High Volume Fly Ash as a Supplementary Cementing Material: A Case Study: Arthur Erikson Designed Live/Work Studios

The report explains how high-volume fly ash concrete overcomes the durability and environmental shortfalls of conventional Portland cement concrete. However the decision to use high volume fly ash for the Live/Work Studios -Waterfall Building- was based on aesthetics not on EcoSmart concrete s durability or environmental benefits. The mix design used in this case study is provided in the report. Several conclusions are presented in the report including that fly ash concrete exceeded compressive strength requirements; that costs for fly ash concrete were comparable with those of conventional concrete; and that the structure s service life was increased by increasing concrete durability. The report also contains personal feedback from case study participants.

Case Study Report Author: Michael Neundorf, Roland Haebler, Haebler Construction,