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MO10 - Troubleshooting Concrete Cracks: Understand and Minimize Cracking

Monday, January 20 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM | Room N259, North Hall, Las Vegas Convention Center « Back

It is important to have a clear understanding of the types of cracks and how to minimize cracking. Cracks are caused by either structural loading or nonstructural effects. Attendees will learn about the causes of structural cracks, mapping cracks, measuring cracks, and tolerable crack widths. Other topics of discussion will include the causes of nonstructural cracks that occur before hardening (plastic shrinkage, plastic settlement), or after hardening (crazing, shrinkage, corrosion of embedded metals, alkali-aggregate reactions, and early thermal contraction) and how to minimize them.

  1. Analyze the causes of structural cracks, mapping cracks and measuring cracks
  2. Identify the causes of nonstructural cracks that occur before hardening (i.e., plastic shrinkage and plastic settlement)
  3. Determine causes of nonstructural cracks after hardening (i.e., crazing, shrinkage, corrosion of embedded materials, alkali-aggregate reactions and early thermal contraction)
  4. Discuss how to minimize various types of cracks

NOTE: See TU11, Repairing Concrete Cracks

Credits: 3.0 hours AIA/CES LU|HSW, PDH, TCA, DBPR/CILB No. 0010701

Education Tracks: Concrete Repair

Event Type: WOC 3-Hour Seminars > Session


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