September 18, 2021 from 11:30am to 12:30pm Central Standard Time
Hyatt Regency 4th Floor - Grand F-H
Measuring the unintended impact of chemical curing agents, bond breakers, and densifiers on concrete surface free energy.
Tilt projects can be a series of conflicting goals. Maybe none more prevalent then the pursuit of a perfect concrete slab for casting beautiful panels and using adhesives to bond forming materials. Building owners want tight, densified concrete slabs and tilt-contractors want to get the project moving minimizing steps and slab curing times. So, as an industry we have turned to chemicals to get the job done. Densifiers are more prevalent and bond breakers are being used as curing compounds. Unfortunately, both of these solutions negatively impact the concrete’s surface free energy, in other words “it makes the glue not work.”
Over the last year, GluDown has been researching ways to accurately measure concrete slab surface free energy, identify potential challenges from these measurements, and provide corrective actions for glue down job success. We will present these findings to the TCA to open the industry’s eyes to this challenge, hopefully generate discussion on how to use this information, and ultimately create specifications which will better tilt-up forming practices.
Innovative Structural Solutions (INNSTRUCT) designs and manufactures products that are meant to greatly enhance the construction industry. We create products that will build better structures, require less effort, and increase profitability for contractors and end users. We have now developed the Total Integrated Panel System (TIPS) for tilt-up. This revolutionary, patent pending, prefabricated system integrates structural steel, insulation, and labor into one fully composite product. It is an industry first solution that produces stronger, lighter, insulated panels, while also reducing rebar, concrete, and labor use. Our project development and product education teams are eager to provide you with the information you need to make your next job more successful than ever.
Booth number: 401 | Learn more about Innovative Structural Solutions >
Seretta was founded in 1987 in Orlando, FL and now has offices in Orlando, Charlotte and Austin. We perform complete foundation, slab, tiltwall and paving packages. We also perform high tolerance and specialty slabs. We work throughout the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, Gulf Coast and Southwestern United States.