Materials for Tomorrow's Infrastructure: A Ten Year Plan for Deploying High Performance Construction Materials and Systems (Technical Report)

Civil Engineering Research Foundation, ASCE

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-7844-0059-3 (ISBN-13) | 0-7844-0059-8 (ISBN-10), 1994, Soft Cover, Pg. x, 150
28 cm, CERF Report #94-5011E

Document Type: Book


Prepared by the Civil Engineering Research Foundation.

This report presents a detailed program to transform our nation's infrastructure. The intended audience is the Administration and Congress, other national policy makers, and government and industry leaders. Descriptions of major high-performance research and commercialization projects are provided by working groups representing ten different materials: aluminum, coatings, fiber-reinforced polymer composites, concrete, hot mix asphalt, masonry, roofing materials, smart material devices and monitoring systems, steel, and wood. The report builds on the 1991 National Civil Engineering Research Needs Forum organized by the Civil Engineering Research Foundation (CERF) and the 1993 initial program plan as presented in High-Performance Construction Materials and Systems. The high-performance CONstruction MATerials and systems program (CONMAT) will create significant improvements in the nation's infrastructure and U.S. competitiveness in the construction market. The report concludes by reviewing the strong support that the Administration has shown the CONMAT research effort to date and recommends continued support from government, industry, and academia to support this critical initiative.

Subject Headings: Construction materials | Infrastructure construction | Fiber reinforced composites | Composite materials | Systems engineering | Smart materials | Industries


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