World-leading concrete expert Professor Nick Buenfeld introduces viewers to concrete. This is the first in the Bare Essentials of Concrete series: the key things people who are studying construction or who are working in construction need to understand about concrete.
Professor Buenfeld is head of department at Imperial College Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. In this video he describes the key constituents of concrete, how they work together to produce a material for use in building and civil engineering and the main properties of this material.
- The function of cement, aggregate and water in concrete.
- How these ingredients transform from a paste to a rock-like substance
The carbon footprint of concrete.
About the Bare Essentials of Concrete Series
This video is part of the Bare Essentials of Concrete Series, funded by CITB and Construct, in which Professor Nick Buenfeld draws on his many years of practice as a leading researcher in concrete and in teaching to provide viewers with what he regards to be the key knowledge that construction professionals need to understand about concrete. Accompanying this series are two related series: the Bare Essentials of Reinforced Concrete; and the Bare Essentials of Pre-stressed Concrete.
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