Boral Partnership

Professor David Waite; Professor Stephen Foster; Associate Professor Arnaud Castel; Professor Christoph Arns; Dr Louise Keyte; Dr Redmond Lloyd   

ARC Linkage Project LP160101153: This project aims to develop innovative low carbon cement formulations for the Australian construction industry. It will design new binder formulations that include a high level clinker replacement and achieve high early strength by controlling early hydration reactions (< 24 hrs) through combining admixtures. Using geochemistry to improve early hydration, it will use commonly available supplementary cementitious materials to prepare low carbon concrete. This research is expected to transform the Australian construction industry by developing higher performing, more durable structures with dramatically lower embodied carbon dioxide and improved life-cycle costs.

Industry partner: Boral Construction Materials Limited

Award: $450,000.00

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