Is There Science Behind Self-Healing Concrete?

When you hear the phrase self-healing, you might conjure up images of self-help books and circles of people chanting. So what does it mean if you add that phrase to concrete? With a purported 45% of the annual construction budget being allocated to the maintenance of buildings in some 1st world countries, it is not surprising that there is substantial and radical research being done into driving these costs down. Self Healing Research Prof. Kevin Paine, Professor of Infrastructure Materials, Department Architecture and Civil Engineering, is taking the lead in [...]