Building for Now, Building for the Future

How enhanced concrete offers solutions for construction challenges and achieves aesthetic
Sponsored by Holcim (US) Inc.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe types of enhanced concretes and the materials and processes used to manufacture them.
  2. Explain the design benefits of enhanced concretes when it comes to architectural aesthetics and structural optimization.
  3. Discuss the construction efficiency benefits of enhanced concretes.
  4. List eight types of enhanced concretes and how they benefit each project.

Credits:

AIA
1 AIA LU/Elective
IDCEC
1 IDCEC CEU
ICC
0.1 ICC credit
IIBEC
1 IIBEC CEH
IACET
0.1 IACET CEU*
AIBD
1 AIBD P-CE
AAA
AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
AANB
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
AAPEI
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
NLAA
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.
NSAA
This course can be self-reported to the NSAA
NWTAA
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
 
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
This course is approved as a Structured Course
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.
Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a core course
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia

The pandemic has created challenges for construction projects throughout the world, with mass labor shortages, and an increased demand for building. As designers and builders work to keep their projects on time and on budget, innovative technologies are rising to the occasion. Enhanced concrete is an array of artful technologies that can help accelerate projects while still meeting or exceeding performance standards. Additionally, it provides one more tool in the toolbox for designers to look beyond the basics of concrete and find inspiration in the variety of colors, textures, and other design properties enhanced concrete can provide.

Building For Now

Photo courtesy of Holcim (US) Inc.

 

Holcim (US) Inc. Holcim (US) Inc., is one of the world’s leading suppliers of sustainably manufactured cementitious materials. The Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction promotes and supports the innovative solutions of architects for the future built environment with $2 million in prize money.

 

Originally published in May 2022

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