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.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Slag Cement Project of the Year Awards. Projects in the USA completed or scheduled to be completed between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2018 are encouraged to apply. Nomination deadline: November 1st, 2018
Slag cement (Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag) and fly ash (Coal Combustion Product) are the most commonly used supplementary cementitious materials in construction today. While they are commonly used and similar in many ways, these materials produce different effects on concrete performance and this document will explore those differences.
The SCA often gives presentations on various topics pertaining to slag cement use and is now offering these presentations to concrete industry groups in the U.S.
Nine outstanding projects from across the United States using slag cement were honored at the American Concrete Institute’s Spring Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah.