Sessions and Events

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Convention Highlights

October 17, 2017


6:00 AM - 6:45 AM

Interested in putting a little balance into your hectic week? Whether you have regularly practiced yoga or have never tried it, this session will help you get your body and mind grounded for the day and week ahead. Led by yoga teacher Kimberly Kayler, this intro to yoga class requires no experience. You don't have to be able to twist into a pretzel or even touch your toes! Registration is not required and yoga mats will be provided.

*Please consult with your physician to determine if you are fit for this type of activity.


7:31 AM - 4:00 PM

$30.00

Departs at 7:30 am, returns to the hotel by 4:00 pm

Join us for a day full of adventure for the entire family as we explore the California Science Center. We will start the day with the Endeavour Experience, getting up close and personal with the space shuttle and artifacts. Then you can explore on your own! You can enjoy the Ecosystems, World of Life, Creative World, and Air and Space. Be sure to leave yourself time for a little shopping, too.


8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Moderators: Akthem A Al-Manaseer, Hina Habib

Sessions will be focused on papers related to Testing, Modelling and Practical applications of Creeep and Shrinkage of Concrete.
By attending this session, attendees will be able to:
1. The objective is provide engineers with a better ability to predict the shrinkage curvature of reinforced concrete beams/slabs. Identify the importance of concrete creep and shrinkage in the design and construction of tall buildings and understand how they are considered in actual tall building projects;
2. Provide both a clear picture of the role of shrinkage and tensile creep in early-age cracking in a variety of structural situations and design guidance on control of early-age cracking. Analysis of Creep and Shrinkage Effects in Continuous Rigid Frame of the Sutong Bridge, China;
3. Discuss experimental study to determine the cause of aging on creep and to investigate the sensitivity of creep input parameters to model predictions; and
4. The audience will learn about Mori-Tanaka homogenization and how to apply it with solidification theory to compute aging viscoelastic deformations. Also will learn about the effects of concrete composition on basic creep, and how these are reflected in the B4 creep model. The audience will be able to recognize the limitations of modeling aging by the solidification theory using only volume fractions from hydration modeling.


8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Moderator: Robert E Sculthorpe

Results of recent research, conducted in British Columbia Canada, into prevention of water and air leakage at window and door openings in ICF walls.
By attending this session, attendees will be able to:
1. Findings of the research into flashing window and door openings;
2. Problems observed during research;
3. Requirements of constructing flashing details to perform adequately; and
4. Addressing the nees in high wind applications.


8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Moderators: Jeffrey J Dragovich, John H Tessem

This session presents the state of practice for the Performance-Based Seismic Design (PBSD) of reinforced concrete buildings. The use of PBSD for new construction is expanding, as evidenced by the design guidelines that are available, and the stock of completed building projects. This presentations bring together the implementation of PBSD through state-of-the art project examples, the current design guidelines employed, and research that supports PBSD.
By attending this session, attendees will be able to:
1. Describe the features of PBSD;
2. Differentiate between the various PBSD guidelines employed;
3. Identify aspects of building design that require consideration of PBSD; and
4. Recognize what elements of PBSD are still under development and require future research.


8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Moderator: Ann Harrer

These sessions would highlight the modernist concrete structures throughout Southern California as well as throughout the country and the unique technical challenges associated with preservation, repair, and restoration of these structures. Attendees would include designers as well as contractors who will leave with knowledge about the architectural and construction history of these structures and various repair approaches and challenges.
By attending this session, attendees will be able to:
1. Recognize the importance of Southern California modernist structures;
2. Understand the methods and materials utilized for modernist structures;
3. Recognize the challenges associated with repair and maintenance of historic concrete structures, including modernist structures; and
4. Describe various approaches to repair and rehabilitate these structures for modern-day use.


8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Moderator: Beverly A Garnant

To bring together important and influential information with respect to concrete construction in honoring Ward R. Malisch who is an Honorary Member of ACI. Contractors and engineers interested in the application of ACI documents to construction projects and in evaluating construction information with respect to constructability.
By attending this session, attendees will be able to:
1. Understand the latest knowledge in concrete construction and materials;
2. Learn how to apply this information on projects;
3. Be able to evaluate the appropriate use of the information for specifications; and
4. Troubleshoot projects to reslove issues that occur.


