The editors of Concrete Construction and The Concrete Producer hosted Self-Consolidating Concrete Today during the 2016 World of Concrete at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Monday, Feb. 1 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Several recent projects received formal recognition. Contractors who were involved in these featured projects were recognized for their successful use of self-consolidating concrete (SCC). These projects include:
- The Midtown Tunnel – The specified compressive strength for the concrete on this project was 6,000 psi. The SCC consistently achieved strengths of 9,000 to 10,000 psi.
- Salvador Dali Museum – The 60,000-square-foot building has 18-inch-thick concrete walls. This was Reinforced Structures Inc.’s first project using SCC.
The use of SCC has increased jobsite productivity and decreased the risk of arm injuries. Topics of discussion included everything from pumping solutions to employee safety. Click here for the Agenda and see the slideshow for the entire presentation: Part I/Part II
As part of SCC Today, 11 posters were produced on recent SCC projects in North America. Each poster includes photos of the project, the project team members, and the mix design for the SCC on the job.
- Turks & Caicos House, Dominican Republic
- Sand Ridge Energy Campus Parkside Building
- Eli & Edythe Broad Museum, Michigan State University
- Border Highway West Extension Loop 375, El Paso, Texas
- Central Baptist Hospital West Garage, Lexington, Kentucky
- Medical & Graduate Education Building, Columbia University Medical Center
- Metropolis Residential Tower 3, Downtown Los Angeles, California
- Silver Spring Transit Center
- 10 Hudson Yards Tower, New York, New York
- Tower One - World Trade Center, New York, New York
- Trump Tower, Chicago, Illinois
More on Self-Consolidating Concrete from Concrete Construction and The Concrete Producer:
- Fixing the West Coast’s Busiest Bridge
How San Francisco’s new Bay Bridge was repaired, with traffic flowing, after 32 anchor rods snapped.
- Challenging Tall Walls
Communication and creativity among the construction team leads to impressive results.
VIDEO: 2016 CC Live: Self-Consolidating Concrete Today with William Phelan
Euclid Chemical’s William Phelan discusses the Self-Consolidating Concrete program at World of Concrete. Planning and communication are critical when dealing with any high-performance concrete, Phelan says.