Concrete has been used for many years as a composite material that has excellent mechanical properties and durability for construction. However, concrete is a poor electrical conductor, especially under dry conditions. Traditional methods can warm roads, but installation cost is high and the procedure is complicated. A research team in Material Laboratory of Institute for Research in Construction, National Research Council Canada, led by Dr. James J. Beaudoin, has developed a new conductive concrete with both superior electrical conductivity and mechanical properties.
Fact Sheet ID Number
Composite Materials & Technologies
conductive concrete, construction material, electrical conductivity
Date of this Version
ECT Team, Purdue, "Conductive Concrete" (2007). ECT Fact Sheets. Paper 37.