Architectural Record BE - Building Enclosure

Internal Curing: Concrete Game Changer - An Innovative, Cost-Effective Strategy To Improve the Performance and Extend the Service Life of Concrete

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Sponsored by Trinity Expanded Shale and Clay
Continuing Education

Learning Objectives - After this course, you should be able to:

  1. %IExplain how micro-cracks develop in concrete – even before the mix is set.
  2. %IDiscuss how even very small cracks can cause big problems in concrete over time.
  3. %IDescribe how the internal curing process works.
  4. %IDiscuss how high performance concrete contributes to sustainability.


What's the cure for concrete that cracks early, deteriorates prematurely, generates unwanted call-backs and has a shorter-than-anticipated service life? Internal Curing: a process that leverages new knowledge about an old material (lightweight concrete aggregate) to create better performing concrete. In this course you will learn how internal curing - a true "disruptor technology" - is re-shaping the concrete industry and how this simple, cost-effective strategy can be applied to virtually any concrete application to improve its durability, sustainability and performance.