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Strategies for Enhancing Fire Resistance and Resiliency of Modern Concrete Structures
by Venkatesh Kumar R. Kodur, Michigan State University

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Fire Resistance and Resiliency—Threats to Use of Concrete and Masonry Construction (ACI Spring 2017 Convention, Detroit, MI)
Non-combustibility, fire resistance, and resiliency have always been inherent properties of concrete and masonry construction. Because of these properties, concrete and masonry construction were preferred building materials in many applications, including multi-family housing and high-rise construction. Recent trends, both in the United States and internationally, have put these applications at risk to various types of light frame and mass timber construction. Throughout the world, there has been a push for larger and higher light frame construction, and with that, significant risks related to the vulnerability of these structures to fires. It is expected the upcoming code development cycle for the International Building Code (IBC) will see continued efforts to provide more applications for light frame and mass timber construction, into applications where concrete and masonry construction have been used. With this IBC development cycle starting in early 2018, this session is important and timely to review current code provisions, anticipate threats, review the situation internationally, and provide avenues for the concrete and masonry industry to combat these threats.

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November 19 – 25

The Fundamental Approach of Shotcrete Application for an Adequate Structural Use
by Pasquale Basso Trujillo, Laval University; Bruno Massicotte, Ecole Polytechnique Montreal; and Marc Jolin and Benoit Bissonnette, Laval University

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Shotcrete: New 506 Guide and Recent Developments (ACI Spring 2017 Convention, Detroit, MI)
The main objective of the session is to publicize and present the recently published new ACI 506 “Guide to Shotcrete” (published in July 2016) and demonstrate how it is now in sync with our specification document (ACI 502.6-13). The attendees’ outcome is a better knowledge of the recent (and most importantly shotcrete-related) ACI documents (Guide + Spec) and how to navigate them, as well as state-of-the-art news on technical shotcrete developments. Following this main theme for the session, the attendees will also learn of the detailed differences between shotcrete and concrete (both technically and contractually) and receive clear directive on selecting the dry or the wet process for a given job. Moreover, two selected technical presentations will bring forward the most recent development and research on the effect of bond quality on reinforcement development length and on the control of rheology to further improve inplace strength and durability.

November 26 – December 2

Exterior Ultra-High-Performance Concrete Thin Wall Cladding Panels & Building Code Compliance
by Mahmut Ekenel, ICC Evaluation Service

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UHPC—Innovations for Broad Application (ACI Spring 2017 Convention, Detroit, MI)
Ultra-high-performance concrete (UHPC) is seen as an influential material innovation in the construction industry in the twenty first century. Many research groups overseas as well as in the United States have studied the material and structural behavior in the last two decades. One of the most critical challenges is finding innovative approaches in material design, quality control, and structural performance to strengthen the broad application of this material. UHPC is a preferable construction material of the twenty-first century due to its excellent strength, durability, ductility, and energy dissipation capacity. The session will invite national and international research groups, material suppliers, and contractors to share their knowledge in innovations for broad application. This session fits naturally into the theme “Driving Concrete Technology.”

December 3 – 9

Study on the Field Thermal Curing of Ultra-High-Performance Concrete Employing Heat of Hydration
by Amirpasha Peyvandi, Stantec Inc.

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UHPC—Innovations for Broad Application (ACI Spring 2017 Convention, Detroit, MI)
Ultra-high-performance concrete (UHPC) is seen as an influential material innovation in the construction industry in the twenty first century. Many research groups overseas as well as in the United States have studied the material and structural behavior in the last two decades. One of the most critical challenges is finding innovative approaches in material design, quality control, and structural performance to strengthen the broad application of this material. UHPC is a preferable construction material of the twenty-first century due to its excellent strength, durability, ductility, and energy dissipation capacity. The session will invite national and international research groups, material suppliers, and contractors to share their knowledge in innovations for broad application. This session fits naturally into the theme “Driving Concrete Technology.”

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