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Slag Cement Educational Session at ACI Spring Convention

**Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the SCA Awards Ceremony has been postponed for the time being. We hope to re-schedule this event during the ACI Fall Convention in Raleigh North Carolina and more details will be posted soon.**

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020 @ 8:30AM

Representatives from the Slag Cement Association will present "Use of Slag Cement in Concrete Construction" during the ACI Spring convention in Rosemont, IL. This session will provide industry insight on how slag cement is being used to create more durable, sustainable, and resilient concrete. Presentation topics include:

Demonstrating Resilient Results with Slag Cement

This presentation will discuss how to utilize Environmental Product Declarations (EPD), Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), and other industry tools to demonstrate how slag cement contributes to making resilient, sustainable, and durable concrete.

Shawn Kalyn, St. Marys Cement

Mitigating Alkali Silica Reaction and Slag Cement

Adding slag cement to a concrete mix design can help prevent Alkali Silica Reaction (ASR), which leads to severe concrete cracking and deterioration.  Illustrated through case study examples, this portion of the session will cover how slag cement works to mitigate ASR.

Canadian Mine Fill Project

An old mine in the Northwest Territories of Canada left behind underground voids that posed a threat of exposing large quantities of arsenic trioxide near the town of Yellowknife.  Canadian Public Services utilized slag cement in self consolidating concrete and cemented paste backfill to fill the mine tunnels and fix the issue.  Team members will provide an overview of this unique and innovative project.

Bernie Ting, Ting and Tarskii Inc.

2019 Slag Cement Research Projects of the Year

A brief overview of each project will be given by the winners.

  • Bio-friendly Slag Cement Benefit to the Drainage Systems; Arash Rahmatian, University of Houston
  • Blast Furnace Slags: Rapid Reactivity Testing and Effects of Varying Replacement Levels on Cement Paste Properties; Sivakumar Ramanathan, University of Miami

The presentation will conclude with the 2019 Slag Cement Project of the Year Awards. The two research projects listed above will be honored along with 12 construction projects, awarded in the categories of Architectural Design, Durability, Green Design, High Performance, Innovative Applications and Sustainability.

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