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

NRMCA Sustainable Conference
April 12 - 15, 2010
Tempe, AZ

International Parking Institute Conference & Expo
May 10 - 12, 2010
Mandolay Bay - Las Vegas, NV

International Bridge
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June 6 - 9, 2010
David L. Lawrence Convention Center - Pittsburgh, PA

ACI Fall 2010 Convention
October 24 - 28, 2010
The Westin Convention Center -- Pittsburgh, PA

Chapter 2 - Using Silica Fume in Concrete
Producing High-Performance Concrete Bridges

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Findings from a recently published NCHRP study. The authors of this study attribute these conclusions to their findings that silica-fume concrete is more sensitive to early age curing than other concretes. Additionally, they found that early shrinkage of silica-fume concrete is very sensitive to changes in the water- cementitious materials ratio and that silica fume has little effect on the long-term (ultimate) shrinkage of concrete.

Whiting, D., and Detwiler, R., "Silica Fume Concrete for Bridge Decks," Report 410, National Cooperative Highway Research Program, Washington, DC, 1988, 107 pp.