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NCHRP Report 733  


National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 733 (2013) NEW RELEASE! 
The NCHRP Report 733 on high-performance high-strength lightweight concrete for bridge girders and decks.

7210 Optimal Thermal Mass 7210 Optimal Thermal Mass and R-Value in Concrete (May 2013) NEW RELEASE!
(M. Vangeem, T. Holm & J.P. Ries)
LWC All Wet Structure Article   Is Lightweight Concrete All Wet? The Advantages and Disadvantages of Lightweight Concrete in
Building Construction
(STRUCTURE, Jan 2013) NEW RELEASE!
This educational article was written by structural engineers and compares the performance of
LWC and NWC on suspended steel deck floors. The article goes beyond moisture issues and
includes cost and benefit comparisons with an unbiased approach.
4366.1 Floor Moisture Study 4366.1 Concrete Floor Drying Study for the Expanded Shale, Clay and Slate Institute (Craig, 2011)
This research report covers the study performed by ESCSI in Dalton, Georgia and the controlled
environment study done with WR Grace in 2009.
Another Look at Drying of LWC   Another Look at the Drying of Lightweight Concrete: A Comparison of Drying Times for Normalweight
and Lightweight Floors

This article on the research report above was published by Concrete International in the January 2012
issue. Courtesy of the American Concrete Institute, www.concrete.org.
Embodied Energy Thumbnail   Embodied Energy Study: Lightweight Concrete in Steel Framed Buildings (September 2012)
This report presents the results of an embodied energy study performed by Walter P. Moore and
Associates, Inc. The purpose of the study was to compare the embodied energy in the structural
system of a steel framed building with lightweight concrete floor slabs on composite steel deck
to the same system utilizing normalweight concrete.
Auburn Report   Cracking Tendency of Lightweight Concrete (December 2010)
This report presents the results of the cracking tendency of lightweight concrete performed by
the Highway Research Center at Auburn University’s College of Engineering.
Concrete Drying Times for Normal Weight and Lightweight Concrete in Real World Applications   Concrete Drying Times for Normal Weight and Lightweight Concrete in Real World Applications
By Bill Wolfe, Norlite Corporation, July 2010.
Russell Paper   Lightweight Concrete — Material Properties for Structural Design (Russell, 2009)
Presented at The International Bridge Conference (IBC) held in Pittsburgh, PA in June 2009.
Ozyildirim Paper   Durability of Structural Lightweight Concrete (Ozyildirim, 2009)
Presented at The International Bridge Conference (IBC) held in Pittsburgh, PA in June 2009.
Chua Paper   QC/QA of Lightweight Concrete — A Ready Mixed Concrete Perspective (Chua, 2009)
Presented at The International Bridge Conference (IBC) held in Pittsburgh, PA in June 2009.
Greene/Graybeal Paper   FHWA Research Program on Lightweight High-Performance Concrete (Greene/Graybeal, 2009)
Presented at The International Bridge Conference (IBC) held in Pittsburgh, PA in June 2009.
Henkenseifken Paper   Internal Curing — From the Laboratory to Implementation (Henkenseifken et al, 2009)
Presented at The International Bridge Conference (IBC) held in Pittsburgh, PA in June 2009.