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Technical bulletins

  • November 2011

    Green concrete

    By Frédéric Gagnon Eng., M.Sc.,

    The notion of green concrete has nothing to do with its color or even the color of leprechauns! The term refers to concrete that has constituents or manufacturing processes which have a smaller environmental footprint compared to conventional concretes.


  • August 2011

    Residential foundations: behavior below zero

    By Frédéric Gagnon Eng., M.Sc.,

    In cold weather regions, such as Canada and the northern United States, structural deterioration associated with the effect of frost is a common occurrence each winter.


  • May 2011

    Concrete degradation - Part 2: chemical attacks

    By Louis-Samuel Bolduc Eng., M.Sc., Frédéric Gagnon Eng., M.Sc.,

    Concrete is the most used artificial material around the world. The annual production is estimated at 1 cubic meter per person!


  • February 2011

    Concrete degradation in infrastructures

    By Louis-Samuel Bolduc Eng., M.Sc., Frédéric Gagnon Eng., M.Sc.,

    Durability of concrete infrastructures is a growing concern, particularly in cold regions.