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The Riddle of Ancient Roman Concrete

Secrets of Roman Concrete

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Secrets of Roman ConcreteBy Various Authors.

Lepech, M. �Integrated Structure and Materials Design for Sustainable Concrete Transportation Infrastructure� 2007 Conference of the International Society for Industrial Ecology, Toronto, Canada, June 18, 2007.

The Riddle of Ancient Roman Concrete By David Moore.

Arbuckle, P. �Discovering Levers for Sustainable Concrete Infrastructure Using Social Network Analysis� 2007 Conference of the International Society for Industrial Ecology, Toronto, Canada, June 20, 2007.

How I became interested in Roman ConcreteBy David Moore.

Keoleian, G.A. �Integrated design framework for sustainable concrete infrastructure materials and systems� 2007 AAAS Annual Meeting, New Models for Materials Use, Biocomplexity and Sustainability Symposium, February 19, 2007, San Francisco.

Keoleian, G.A., Kendall,A., Chandler, R., Helfand, G., Lepech, M., and Li., V.., "Life cycle model for evaluating the sustainability of concreteinfrastructure systems." International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability (ICOSSAR) 2005 Proceedings. Paper No. 23.2. Rome,Italy, 2005.

University researchers in ancient concrete

Lepech, M. '�Bendable� Concrete � Impacts on Repair, Life Cycle Costs, and Sustainability' Invited keynote at the International Concrete Repair Institute - Michigan Chapter Inaugural Meeting. May 18, 2006.

Research focuses on ancient ceramics, mortars, cements, concretes,synthetic (man made) stone and building arts representative of ancient civilizations.

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  • S., Concrete and Its Chemical Behavior.

    Roman concrete experiments

  • He also talks about concrete form work.

    The Pantheon is one ofthe oldest intact buildings in the world, and its primary structural component is Romanconcrete.

  • This is important evidence of early concrete construction methods.

    This includes the controversial thesis that the blocks in the pyramids were made ofa form of concrete!

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Hamer, F., The Potter's Dictionary of Materials and Techniques.

Lepech, M. 'Sustainable Infrastructure through Engineered Cementitious Composites' Invited keynote at the Michigan Concrete Association Winter Conference. February 10, 2006.

E., Contemporary Concrete Structures.

Li, V.C.,�Breaking the Structural Deterioration Cycle Through MaterialsTechnology,� Invited lecture at the ACBM Concrete Crack Workshop,Evanston, IL, August, 2005.

M., The Chemistry of Cement and Concrete.

Kendall, A., G.A. Keoleian, G.E. Helfand, �An Integrated Life Cycle Assessment and Life Cycle Cost Analysis Model for Concrete Bridge Deck Applications� Journal of Infrastructure Systems., Accepted Oct. 24, 2006.

He discusses brick and tile work, but not concrete.

Li, V.C. 'Micromechanics Based Structural Concrete Design and Applications,' Invited lecture at Southeast University, Nanjing, China, Nov., 2005.

Malinowski, R., Concrete and Mortars in Ancient Aqueducts.

Li, V.C. 'Next Generation Structural Concrete,' Invited lecture by Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, China, May, 2006.

Concrete International: Design and Construction.

Qian, S., V.C. Li, H. Zhang, and G.A. Keoleian, "Durable and Sustainable Overlay with ECC", (2008). 9th International Conference of the Society of Concrete Pavement. San Francisco, CA. August 17-21 (In press)

Pozzolan material was a key component of ancient concrete.

Li, V.C.,�Next Generation Structural Concrete � Development andApplications,� Keynote lecture at the International Seminar on BetterQuality of Concrete and Competitiveness of the Construction Industry,�Seoul, Korea, Jan., 2005.

C., Concrete as a Modern Material, Modern Materials.

Li, V.C. 'Self-Healing of Engineered Cementitious Composites under Cyclic Wetting and Drying,' Invited lecture at Int�l Workshop on Durability of Reinforced Concrete Under Combined Mechanical and Climatic Loads,� Qingdao, China, Oct., 2005.

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