Presenter: Claude Goguen, P.E., LEED AP, NPCA
Thursday, June 17, 2021
Noon – 1:00 p.m. Eastern
Concrete has been around a while and is sometimes considered an “old construction material.” However, researchers are continually developing new ways to manufacture and use concrete. Join us as we explore what’s new in concrete technology and how it might impact the precast industry. We will discuss nanotechnology and how this science is creating new materials that can enhance concrete properties. We will discuss concrete produced with microbes and polymers that allow self-healing and other amazing properties. We will also examine the latest advances in 3D printing and how those advances may impact our industry. Come learn what’s new about this old material and how it might influence your way of manufacturing precast concrete.
At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:
- Describe new concrete materials and potential applicability to your products.
- Identify emerging alternatives to commonly used precast production and testing methods.
- Interpret how 3D printing may provide opportunities in the precast industry.