Topic – Turning Recycled Glass into a Unique Ultra-Lightweight Construction Material
April 21, 2022
Aero Aggregates of North America manufactures Ultra-lightweight Foamed Glass Aggregate (UL-FGA) for use on DOT, commercial development, and residential projects. UL-FGA are ultra-lightweight aggregates produced from 100% post-consumer recycled glass. The aggregates are an ideal lightweight backfill because they are highly frictional, non-reactive, and insulating in addition to their low unit weight and high permeability. The manufacturing process converts recycled glass cullet that would otherwise be disposed of in a landfill into a non-leaching, rot-resistant, non-flammable and durable construction material. Current geotechnical challenges require construction on soft soils, reduction of lateral earth pressures, decreased loads on structures, and the protection of tunnels and underground utilities. The unique properties of UL-FGA addresses these challenges and is a sustainable solution through the beneficial reuse of glass containers and the reduction of the number of trucks bringing fill to a project site. Additionally, UL-FGA is installed quickly and easily leading to accelerated construction. This presentation will include a brief history of UL-FGA, a description of the manufacturing process, and an explanation of the product properties and applications
When: April 21, 2022 – 1:30-2:45pm EST / 10:30-11:45am PST
Theresa Andrejack Loux, Ph.D., P.E., Chief Technical Officer, Aero Aggregates of North America LLC
Registration Link: https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_i-bihyptTKqOuQGU9QBPxQ
Theresa Loux is the Chief Technical Officer for Aero Aggregates of North America where her primary responsibilities include overseeing Aero’s research and development activities, technical documentation, engineering support, quality control program, and education and outreach efforts. Theresa brings to Aero’s management team over fifteen years of combined industry and academic experience. In the past, she has been involved in and managed a variety of civil, geotechnical, and geoenvironmental consulting and construction projects in the Mid-Atlantic United States. Additionally, Theresa has taught geotechnical and other civil engineering courses at Rowan, Drexel, Temple, and Bucknell Universities and is the current vice-chair of the Geo-Institute’s Delaware Valley Chapter.