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Improving Concrete Durability with Crystalline Technology

Concrete Waterproofing with Crystalline Technology


Course credit 1 AIA LU/HSW

The use of chemical admixtures in the concrete mix can help change the nature of the concrete and overcome some of those limitations, particularly deterioration. In specific admixtures, the use of crystalline technology has been shown to be quite effective in terms of waterproofing the concrete and providing resistance to chemicals, extreme temperatures and other conditions. Engineers who recognize the causes of concrete deterioration along with the best options to overcome them can create resistive concrete components that are more durable and more sustainable in the long run.

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      Concrete Waterproofing Alternatives

      Crystalline concrete technology eliminates the need for separate membranes
       

      Course credit 1 AIA LU/HSW
      Learning Objectives:

      1. Explain the typical concerns with waterproofing concrete structures and the common types of solutions for concrete waterproofing to ensure building and occupant safety.
      2. Discuss how chemical enhancements, including crystalline technology, create a permanent waterproof condition, helping to assure durability of concrete structures.
      3. Analyze how crystalline technology can be used as an admixture, slurry mix, or dry shake product for waterproofing new concrete construction.
      4. Recognize the opportunities for using crystalline technology to waterproof existing concrete structures and special construction conditions.
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          Concrete Waterproofing with Crystalline Technology

          Crystalline chemicals improve concrete durability, lower maintenance costs, and extend building life cycles

          Course credit 1 AIA LU/HSW
          Learning Objectives:

          1. Understand how crystalline technology works with concrete to provide high performance waterproofing qualities.
          2. Explain the difference between porosity, permeability and the mechanics by which water is absorbed through concrete structures.
          3. Discuss how crystalline waterproofing technology improves the durability of concrete structures and reduces maintenance.
          4. Identify appropriate crystalline technology product applications for various types of concrete construction.
          5. Analyze how crystalline technology admixtures can impact building life cycle and project construction costs.
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              Increasing Concrete Durability and Sustainability with Crystalline Waterproofing


              1 hour course
              Course credit AIA 1 LU
              Although known for being a strong and versatile building material, there are a number of factors that affect the sustainability of concrete, and a variety of measures that can be taken to increase its durability and extend its service life. This course discusses the environmental impact of concrete and some of the main causes of concrete deterioration, and examines how crystalline waterproofing technology can be employed to increase the durability and sustainability of concrete.

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              Concrete Waterproofing with Crystalline Technology

               

              1 hour course
              Course credit AIA 1 LU
              Historically, traditional waterproofing methods involve the placement of a barrier or membrane between the concrete and water. Unlike membranes and other surface systems, crystalline waterproofing is designed to make the concrete itself waterproof. This course discusses how crystalline waterproofing technology provides a high level of performance to concrete structures and what design professionals need to know in order to specify and understand how this chemical technology can improve building projects, cut costs, and help earn LEED® credits.

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