Extreme cold weather conditions can significantly affect the quality of concrete, as well as its mechanical properties. In cold weather concreting, one should make sure that all the negative impacts of low ambient temperature are appropriately alleviated by taking the necessary precautions. In this article, we will review important steps that can ensure you will get the quality you are looking for. But first, let’s see what cold temperature is… Read More »Precautions for Cold Weather Concreting
On-site Evaluation of Concrete Strength is a main challenge in the condition assessment of existing infrastructure, or the quality control of new construction. Owners, maintenance managers of such existing concrete structures normally prefer non-destructive and non-intrusive methods to avoid further damage to an already struggling structure. In construction projects, switching to non-destructive means less intervention, shorter down-times, and saving money. However, all parties agree that the strength of concrete is… Read More »5 Methods for On-Site Evaluation of Concrete Strength
FPrimeC Solutions is presenting at the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Fall Convention at the Duke Energy Convention Center, on October 22, 2019.(Read More) Dr. Farid Moradi of FPrimeC will present at C-Junior Ballroom D. in the Duke Energy Convention Centre. The topic of this presentation is “In-situ Non-destructive Evaluation of Concrete Strength: Canadian Case Studies”. This paper discussed successful uses of In-place methods for estimating concrete strength.
Rebound Hammer test provides a practical and cost-effective solution for estimating in-place concrete strength. Recent developments in rebound hammers, and improved guidelines for estimating concrete strength can help structural engineers and condition assessment professionals in accurately classify concrete strength, and make data-informed decisions on the location of cores in a cost-effective framework. This article takes a quick look at the history of the method and recent developments. Share on linkedin… Read More »Estimate Concrete Strength Using Rebound Hammer