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Curing Concrete in Extreme Conditions

Total Credits: 0.5 PDH

Technical Presentations
Marthe Brock
50 Minutes
Audio and Video
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From the days of boiled Linseed oil, to the discovery of membrane forming cures, to the development of carbon dioxide injection; curing has evolved to accommodate the demands of the construction industry. This presentation will look back at the early standards developed by ASTM, contrasting them to the standards that are currently under consideration. There are many ways to cure concrete, this presentation will review the various product options framed in the context of weather. Lastly, the presentation will explore the various methods discussing the features and benefits of the common curing practices of today. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the evolution of curing compounds and why they are so important for any concrete placement.
  2. Review cold weather curing demands; discuss best practices. 
  3. Contrast the hot weather curing conditions.
  4. Summarize the options and discuss future developments.


Marthe Brock's Profile

Marthe Brock Related seminars and products

Buildings and Restoration Specialist

Master Builders Solutions USA

Marthe Brock, CSI, CCPR, is currently the Buildings and Restoration Specialist for Master Builders Solutions in Minnesota and North Dakota. She graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1988, then followed her father into the construction industry. Brock is a past President for the MSP Chapter of CSI, and has been a Certified Construction Product Representative for 20 years. She is also an active member of ICRI, serving on the Communications Committee for the local chapter. This topic is personal to her as her father holds the US Patent for Concrete Curing blankets and helped develop the first membrane forming curing compound.

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