Interpreting Cement Science

Cement and concrete materials science is a multidisciplinary subject, involving engineers, geologists, chemists, physicists and many others. This website is for the great majority of us who aren't university professors of cement chemistry but whose work requires a good understanding of the subject.

Basic Information

Over thirty articles on cement manufacturing, cement hydration and deleterious processes in concrete. See the Article Directory or the drop-down menus to get started.

Cement Blog

The Cement Blog contains more advanced articles on cement and concrete chemistry, applications of analytical techniques and other items of cementitious interest.

Training Resources

Books and training resources unique to Understanding Cement.



Infra-red image of cement kiln, showing hotter (yellow, burning zone) and cooler (red, mauve, blue) regions