Tag Archives: A?Substructure

Protecting Infrastructure from Major Floods

Initiatives to protect important data servers from major damage too often occur after the event has finished its destruction. By implementing long-term waterproofing solutions (including concrete walls around sensitive space) to key areas, infrastructure can withstand high water exposure caused by massive flooding. This article examines waterproofing and dampproofing admixtures, among other techniques.

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Designing with Activated Fly-ash Cement Concretes

Photos courtesy CeraTech USA

Replacing 100 percent of portland cement with fly ash to produce concrete has long been considered something remarkable in the comfort of highly controlled lab conditions, but impossible for practical large field applications. While this perception still remains for many, the reality has changed; activated fly ash cement can—and is—substituting portland cement concretes in many applications, including ready-mixed concrete, with added benefits such as low shrinkage, and resistance to corrosive acids and high temperature.

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