Innovative Green Concrete for Sustainable Construction

This course will provide learners with an introduction to Green Concrete. In addition, the course will examine the key components of Green Concrete Mixtures, illustrate some performance attributes of High-performance Green Concrete, and demonstrate the need for a process and methodology for quantifying sustainable concrete. Finally, the course will look at various project profiles that specified Green Concrete mixtures and how architects can incorporate this material to specify Green Concrete with a comparative life cycle assessment or Eco-Efficiency Analysis.

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HP Concrete Cold Patchâ„¢

Repair wide cracks, potholes, and other voids quickly and completely. HP Concrete Cold Patchâ„¢ offers a gray-colored solution for both sides of the pavement universe in repairs to either oxidized asphalt or concrete surfaces. The combination of construction-grade aggregate and proprietary polymer-modified resin base delivers multiple benefits. Get a versatile pavement repair that looks great and performs even better.

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Specifying Sustainable Concrete (Print Course)

Concrete is used in nearly every structure we build today, including buildings, bridges, homes and infrastructure. With greater emphasis placed on sustainability, design professionals are faced with the challenge of meeting traditional design criteria with evolving criteria that support green building and efforts to reduce impact on climate change.

Performance-based specifications for concrete represent an important synergy with sustainability initiatives because they provide the opportunity to optimize mixtures for performance that can also reduce environmental impacts. Prescriptive specifications often adversely impact the environmental footprint of concrete structures. This article outlines how concrete performance can be improved while lowering environmental footprint by implementing performance-based specifications.

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Concrete Restoration and Repair

The course begins by identifying the basic components of concrete, including air, cement, water, and fine aggregate or sand, and course aggregate or stone. Next, the course analyzes the causes and effects of concrete deterioration that necessitate repair. After understanding the reasons for repair, the course will provide learners with the knowledge to assess the condition of a space and the ability to engineer the appropriate solution. Finally, the course will describe concrete repair fundamentals including surface preparation, placement, and curing.

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Concrete Flooring Contractor Exceeds Expectations in $100 Million Museum Restoration/Expansion

Read how this contractor seamlessly knit together old and new concrete flooring across 60,000 sq ft of new and renovated space in a 78-year-old art museum.

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Make the Most of Your Polished Concrete Overlay Opportunities

Polished concrete overlay floor systems have moved quickly from a niche flooring segment into a flooring category all its own. With polished overlays spec’d into more RFQs, are you getting your fair share of this business?

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Concrete Innovations (Print Course)

Concrete is the material of choice for the tallest buildings in the world and infrastructure designed to last centuries. To meet demands for these cutting-edge projects, concrete must be stronger, more durable and more workable than ever before. This article explores how new products, manufacturing methods and research are developing innovative concretes to meet these new challenges. Bendable concrete, smog eating concrete and carbon capture are just a few examples of new technologies enhancing a product that is nearly 5,000 years in development.

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Blindside Waterproofing: Best Practices in Foundation Waterproofing for Difficult Sites

Blindside waterproofing is a newer approach to comprehensive below-grade waterproofing on job sites where traditional waterproofing isn’t possible. Many times, the blindside technique is being used on a job site where the foundation is below the water table or under a great deal of hydrostatic pressure. In other applications, blindside waterproofing is a solution for zero lot lines and sites with limited access. It’s important to understand which materials and techniques to use in blindside waterproofing applications to ensure a lasting watertight seal. This course will explain the role of blindside application in below-grade waterproofing and analyze which materials work best. Best practices in blindside application will be discussed along with case studies that highlight recent commercial construction projects where blindside application provided the best, and only, solution for positive-side waterproofing.

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Optimize Wall Panel Performance with Next Generation Precast Concrete Insulated Wall Panels (Print Course)

The U.S. Department of Energy identified precast concrete systems as the optimal wall panel system for developing more energy efficient, resilient places where people live and work. This course will examine how the precast concrete industry and Oakridge National Laboratory are collaborating on a research project that will advance building envelopes using lightweight, more energy efficient precast concrete insulated wall panels.

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Video: Columbia College Student Center Construction Uses Laser Scan and Point Cloud Data

Watch how laser scanning technologies were used in the construction of a 5-story student center. Situated next to Chicago's elevated train tracks, this project presented unique challenges. Laser applications were used for modeling and quality control on concrete pours. This construction company lessened the amount of re-work, proving true savings to the client.

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