The future of concrete

As can be seen by the current booming energy sector, a major factor in the world’s economy is minimising the emissions produced by every industry.

The construction industry is one of the largest emitters and the production of ordinary portland cement (OPC) alone accounts for 7% of global greenhouse gas emissions. 

By replacing OPC with fly ash, the amount of greenhouse gasses created can be significantly reduced. In order for fly ash to be used more readily as a cementitious replacement, there needs to be sufficient evidence that concrete created using both fly ash and OPC perform similarly. This has been done by examining whether fly ash-based geopolymer concrete filled steel tube columns perform similar to their OPC counterpart.

Our built and natural environments


Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering

James Sawers
Joshua Gunn
George Waterhouse
Chad Harris

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