Pouring the Foundations of Modernity

Written by Ryan McGuine // The modern age has been characterized by the skyrocketing use of a number of materials, including concrete, the most widely-used construction material in the world. It is so ubiquitous today that it is both hard to imagine a world without it, and easy to take it for granted. Rapid urbanization and rising incomes in developing countries will ensure the continued use of concrete for decades to come, but unfortunately concrete production is associated with a number of environmental consequences