At the World of Concrete in January we conducted several interviews with industry experts and made videos of those conversations. The videos are now available on our web site—here are a couple you might find interesting.
Randy Poston is the chairman of ACI Committee 318, which writes the structural concrete building code used throughout the U.S. and in many other countries around the world. A new version of the Code will be released in the fall and I had a chance to discuss the new code with Poston, especially in terms of it’s impact on construction. You can find that interview by clicking here. You can learn more by checking out this video from ACI on the new code and by joining ACI’s Twitter chat on May 14 at 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time—for more on that, click here.
Mark Luther from Holcim is the star of a second video we recently posted. Mark has been a thought leader in concrete mixes for many years, especially in relation to the use of pozzolans. In this video, he describes how his team developed the mass concrete mix used on the piers and foundations of the new Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge in St. Louis. With heavy use of slag cement, they were able to control the temperature gain and gradients while getting good strength development. To view the video, click here. This project was the winner of the first Triad Award presented by Concrete Construction and Public Works for the best team approach to a major infrastructure project using concrete.
There are lots of other videos on the CC Video platform. Check them out and let me know if there’s anyone you’d like to see us interview at next year’s World of Concrete.