Within the Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade’s TREND 15 programme, the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TA) has supported the development of a construction material with a unique property of autonomously controlled warming.
Brno University of Technology’s (VUT) Faculty of Civil Engineering and BETOSAN are collaborating on the project. The newly developed composites provide the material with new properties. They are created on a silicate basis using advanced high-tech fillers. The innovative aspect of the solution will primarily lie in using waste as electrically conductive fillers. The whole system will be completed in 2024.
It will be deployable in the winter months to improve safety on the motorway and road bridges, public transportation stops, railway stations, runways, etc. The smart monitoring and heating of areas made of these materials will be controlled via a 5G network data connection technology.