The world leader in mass concrete construction technology
Concrete cast in massive sections requires special consideration be given to handling the heat of hydration and the temperature rise after casting. Uncontrolled temperature rise can result in unacceptable surface cracks or internal damage to the concrete.
CTLGroup is a world leader in consulting services related to mass concrete construction technology. Our mass concrete consultants have helped countless contractors, engineering/ design firms, and owners to write, adapt, understand and work within specifications for mass concrete elements and structures. CTLGroup can work with owners, engineers, architects, material suppliers, and contractors to develop project-specific thermal control plans based on thermal modeling. If necessary, these requirements can be supplemented and verified using laboratory tests.
Frequently Addressed Topics
- Thermal cracking
- Requirement for type IV cement
- Use of slag or fly ash as a replacement for cement
- Maximum concrete temperature
- Temperature differentials
For additional information about our mass concrete consulting services, please contact John Gajda at 847-972-3140.