Accession Number:

ADA289782

Title:

Materials for Tomorrow's Infrastructure: A Ten-Year Plan for Deploying High-Performance Construction Materials and Systems.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

CIVIL ENGINEERING RESEARCH FOUNDATION WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1994-12-27

Pagination or Media Count:

159.0

Abstract:

This report presents a detailed program to transform our nations infrastructure. The Intended audience Is the Administration and Congress, other national policy makers, and government and industry leaders. Descriptions of major high-performance research and commercialization projects are provided by working groups representing ten different materials aluminum, coatings, fiber-reinforced polymer composites, concrete, hot mix asphalt. masonry, roofing materials, smart material devices and monitoring systems, steel, and wood. The report builds on the 1991 National Civil Engineering Research Needs Forum organized by the Civil Engineering Research Foundation CERF and the 1993 initial program plan as presented in High-Performonce Construction Materials ond Systems An Essentiol Program for America and its infrastructure. The high-performance CONstruction MATerials and systems program CONMAT will create significant improvements in the nations infrastructure and U.S. competitiveness in the construction market. The report concludes by reviewing the strong support that the Administration has shown the CONMAT research effort to date and recommends continued support from government, industry, and academia to support this critical initiative. MM

Subject Categories:

  • Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
  • Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Metallurgy and Metallography
  • Wood, Paper and Related Forestry Products
  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE