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Trophées de la construction 2018: award for EDYCEM's connected concrete, developed within the EDYCEM-Centrale Nantes Chair

The “Smartcem®” connected concrete developed as part of the EDYCEM research chair (HERIGE Group), led by Ahmed LOUKILI, Centrale Nantes Professor, was a winner in the 2018 Construction Trophies.

on September 12, 2018

This new concept allows traceability of concrete as soon as it is poured. In line with the "smart city" concept, it opts for a sustainable solution over time that relies on the integration of RFID chips and is accessible by smartphones.
"The panel appreciated the potential of this solution in terms of durability and life cycle analysis of cementitious materials."

The five-year EDYCEM research chair, which started in February 2015, is a pioneering move between an engineering school and a mid-size company. Its objective is to develop research, training and technology transfer activities on the sustainability and energy efficiency of concrete structures. Research work is carried out at several academic levels: engineering student projects, Master's internships and PhD theses, two of which were defended in autumn 2018. The scientific and technological knowledge capitalized within the chair allows EDYCEM to be at the forefront in its field of activity and to offer its customers new materials meeting the needs of modern construction. Among the key results of the chair, the development of a self-placing structural insulating concrete and the optimization of fluid screed composition.
Published on January 24, 2020 Updated on November 24, 2020