||Maintaining infrastructure in metropolitan and urban areas remains a global challenge in the 21st century. Proposed focus areas within this topic area include (but are not limited to) the state-of-the-art and potential for future innovations in materials issues related to infrastructure, including:
a. Next generation concretes and asphalts
b. Concrete reinforcement materials issues including rebar (steels), other reinforcements, and coatings
c. Metallic materials in infrastructure applications, including steel-, aluminum-, and copper-based alloys
d. Materials for highways, bridges, etc.
e. Corrosion and materials degradation issues in infrastructure applications