Concrete answers to climate adaptation questions

Understanding how climate change could impact on the deterioration of the basic building block of much of Australia’s infrastructure – concrete – is crucial to ensuring major assets such as roads, ports and buildings continue to perform up to expectations, according to a CSIRO report.

“In order to better understand how climate change might influence infrastructure maintenance and construction, we need to establish an accurate national database on the rate, and factors involved in, the deterioration of concrete infrastructure,” says the report’s lead author, CSIRO Climate Adaptation Flagship’s Dr Xiaoming Wang.

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