Ultra-High Performance Concrete - UHPC 101 - What it is and how it is made

    (Online) The presentation will cover Ultra-high Performance Concrete

    February 12, 2021
    12:30 PM - 1:40 PM

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    We will be holding a Free Virtual Presentation for our February meeting.

    SUMMARY: Ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) is an emerging class of concrete characterized by high compressive strengths, post-cracking tensile ductility, and exceptional durability compared to conventional and high-performance concrete. Our presentation will provide a general overview of UHPC including the materials, mixture proportioning, and production methods. Participants will learn key performance differences between UHPC and conventional and high-performance concrete. Current and future uses of UHPC in structural and architectural applications will be discussed.

    The presentation wil begin at 12:40 pm.  The webinar session will open 10 minutes early (12:30 pm) for announcements.

    Please Register by 5 pm on Wednesday, February 10, 2021. Webinar login information will be emailed to participants on Thursday, February 11.

    We appreciate The Ohio State University for providing the webinar platform.

    SPEAKER: Elizabeth Wagner, PhD ([email protected]) joined Wiss Janney Elstner Associates (www.wje.com) of Northbrook, Illinois in 2016. She has been involved in a variety of projects involving field, laboratory, and analytical investigation of reinforced concrete structures and materials. Specific areas of focus include durability assessment of concrete materials, service life analysis of reinforced concrete structures, development of thermal control plans for mass concrete, and development, testing, and troubleshooting of concrete materials. Dr. Wagner also has broad laboratory experience evaluating and testing cements, aggregates, masonry, polymer concrete, and corrosion-resistant reinforcing steels.

    Prior to joining WJE, Dr. Wagner conducted research at the Georgia Institute of Technology, focused on the early-age properties and long-term durability of concrete made with portland limestone cement. She has presented and published on work related to ultra-high performance concrete, chemical and autogenous shrinkage of cement-based materials, physical salt attack, and transport properties of concrete.

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    Our next presentation will be a virtual lunch meeting on Tuesday, March 9, 2021.  Mike Mazzoli PE, Regional VP of Intertek-PSI, will present “International Building Code Special Inspection Code–2000-Catching the Drift”.