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What is Structural Lightweight Concrete? And Why You Should Use It.

by ESCSI | February 5, 2024 | Articles | Tags: , , , ,

Why use Structural Lightweight Concrete Made with ESCS? Structural lightweight concrete (SLC) has been a popular building material for over a century, effectively employed to solve weight and durability issues. Industry professionals now recogniz...

What is Internal Curing? (And What it Isn’t)

by ESCSI | February 1, 2024 | Articles | Tags: , ,

By Clint Chapman Western Region Marketing & Technical Manager, Arcosa Lightweight Internally cured concrete more readily resists early age shrinkage, curling, warping, and cracking by supplying water throughout the concrete mix over time. Int...

Apply for the 2024 ESCS Lightweight Aggregate Project of the Year Award

by ESCSI | December 19, 2023 | ESCSI News |

The Expanded Shale, Clay, and Slate Institute (ESCSI) is pleased to announce applications are open for our 2024 Lightweight Aggregate Project of the Year Award Program. The program was developed to recognize design excellence, innovation, and con...

2023-24 John Ries Scholarship Is Now Open for Students

by ESCSI | December 19, 2023 | ESCSI News |

The Expanded Shale, Clay, and Slate Institute (ESCSI) is pleased to announce applications are open for our John Ries Scholarship in Academic Year 2023-24. This scholarship, worth $5,000, is awarded to one student every year. Applic...

Lightweight Concrete Masonry Units 101

by ESCSI | December 19, 2023 | Articles | Tags:

By Kevin CavanaughTechical Marketing Consultant & Sales Team Leader – Midwest/Great Lakes Region, Arcosa Lightweight High-performing lightweight aggregates (LWAs) like expanded shales, clays or slates (ESCS),  are key ingredients to pr...