What are we doing to improve sustainability and economic viability of concrete?


Davide di Summa, joint PhD researcher between UGent and PoliMi in the framework of SMARTINCS project, here supervised by prof. Nele De Belie, published his first journal article! The work, with as title “Environmental and economic sustainability of crack mitigation in reinforced concrete with SuperAbsorbent Polymers (SAPs)” and published in the “Journal of Cleaner Production”, investigates the potential advantages of concrete containing SuperAbsorbent Polymers in comparison to a more traditional solution. Thus, adopting Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Life Cycle Cost (LCC) methodologies intended as integral part of the design phase, the work demonstrates the benefits of such technologies that can shape a different future for the concrete sector with environmental and cost improvements.