ICRI September 2014 Dinner Meeting - SILICA FUME IN CONCRETE

  • 24 Sep 2014
  • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Phoenix Airport Hilton - 2435 South 47th Street, Phoenix, AZ
  • 50


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ICRI Chapter Dinner Meeting & Presentation


Introduction: Silica Fume, Micro Silica or Silica Dust

  • What is it?
  • Where/Why is it used?
  • Production Process

Main Advantages of Its Uses in Concrete and Repair Products

  • Reduction in Permeability of Concrete
  • Improved Sulfate Resistance of Concrete
  • Improved Mechanical Performance of Concrete
  • Improving the Protection of Reinforcement in Concrete

Effects on Freshly Mixed and Hardened Concrete and Repair Products

  • Water requirements
  • Workability
  • Air Content
  • Heat of Hydration
  • Setting Time
  • Finishing
  • Pumping
  • Plastic Shrinkage
  • Curing

EPA Historical View of Silica Fume Use in Concrete

  • Position in 1997
  • Modified Position in 2010
  • Current (2013) position

Presented By:
Charles Knight

Charles (Chuck) Knight is a Product Specialist for the Engineered Concrete Repair Systems Division of Ardex Americas, an international manufacturer of concrete repair products. He has loyally served the concrete repair industry for his past -25- years and has extensive experience in the diagnostic, repair, protection and waterproofing phases of building envelopes.  His field of experience includes remediation and renovation of commercial, residential and public works project.

Chuck is a graduate of 

Duquesne University, B.S., Pittsburgh, PAand Creighton University, J.D., Omaha, NB.   Chuck has completed a -6- year term on the Board of Directors for the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) and was honored in 2010 as a Fellow, along with  serving as its 2010 President.

He has conducted numerous seminars related to the repair, recoat and waterproofing of both vertical and horizontal substrates.  Upon invitation, Chuck has served as a visiting lecturer at Georgia Tech, for several local ICRI Chapters, ASCC and ASCE.

Chuck has authored several industry-related articles, focusing on concrete surface preparation and repair, architectural coatings, waterproofing materials and air/moisture barrier alternative types of products.  His relaxed, but technically proficient and informative approach, will add value to any presentation audience.

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5:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Network Hour and Cash Bar 
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm - Dinner and Program

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