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High Performance Concrete

Vincent D. Reynolds, MBA, PE

The Federal Highway Administration defines High performance Concrete (HPC) as “concrete that is made with carefully selected high quality ingredients, optimized mixture designs, and which are batched, mixed, placed, consolidated and cured to the highest industry standards.” High performance concrete is used to design efficient structures when certain design restraints present themselves. The use of high performance concrete can result in optimizing concrete structures resulting in extending bridge beam lengths or decreasing the depth of bridge girders.

This course will cover the development, production and design of HPC for highway structures. The study materials will detail the design methods, material properties, curing and inspection of HPC facilities.

Case studies and design examples will be presented to aid in understanding the course material.

The student will be directed to study the document “High Performance Concrete Structural Designer’s Guide,” as published on the website of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

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