Chemical company BASF is showcasing its latest
technology innovations for sustainable concrete construction and proprietary
concrete tools during CONEXPO/CON-AGG 2011.
BASF is displaying four proprietary electronic tools developed to help
concrete producers, architects, engineers and building owners recognize the
benefits of using concrete on their projects.
Integrated Durability-Sustainability Wizard is intended to assist engineers, architects and specifiers in selecting
admixture products and technologies to address various durability issues, as
well as to identify concrete technologies that may potentially contribute to
earning LEED Credits for a building.
The Eco-Efficiency Analysis program examines the environmental life-cycle
of concrete mixtures, beginning with the extraction of raw materials through
the production of concrete. This analysis quantifies the economic and
ecological benefits of concrete
Macro-Polymetric Fiber Dosage Wizard helps engineers, contractors, and concrete producers determine the
amount of macrosynthetic fibers required to replace either welded-wire
reinforcement (WWR) or small diameter bars used as shrinkage and temperature
reinforcement and the potential savings.
Surface Evaporation Calculator gives an indication, based on a few simple inputs, of whether or not the
weather conditions on the day of a concrete placement create a higher chance of
plastic shrinkage cracking due to an increase in the rate of surface
of these tools is custom-designed and developed by BASF and is intended to
further promote the use of concrete in construction while quantifying its
ecological and environmental impact, calculating cost savings for the producer,
the owner and the architect, increasing durability and service life, and
assisting with project planning. Live demonstrations of the tools are taking
place on the stand.