Join representatives from the Slag Cement Association and explore the positive impacts of slag cement in making concrete more durable. Attendees will leave with a better understanding on how slag cement influences concrete attributes like higher compressive and flexural strengths, lower permeability, reducing thermal cracking in mass concrete, and the mitigation of sulfate resistance and alkali silica reaction. The presentation will also cover the basics of slag cement use, applications, sustai...
The 2019 Slag Cement Project of the Year Awards Nomination Process is now open.
Browse our list of state fact sheets concerning the use of slag cement specific to that state.
In April, Dr. Lawrence Sutter spoke at the National Concrete Consortium to a group of over 200 DOT officials from over 30 different states. This isn’t the first time he has presented to this crowd, but it is the first time he presented on slag cement.At past events he has focused his presentations primarily on fly ash and the durable attributes it has in concrete. Still focused on durability, he switched the subject matter to Slag Cement and its role in durable concrete construction....
Student: Amy McDaniel, Trevor Looney, University of Oklahoma
The outstanding strength and durability properties of ultra-high-performance concrete (UHPC) make it an ideal material for use in infrastructure applications. The purpose of this study was to develop UHPC mix designs that were cost-effective and able to obtain comparable properties to commercially available products, then evaluate the performance of the best mix design when used as a joint material.
Student: Reza Mohammadi Ahani, University of Toronto
As an ultimate result of the research conducted, the Canadian A3000 and A23.1 standards have been changed to allow the use of Portland-limestone cement together with slag in sulfate exposures without any low-temperature testing or other restrictions.
Full Press Release: Final2018AwardsPRThe Slag Cement Association (SCA) has been honoring the exceptional use of slag cement in concrete construction since 2010 with the Slag Cement Project of the Year Awards. This year’s awards ceremony took place at the ACI Spring Convention in Quebec City, Canada on Wednesday, March 28th during the session “Slag Cement in Durable Concrete”. SCA representatives presented the awards to winning teams in attendance and gave an ove...
On Wednesday morning, March 27th, 2019 the SCA will host an educational session on slag cement in durable and high performance concrete. Following the educational portion will be the 2018 Slag Cement Project of the Year Awards Ceremony, highlighting 9 projects for their outstanding use of slag cement in concrete.
Register for the Industry Training Session at World of Concrete 2019 on Slag Cement in High Performance Concrete
The August edition of Concrete International Magazine provides an in-depth look at the issues surrounding sidewalk scaling in extreme cold weather and what best practices should be used to mitigate the problem. SCA member volunteer, Henry Prenger, penned the article and provided a great overview of his decades long work on the subject. Understanding the full ‘scale’ of the scaling situation is necessary to ensure future sidewalk projects are successful.