WEBINAR: Internal Curing for Improving Concrete Durability
By Dr. John Kevern, PhD, PE, LEED AP
Department Chair of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Bio link: https://sce.umkc.edu/about/directory/name/john-kevern-ph-d-p-e-leed-ap/
Internal Curing for Improving Concrete Durability:
When we look back on this era of concrete technology, internal curing will be considered one of the most revolutionary techniques for improving concrete properties. Rarely is a single technique able to provide as many benefits and especially at the cost point for internal curing. This presentation will overview the mechanisms of action for internal curing including a discussion of improvements to strength, reduction in shrinkage, and ability to improve durability when incorporating lightweight aggregates. We will discuss appropriate applications, mix designs for internal curing, and pros and cons of various available materials. At the end of this lunch and learn attendees will have a better understanding of how internal curing using lightweight aggregate can be used to create a more resilient infrastructure and where to find more information for design and specification.
CEU Certificates provided (1 hour)
NOTE: The Internal Curing Webinar is sponsor by Buildex Lightweight Aggregate at no charge.