Companion Guide to Fly Ash Study Released
The RMC Research and Education Foundation released a companion guide to the report released in September, "New Technology-Based Approach to Advance Higher Volume Fly Ash Concrete with Acceptable Performance." The guide complements the original study, which was conducted at the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association's Research Laboratory. The study demonstrates that ready-mixed concrete producers may use a greater amount of fly ash — a recycled material — in concrete mixtures, while maintaining strength and performance and still being able to attain the early-age strengths required for the application. This guide will assist in their efforts to integrate more fly ash in a variety of construction projects.
Both the original study and the guide are available for download from the Foundation's Web site at rmc-foundation.org and are available as part of the Foundation's Research Supporting Sustainable Development CD. The mission of the RMC Research and Education Foundation is to support research and educational programs that will increase professionalism and quality in the concrete industry.
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