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Webinar Recording: Improve Concrete Performance with Slag Cement

Webinar Previously Recorded through American Concrete Institute (ACI) University on January 7th, 2020.  If you would like Continuing Education Credit for this webinar, please visit the ACI University here. 

Webinar: Improve Concrete Performance with Slag Cement

Explore the benefits of using different supplementary cementitious materials (SCM) in your mix design. Attendees will leave the presentation with a clearer understanding of how slag cement and other SCM’s enhance concrete, making it more durable, stronger, less permeable, and more sustainable. Additionally, the session will explore slag cement’s effect on slump, workability and its enhanced finishing properties. The session will also highlight case study projects that have utilized slag cement and how it has elevated concrete performance when in combination with other cementitious materials.



About the Presenter: DHooton

Doug Hooton, Professor, University of Toronto

Honorary Member, ACI

Professor Doug Hooton is the NSERC/CAC Industrial Research Chair in Concrete Durability and Sustainability. His research involves finding ways to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions associated with concrete infrastructure. He investigates the use of materials such as supplementary cementitious materials and ground limestone to produce a stronger and more durable concrete product. His research has informed the specification codes associated with the American Concrete Institute, the Canadian Standards Association and ASTM standards.


Learning Objectives: 

  • Identify and explain the short term and long term strength gains associated with the use of supplementary cementitious materials and their effect on the durability of concrete.
  • Analyze case studies and be able to explain the practical ways in which slag cement in combination with other cementitious materials can elevate the performance of concrete.
  • Explain how slag cement produces less permeable concrete.
  • Describe and explain the benefits of using slag cement in reference to workability, slump and finishing properties and how it compares to other materials.
  • Identify the sustainable benefits of slag cement and the resources SCA has to test the different effects of mix design.
  • Describe what is included in the ACI 233R-17 Guide to the Use of Slag Cement in Concrete and Mortar, and how to navigate the document for future slag cement related questions they may have.


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