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Hot Weather Concreting in Florida—The 14/Selmon Expressway Connector
by G. Terry Harris Sr, GCP Applied Technologies; Raymond O. Fox, GCP Applied Technologies; and David Westcott, Cemex, Inc.

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The Role of Time and Temperature in Hot Weather Concreting (ACI Spring 2017 Convention, Detroit, MI)
Contractors, Specifiers, Concrete Producers and Concrete Testing Agencies will be able to better understand the impact of time, temperature and drum revolutions on the performance of ready-mix concrete during production and placement of concrete during hot weather.

Upcoming Presentations

October 29 – November 4

Historical Evolution of Buildings and Fire Resistance in U.S. Codes
by Stephen V. Skalko, Stephen V. Skalko, P.E. & Associates

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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.

November 5 – 11

Resilience of Structure Related to Fire
by Stephen S. Szoke, American Concrete Institute

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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.

November 12 – 18

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

Session details

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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