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I. Did You Know That Recycled Tires Can Be Used To Make Concrete More Resilient?
           According to ScienceDaily, “Engineers have developed a more resilient type of concrete using recycled tires that could be used for concrete structures like buildings, roads, dams and bridges while reducing landfill waste.”
You can read the entire article, from University of British Columbia, titled “When the rubber hits the road: Recycled tires create stronger concrete.” at www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170613120515.htm

University of British Columbia. “When the rubber hits the road: Recycled tires create stronger concrete.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 13 June 2017. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170613120515.htm>.
II. Concrete Can Be Fire Resistant!
Did you know “the resistance of conventional vibrated concrete to the heat of a fire can be optimized by adding a few kilograms of polypropylene (PP) fiber per cubic meter of concrete mixture”? Find out how at www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160107094751.htm
Empa. “Polymers render concrete fire-resistant: Self-compacting and now fire-proof, too.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 7 January 2016. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160107094751.htm>.

 

III. Concrete Has Been Used For Over 5,000 years
The Egyptians were using early forms of concrete over 5000 years ago to build pyramids. They mixed mud and straw to form bricks and used gypsum and lime to make mortars.” You can find more interesting history facts about concrete through concretenetwork.com. Read “Concrete History Timeline- Full Linear Version” at https://www.concretenetwork.com/concrete-history/linear-timeline.html