11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Moderator: Ralf Leistikow

The objective of the session(s) would be to review the use of innovative mix designs incorporating sustainable admixtures and supplemental cementitious materials, and the effect these sustainable technologies have on the cracking performance and durability of these concretes. In particular, cracking behavior in sustainable concretes or practices for mitigation of cracking in sustainable concretes will be reviewed. This information will be shared based on completed research and case studies of sustainable concrete mix designs
By attending this session, attendees will be able to:
1. Learn about innovative mix designs that incorporate sustainable admixtures and supplemental cementitious materials;
2. Learn about the effect these sustainable technologies have on the cracking performance and durability of these concrete mixes;
3. Gain an understanding of the cracking behavior of sustainable concrete mixes; and
4. Learn about practices used to mitigate cracking in sustainable concrete.


11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Moderators: Anne M Werner, Larry Rowland

The purpose of this session is to inform ACI members and the concrete community of the aesthetic potential of concrete. This session will highlight the use of aesthetic concrete in iconic structures in Southern California and the creative possibilities that can be attained with this formable and moldable material. The demand for aesthetically pleasing building materials is increasing and for some concrete has the reputation for being “heavy and gray.” This
session will show that concrete can be shaped, colored, textured and manipulated into just about anything the architect, designer, builder, or owner desires. It does not have to be heavy and gray given today’s technology. Architects, designers, contractors, educators, engineers, government employees, material suppliers, and students
will benefit from attending this session.
By attending this session, attendees will be able to:
1. Investigate high profile architectural and innovative concrete projects in Southern California;
2. Learn about and how to work with white cement and concrete colors;
3. Examine the procedures involved in producing aesthetic concrete for large theme parks; and
4. Discover best practices for incorporating Aesthetic/Decorative Concrete into site design and structures.


11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Moderators: Akthem A Al-Manaseer, John Forth

Yes Honoring Prof. Adam Neville Present a study to evaluate the influence of supplementary cementitious materials on Creep behavior of self-consolidating concrete of ConcretePresent an analysis of Creep and Shrinkage Effects in Continuous Rigid Frame of Sutong Bridge, China
Discusses the absorption and desorption properties of SAP and second this discusses a new approach to optimize mixture proportions in internally cured concrete.To explain the challenges involved in modeling time-dependent deformations in concrete with comprehensive, physics-based rate-type models. To discuss the modeling of tertiary creep and time dependent fracture behavior of concrete.
By attending this session, attendees will be able to:
1. The objective is provide engineers with a better ability to predict the shrinkage curvature of reinforced concrete beams/slabs. Identify the importance of concrete creep and shrinkage in the design and construction of tall buildings and understand how they are considered in actual tall building projects;
2. Provide both a clear picture of the role of shrinkage and tensile creep in early-age cracking in a variety of structural situations and design guidance on control of early-age cracking. Analysis of Creep and Shrinkage Effects in Continuous Rigid Frame of the Sutong Bridge, China;
3. Discuss experimental study to determine the cause of aging on creep and to investigate the sensitivity of creep input parameters to model predictions; and
4. The audience will learn about Mori-Tanaka homogenization and how to apply it with solidification theory to compute aging viscoelastic deformations. Also will learn about the effects of concrete composition on basic creep, and how these are reflected in the B4 creep model. The audience will be able to recognize the limitations of modeling aging by the solidification theory using only volume fractions from hydration modeling.


11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Moderator: James N Cornell

To bring together important and influential information with respect to concrete construction in honoring Ward R. Malisch who is an Honorary Member of ACI. Contractors and engineers interested in the application of ACI documents to construction projects and in evaluating construction information with respect to constructability.
By attending this session, attendees will be able to:
1. Understand the latest knowledge in concrete construction and materials;
2. Learn how to apply this information on projects;
3. Be able to evaluate the appropriate use of the information for specifications; and
4. Troubleshoot projects to reslove issues that occur.


11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

$49.00

Speaker: Kent Estes, Walt Disney Imagineering
Join other ACI attendees and contractors for the Contractors’ Day Lunch. Featured speaker Kent Estes from Walt Disney Imagineering will give a presentation titled "The Happiest Concrete on Earth." This presentation will highlight the ongoing expansion at the Disney theme parks, focusing on unique applications of concrete in new construction. Topics to be covered include challenges in design, engineering, and construction.


