Projeto SARCOS - Self-healing As preventive Repair of COncrete Structures


The search for smart self-healing materials and preventive repair methods is justified by the increasing sustainability and safety requirements of structures.

The SARCOS COST Action arose from the need for consolidating a network of researchers working in one of the most current hot-topics, such as the development of preventive repair methods including self-healing approaches, aiming to increase the sustainability of the traditional construction sector and to guarantee the service life of concrete structures.

After 4 years of performing activities funded by COST, the Action ends with a well-consolidated network of researchers working together in the development of smart construction materials for tomorrow, looking for practical advanced solutions for the end-users of the future. This publication is based upon work from COST Action SARCOS (CA 15202), supported by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology).

The SARCOS promotional video is now available on YouTube. Please check at the following link:


You can watch the description of the work developed by FCT NOVA team at 16:14’’