The Slag Cement Association has released a mix design and cement efficiency model template for industry use. The downloadable Excel model consists of two components; a mix design calculator and cement efficiency evaluator.
The purpose of the mix design calculator is to aid the user in proportioning a combination of available materials to produce concrete. The cement efficiency program is designed to correlate the “cost versus performance” of the cementitious products used. The program only evaluates the cement ingredients in the mix and not the aggregates or chemical admixtures.
The SCA has also recently released it’s Life Cycle Assessment Calculator for slag cement, which evaluates the sustainable performance of slag cement in concrete. These two tools help convey to owners and project teams the value of slag cement in optimizing concrete mix designs.