MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 271, 20192019 Tran-SET Annual Conference
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Portland Cement Materials|
|Published online||09 April 2019|
Workforce Development for Ultra-High Performance Concrete
Department of Civil Engineering, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001
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Ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) is a cementitious material with a dense microstructure that contributes to high compressive strengths as well as enhanced durability properties. UHPC also possesses significant post-cracking strength and ductility due to the addition of fibers. These characteristics produce a material that provides advantages over conventional concrete; however, high costs attributed to materials and production, lack of industry familiarity and knowledge, and the absence of standardized design procedures have impeded its wide-spread use. To help disseminate knowledge on UHPC, the first of two workforce development symposiums on UHPC was held on April 17 – 18, 2018 in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The symposium consisted of presentations and hands-on demonstrations to introduce UHPC and distribute the findings of almost a decade of research conducted in New Mexico to a diverse audience including members of the New Mexico Department of Transportation, contractors, designers, researchers, and concrete suppliers.
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