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Slag Cement Awards Program

SCA Project of the Year Awards

 

Since 2010, the Slag Cement Association has been running its annual slag cement project of the year awards program.  The slag cement awards recognize projects for excellence and innovation in concrete using slag cement.  For the 2016 awards, eight projects were honored in the categories of architectural design, durability, green design, high performance, sustainability, and a new category, innovative applications. 

 

“It is important to acknowledge the outstanding work these companies are doing with slag cement, the construction industry should look to these examples as case studies for the increased durability, resilience and sustainability that slag cement brings to a concrete mix design.”

-Ed Griffith, President, SCA

 

Award winners are annually honored at the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Spring Convention.  In addition to the in-person awards ceremony, winning projects also receive social media, digital and print recognition.  The SCA works hard to promote this awards program and the winning projects as models for more durable and resilient concrete construction.

 

2017 Slag Cement Award Nominations Now Open

 

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Slag Cement Project of the Year Awards.  Projects in the USA completed or scheduled to be completed between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2017 are encouraged to apply.  Completed applications and any questions can be sent to SCA Marketing Coordinator, Drew Burns at drew.burns@slagcement.org and are due by Thursday November, 30th at 5PM EST. 

 

2017 SCA Project of the Year Award Nomination Form

 

2016 Awarded Projects:

 

Oceanfront Residence

Category: Architectural

This unique residential projects used 1,300 yards of concrete in the supporting structure, tennis pavilion, stairs, benches and even planters.  Strength achieved using 40% slag cement allowed the architect to maximize the views by designing long spans using post-tensioned and high-strength concrete.

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Member Company: LafargeHolcim

 

The Rowan

Category: Architectural

Slag cement was used in all elements of the 5,200-cubic yard structure, replacing 34% of the total cementitious material in the San Francisco building. The architect purposefully took all the structure to the exterior of the building creating a unique exoskeleton appearance.

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Member Company: Lehigh Hanson

 

 

Revive I-275

Category: Durability

Michigan DOT spent $75 million to replace 88 lane miles of pavement on I-275.  The department specified slag cement to provide superior durability, alkali silica reaction (ASR) mitigation, and a basis for stable development of air entrainment.

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Member Company: LafargeHolcim

 

 

University of Notre Dame Campus Crossroads Project

Category: Green Design

This $400 million, LEED Silver project consisted of attaching three new buildings onto the existing iconic football stadium.  Despite using the slag cement at 70%, the 29-day design strengths were typically obtained in only 7 days.

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Member Company: LafargeHolcim

 

SLS LUX

Category: High Performance

The 57-story tower utilized between 40 and 50% slag cement in most (90%) of its concrete.  Slag cement allowed for high strength concrete columns using local materials and aided in the project being completed on time.

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Member Company: Lehigh Hanson

 

Ten Hudson Yards

Category: High Performance

This 50-story, 895-foot-tall project consisted of 107,000 cubic yards of concrete.  The design required high strength concrete of 14,000 psi in its foundation and lower shear walls.  Slag cement was used achieve required strength while minimizing heat gain in mass concrete.

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Member Company: LafargeHolcim

 

ODOT Rt. 6 Bridge

Category: Innovative Application

This project utilized “Accelerated Bridge Construction”, sliding two bridges into place to minimize traffic disruption.  Slag cement was used in the wing walls, superstructure, bridge deck and barrier walls at 25% replacement of portland cement and was the “ideal material” for high strength and lower permeability needed for the durability of the bridge.

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Member Company: Votorantim Cimentos/St. Marys Cement Inc.

 

St. Pete- Clearwater International Airport

Category: Sustainability

Included the rehabilitation of 16,000 cubic yards of airport apron pavement.  Slag cement contributed to superior strength gain where time was critical to maintain airport operations and the lighter color increased tarmac visibility. 

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Member Company: Argos USA LLC

 

2016 Concrete International: SCA Awards Article

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