The Slag Cement Association (SCA) is pleased to announce a second series of slag cement webinars presented by industry experts. These free webinars are a great opportunity to learn about the different benefits that slag cement offers when used in concrete construction. The webinars will commence at the beginning of March.
The Slag Cement Webinar Series – Spring 2021 will include (click titles to register):
- Avoiding Scaling in Concrete with Slag Cement, presented by Henry Prenger, LafargeHolcim, March 4, 1 p.m. EST
- Geotechnical Applications with Slag Cement, Gordon McLellan, Lehigh Hanson, March 18, 1 p.m. EST;
- Slag Cement Award Ceremony 2020 Winners, Drew Burns, Executive Director, SCA, April 15, 1 p.m. EST; and
- Slag Cement Research Awards Presentations, April 29, 1 p.m. EST.
The SCA encourages participants to preregister for each webinar. Registration links are included with the webinar descriptions below. For those who can’t attend the live webinar the recordings will be archived on the SCA website to view on demand at www.slagcement.org/videos.
“Due to the great success of the first webinar series in 2020 and the demand for more slag cement resources the SCA is thrilled to provide more digital offerings,” said Drew Burns, SCA Executive Director.
The SCA is looking forward to hosting the Slag Cement Webinar Series – Spring 2021. These webinars directly align with SCA’s mission: “To serve as the leading source of knowledge for slag cement and slag blended cements through promotion, education, and technology development. To communicate the performance and environmental benefits of these cementitious materials through the support and participation of member companies." In addition, the SCA has more digital resources to showcase slag cement used in durable concrete construction throughout the United States at www.slagcement.org/videos.
The Slag Cement Webinar Series – Spring 2021 details include:
AVOIDING SCALING IN CONCRETE WITH SLAG CEMENT
March 4, 1 p.m. EST
Presenter: Henry B. Prenger, FACI, is an Engineer with LafargeHolcim and the former Concrete Engineer for the State of Maryland. Prenger is a member of several ACI committees and is the Chair of ACI Subcommittee 301-D, Concrete Mixtures - Section 4. He is a member of the Slag Cement Association Technical Marketing Committee and a Past Chair of ASTM Subcommittee C09.27, Ground Slag, which developed ASTM C989/C989M-18, Standard Specification for Slag Cement for Use in Concrete and Mortars. He is a licensed professional engineer in Maryland.
Prenger will highlight his long-term work with various Departments of Transportation to properly work with slag cement in sidewalk and flatwork applications. The presentation will discuss common missteps, ways to effectively work with slag cement, resources for the industry to use, and case study examples of what has worked in various cold weather climates.
GEOTECHNICAL APPLICATIONS WITH SLAG CEMENT
March 18, 1 p.m. EST;
Presenter: Gordon Mclellan is Technical Manager at Lehigh Hanson’s slag facility in Cape Canaveral, Fla. He has been involved in the development and growth of slag cement, formally known as ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBFS,) in North America for 28 years. After Queen’s University (BSc Eng), he worked with Koch Minerals, in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, developing applications using slag cement in mining backfill applications and heavy construction. As a Product Manager for Holcim in both slag and fly ash, where he started in in Chicago IL in 1993, he continued promoting the use of slag cement in concrete applications.
The presentation will provide information on how slag cement can be used in soil stabilization projects. The design process, standard design criteria, laboratory testing examples, and field test case studies will all be covered in this presentation.
SLAG CEMENT AWARD CEREMONY 2020 WINNERS
April 15, 1 p.m. EST
Presenter: Drew Burns joined the Slag Cement Association in 2017 and is currently its Executive Director. Recently he has taken on a dual role with another trade association in the cement industry, the Great Lakes Cement Promotion Council as its Executive Director as well. Burns has more than 10 years of experience in for-profit and non-profit organizations, focusing on development of strategic plans, marketing materials, content management, website development, social media, e-mail campaign management, and special event coordination. Burns received his Bachelor of Science in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Resources with an emphasis in Commercial Recreation and Business from Michigan State University in 2009.
This webinar will highlight the award winners for the 2020 Slag Cement Project of the Year Awards program. An overview of each project will be given providing great case studies on the various uses of slag cement in concrete construction.
SLAG CEMENT RESEARCH AWARDS PRESENTATIONS
April 29, 1 p.m. EST.
This webinar will feature two presentations from the 2020 Slag Cement Research Project of the Year Award winners. These outstanding projects highlight the use of slag cement in durable and resilient concrete.