Inspired by Antiquity: The Future of Durable, Sustainable Infrastructure

Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 11:00am to 12:00pm

Online (Webex), Webex

The Masic Lab at MIT is working to unlock the secrets of ancient materials including Roman concrete and pigments such as Mayan and Egyptian blues. In this webinar, Admir Masic, the Esther and Harold E. Edgerton Career Development Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), will discuss what engineers could learn from his lab’s “antiqua-inspired methodology”-- where ancient technologies, practices, and techniques guide the development of future materials -- about constructing longer-lasting modern infrastructure with lowered environmental impacts.

The MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSHub) webinar series offers information of general interest to members of the building, paving, and construction communities, as well as to educators, students, journalists, and law and policy-makers interested in the environmental and economic impacts of decision-making concerning infrastructure. Videos of past webinars are archived to the CSHub YouTube Channel.

Webinars are free and open to the public. Presentations are geared toward a lay audience.

Event Type

Conferences/Seminars/Lectures

Events By Interest

Sustainability

Events By Audience

Public, MIT Community, Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff

Events By School

School of Engineering (SoE)

Tags

environment, Infrastructure, Concrete, civil and environmental engineering, materials science, Roman Concrete

Website

https://tinyurl.com/cshubinspired

Cost

Free

Department

Concrete Sustainability Hub

Hashtag

#CSHub

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Anne Wilson Yu

Anne Wilson Yu left a positive review Thursday, January 18, 2018

Interesting work, fascinating presentation

Margaret Layton

Margaret Layton left a positive review Thursday, January 18, 2018

very exciting

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