DuRSAAM 2023: About the Symposium
The DuRSAAM2023 Symposium focusses on new developments in all aspects of alkali-activated concrete, sometimes also referred to as geopolymer concrete. The programme is focussed on bringing stakeholders together along the triple helix academia – industry – government, to foster developments in circular concrete. To maximise interactions, the symposium is organized as a physical event, fully plenary around 5 thematic tracks with keynote speakers, poster and oral presentations.
Concrete is a popular and efficient building material. However, being used that widely all over the world, its environmental impact sums up to large numbers, among which 8% of the carbon dioxide emissions and over 20% of earth’s natural resources excavated for use as construction minerals. The upside of this observation is that when improving the environmental impact of concrete, significant improvements can be made in terms of reducing carbon dioxide emissions and using less primary raw materials. This in line with the goals set forth internationally in terms of Circular Economy and Green Deal policies. In the family of greener concrete solutions, alkali-activated concrete is emerging rapidly being compatible with current solutions for structural concrete and whereby pilot projects and applications have already been realized in various countries.
The characterization and application of alkali-activated concrete remains however less advanced than traditional concrete, stressing the importance to provide a forum for researchers, professional practitioners, and governmental staff to share ideas and be challenged. As such, the DuRSAAM2023 Symposium calls for all who are curious, interested and/or knowledgeable in alkali-activated concrete, including hybrid binder solutions. You are invited to join 3 days of exchanging knowledge, to jointly move the agenda for more circular concrete forward and to facilitate alkali-activated concrete more widely into practice.
We look forward to welcoming you to DuRSAAM Symposium!
The DuRSAAM Team