Free Web Sessions

Free Online Education Presentations

Browse from hundreds of recorded presentations from ACI Conventions and other concrete industry events.

This Week's Featured Presentation

Session details

Hot Topic Session: Do We Have a Sustainable and Scalable Material to Address Carbon Steel Corrosion Once for All? (ACI Fall 2019 Convention, Cincinnati, OH) The major challenge to the durability of reinforced concrete structures exposed to chlorides is the corrosion of the carbon steel reinforcement. The current-state-of practice utilizes different strategies to address this problem such as: use of admixtures or supplemental binders in the concrete mixture and increase of cover or surface protection by membranes. Additionally, carbon steel may be coated with epoxy or replaced by more corrosion resistant alloys. The purpose of this hot topic session is to show practitioners, researchers, and students the availability of composite reinforcement that, rather than delaying the corrosion problem, totally resolves it with a material system (i.e., glass fiber reinforced polymer) that is validated, included in standards (i.e., design and materials specs) and readily available.

Upcoming Presentation

April 13 - 19

GFRP Reinforcing: An Engineer’s Perspective
by Richard F. Bertz, The Mannik & Smith Group, Inc

Session details

Hot Topic Session: Do We Have a Sustainable and Scalable Material to Address Carbon Steel Corrosion Once for All? (ACI Fall 2019 Convention, Cincinnati, OH) The major challenge to the durability of reinforced concrete structures exposed to chlorides is the corrosion of the carbon steel reinforcement. The current-state-of practice utilizes different strategies to address this problem such as: use of admixtures or supplemental binders in the concrete mixture and increase of cover or surface protection by membranes. Additionally, carbon steel may be coated with epoxy or replaced by more corrosion resistant alloys. The purpose of this hot topic session is to show practitioners, researchers, and students the availability of composite reinforcement that, rather than delaying the corrosion problem, totally resolves it with a material system (i.e., glass fiber reinforced polymer) that is validated, included in standards (i.e., design and materials specs) and readily available.

Find An Education Presentation

Use the below tools to find an education presentation on the topic of interest to you.

SEARCH FOR A PRESENTATION»

VIEW LISTING OF ALL PRESENTATIONS»

Please enter this 5 digit unlock code on the web page.