G. Terry Harris, Sr., FACI, GCP Applied Technologies
May 12, 2022
Noon – 1:00 p.m. Eastern
In precast operations, production practices and mixture proportions are developed to ensure that quality standards are met, but it’s the mix that sets the standard. How is your mix? Does it produce the strength, durability and aesthetic qualities required? Does it give you the desired plastic properties? You may answer yes to all these questions but still not be taking advantage of available efficiencies. Are there opportunities to optimize the mix for placement, sustainability, form usage and cost? Developing a process to monitor and evaluate the performance of your mix can improve your plant’s efficiencies and profitability. During this webinar, Terry Harris, Director of Technical & Engineering Service with GCP Applied Technologies, will share advice on where to look for potential inefficiencies in your mix design. He will discuss concepts such as optimizing aggregate gradation to reduce paste content, which can simultaneously increase durability while saving costs. He will share tips on selecting and proportioning admixtures and cementitious materials to reduce mix design waste. This is a great opportunity to learn from an expert on your quest to that perfect concrete mix design.
At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:
- Define mix design efficiency.
- Describe common inefficiencies in precast concrete mix designs.
- Identify a potential inefficiency in your mix design.