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Cracking Me Up: Petrographers' Insight on Concrete Cracking

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Contributors

  • Daniela Mauro

    Daniela Mauro specializes in the evaluation, investigation, and characterization of construction materials. Her background includes more than fifteen years performing petrographic examinations and laboratory testing focused on concrete, mortar, aggregate, dimension stone, stucco, and other building materials. Ms. Mauro has been involved with hundreds of projects involving the investigation of concrete problems, including low strength issues, surface defects, cracking, sulfate attack, delayed ettringite formation, and alkali aggregate reactivity. In addition, she has extensive experience examining modern and historical materials for rehabilitation projects, and uses her experience in scanning electron microscopy, optical microscopy, laboratory testing, and field investigations to provide a comprehensive approach to her work.

  • Karla Salahshour, P.E.

    Karla Salahshour, P.E., specializes in the evaluation and characterization of historic and modern building materials. Her work in WJE’s Cleveland materials laboratory focuses on the petrographic examination of concrete, mortar, grout, brick, stucco and plaster, natural and manufactured stone, and other construction materials. Ms. Salahshour’s laboratory work has included investigating the causes of distress in construction materials, characterization of cementitious materials, and the evaluation of durability concerns in hardened concrete. Ms. Salahshour also conducts field evaluations, such as evaluating distress in concrete slabs and pavements and evaluating the performance of coating systems. Her field experience also includes the investigation of stone cladding panels, mass masonry structures, terra cotta facades, EIFS and stucco systems, and terrazzo.

August 4, 2022
Thu 12:00 PM CDT

Duration 1H 30M

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