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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: Necessity is the mother of invention
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Abstract:Research and development is governed not only by market related strategies, but also by other
factors, including changes in the environment and safety issues as well. This presentation is aimed at
providing a few examples on how cement and concrete technology has developed to assist in
providing solutions for the needs brought about by changes in strategic thinking as a result of global
and external pressure. The change in strategy could be related to health issues such as that in the
asbestos cement industry, environmental restrictions, or other related factors, placing demand on new
development. The four examples presented are: Value added to products in the search for asbestos fibre replacement in the fibre cement industry; Advanced performance in concrete structures for construction in earthquake prone areas and light weight structures; Innovative cements developed as a result of the Kyoto Protocol; High performance concrete developed for nuclear waste disposal
Concrete Institute of Australia, International Partner Access.
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