All About CDC

The Concrete Durability Center (CDC) was created by Dr. Kevin Folliard in 2001 and is located at the University of Texas at Austin.

Concrete durability is the ability of concrete to resist weathering action, chemical attack, and abrasion while maintaining its desired engineering properties. Different types of concrete require different degrees of durability, depending on the exposure environment and properties desired.

ConcreteWorks is a free, stand-alone Microsoft Windows® based software that can be downloaded at the link below:


Funded by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), a research team led by Dr. Kevin Folliard developed ConcreteWorks to allow engineers, contractors, and others to perform analyses and design of concrete mixtures for:

  • Mass concrete: temperature prediction, cracking probability classification, chloride diffusion service-life analysis
  • Bridge decks: temperature prediction and chloride diffusion service life analysis, cracking probability classification
  • Pavements: temperature prediction
  • Precast/prestressed concrete members: temperature prediction of limited beams
  • ACI 211 concrete mixture proportioning procedure