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2004 Slag Cement Association Awards

The Slag Cement Association has recognized two projects for replacing energy-intensive portland cement with blast-furnace-slag cement, an industrial waste byproduct from the reduction of iron ore to iron (see EBN

Vol. 8, No. 6).

Clearview Elementary School in Hanover, Pennsylvania (see


Vol. 11, No. 11 or BuildingGreen’s Case Studies Database) won

Best Use of Slag Cement for Sustainable Development. A LEED

® Gold building, Clearview was built with insulating concrete forms (ICFs) containing concrete with up to 60% slag.

AirTrain JFK, a new transit system linking New York City’s Kennedy International Airport to city train, bus, and subway lines, won

Most Innovative Use of Slag Cement in Concrete. AirTrain JFK includes 482 cast-in-place columns with 20–30% slag replacement and 5,000 precast, post-tensioned segments with 40% replacement.

Published September 1, 2004

(2004, September 1). 2004 Slag Cement Association Awards. Retrieved from

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