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2014 TCA Convention

Sweating Slab Syndrome - An Update

Arthur W. McKinney, Chairman at McKinney & Company


McKinney will present an overview of current general issues in industrial floor design/construction as well as floor concerns relative to tilt-up construction where the floor is used as a casting surface.

The definition of “sweating” in open industrial floors will be explored as well as the role of weather patterns, and the ventilation “cul-de-sac.”

McKinney will share his thoughts on what we have learned since the problem first presented itself and where we go from here.

Remediation approaches and avoidance strategies will be presented as well.



About the TCA

Founded in 1986, the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) strives to improve the quality and acceptance of site-cast Tilt-Up construction, a method in which concrete wall panels are cast on-site and tilted into place. Tilt-Up construction is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States, combining the advantages of reasonable cost with low maintenance, durability, speed of construction and minimal capital investment. At least 10,000 buildings, enclosing more than 650 million square feet, are constructed each year using this construction method.

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