SP-305: Durability and Sustainability of Concrete Structures

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Editors: Mario Alberto Chiorino, Luigi Coppola, Claudio Mazzotti, Roberto Realfonzo, Paolo Riva


With the dawn of twenty-first century, the world has entered into an era of sustainable development. The main challenge for concrete industry is to serve the two major needs of human society, the protection of the environment, on one hand, and - on the other hand - meeting the infrastructural requirements of the world growing population as a consequence of increase in both industrialization and urbanization. In the past, concrete industry has satisfied these needs well. Concrete is an environmentally friendly material useful for the construction of vast infrastructures. Skyscrapers, highway bridges, roads, water retaining structures and residential buildings are all testimonials to concrete’s use and versatility. However, for a variety of reasons the situation has changed dramatically in the last years. First of all, the concrete industry is the largest consumer of natural resources. Secondly, portland cement, the binder of modern concrete mixtures, is not as environmentally friendly. The world’s portland cement production, in fact, contributes to the earth’s atmosphere about 7% of the total CO2 emissions, CO2 being one of the primary greenhouse gases responsible for global warming and climate change. As a consequence, concrete industry in the future has to face two antithetically needs. In other words how the concrete industry can feed the growing population needs being – at the same time - sustainable?

ACI Italy Chapter has been playing a significant role in the last years in the broad area of concrete technology in Italy and, in particular, in the field of concrete durability and sustainability. ACI Italy Chapter has become increasingly involved in research and development dealing with durability and sustainability issues such as reduction in CO2 emissions, use of recycled materials and innovative products, design of durable structures and maintenance, repair and refurbishment of concrete infrastructures.

In October 2015, the American Concrete Institute Italy Chapter (ACI IC) and the Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental, and Material Engineering (DICAM) of the University of Bologna sponsored the First International Workshop on “Durability & Sustainability of Concrete Structures” in Bologna (Italy). The workshop was co-sponsored by the American Concrete Institute and ACI Committee 201. The proceedings of the workshop were published by ACI IC as SP305. The proceedings consist of forty-eight refereed papers concerning reduction in green house gases in cement and concrete industry, recycled materials, innovative binders and geopolymers, Life Cycle Cost Assessment in concrete construction, reuse and functional resilience of reinforced concrete structures, repair and maintenance, testing, inspection and monitoring.

Many thanks are extended to the members of the technical paper review panel. Without their dedicated efforts it would not have been possible to publish the proceedings. The cooperation of the authors in accepting reviewers’ comments and suggestions and in revising the manuscripts accordingly is greatly appreciated.


Document Details

Publication Year: 2015

Pages: 503

ISBN: 9781942727446

Categories: Durability

Formats: PDF

Table of Contents



Analysis And Rehabilitation Of A R.C. High-Rise Strategic Building In Milan

Author(s): M. Acito, F. Cavagnera, C. Chesi, V. Lavermicocca, V. Sumini


Natural Carbonation Of Concrete

Author(s): F. Aguayo, T. Drimalas, K. Folliard


The Durability Of Restoration Of Exposed Concrete. Case Histories Compared

Author: F. Albani


Prediction Of Service Life Of Reinforced Concrete By Considering The Initiation And The Propagation Periods

Author: C. Andrade


Coupled Damage Model For RC Elements Assessment Under Environmental Degradation

Author(s): L. Berto, H. Budelmann, I. B. N. Finozzi, A. Saetta, D. A. Talledo


Chloride Diffusivity Of Hardened Cement Paste From Multiscale Modeling

Author(s): P. Carrara, L. De Lorenzis, T. Wu


Durability And Conservation Of Twentieth-Century Concrete

Author: C. Di Biase


FRCM Mechanical Properties Using Carbon Fabrics With Different Coating Treatments

Author(s): J. Donnini, V. Corinaldesi, A. Nanni


Strength And Durability Of Concrete Subjected To High Temperature: Continuous And Discrete Constitutive Approaches

Author(s): G. Etse, M. Ripani, A. Caggiano, D. Said Schicchi


Strength And Durability Of Sustainable Concrete: An Experimental Study

Author(s): C. Faella, C.Lima, E. Martinelli, M. Pepe, R. Realfonzo


Natural Fibres As Promoters Of Autogeneous Healing In HPFRCCS: Results From On-Going Brazil-Italy Cooperation

Author(s): L. Ferrara, S. R. Ferreira, V. Krelani, M. Della Torre, F. Silva, R. D. Toledo Filho


Internal Curing Of Concrete With Presaturated LWA:

A Preliminary Investigation

Author(s): L. Ferrara, L. Cortesi, O. Ligabue


Self Healing Of Cement Based Materials Engineered Through Crystalline Admixtures: Experimental Results From A Multinational University Network

Author(s): L. Ferrara, I. Albertini, R. Gettu, V. Krelani, S. Moscato, F. Pirritano, M. Roig Flores, P. Serna Ros, S. M. Theeda


