Structural Lightweight Concrete Technical Docs

Timelines and Techniques: Finishing Practices for Structural Lightweight Concrete Floor Slabs (W.H. Wolfe) (in Spanish) Cronogramas y Técnicas: Prácticas de Acabado para Losas de Pisos de Concreto Estructural Ligero (W.H. Wolfe) (en Español)

La reimpresión de ACI Concrete International, Volume 45 Número #8 Agosto 2023

ASTM C173 Volumetric Air Meter Test Video

This video demonstrates ASTM C173, the Standard Test Method for Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Volumetric Method; it is commonly referred to as the Roll-a-Meter test. The Volumetric Air Test method covers the determination of the air content of freshly mixed concrete. It measures the air contained in the mortar fraction of the concrete; it is not affected by air that may be present inside the porous lightweight aggregate particles.

Lightweight Concrete Bridge Design Primer

This comprehensive guide presents information about lightweight concrete to equipment owners, designers, specifiers, and contractors to design and evaluate the potential benefits, using the provisions of the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications.

Preserving & Extending the Service Life of Concrete Bridges Webinar Series

This six-part webinar series includes sessions with industry experts sharing proven methodology which identifies root causes of issues encountered on concrete bridges and provides guidance for optimal solutions and design strategies. Understanding this holistic approach dispels perceived limitations in our ability to repair and preserve concrete bridges. Tools are provided to help owners and practitioners be the best possible stewards of critical transportation infrastructure.


Lightweight Aggregate Concrete (Fib bulletin #8 362 pages, May 2000)

Part 1 Recommended extensions to Model Code 90,guide, Part 2 Identification of research needs, technical report, Part 3 Case studies, State of the Art Report.

Structural Lightweight Aggregate Concrete

Bohan, Richard P., and Ries, John, Structural Lightweight Concrete, IS032, Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Illinois, 2008, 8 pages. © 2008 Portland Cement Association


Structural Lightweight Aggregate Concrete Performance ACI SP136, 1992,

(T.A. Holm, AM Vaysburd) Twelve papers, 424 pages. Contact


Lightweight Concrete and Aggregates (ASTM 169D Chapter 46, 2006 (T.A. Holm and John P. Ries)

Excellent overview of the complete subject. (ASTM 169D )
For a free copy in the USA and Canada contact ESCSI at
All others, please visit,


Specified Density Concrete-A transition for the Concrete Industry (T.A. Holm, J.P. Ries)

Precast and Prestress Concrete, Marine Structures, Internal Curing. (Mar 2005)


Enhanced Hydration and Properties of Specified Density Concrete (T.W. Bremner, T.A. Holm, J.P. Ries)

(Feb 2001) University of New Brunswick research report.


Internal Curing Using Expanded Shale, Clay and Slate Lightweight Aggregate

The text and references are from ASTM 169D Significance of Test and Properties of Concrete and Concrete Making Materials (July 2006)


Structural Lightweight Aggregate Concrete

Using SLC should pose few problems for knowledgeable contractors. Reprint Concrete Construction, (July 1995), by Moira Harding


Guide for Structural Lightweight Aggregate Concrete ACI 213 R-03

This is a complete up-to-date guide, published by ACI in Nov 2003. A must read by anyone interested in the subject. Click here to order the complete guide.


Theodore Bremner Symposium on High-Performance Lightweight Concrete

(J.P. Ries, T.A. Holm), (CANMET/ACI 2003) Thirteen papers, 258 pages Contact


High-Performance Structural Lightweight Concrete ACI SP-218, 2004

J.P. Ries, T.A. Holm), Twelve papers, 202 pages. Contact


What, Why & How? Structural Lightweight Concrete NRMCA CIP 36, 2003

Contact National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Springs, Maryland


Proceedings Second International Symposium on Structural Lightweight Aggregate Concrete

2000 Kristiansand, Norway (S Helland, I Holand, S Smeplass)


Building Bridges and Marine Structures with Structural Lightweight Aggregate Concrete, 2001

General information on 25 structures. See publication 4700.4 for detailed information.


Criteria for Designing Lightweight Concrete Bridges (FHWA) Aug 1985

State of the Art on Lightweight Concrete in the design, construction and maintenance of bridges. 153 pages, Contact


Back-up Statistics to Building Bridges and Marine Structures

(Feb 2001) Detailed information on the 25 structures presented in 4700.0


Long-Term Service Performance of Lightweight Concrete Bridge Structures Reprint (June 1995)

International Symposium on SLC, Sandfijord, Norway—by WR Brown, TJ Larson, Florida DOT. Bridge at Fanning Springs crossing the Suwanee River


Bridge Rehabilitation with Structural Lightweight Concrete (D.W. Stolldorf, T.A. Holm)

Whitehurst Freeway, Washington D.C. Reprinted Materials for the New Millennium


Lightweight HPC on Route 106 Bridge in Virginia by H. Celik Ozyildirium, Virginia

Transportation Research Council. Reprint HPC Bridge Views Issue #32 (2004)


Lightweight Concrete for a Segmental Bridge (J.A.Murillo, S. Thoman, D. Smith)

1.2 mile long Benicia-Martinez Bridge, San Pablo Bay, California Reprinted Civil Engineering (1994) ASCE


Benefits of Lightweight HPC (T.A. Holm, J.P. Ries)

Reprint HPC Bridge Views, Issue #17, (Sept 2001) FHWA and NCBC


Lightweight Aggregate Concrete in Norwegian Bridges (S Helland, Selmer AS-Skanska AB)

Reprint HPC Bridge Views, Issue #11, 2000, FHWA and NCBC


Lightweight Concrete for California’s Highway Bridges by James E. Roberts Director

Engineering Service Center, Chief Structural Engineer, California DOT Reprint PCA Engineered Concrete Structures Dec. 1997


Performance of Structural Lightweight Concrete in a Marine Environment

(T.A. Holm), Reprinted ACI SP-65, Aug 1980(T.A. Holm), Reprinted ACI SP-65, Aug 1980


Guide for the Use of Low-Density Concrete in Civil Works Projects (George Hoff)

Reprinted Aug 2002, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


Evaluation of Lightweight Concrete Performance in 55 to 80 Year Old Ships

By: R.D. Sturm, N. McAskill, R.G. Burg, and D.R. Morgan
reprinted from High-Performance Concrete Research to Practice, SP189 ACI


Fleet of Stone (Article)

Reprint (Surveyor, Fall 2004)


University Club Tower: Pioneer in Computer Design (Bill Martin, Fred Gauger)

Reprinted ACI Concrete International


Wellington Stadium 4,000 Precast Lightweight Concrete Components Provide Seismic and Economic Solutions by Leonard G. McSaveney,

Golden Bay Cement, Auckland,New Zealand (Aug 2002)