Presenter: G. Terry Harris, Sr., FACI, GCP Applied Technologies
Thursday, May 13, 2021
Noon – 1:00 p.m. Eastern
Concrete is a composite material with each mix constituent contributing to produce desired fresh and hardened properties. During this course, we will examine how each constituent impacts concrete performance. We will discuss cement chemistry and analyze the most significant influencers that can help with troubleshooting and determining which cement is best for your specific application. We will review aggregates and the impact of their gradation. We will also discuss water and the effects of potential impurities on properties such as setting, strength and durability. Come and listen to experienced and knowledgeable instructor, Terry Harris, with GCP Applied Technologies, and take away some helpful information that can immediately be applied to enhance the quality of your precast products.
At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:
- Summarize the impacts of different mix constituents on desired concrete properties.
- Identify specific items on a cement mill certificate to review and monitor.
- Define how optimizing aggregate gradation can have a significant impact on concrete quality.
- Describe water impurities that can impact concrete properties.