How Information Technology can Help Sustainability and Aid in Combating Global Warming

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Proceedings titleCANMET/ACI International Conference on Durability of Concrete,
ConferenceProceedings of the Symposium on High Performance Lightweight Concrete Honoring the Extraordinary Contributions of Professor Theodore Bremner, June 1-7, 2003., Thessaloniki, Greece
Subjectdatabase; durability; information technology; Internet; structural lightweight concrete; nondestructive testing; durabilité; technologie de l'information; Internet; bétons de structure légers; essais non destructifs
AbstractThis paper discusses the evolution of different methods of disseminating the results of research programs on durability of concrete at the US Army Corps of Engineers Treat Island marine exposure site; beginning with paper reports, and evolving into deployment of modern information technology tools such as a multimedia computer database and a Web based information system. Theses information systems allow side-by side comparison of historical photographs and testing results for different concrete mixtures and support decision-making on the choice of environmentally friendly and durable concrete. With the help of these tools, an easy comparison of the performance of lightweight and normal weight concrete from long-term testing programs at the Treat Island site becomes possible. The results clearly show that structural lightweight and semi-lightweight concrete provides long-term durability in a marine environment. The authors also discuss the advantages of using modern IT tools for research, education and technology transfer for the industry.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Information Technology; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number45796
NPARC number8913455
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