The Case for Performance-Based Concrete Specs
Did you know that some common concrete specifications that exist today are byproducts of testing procedures from the 1940’s?
Adopting performance-based concrete specifications is one of the most impactful strategies that a structural engineer may employ today to significantly reduce embodied carbon from buildings and infrastructure. Dr. Michael Thomas, a world-renowned expert on concrete durability, dispels the decades-old concrete myths that still influence construction today, and makes the case for structural engineers to utilize performance-based concrete specs.
In this webinar, Dr. Thomas will:
- Dispel concrete myths that cement governs strength and strength governs durability;
- Provide strategies to replace or adjust prescriptive concrete specs such as minimum cement content, maximum supplementary cementitious materials content and maximum water/cementitious materials ratio; and
- Make the case for adopting low carbon concrete strategies today.