September 17, 2021 from 7:00am to 8:00am Central Standard Time
With a growing interest in sustainability, the construction industry is looking for solutions to help reduce its carbon footprint. Portland-limestone cement, or PLC, is a greener cement option designed to do just that. This program will cover important aspects of modifying mix designs to include PLCs, how fresh and hardened concrete properties are impacted by their use, and point to resources that can help designers (such as architects, engineers, and specifiers) incorporate PLC into their projects. Participants will be introduced to www.greenercement.com, a website that brings together many resources to educate users about PLCs.
At Innovative Structural Solutions (INNSTRUCT) we have developed the Total Integrated Panel System (TIPS), a technology and process that acts as the primary structural and insulating member in conventional tilt-up construction. TIPS sets 4" of expanded polystyrene between 2 layers of welded wire mesh fabric. These are then joined together by diagonal truss wires. Because of the extreme strength of this pyramidal system, TIPS walls can be built with as little as 5" of total concrete in a 9" insulated tilt-up panel. The system reduces the amount of added rebar by 60-90% and concrete material by 30-50%, depending on the panel design. This drastic reduction in materials, along with the incredible strength of our system, creates a panel that is up to 50% lighter and much easier to work with than traditional tilt-up methods.?