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Submit your Cements 2013 abstract by April 22nd

By / March 29, 2013
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Internal curing standards and recent work on extending life of concrete structures

By Eileen De Guire / February 14, 2013

Credit: Purdue University and INDOT Joint Transportation Research Program. Many people in the field of high-performance cements and materials have been working on the goal of improving the performance of structures such as roadways and bridge decks, and recently there have been interesting developments in regard to the use of internal curing (IC) techniques and…

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Video of the week: ‘Liquid Wall’ curtain walls of ultra-high-performance concrete

By / September 23, 2011

Liquid Wall Prototype for Innovate:Integrate Exhibition from arbuckle industries on Vimeo. This video features one example of the innovative architectural structural design opportunities emerging from the availability of ultra-high-performance concrete. This material, also known as ultra-high-strength concrete, provides improved strength, stiffness, ductility and durability compared to typical concrete. The UHPC used in this video is…

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Live blogging from the Cements meeting in Nashville

By / July 25, 2011

Purdue University student Yiwen Bu discusses her poster “Nanoindentation in Cementitious Materials” with Vanderbilt’s Florence Sanchez. Sanchez is the program chair of the Cements Division meeting. Credit: P. Wray, ACerS. Today I am at the Cements Division’s annual meeting being held at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. The meeting, which began yesterday afternoon and runs…

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Cements 2011 early bird deadline is June 24

By / June 6, 2011

Cements 2011 early registration deadline is right around corner. Take advantage of the $125 savings and sign up before June 24th.

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Register now to save $125 on Cements 2011

By / May 12, 2011

Co-organized by the Cements Division and ACBM, the 2nd Advances in Cement-based Materials meeting is July 24-26 at Vanderbilt University. Register now to take part in this critical meeting.

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Extension: Cements 2011 abstracts due April 11

By / March 28, 2011

Abstracts are due Monday, March 14th for the 2nd Advances in Cement-based Materials: Characterization, Processing, Modeling and Sensing.

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Cements Division call for papers

By / January 27, 2011

The July 24-26 meeting will be hosted at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. Authors are invited to submit an abstract for oral and poster presentations by March 14,2011.

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Cement failures, lack of regulations coming under scrutiny in Gulf oil spill

By / May 24, 2010

The AP is reporting that there have been numerous problems and failures related to the use of cement in sealing oil wells in the Gulf of Mexico. One current theory is the the Deepwater Horizon spill also may have been caused by problems with cement. And, apparently federal regulators never set standards about what type…

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