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A Technical Introduction to Portland-limestone Cement for Municipal and Provincial Construction Specification
With recent updates to the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) specifications relating to concrete and cementitious materials, the Canadian cement industry is fully poised to transition from the manufacturing of traditional Portland Cement (PC) to Portland-limestone Cement (PLC), including PLC-based blended Hydraulic Cement. In order to facilitate the transition towards PLC across Canada, the Cement Association of Canada has compiled this information package to assist agencies in their due diligence assessment for product adoption in local specifications.
This report provides an overview of the performance of PLC-based concretes compared with traditional Portland cement concretes (i.e., strength, workability, sulphate resistance, etc.), including information on its use across North America, complete with project examples.