The Slag Cement Association (SCA) unveiled the recipients of its 2020 Slag Cement Project of the Year Awards during a virtual ceremony on April 15.
Sixteen construction projects from across the United States were chosen to showcase the broad applications of slag cement and its impact on creating more durable and sustainable concrete. Two research projects on slag cement were also honored in this year’s program.
“The increase in award-winning projects this year demonstrate slag cement’s role in creating durable long-lasting structures. These outstanding examples showcase the value of using slag cement in concrete construction by achieving high-performing, durable, resilient, and sustainable results in concrete,” said SCA Board President Ed Griffith.
The construction project winners and slag cement producers among six categories are:
- Durability: Akron Hazel Storage Basin (CSO Rack 10 & 11), Lehigh Hanson; CSVT River Bridge, Lehigh Hanson; Lakeland Linder – Site Prep for Intermodal Center, Argos; and Upper Sandusky Water Reclamation Facility, St. Marys Cement.
- High Performance: Avon Park Air Force Range – Juliet Ramp & Airfield Pavements, Argos; Jamestown Municipal Airport Runway and Taxiway Paving Project, LafargeHolcim; and Potomac River Bridge/I-81 Widening and Replacement, LafargeHolcim.
- Green Design: The Blonde Apartments at 8th and Main, Skyway Cement Co.; and The Lumen at Playhouse Square, LafargeHolcim.
- Architectural: Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa Parking Garage, Lehigh Hanson; Columbus Zoo and Aquarium – Adventure Cove, St. Marys Cement
- Innovative Applications: Lake Tillery Bridge Rehabilitation Project, LafargeHolcim; Nucor Steel of Florida, Argos; and Pittsfield Charter Township Planning Commission Development, St. Marys Cement.
- Sustainability: One Manhattan Square, Lehigh Hanson.
The 2020 Slag Cement Research Award Winners are:
- Sustainability of Concrete in the Pacific Northwest, Hilary Chaimov of Oregon State University.
- Innovative Application of Slag in Improving Sustainability, Flexibility, and Cost in Thin Panels, Arash Rahmatian of University of Houston-Downtown.