History of ACI Committee 548: The Past Thirty Years

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Title: History of ACI Committee 548: The Past Thirty Years

Author(s): J. T. Dikeou

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 214

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 1-12

Keywords: ACI Committee 548; historical development; international congresses; properties of polymers in concrete

Date: 6/17/2003

Abstract:
The paper reviews the historical development of polymers in concrete, and the history of ACI Committee 548, and it’s sister organization, the International Congresses on Polymers in Concrete. Polymer concretes and polymer modified concretes have been studied and used since the1940’s and 1950’s; polymer impregnated concretes have been studied starting in the mid 1960s. Three categories of concrete that contain polymers are: (1) polymer concrete (PC), (2) polymer modified concrete (PMC), and (3) polymer-impregnated concrete (PIC). Committee 548 was started in 1971, and from the start has been one of the most active and productive committees in ACI. The committee has produced seven documents, most of which have required committee action to reaffirm or revise over the years. The committee has also organized and conducted nine technical sessions at ACI Conventions, which have produced Special Publications (SP), and has organized two National ACI Seminars.