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    • The Effects of Inflation and Its Volatility on the Choice of Construction Alternatives 

      Lindsey, Lawrence; Schmalensee, Richard; Sacher, Andrew (MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub, 2011-08)
      Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) is the standard method for costing long-lived construction projects. The LCCA process determines the full costs of mutually exclusive construction options, finding the project design with ...
    • Life Cycle Assessment for Residential Buildings: A Literature Review and Gap Analysis (Revised) 

      Ghattas, Randa; Gregory, Jeremy; Noori, Mehdi; Miller, T. Reed; Olivetti, Elsa; e.a. (2016-10-12)
      What is the environmental impact of a house throughout its lifetime? This report summarizes recent research on life cycle assessment of residential buildings in order to identify gaps in understanding as well as best ...
    • Methods, Impacts, and Opportunities in the Concrete Building Life Cycle 

      Ochsendorf, John; Keith Norford, Leslie; Brown, Dorothy; Durschlag, Hannah; Hsu, Sophia Lisbeth; e.a. (MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub, 2011-08)
      Life cycle assessment (LCA) offers a comprehensive approach to evaluating and improving the environmental impacts of buildings. This research explores and advances three key areas relevant to the field of buildings LCA: ...
    • Methods, Impacts, and Opportunities in the Concrete Pavement Life Cycle 

      Santero, Nicholas; Loijos, Alexander; Akbarian, Mehdi; Ochsendorf, John (MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub, 2011-08)
      Life cycle assessment (LCA) offers a comprehensive approach to evaluate and improve the environmental impacts of pavements. This research explores and advances three key areas relevant to the pavement LCA field: methodology, ...
    • Research Brief: A break-even hazard mitigation metric 

      Miller, T. Reed; Gregory, Jeremy; Kirchain, Randy (2017-01-12)
      CSHub researchers developed the Break Even Mitigation Percent (BEMP) to answer the question: “How much should be invested in mitigation for a particular building?”
    • Research Brief: Examining Freeze-Thaw Damage at the Microscopic Scale 

      Zhou, Edmond; Bazant, Martin Z.; Pellenq, Roland Jm (2017-01-12)
      Researchers conducted both theoretical and numerical studies on the microscopic phenomena in cement paste pores to reveal the important roles that ions and electrolytes play in freeze-thaw damage.
    • Research Brief: Minimizing Thermal Cracks in Concrete Pavements 

      Louhghalam, Arghavan; Ulm, Franz-Josef; Petersen, Thomas (2017-01-12)
      This brief examines the risk of fracture of concrete pavements due to thermal cycles. CSHub researchers model the risk of fracture due to temperature changes and propose a method for estimating the risk of thermal cracking ...
    • Supplementary Information for Comparative Pavement Life Cycle Assessment and Life Cycle Cost Analysis 

      Swei, Omar; Xu, Xin; Noshadravan, Arash; Wildnauer, Margaret; Gregory, Jeremy; e.a. (MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub, 2014-07)
      The MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSHub) is conducting life cycle environmental and cost analyses of pavements under a wide range of contexts. The analyses involve the comparison of new asphalt concrete (AC) and portland ...
    • Towards Understanding Cement Paste Creep: Implications from Glass Studies 

      Cao, Penghui; Yip, Sidney (MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub, 2017-01-04)
      This research brief presents foundational work toward understanding the mechanics of the complex process of creep by evaluating the phenomena occurring at the nano-scale in metallic glass, a model material, to better ...