Engineering researchers in the US have developed a new form of "smart" concrete which requires minimal levels of maintenance over the course of a lengthy service life.

The new composite concrete developed by civil engineering experts at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) possesses remarkable levels of durability and water-resistance compared to conventional paving materials, resulting in a dramatically longer service life. Developers of the material, which is referred to as the Superhydrophobic Engineered Cementitious Composite (SECC), estimate that…