CIES Research Collaborations

Sustainable Concrete

CIES – Promoting Sustainable Concrete Technology

CIES continues to promote a sustainable concrete technology within the CRC for Low Carbon Living under the leadership of A/Professor Arnaud Castel and Professor Steve Foster.

In July 2014, this new project was approved by the CRCLCL Board with a cash contribution of $1,100,000 in combination with the In-kind contributions from partner organisations of $1,900,000.

Geopolymer concrete has an 80% lower carbon footprint compared to the conventional Portland cement concrete. Using field and laboratory data, a comprehensive Handbook for geopolymer specification will be developed and published through Standards Australia.

Partner organisations include CIES at the UNSW, Swinburne University of Technology, ADAA, ASA, AECOM, Sydney Water and Standards Australia. The project coordinators also obtained letters of support from the main Australian geopolymer concrete suppliers: Zeobond Pty Ltd, Wagners Concrete Pty Ltd, Milliken Infrastructure solutions as well as RMS Pavement Structures, Transport and Main Roads QLD, Vicroads.