New concretes for the infrastructure; energy and resource optimized

Short Description

With the outlined research project "ERESCON" (Energy and Resource Efficient Concrete for Infrastructure) a contribution to climate protection and sustainable development has been made. By the developed innovative concrete technology the composition of concrete for infrastructure can be improved, so that CO2-emission (the Global Warming Potential GWP) and primary energy demand is reduced while the functionality (workability, strength and durability) of "eco-concrete" is equivalent to normal standard concrete.

Key points of the innovative concrete technology are the assessment of the environmental impact and cost-efficiency of source materials as well as concrete-recipes, the increase of the packing-density of granular materials of the concrete mix, the reduction of its water demand (particularly of the fine powder-materials by microfillers), an optimized composition of the mixture of aggregates, binder and additives associated with partly substitution of Portland cement clinker by “eco-fillers” and finally the prove of equivalent performance of new eco-concrete to standard normal concrete.


Ergebnisbericht zum Forschungsprojekt „ERESCON“ – neue Betone für den Infrastruktur-Bereich, Energie- und Ressourcenoptimiert

Mit dem Forschungsprojekt „ERESCON“ (Energy and Ressource Efficient Concrete for Infrastructure) im Rahmen der Verkehrsinfrastrukturforschung (2012-2015) wurde ein Beitrag zum Klimaschutz und zur nachhaltigen Entwicklung geleistet. Dr. techn. Joachim Juhart (Projektleiter), Mag. Claudia Baldermann, DI G.-Alexandru David, DI G. Fischer, Dr. Alexander Passer German, 69 Seiten

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Project Partners

TU Graz:

  • Institut für Materialprüfung und Baustofftechnologie
  • Institut für Angewandte Geowissenschaften

Contact Address

Joachim Juhart