Concrete International

July 2018

Floors & Foundations

Feature Articles

Toward the Future of Fabric Formwork
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Opportunities offered by this efficient forming system

Fabric formwork shows potential for minimizing costs—but more research is needed.

Slag Cement Awards Honor Projects across the United States

A showcase of slag cement’s versatility

Nine awards were presented in the categories of Architectural, Durability, Green Design, High Performance, Innovative Application, and Sustainability.

Performance-Based Specifications for Concrete Exposed to Chlorides

Alternative approaches for durability

Requiring and verifying low penetrability is a cost-effective way to extend the service life of concrete structures.

In-Situ Durability

Prolonging service life of structures affected with DEF or ASR

Cracks in load-bearing concrete columns of a precast concrete parking structure led to a repair and monitoring program.

Hard Hat—Origins and Evolution

An iconic symbol of an industry

How this essential part of the construction uniform gained widespread adoption on the jobsite.

Structural Thermal Breaks Ensure an Efficient Envelope

System mitigates heat loss due to thermal bridging at connections to floor slabs

ACI Foundation Awards Student Fellowships and Scholarships for 2018-2019

Applications now open for the 2019-2020 awards cycle

Concrete Elevated

Highlights of The ACI Concrete Convention and Exposition – Spring 2018

Knowledge to Practice: ACI Foundation

ACI Foundation Funds Eight Research Projects in 2018