Foundation releases guide to fl y ash study

The RMC Research & Education Foundation has released “Guide for the Construction Team,” a companion to “New Technology-Based Approach to Advance Higher Volume Fly Ash Concrete with Acceptable Performance,” a report released in September.

The new guide complements the original study, which was conducted at the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s research laboratory. The study demonstrated that ready-mix concrete producers may use a greater amount of fl y ash — a recycled material — in concrete mixtures while maintaining strength and performance and while still being able to attain early-age strengths. The new guide is intended to assist the entire construction team in efforts to integrate more fl y ash in a variety of construction projects.

Both the original study and the guide are available for download from the Foundation’s Web site and are also available as part of the Foundation’s Research Supporting Sustainable Development CD.

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