Mike Parker presenting an interesting project case study at ASCE NC Spring Conference
Mike Parker presents an interesting project case study regarding Duke Energy’s new Cliffside Concrete Chimney employing slip form concrete installation on May 17 at ASCE NC Spring Tech Seminar. The project involves a 500+ foot tall chimney in Gaffney, South Carolina. During the initial 100 foot of concrete slip forming of the base of the 70 ft diameter chimney, numerous small cracks developed within the surfaces of the chimney wall which concerned the project representatives about the structural soundness of the chimney wall. SKA conducted an initial evaluation and determined that the cracking was superficial. With some additional field surveys, the chimney walls were remediated with over 2,700 concrete patches to restore the concrete wall surface integrity and the slip-form chimney was finished. For more information regarding the conference, click here.
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