The SCA will be holding an educational session at the Capital Districts #Engineers Week in Albany, NY. The presentation, “Improving Concrete Performance with Slag Cement” will take place on Friday, 2.16.18 at 8 AM.
The Slag Cement Association (SCA) announces that slag cement shipments in 2017 exhibited a 14 percent growth over 2016.
The American Concrete Institute (ACI) has recently published ACI 233R-17 Guide to the Use of Slag Cement in Concrete and Mortar.
The guide covers information on slag cement chemical properties and product types, storage, handling, batching, proportioning, and the effects on properties of fresh and hardened concrete. Various applications of slag cement are discussed including mass concrete, soil stabilization, and pavements. The guide concludes with an overview of how slag cement adds to the ...
The SCA will present "Slag Cement in Mix Designs: Improving Workabilty, Durability, & Performance" at the World of Concrete 2018 conference on Wednesday, January 24th. Attendees will receive a copy of the Slag Cement in Concrete Manual and the ability to ask questions to industry professionals
Recently the SCA attended the American Society of Civil Engineer’s conference on Airfield and Highway Pavement Technology as an exhibitor. The conference featured sessions on pavement innovation in materials and sustainability as well as airfield pavement technology and safety. To help prepare for the conference, the SCA pulled together information on how slag cement has been used in past highway and airport projects and how the sustainable material impacts concrete durability,...
The Slag Cement Association (SCA) announces the launch of www.slagcement.org – its new, mobile-friendly website featuring slag cement-related tools, resources, and downloadable materials to serve the needs of ready-mix producers, engineers, and other industry professionals.
Slag cement is a hydraulic cement formed when granulated blast furnace slag (GGBFS) is ground to suitable fineness and is used to replace a portion of portland cement. It is a recovered industrial by-product of an iron blast furnace. Molten slag diverted from the iron blast furnace is rapidly chilled, producing glassy granules that yield desired reactive cementitious characteristics when ground into cement fineness. Once the slag has been cooled and ground to a usable fineness i...
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 email@example.com and are due by Thursday November, 30th at 5PM EST.