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New Technologies that may Change Concrete in Texas

Some demographers are predicting the population of Texas to nearly double by 2050, which means we need to nearly double our concrete infrastructure in the next 30 years while maintaining our existing infrastructure. This growth, along with potential labor shortages, material shortages, and pressure to reduce the massive CO2 footprint of concrete may necessitate changes that significantly alter concrete production, delivery, composition, and performance. Some of those potential changes, including 3D printing, low carbon concrete, recycled materials, the use of artificial intelligence in design optimization, and new concrete production methods will be discussed. While some of these technologies are years from being commercially viable (if ever), others are already in use and growing rapidly and yet others are on the cusp of adoption.



Zachary Grasley PhD, PE
Professor & Department Head
Texas A&M University


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