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ACI Spring 2010 Convention
March 21 - 25, 2010
Marriott Rivercenter Hotel & Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center -- San Antonio, TX

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April 12 - 15, 2010
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June 6 - 9, 2010
David L. Lawrence Convention Center - Pittsburgh, PA

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October 24 - 28, 2010
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Chapter 2 - Using Silica Fume in Concrete
Producing High-Performance Concrete Bridges

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In order to take advantage of the higher concrete strength, it will probably be necessary to use 0.6 in. (15.2 mm) diameter prestressing strand. Use of this strand may require adjustments at the precasting facility.

If high-durability concrete is used, it will probably have a higher compressive strength than the concrete typically used. It may be possible to take advantage of the higher strength in design. It will probably not be possible to do so for bridge decks where reducing deck thickness is not an advantage,