Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering

Concrete and cements

Our work includes:

  • Biomimetic self healing cementitious materials
  • Flexible formwork to reduce global concrete use
  • Shear behaviour in reinforced and prestressed concrete
  • Low carbon cements and cement replacements
  • Carbonation in lime-based materials

The following research projects are currently ongoing or have recently been completed in the field of concrete structures and technology:

Project People
Materials for Life (M4L): Biomimetic multiscale damage immunity for construction materials. Full project details » Kevin Paine
Shear capactiy and strenghtening of longitudinally and laterally-prestressed concrete bridges. Full project details » Tim Ibell and Antony Darby
Implementation of sustainable construction materials Full project details » Andrew Heath, Kevin Paine
Flexibly formed concrete structures. Full project details » Antony Darby, Tim Ibell and Mark Evernden
Effects of blast loading on structures. Full project details » Antony Darby, Tim Ibell and Mark Evernden
A new form of architecture for concrete structures. Full project details » Tim IbellAntony Darby and Mark Evernden
Lifetime extension of reinforced concrete slab-on-beam structures. Full project details » Tim Ibell, Antony Darby and Mark Evernden
Whole life-cycle performance of low carbon cements. Full project details » Kevin Paine
Effects of compositional variables on durability and performance of alkali activated binders. Full project details » Kevin Paine
Development of sustainable and low carbon concretes for the Gulf environment. Full project details » Kevin Paine
FIBCEM project: Nanotechnology enhanced extruded fibre reinforced foam cement based environmentally friendly sandwich material for building applications. Full project details » Kevin Paine and Pete Walker
Bulk use of biomass and co-fired ash in novel binders. Full project details » Andrew Heath, Richard Ball, Marcelle McManus and Kevin Paine