1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Moderator: Mahmoud M Reda Taha

This is a mini-session (one hour) that is planned tot take place at the start of 241A subcommittee on Tuesday at 1:00 pm for one hour. The objective of this session is to present recent research findings of new class of smart concrete using polymer nanocomposites. Dispersion of nanomaterials in a polymer matrix enables changing the polymer and/or polymer-cement matrix creating a new class of concrete with very attractive properties such as self-healing, self-sensing, improved strains at failure, superior ductility and improved bond and also special hydrophobicity. The papers will cover a wide range of polymer nanocomposites and their use in new construction and repair applications.


1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Moderator: Donald Kahn


1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Moderators: Ralf Leistikow, Kimberly Waggle Kramer

The objective of the session(s) would be to review the use of innovative mix designs incorporating sustainable admixtures and supplemental cementitious materials, and the effect these sustainable technologies have on the cracking performance and durability of these concretes. In particular, cracking behavior in sustainable concretes or practices for mitigation of cracking in sustainable concretes will be reviewed. This information will be shared based on completed research and case studies of sustainable concrete mix designs
By attending this session, attendees will be able to:
1. Learn about innovative mix designs that incorporate sustainable admixtures and supplemental cementitious materials;
2. Learn about the effect these sustainable technologies have on the cracking performance and durability of these concrete mixes;
3. Gain an understanding of the cracking behavior of sustainable concrete mixes; and
4. Learn about practices used to mitigate cracking in sustainable concrete.


1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Moderator: Jeffrey F Speck

Lightweight aggregates and lightweight concrete are often overlooked when alternatives are being considered for increasing the service life of concrete structures. This mini-session offers two presentations that may surprise many in the concrete industry. The first presentation reports on research on the use of lightweight aggregates in mass concrete. The second presentation reports on a study of the transport properties of concrete with and without lightweight aggregates and the results of service life modeling based on those properties.
There are multiple causes of early age cracking in mass concrete, including the effects of differential temperatures from the interior to the surface. The first presentation looks at the effects of lightweight aggregates on those temperature gradients, and also at their effects on the properties governing the crack resistance of mass concrete.
The second presentation reports on a study of the transport properties of concrete with and without lightweight aggregates. Transport properties of concrete have a substantial impact on the durability and service life of concrete structures. The beneficial effects of lightweight aggregates on transport properties and the increase in predicted service life as a result of modeling a hypothetical bridge in the Detroit area are presented.
By attending this session, attendees will be able to:
1. Develop and understanding of “transport properties” of concrete and how the use of lightweight aggregates can influence those properties;
2. Learn how transport properties are used in service life predictions for concrete structures;
3. Understand how the use of lightweight aggregates in concrete can increase the predicted service life of structures; and
4. Identify the causes of early age cracking in mass concrete.


1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Moderators: Giovanni Loreto, Feraidon Ataie

Open Topic Presentation is a forum for presenting recent technical information that could not be scheduled into other convention sessions.
By attending this session, attendees will be able to:
1. Recognize new and emerging materials for civil infrastructures;
2. Demonstrate the various methods to assess the current conditions of structure and how to repair them;
3. Identify recent techniques, research methods, and procedures related to the structural meterial aspects of concrete; and
4. Explain the behavior of various high-performance cementitious composites.


1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Moderator: Scott M Anderson

To bring together important and influential information with respect to concrete construction in honoring Ward R. Malisch who is an Honorary Member of ACI. Contractors and engineers interested in the application of ACI documents to construction projects and in evaluating construction information with respect to constructability.
By attending this session, attendees will be able to:
1. Understand the latest knowledge in concrete construction and materials;
2. Learn how to apply this information on projects;
3. Be able to evaluate the appropriate use of the information for specifications; and
4. Troubleshoot projects to reslove issues that occur.


