R. Douglas Hooton

Professor Emeritus

NSERC/CAC Industrial Research Chair in Concrete Durability and Sustainability

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January 2012

Background

Professor Doug Hooton is the NSERC/CAC Industrial Research Chair in Concrete Durability and Sustainability. His research involves finding ways to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions associated with concrete infrastructure. He investigates the use of materials such as supplementary cementitious materials and ground limestone to produce a stronger and more durable concrete product. His research has informed the specification codes associated with the American Concrete Institute, the Canadian Standards Association and ASTM standards.

Research Interests

Concrete durability and service life: permeability, pore structure, chloride ingress, and moisture content

Alkali aggregate reactions

Sulfate resistance

De-icer salt scaling resistance

Properties of ancient concrete materials

Physical, chemical and mineralogical properties of Portland cements, supplementary cementing materials, admixtures

Cement-admixture interactions

Performance standards and specifications for concrete

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News Mentions

Doug Hooton wins C01 Bryant Mather Award

Another great honour this week for Prof. Emeritus Doug Hooton as the ASTM International Committee C01 on Cement presented the CivMin professor with the C01 Bryant Mather Award in Seattle, WA. The Committee says Prof. Hooton has received the award for his “…Leadership on numerous C01 subcommittees, and as Chair of Committee, and also for… Read more »

CivMin professor on a mission to lower concrete’s carbon footprint

For Professor Doug Hooton (CivMin), the challenge isn’t really the chemistry or the engineering. It’s trust. “Construction is a very conservative industry, and it’s very decentralized,” he says. “You have building owners, architects, structural engineers, contractors and their tradesmen. None of them want to increase their risk by doing something different from what’s been done before.” For… Read more »

CivMin faculty and students garner CSCE recognition

The Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) announced its 2020 Honours, Awards and Fellowships, recognizing several CivMin faculty and students. Among those recognized by the CSCE are Prof. Khander Habib, Prof.Doug Hooton, Prof. Jeffrey Packer, along with graduate students Jens Kuhn and YuJing Fan (CivE MASc 1T7), and Prof. Frank Vecchio. Sandford Fleming Award Prof. Khander… Read more »

Contact

Douglas Hooton
Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering
University of Toronto
35 St. George St.
Toronto, Ontario
Canada, M5S 1A4

 

Office: GB230

Tel: 416-978-5912
Fax: 416-978-6813

hooton@civ.utoronto.ca

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