AIA Akron is a local component of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). We represent over 170 members in 11 counties of the greater Akron area. Our mission is to organize and unite in fellowship the members of the Architecture profession. We promote the aesthetic, scientific and art of planning by advancing the standards of architectural education, training, and practice, to coordinate the building industry and the profession of architecture to ensure the advancement of the living standards or people through their improved environment.
The National Center for Education and Research on Corrosion and Materials Performance (NCERCAMP), is hosting a two-day event on sustainable concrete Thursday-Friday October 11 & 12, at 264 Wolf Ledges Pkwy. University of Akron, Akron, OH. 44325
Low additive high early-strength concrete is becoming more popular, but what is it?
Concrete is a versatile building material that enjoys excellent thermal mass and varied design options but can require significant amounts of noncementitious materials carrying a high carbon footprint for maintenance. Low additive high early strength concrete relies on natural solutions and chemistry to produce more resilient concrete with less impact on our environment.
Smart micro-encapsulated corrosion inhibitors help guard against concrete corrosion, specifically in areas where steel rebar makes contact with the concrete matrix. This system of limiting corrosion of concrete will be explained in a one hour lecture on October 12th by NCERCAMP’s own Dr. David M. Bastidas.
On the 11th & 12th of October, live demonstrations of another natural concrete, reactive copolymerizing solids (RCS), will take place outside on campus.
For more information contact: NCERCAMP1@uakron.edu
AIA Fellows are recognized with the AIA’s highest membership honor for their exceptional work and contributions to architecture and society. The prestige of FAIA after your name is unparalleled and the judging is rigorous.
Architects who have made significant contributions to the profession and society and who exemplify architectural excellence can become a member of the AIA College of Fellows. Only 3 percent of the AIA members have this distinction.
Submissions due October 12, 2018 prior to 5pm ET.