Innovation of construction materials for more durable structures with less maintenance fee
President, Public Works Research Institute/Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo
Many kinds of advanced materials are always being developed. It is important to apply these new materials to construct structures effectively with high durability and less maintenance fee. Moreover, these studies may also reduce the environmental load of the earth in the field of civil engineering activities. The author introduces some of the research activities in construction materials, such as FRP reinforcements, CSG material, etc., carried out by Public Works Research Institute based on the concept above.