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Western Bridge Engineer's Seminar
September 3rd - 6th, 2013
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Bellevue, WA

Bunyan Pervious Roast
September 19th - 20th, 2013

2013 PCI Convention and National Bridge Conference
September 21st - 24th, 2013
Gaylord Texan Resort
Grapevine, TX

ACI Fall 2013 Convention
October 20th -24th, 2013
Hyatt Regency & Phoenix Convention Center
Phoenix, AZ


Welcome to Our Website

The Silica Fume Association (SFA) was formed
in 1998 to assist the producers of silica fume in promoting its usage in concrete. Silica fume, a by-product of silicon and ferro-silicon metal production, is a highly-reactive pozzolan and a key ingredient in high-performance concrete, dramatically increasing the service-life of structures.

Contractors Section

This area contains information and resources of special interest to anyone involved with producing, or placing silica-fume concrete.

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Silica Fume User's Manual

The Silica Fume User's Manual is intended to provide practical information for individuals actually working with silica fume and silica-fume concrete. Different chapters of the Manual may be of interest to concrete specifiers, concrete producers, concrete contractors, or concrete inspectors.

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Presentations of Silica Fume

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Placement and Finishing Videos

Short videos containing information about placing, finishing and curing silica-fume concrete

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Engineers Section

This area contains information and resources of special interest to anyone specifying -- or designing -- with silica-fume concrete.

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SFA Publications

Links to, articles on silica-fume concrete from industry publications, relevant ACI Committee documents and ASTM's specification for silica fume.

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SFC Applications

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Students Section

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Silica Fume Producers Section

A list of companies that use Silica Fume

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Free Software Tools -- Life Cycle Analysis

Free Software Tools -- Life-365 New Release

The industry consortium consisting of the National Ready mixed Concrete Association, Slag Cement Association and the Silica Fume Association announced the completion of a verification and validation process, and the release of Life-365 v2.2. Life-365 is a standard model developed for predicting the Service Life and Life-Cycle Cost of Reinforced Concrete exposed to chlorides. To learn more click here, or go directly to www.life-365.org