TOWARDS THE NEXT GENERATION OF STANDARDS FOR SERVICE LIFE OF CEMENT-BASED MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES

Cement-based materials (CBM) are the foremost construction materials worldwide. Therefore, there are widely accepted standards for their structural applications. However, for service life designs, current approaches largely depend on CBM strength class and restrictions on CBM constituents.


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BACKGROUND

Cement based materials (CBM) for construction are produced by mixing water, cement and other raw materials. During the initial few hours, the material behaves as a solid suspension, but it changes ...

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OBJECTIVES

The main objective of the action is to develop a new generation of guidelines / recommendations to predict/evaluate the service life of cement based materials and structures in Europe...

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SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME

The main focus of the Action is centred in the production of innovative recommendations/guidelines that pave the way for the next generation of construction codes for service life of CBM and structures...

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Dissemination of
EDF

Dissemination of </br>EDF
VeRCoRs project

A very large concrete mock-up, seven years of tests, hundreds of sensors, more than 1000 samples tested, 3 benchmarks.

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Sweden has
joined TU1404

Sweden has </br> joined TU1404
New member

Two new MC members are welcome to the Action on behalf of Sweden: Ingmar Löfgren and Tang Luping.

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Finland has
joined the Action

Finland has </br> joined the Action
New member

Finland has adhered to TU1404 on the 19th January 2015, by enrolling two Management Committee members...

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