Fresh Concrete 3: Low carbon, self-healing concrete
|Recorded:||Wednesday 25 May 2022
|Presented by:||Vighnesh Daas, Director, JP Concrete
This third Fresh Concrete event focused on innovative technology that has the potential to transform the performance and uses for concrete. It included new concrete being trialled in roads to wirelessly recharge electric vehicles in motion, and self-healing concrete that uses a bacteria-based admixture, to enhance water tightness, reduce maintenance and increase the life span of concrete structures.
Vighnesh Daas, Director, JP Concrete
Sensicrete is a low-carbon, self-healing concrete that utilises bacteria embedded in the mix to produce limestone to seal cracks. The technology is designed for use in concrete structures that come into contact with moisture and water, extending their service life and further reducing maintenance requirements.
More effective crack control and watertightness also offers potential to reduce steel reinforcement and additional membranes. In this presentation Vighnesh will explain how self-healing concrete works, its use in projects by BAM in the Netherlands and more recent UK developments including precast, nature-enhancing, marine structures.