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Concrete That Cleans Itself and theEnvironment

Format On Demand: Online
Offered by AEC Daily Corporation
Category Materials and resources

Provides an overview of photocatalytic technology in concrete and the benefits this technology offers in accelerating the self-cleaning and pollution abatement properties of concrete, while maintaining the same mechanical and physical properties of traditional concrete. Current environmental issues, factors that influence building performance, and field test and case studies are presente d.


  • Review the history of photocatalytic technology and evaluate how applying it in concrete can improve the sustainability and performance of a building
  • Explain how photocatalytic cement speeds up the natural, self-cleaning, oxidation process of concrete, thus preventing the accumulation of atmospheric compounds on its surface, reducing discoloration and preserving aesthetics
  • Convey how photocatalytic technology abates air pollution, thereby reducing smog and decreasing atmospheric elements which damage the air we breathe, and in doing so, improving human health and that of the environment
  • Recognize how photocatalytic cement products contribute to a sustainable built environment through reduction of the heat island effect, improving energy performance and durability
  • Determine the factors that influence performance, review independent laboratory and field verification trials, and assess specific case studies and the cost value factors associated with the technology
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CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
CSI (CEU) 1.0
BOMI (CPD) 1.0