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University of Toronto to Hold Class in May on Chemistry of Cements, Concrete

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The University of Toronto's Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering is holding a class titled Chemistry of Cements and Concrete from May 11 - 15. This course has has been conducted six previous times. It consists of lectures covering chemistry and physics of the following subjects:

  • Cement Manufacture
  • Phase Equilibrium & Reactions in Cement Kilns
  • Supplementary Cementing Materials
  • Crystal Chemistry of Silicates
  • Hydration of Cements
  • Chemical Admixture Effects on Hydration
  • Microstructure of Cement and Hydrates
  • Sulphate Reactions and Attack
  • Alkali-Aggregate Reactions
  • Chloride and Corrosion Reactions
  • Chemistry Related to Freezing, Scaling

The course coordinator is R. Doug Hooton of the University of Toronto. Special lecturers include Duncan Herfort, Aalborg Portland, Denmark; Karl Petersen, University of Toronto; Lawrence Roberts, Roberts Consulting, U.S.; Karen Scrivener, EPFL, Switzerland; Larry Sutter, Michigan Tech. University and Michael Thomas, University of New Brunswick.

Register online here. For more information, R. Doug Hooton at 416-978-5912 or


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