Extruded Cementitious Hollow Tubes For Healing Agent Delivery

Author(s): A. Formia, P. Antonaci, S. Irico, F. Canonico, J.-M. Tulliani


Indirectly-Supported One-Way R/C Slabs: Durability And Safety Issues

Author(s): P. G. Gambarova, F. Lo Monte


Action Mechanisms And Performances Of Hydrophobizing Additives

In Mortars

Author(s): A. Lagazzo, S. Vicini, A. Nora, R. Botter


Self-Compacting Concrete With C&DW: Microstructure And Long-Term


Author(s): S. Manzi, C. Mazzotti, M. C. Bignozzi


Geopolymeric And Cementitious Mortars With The Same Mechanical Strength Class: Performances And Corrosion Behaviour Of Black And

Galvanized Steel Bars

Author(s): A. Mobili, C. Giosuè, A. Belli, T. Bellezze, F. Tittarelli


Time-Variant Structural Reliability Of R.C. Structures Affected By Chloride-Induced Deterioration

Author(s): B. Palazzo, P. Castaldo, A. Mariniello


Durability And Sustainability Of Fly Ash Hpc Exposed To

Freeze-Thaw Cycles

Author(s): A. Pasqualini, M. Bressan, F. M. Liberatore


Safety-Shaped Concrete Bridge Railings And Traffic Barriers Using GFRP Reinforcement

Author(s): V. Rinaldi, M. Savoia, A. Nanni


Multi-Ionic Models Of Chloride Diffusion And Migration In Concrete

Author(s): Z. Song, L. Jiang, J. Xu, C. Xiong, H. Chu, Y. Zhang


Upgrading Mortar Durability By Surface Coating Layer Formation And Densification Using Electrodeposition Method

Author(s): J. Xu, Y. Cao, H. Shan, L. Tang, Y. Xu


Effect Of Fly Ash And Polypropylene Fiber On Early Shrinkage And Cracking Of Alkali-Activated Slag Cement

Author(s): Y. Wan, Y. Fang



A Sustainable And Innovative Construction System

Author(s): G. Bregoli, A. Madini Moretti, M. Parolari, P. Riva, M. Santicoli.


Building Toward a Sustainable and Resilient Future

Author: Julie K. Buffenbarger


Alternative Cementitious Materials: Challenges And Opportunities

Author(s): L. E. Burris, P. Alapati, K. E. Kurtis


Fly Ash Geopolymers: Effect Of Admixtures On Fresh

And Hardened Properties

Author(s): L. Carabba, S. Manzi, M. C. Bignozzi


Self Compacting Light-Weight Concretes With Ground Bottom

Ash From Municipal Solid Waste Incinerators (MSWI)

Author(s): S. Collepardi, A. Borsoi, M. Collepardi, A. Quadrio Curzio


TRC Precast Façade SANDWICH Panel For Energy Retrofitting Of Existing Buildings

Author(s): G. Colombo, M. Colombo, M. Di Prisco


Lightweight Cementitious Mortar Made With Foamed

Plastic Waste Aggregates

Author(s): B. Coppola, L. Di Maio, L. Courard, P. Scarfato, L. Incarnato


Rheological And Mechanical Performances Of Concrete Manufactured By Using Washing Water Of Concrete Mixing Transport Trucks

Author(s): L. Coppola, S. Lorenzi, S. Pellegrini


Use Of Recycled Aggregate And Expanded Clay For Self-Compacting Lightweight Aggregate Concretes

Author(s): V. Corinaldesi, G. Moriconi


Green Concrete: Optimization Of High-Strength Concrete Based On LCA

Author(s): C. Dossche, V. Boel, W. De Corte, N. De Belie


Use Of Recycled Glass As Partial Replacement Of Natural Sand In Tile Adhesive Mortars

Author(s): L. Fagandini, G. Mailli, L. Barbieri


Structural Concrete In The Age Of Sustainable Development

Author(s): V. R. Falikman, B. V. Gusev


Analyzing Factors Of Variability In Energy-Use In Concrete Production

Author: S. Fujimoto


Effect Of Waste Fibers On The Mechanical Properties Of Concrete

Author(s): D. Hamzacebi, O. Sengul


Design Of High Performance Concrete With Environmental Benefits

Author(s): P. Kara, G. Moriconi


From The “Old” To A “New” Construction Industry - Sustainability Design Of Structures 40.1

Author: K. Sakai


The Encore Project: Sustainable Solutions For Cementitious Materials

Author(s): E. Martinelli, J. A.O. Barros, G. Etse, L. Ferrara, P. C. Folino, E. A.B. Koenders, R. D. Toledo Filho


Greener Concrete Using Post-Consumer Products

Author(s): T. R. Naik, R. Kumar, G. Moriconi


Sustainability And High-Performance Of Concrete – A Review

Author(s): T. R. Naik, F. Canpolat, G. Moriconi


A Physically-Based Conceptual Approach For Designing RAC Mixtures

Author(s): M. Pepe, R. Dias Toledo Filho, E. Koenders, E. Martinelli


Analysis Of A Jointless Floor With Calcium Sulpho-Aluminate And Portland Cement

Author(s): A. Reggia, S. Tortelli, M. Marchi, M. Borsa, G. Plizzari


Towards Sustainability Of Concrete Without Chloride Limits

Author(s): F. Selicato, M. Moro, L. Bertolini, A. Nanni


Mechanical And Environmental Performances Of Sulpho-Based Rapid

Hardening Concrete 47.1

Author(s): D. Sirtoli, P. Riva, S. Tortelli, M. Marchi, R. Cucitore


Improving The Practice Of Maintenance Planning In Italy

Author: C. Zampighi


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