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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: How Information Technology Can Help Sustainability and Aid in Combating Global Warming
Author(s): I.L. Kondratova and I. Goldfarb
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 721-736
Keywords: database; durability; information technology; Internet; nondestructive testing; structural lightweight concrete
Abstract:This paper discusses the evolution of different methods of disseminating the results of research programs on durability of concrete at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Treat Island marine exposure site; beginning with paper reports, and evolving into deployment of modern information technology tools such as a multimedia computer database and a Web based information system. Theses information systems allow side-by side comparison of historical photographs and testing results for different concrete mixtures and support decision-making on the choice of environmentally friendly and durable concrete. With the help of these tools, an easy comparison of the performance of lightweight and normal weight concrete from long-term testing programs at the Treat Island site becomes possible. The results clearly show that structural lightweight and semi-lightweight concrete provides long-term durability in a marine environment. The authors also discuss the advantages of using modern IT tools for research, education and technology transfer for the industry.
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