Lab Live: Concrete – Applied Science in Action to Identify Field Performance Issues
ABOUT THE LAB LIVE SERIES
To understand material performance in the field or determine the causes of underlying building conditions, engineers and material scientists often look to applied science and research methods to improve design and construction processes and probe known issues or problems. By combining technical knowledge with expertise in testing and materials science, these teams can help solve their clients’ most challenging problems by understanding why they occurred in the first place. In Simpson Gumpertz & Heger’s (SGH) virtual “Lab Live” series, we will demonstrate these testing and discovery methods in real time in our Applied Science & Research Center to focus on common and challenging material problems. In these dynamic sessions, we hope to spark discussions that lead to creative ideas and improved collaboration.
IN THIS SESSION
In the next session of this series, our technical experts and laboratory specialists will focus on concrete as a building material and discuss how SGH’s Applied Science & Research Center uses destructive and non-destructive testing approaches to evaluate concrete-related questions for design and investigation. Through a series of discussions, we will explore concrete’s varied applications in the construction industry and demonstrate several evaluation techniques, from non-invasive ground-penetrating radar (GPR) methods to more invasive techniques like pull-out and CAPO testing.
After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Discuss how concrete is used as a building material in current and historic applications.
- Review common problems and conditions that lead to concrete failure.
- Understand various destructive and non-destructive testing methods for identifying underlying concrete characteristics in the field.
- Recognize case study examples of how concrete can be evaluated in practice.
Participants will earn 1.0 AIA CES Learning Unit (LU/HSW) for attending the live webinar. Registration is free. Please note that space is limited – email firstname.lastname@example.org to join our waitlist if the session is closed when you register.