ACI New England Chapter Webinar: Understanding & Avoiding Concrete Flatwork Problems: Back to Basics

April 14, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


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Although concrete has been used in one form or another for thousands of years there seems to be recurring problems that still exist into the 21st Century. Concrete is a very complex material, however many of the problems encountered in construction are rather basic. To avoid these problems all the parties involved in the concrete construction process must have an understanding of the mechanisms responsible for these problems as well as the simple means to avoid them.

This presentation will focus on two of the more common recurring problems in the concrete industry related to flatwork: Cracking and Scaling. We will explore the fundamentals of concrete related to these problems to address “how and why” they occur as well as the measure to take to prevent them.  Some of the subject matter to be covered will include:

Cracking: concrete shrinkage, thermal effects, restraint, joints & joint spacing, reinforcement

Scaling: freezing & thawing, critical saturation, concrete quality, finishing, updated codes/standards for concrete quality

Please join joins us for this presentation so you can have the tools to prevent your projects from looking like this: