Webinar (December 19): Durability—How Do We Measure It?

Webinar (December 19): Durability—How Do We Measure It?

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DATE: December 19, 2018

TIME: 9:00 am to 10:00 am EST

Continuing Education Credit: 0.1 CEU (1.0 PDH)

Approved AIA and ICC

Access Period: 30 days


To earn CEU (PDH) credit, individuals must purchase the webinar and attend the live webinar for the entire duration (or pass the quiz available after the webinar).

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Durability is a desirable property for all concrete structures. Ultimately, time is the true measure of durability. Without the luxury of time to wait to determine a structure’s durability, how do we define, measure, and achieve a durable concrete structure? Durable concrete structures should be long lasting. This is important for a functioning society. Every project’s acceptable length of service—how long the structure needs to be durable—will be different.

This presentation will discuss the importance of durability and current test methods. Topics covered in this presentation include:

• How to define durability

• Where to find durability requirements and guidance

• Commonly used durability tests for freeze-thaw and alkali-aggregate reactivity


Document Details

Author: Katie Amelio


Categories: Durability, Testing

Formats: Online Learning

Table of Contents

Learning Objectives:

1. Define durability.

2. Explain how exposure classes in ACI 318 and ACI 350 are used to design durable structures.

3. Identify common durability tests for freeze-thaw and alkali-aggregate reactivity.

4. Discuss the concept of a durability standard.


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