The Slag Cement Association (SCA) is hosting a free webinar series this summer presented by industry experts. The series will address the supplementary cementitious materials' effect on concrete carbon aspects and durability in four webinars, each running 1-2 p.m. EST.
“Our regional committees often present to concrete industry groups on the benefits of using slag cement. The SCA and our members are very excited to now be offering these resources to the industry in a digital format,” said Drew Burns, SCA executive director.
The slag cement series will include:
- Demonstrating Resilient Concrete Results With Slag Cement on June 18. St Marys Technical Services Engineer Shawn Kalyn, B.Eng, LEED AP bd+c will cover key terms and definitions commonly used when discussing the carbon impact of concrete; the influence of initiatives like Architecture 2030 and the Carbon Leadership Forum; and, using slag cement information supported by environmental product declaration or life cycle analyses.
- Role of Slag Cement in Creating Sulfate Resistant Concrete on July 9. Argos USA Assistant Cement Technical Director Ryan Bentz will explore how slag cement can be used to combat sulfates' deleterious effects in concrete and the testing methods used to prove the material's effectiveness.
- Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slags: Rapid Reactivity Testing and Effects of Varying Replacement Levels on Cement Paste Properties on July 23. University of Miami Ph.D. candidate Sivakumar Ramanathan will present the 2019 Slag Cement Research Project of the Year Award recipient, where investigators quantified the reactivity of 11 different GGBFS materials and classified them through comparison against other supplementary binders.
- Mitigating Alkali Silica Reaction in Concrete with Slag Cement on August 18. Argos USA Technical Services Engineers Keith Maddrey and Clayton McCabe will offer case studies on how slag cement curtails alkali silica reactivity and attendant cracking in concrete.