Concrete Mix Design

September 9, 2020 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Speaker: Otto Schwarz, PE, SE
Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis

Handout and registration emails for this session will be sent to SE University companies on Friday, September 4th.

Session Description:

Concrete Mix Design for the Practicing Engineer provides a general overview of the basics of concrete hydration, and the parameters of concrete mix design effecting durability, strength, serviceability, and workability. The ACI 318 and 301 code requirements for concrete mix strength verification and durability are then reviewed as they relate to the various concrete mix components.  This information is then combined to provide qualitative predictive tools and “Rules of Thumb” for review of concrete mix designs and estimation of concrete material strength and durability.

Learning Objectives:

Upon attending this session, viewers will be able to:
  • Understand the composition and curing of structural concrete (qualitatively).
  • Learn the function and roles of pozzolans / supplementary cementitious materials, as well as admixtures.
  • Learn what to look for in a Concrete Mix Design Review.
  • Qualitatively predict the relative behavior of a concrete mix design.