Webinar: Ultra-High-Performance Concrete - A Game Changer

Webinar: Ultra-High-Performance Concrete - A Game Changer
Ultra-high-performance concrete: A game changer in the precast concrete industry. Ultra-High-Performance Concrete (UHPC) has the potential to replace conventional concrete in many large-scale applications. UHPC has the ability to be cost-competitive on a first-cost basis while being far more valuable than conventional concrete on a life-cycle basis. By taking advantage of the key properties of UHPC, building and bridge members will use materials more efficiently while also being able to span farther, improving space utilization and enhancing the safety of people and vehicles. Lower consumption of construction materials will be good for the environment because of its potential to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

Thursday, February 18, 2021, noon CST

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Credits: AIA 1.0 HSW LU or 1.0 PDH (only available to day-of attendees)

Learning Objectives:

This presentation will discuss Ultra-High-Performance Concrete and the potential to replace conventional concrete in large-scale building and infrastructure applications:

  1. Explore the evolution of UHPC and an overview of the unique material characteristics.
  2. Learn how UHPC has the ability to be cost competitive on a first-cost basis while being far more valuable than conventional concrete on a life-cycle basis.
  3. Understand how UHPC benefits can provide for longer life cycles, more efficient material use, improved safety and space utilization, longer spans and reduced carbon dioxide emissions.
  4. Discover ongoing PCI implementation challenges which include cost and development of UHPC structural systems to capitalize on its unique characteristics.

Presenters:

Maher Tadros headshot

Maher Tadros, PhD, PE, Founding Principal, e.construct USA LLC

John Lawler headshot

John Lawler, PhD, PE, Principal, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates

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When
2/18/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM