Lightweight Aggregate for Structural Lightweight Concrete and More

Past Event
18:00 - 21:00 / Thursday April 6th 2006Pavillon MacDonald-Harrington G-10, Université McGill

LIGHTWEIGHT AGGREGATE FOR STRUCTURAL LIGHTWEIGHT CONCRETE, INTERNALLY CURED NORMAL WEIGHT CONCRETE AND GEOTECHNICAL FILL APPLICATIONS

Traditional uses of lightweight aggregate and structural lightweight concrete for bridge applications will be presented briefly. The main presentation will focus on an emerging technology, lightweight aggregate for internal curing of concrete. This is where saturated lightweight aggregate sand is substituted for a portion of the normal weight sand in a normal weight concrete mixture. The use of lightweight aggregate in geotechnical fill applications is growing exponentially as more structures are built on unstable ground. The major applications for lightweight fill will be presented at the end of the talk.


Les Ingénieurs en structure de Montréal souhaite la bienvenue à tous. L’entrée est libre. Si vous désirez recevoir un avis électronique des prochaines réunions, envoyez un courriel à Sylvie Boulanger.

Cette conférence se tiendra en anglais.

Speakers for this event

Jessica Hulsman
Jessica Hulsman Northeast Solite Corporation

Jessica graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree in May, 2001. She is a registered Professional Engineer and is a Technical Sales Engineer for Northeast Solite Corporation. She is a member of several concrete related associations and also a LEED™ Accredited Professional.

John W. Roberts
John W. Roberts Northeast Solite Corporation

John was born in 1918. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Swarthmore College in 1939. He is a registered Professional Engineer and chairman of Northeast Solite Corporation. He is a member of many American Concrete Institute Committees and a RILEM Committee. He is past President of the Virginia Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers.