end to all that. Professor Henk Jonkers, of Delft University of Technology, in the Netherlands believes he has come up with a solution to the cracking concrete dilemma – a “living”, “self-repairing” concrete.

The professor has incorporated bacterial into concrete used in building, to create a type of “bio-concrete” which heals itself.

Read more here.

Steven Asnicar is regarded as a leader across many fields of industry. In particular, his specialisation across the health, infrastructure, construction, resource and utility sectors has seen him successfully change the dynamics of these industries through the introduction of new strategic, marketing, training and technical frameworks. Steven works closely with industry peak bodies such as Safework Australia, Australian Logistics Council, National Advisory for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (NATESE) and the Council of Australian Governments in the development of new delivery standards and industry specific programs.

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