Indoor Concrete Topping Placement Recommendations

Construction at a university recreation and wellness center required a concrete topping slab in the main entrance and lobby areas. CA provided structural engineering consulting services including, but not limited to, improvements to the concrete placement activities and incorporation of necessary measures to reduce the potential for drying shrinkage cracking. CA’s experience with concrete toppings and understanding of concrete placement fundamentals contributed to successfully addressing the project’s needs and its unique conditions. CA provided recommendations for the concrete placement including reducing structural restraint and bond, implementing drying shrinkage cracking control and appropriate curing methods, and using proper joint design and layout.