SCA Honors Projects for Exceptional Use of Slag Cement 

The Slag Cement Association (SCA) announced 18 construction and two research projects as winners of its 2022 Slag Cement in Sustainable Concrete Awards program. The winning projects were named during the spring ACI Concrete Convention in San Francisco.

“It is great to see such a diverse selection of concrete projects be nominated and gain recognition this year,” said SCA Marketing Director Nick Brimley. “All of the winners have illustrated how important slag cement is in improving the strength and durability of concrete, while also lowering the embodied carbon associated with concrete construction.”

The construction project winners, by category, were:

  • Argentine Main Pump Station, Kansas City, Kan.
  • E7R15 – US 301/SR 45, SR 676A at Bloomingdale & I75 DB, Tampa, Fla.
  • LA 1 Port Allen Bridge Replacement, Port Allen, La.
High Performance
  • Hunts Point Interstate Access Improvement Project, New York City.
  • Metropolitan Park Phase 7 and 8, Arlington, Va.
  • ONE 22 ONE, Nashville, Tenn.
  • Aston Martin Residences, Miami.
  • Boston University Center for Computing & Data Sciences, Boston.
  • The Reed at Southbank, Chicago.
  • Ford Homes Historic District – Pavement Restoration, Dearborn, Mich.
  • PTC Southern Beltway Interchange SR0576 55C2-1, Canonsburg, Pa.
  • SOFIE Interior Alteration for PETtrace Cyclotron Bunker, Haverhill, Mass.
Innovative Applications
  • Big Sandy Dam Reservoir Enlargement, Farson, Wyo.
  • FDOT T7468 – US 41 / SR 45 / Broad St, Brooksville, Fla.
  • Meta Data Center, DeKalb, Ill.
Lower Carbon Concrete
  • 55H Street – Georgetown Graduate Student Hall, Washington, D.C.
  • Salesforce Tower Chicago, Chicago.
  • Red Barn Wind Farm, Montfort, Wis.

The winning research projects were:

  • Reuse of Mine Wastes (Mine Tailings and Mine Waste Rocks) to Produce Geopolymer Building Materials, Arash Nikvar-Hassani, University of Arizona.
  • Effect of pH Reduction on Desorption of Bound Chlorides in Cement Pastes Containing Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag Exposed to De-icing and Anti-icing Salts, Mohammad Teymouri, Colorado State University.

 Additional information on the winning projects can be found here.

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