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Introduction to Horizon2020 Opportunities at the The 2nd International RILEM/COST Conference on Early Age Cracking and Serviceability in Cement-based Materials and Structures

12–14 September 2017
The 2nd International RILEM/COST Conference on Early Age Cracking and Serviceability in Cement-based Materials and Structures
Brussels, Belgium

We are honored to organize and host the annual scientific meeting of the COST Action TU1404 (http://www.tu1404.eu) in 2017 in conjunction with the 2nd International RILEM/COST Conference on Early Age Cracking and Serviceability in Cement-based Materials and Structures EAC-02 from 12 to 14 September 2017, in Brussels, Belgium. (http://www.eac2.be/)

Cement-based materials (CBM) are the foremost construction materials worldwide. Therefore, there are widely accepted standards for their structural applications. However, for service life designs, current approaches largely depend on CBM strength class and restrictions on CBM constituents. Consequently, the service life behaviour of CBM structures is still analyzed with insufficiently rigorous approaches that are based on outdated scientific knowledge, particularly regarding the cumulative behaviour since early ages. This results in increased maintenance/repair costs from early ages, and reduced service life of structures, with consequential economic/sustainability impacts, despite the significant research advances that have been achieved in the last decade.

EAC02 includes all aspects of cement based materials with emphasis on innovative testing methodologies, numerical modeling and development of products as studied in top international laboratories members of COST action TU1404. It represents the state of the art in the area, and it aims to bring this knowledge to the broadest possible audience and accelerate knowledge transfer creating avenues for new developments.

The conference will also host an interesting session entitled “Introduction to Horizon2020 Opportunities” with the support of Brussels National Contact Point (NCPBrussels) and Elena Angiolini, expert in Transport-Bio Sustainable Construction and Mobility at NCPBrussels.

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