High-Performance Construction Materials and Systems: An Essential Program for America and Its Infrastructure?Executive Report

Civil Engineering Research Foundation, ASCE

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-938-7 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-938-4 (ISBN-10), 1993, Soft Cover, Pg. 32
Report 93-5011.E

Document Type: Book


Prepared by American Concrete Institute; American Institute of Steel Construction; American Iron and Steel Institute; ASCE; Civil Engineering Research Foundation; Concrete Research and Education Foundation; National Ready Mixed Concrete Association; Portland Cement Association; Suppliers of Advanced Composite Materials Association; The Aluminum Association.

This executive report provides a high-level, policy-oriented summary of the findings detailed in the longer Technical Report. The intended audience is members of Congress, other national policymakers, and government and industry leaders. Initiated as a result of the 1991 National Civil Engineering Research Needs Forum organized by the Civil Engineering Research Foundation (CERF), this report builds a case for a national program aimed at exploiting the potential of high-performance concrete and steel for improving the competitiveness and quality of U.S. construction. Although the executive report includes a synopsis of conclusions contained in the Technical Report, its main emphasis is on the potential benefits to be realized from such a national program. The report concludes with a call for active support, participation, and funding from government, industry, and academia in order to realize this critical national priority.

Subject Headings: Steel construction | Construction materials | Infrastructure construction | Concrete construction | Concrete | Systems engineering | Industries


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