The Slag Cement Association (SCA) is proud to announce the rebranding of its awards program. Previously known as the Slag Cement Project of the Year Awards since its inception more than 10 years ago, is now the Slag Cement in Sustainable Concrete Awards Program. This change directly reflects the vital role of slag cement in creating sustainable and resilient concrete.
The categories now include Architectural, Durability, Infrastructure, High Performance, Innovative Applications, and Lower Carbon Concrete. In addition, nominators can now indicate the use of portland-limestone cement (PLC) on a project on the nomination form, furthering the recognition of sustainable concrete.
The SCA Awards Program also honors research in the field of slag cement. Research winners receive a $1,000 stipend from the SCA to help attend the ceremony. The ceremony is usually held in-person at the ACI Spring Concrete Convention.
“The rebrand of the SCA Awards program exemplifies the importance of sustainability in concrete construction. Slag cement provides many benefits when used in concrete mixtures such as durability, resiliency, and high performance. This is great opportunity to showcase the use of slag cement and PLC in lowering the carbon impact of concrete,” said Drew Burns. Burns is the SCA Executive Director.
The 2021 Slag Cement in Sustainable Concrete Awards Program is now accepting nominations and will close November 1, 2021. Eligibility requires projects to be in North America. They must also be completed or scheduled for completion between January 1, 2020, and December 31, 2021. For more information, nomination forms, and to view past winners, visit www.slagcement.org.
The Slag Cement Association serves as the leading source of knowledge for slag cement and slag blended cements through promotion, education, and technology development.
About the Slag Cement Association
The Slag Cement Association (SCA) is a nonprofit trade association. It represents both producers and shippers of slag cement in the United States. The SCA with assistance from its various volunteer based committees operate several annual activities and also programs in support of slag cement use in concrete mix design.