The contents of this course include five recorded presentations from the ACI 2021 Fall Virtual Convention.
• Durability of Internally Cured Concrete with Supplementary Cementitious Materials, James Lafikes, Genesis Structures
• Corrosion Related Durability of Steel Reinforcement in a Novel Concrete Material, by University of South Florida
• Influence of Nonionic Surfactants on Structure, Reactivity and Efficiency of Montmorillonite in Mitigating Alkali Silica Reaction, by Jianqiang Wei, University of Massachusetts Lowell
• pH-Dependent Chloride Desorption Isotherms of Portland Cement Paste, by Mahmoud Shakouri, Colorado State University
• Development of a Standard Practice for Service Life Prediction, by Kyle Stanish, Tourney Consulting Group, LLC
INSTRUCTIONS: Study the materials included in this module. Then, complete and pass the corresponding 10-question quiz with a score of 80% or higher to receive a certificate for 0.10 CEU (equivalent to 1.0 PDH).
Continuing Education Credit: 0.10 CEU (1.0 PDH)
Approved by AIA (LU/HSW) and ICC
Access Period: 30 days
Durability is one of the most important requirements for sustainable infrastructure. Federal, state, and local agencies expend significant effort to maintain the quality and condition of aging civil structures, especially those in aggressive service environments. Among many factors, durability influences the service life and integrity of concrete materials and structures. Extensive research has been conducted to understand the deterioration mechanisms of concrete in an effort to extend the longevity of concrete members. In this course, presentations of both experimental and analytical investigations are of interest, which may include the durability of concrete structures reinforced with steel or fiber-reinforced polymer bars, modeling of service life for concrete under aggressive environments, and the structural integrity and resilience of rehabilitated members. The course emphasizes recent research findings and provides an opportunity to discuss present challenges and technical issues. Critical information is given to those who lead tomorrow’s structural design and construction with an emphasis on durability, service life, and integrity, including practicing engineers, government officials, and academics.
Author: Lafikes, Alexander, Wei, Shakouri, Stanish
Publication Year: 2022
Categories: Durability, Fiber-Reinforced Concrete, Materials, Sustainability
Formats: Online Learning
Table of Contents
1. Define the state of the art of structural performance subjected to environmental and mechanical distress.
2. Identify research needs to advance the knowledge associated with the durability, service life, and integrity of concrete bridges and buildings.
3. List efforts to establish a new trend in the design and construction of concrete bridges and structures.
4. Link laboratory investigations with practical site application.
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