2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Moderator: David G Tepke

The speakers have been finalized. With substantial use of supplementary cementitious materials (SCM's) in concrete, there is need to evaluate and understand their effect on chloride penetration and thresholds for corrosion initiation. Rate of penetration and critical chloride thresholds can significantly impact the service life of reinforced concrete structures. The purpose of these sessions is to inform the audience of recent research in these areas. This session will be useful for researchers, engineers and consultants. Understand the influence of SCM's on long-term penetration of chlorides in concrete Understand the influence of SCM's on time to corrosion and chloride thresholds for corrosion initiation in concrete
Understand the effects of SCM's on corrosion rate and properties that influence corrosion propagation in concreteLearn about thermodynamic considerations associated with bound chlorides, free chlorides, pore solution chemistry and admixed chloride limits.
By attending this session, attendees will be able to:
1. Influence of SCM's on chloride penetration in corporate;
2. Impact of SCM's on chloride limits for new concrete and chloride thresholds for corrosion initiation;
3. Modelling techniques associated with chloride containing SCM's; and
4. Effect of SCM's on rate of chloride-induced corrosion.


2:30 PM - 6:10 PM

Moderators: Koji Sakai, Julie K Buffenbarger

Concrete Sustainability: Where We Are Now and Where We Are Going?

ACI Concrete Sustainability Forum series originated as a workshop in St. Louse, MO, in 2008, when ACI Committee 130, Sustainability of Concrete, was formed. For last one decade since such an action, there has been a great advancement in technologies and systems on concrete sustainability. To celebrate the 10th ACI Concrete Sustainability Forum and to see our future, the forum invites the president of ACI and fib. In addition, the chairman of ACI 130 committee on sustainability of concrete, fib commission 7 on sustainability and ISO/TC71/SC8 on environmental management for concrete and concrete structures will show the essence of their great outcomes for last one decade, by which the participants will be able to understand what’s going on in concrete sustainability. Furthermore, the latest “challenges” to technologies for concrete sustainability will be presented. Lastly, we will discuss our future towards next one decade. A variety of significant topics will give the participants a condensed time, which fit the 10th anniversary event.


4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Moderators: Yao Luan, Keith E Kesner

The 3rd ACI / JCI Joint Seminar presents a series of presentations that explore topics related to the challenges in the preservation of existing concrete bridges and building infrastructure. Some of the challenges of preservation of infrastructure include the development of maintenance strategies to address long-term durability concerns, examination of the response to unexpected loadings and the development of standards for repair / retrofit of
existing structures. The final session in the Seminar will feature a panel discussion that will develop plans for future collaboration between ACI and JCI to develop strategies for infrastructure preservation. The first session includes a keynote presentation that explores the response of structures under the short-term loading that occurred during the 2011 Great Hanshin Earthquake and under long-term exposure. Development of strategies
for the long-term preservations of concrete structures will be examined in all three papers in the session.
By attending this session, attendees will be able to:
1. Describe strategies for long-term bridge management;
2. Describe the impact of the Great Hanshin earthquake on Japanese infrastructure;
3. Contrast the difference between survival strategies for long-term durability and short-term seismic loadings; and
4. Identify opportunities for future research related to preservation of infrastructure.


4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Moderators: Philip G Lorenzo, Clinton Gray


4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Moderators: Feraidon Ataie, Giovanni Loreto

Open Topic Presentation is a forum for presenting recent technical information that could not be scheduled into other convention sessions.
By attending this session, attendees will be able to:
1. Recognize new and emerging materials for civil infrastructures;
2. Demonstrate the various methods to assess the current conditions of structure and how to repair them;
3. Identify recent techniques, research methods, and procedures related to the structural meterial aspects of concrete; and
4. Explain the behavior of various high-performance cementitious composites.


4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Moderator: Bruce A Suprenant

To bring together important and influential information with respect to concrete construction in honoring Ward R. Malisch who is an Honorary Member of ACI. Contractors and engineers interested in the application of ACI documents to construction projects and in evaluating construction information with respect to constructability.
By attending this session, attendees will be able to:
1. Understand the latest knowledge in concrete construction and materials;
2. Learn how to apply this information on projects;
3. Be able to evaluate the appropriate use of the information for specifications; and
4. Troubleshoot projects to reslove issues that occur.


5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Faculty members and students are invited to attend this informal reception for an opportunity to exchange ideas and network. Light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available.


6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join ACI attendees and guests for an evening of networking, entertainment, and great food during the Concrete Mixer. An assortment of food and beverages will be available.