Sessions and Events

Sessions & Events 

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Convention Highlights

October 18, 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.


8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Moderators: Tomohiro Miki, Tracy D Marcotte

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. Session Description – The final session explores the development of codes and standards for concrete structures, and will feature a panel discussion. The major goal of the panel discussion will be the development of a plan for future collaborations between ACI and JCI that explore strategies for the preservation of existing infrastructure.
By attending this session, attendees will be able to:
1. Describe how ACI 318-14 was revised to modernize the code;
2. Explain testing procedures for post-installed anchors;
3. Discuss creep behavior of post-installed anchors; and
4. Identify future avenues for collaboration between ACI and JCI.

This session is AIA approved. 2 AIA/CES LU


8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Moderators: Eva Olivia Leontien Lantsoght, Pinar Okumus

This session will discuss diagnostic and proof load testing for evaluation of concrete bridges, both for new and existing structures through case studies around the world. For new or existing bridges, diagnostic load testing is often required to assess design or analysis assumptions, particularly for atypical bridges. Similarly, proof load testing is often needed to verify the capacity of deteriorating or older bridges with missing information.
This session will provide a global perspective on strategies for assessing in-service performance, differences in loads, reserve capacities, structure age and construction practices between regions. Bridge designers, owners and researchers will benefit from the session by learning recent developments on international standards for load testing.
By attending this session, attendees will be able to:
1.Report how load testing can be used for concrete bridges to determine their remaining capacity or diagnose problems;
2.Recognize the latest advancements, methods and technologies used in load testing of concrete bridges and complementary analyses;
3. Describe differences in bridge evaluation, loading, analysis methods, design codes, construction practices and decision between various regions of the world; and
4.Summarize case studies and gain a global perspective on concrete bridge evaluation, design and analysis.

This session is AIA approved. 2 AIA/CES LU


8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Moderator: Sri Sritharan

The session will include presentations of modelling of concrete walls subjected to extreme loads such as those due to earthquake and blast. The session will be valuable to academic researchers, consulting engineers and students interested in finite element analyses of concrete structures.
By attending this session, attendees will be able to:
1. Learn about the capabilities of the current finite element analysis tools;
2. Understand the start-of-the art on wall modelling, especially when concrete is subjected to nonlinear strains and stresses;
3. Appreciate the benefits and challenges associated with 2D vs 3D modelling; and
4. Understand potential improvements to concrete wall design.

This session is AIA approved. 2 AIA/CES LU


11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Moderators: Hitoshi Shiohara, Dylan Freytag

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. Session Description – The final session explores the development of codes and standards for concrete structures, and will feature a panel discussion. The major goal of the panel discussion will be the development of a plan for future collaborations between ACI and JCI that explore strategies for the preservation of existing infrastructure.
By attending this session, attendees will be able to:
1. Describe how ACI 318-14 was revised to modernize the code;
2. Explain testing procedures for post-installed anchors;
3. Discuss creep behavior of post-installed anchors; and
4. Identify future avenues for collaboration between ACI and JCI.

This session is AIA approved. 2 AIA/CES LU


11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Moderators: Pinar Okumus, Eva Olivia Leontien Lantsoght

This session will discuss diagnostic and proof load testing for evaluation of concrete bridges, both for new and existing structures through case studies around the world. For new or existing bridges, diagnostic load testing is often required to assess design or analysis assumptions, particularly for atypical bridges. Similarly, proof load testing is often needed to verify the capacity of deteriorating or older bridges with missing information. This session will provide a global perspective on strategies for assessing in-service performance, differences in loads, reserve capacities, structure age and construction practices between regions. Bridge designers, owners and researchers will benefit from the session by learning recent developments on international standards for load testing.
By attending this session, attendees will be able to:
1.Report how load testing can be used for concrete bridges to determine their remaining capacity or diagnose problems;
2.Recognize the latest advancements, methods and technologies used in load testing of concrete bridges and complementary analyses;
3. Describe differences in bridge evaluation, loading, analysis methods, design codes, construction practices and decision between various regions of the world; and
4.Summarize case studies and gain a global perspective on concrete bridge evaluation, design and analysis.

This session is AIA approved. 2 AIA/CES LU


11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Moderator: Sri Sritharan

Nonlinear analysis of concrete walls has received significant attention due to their unexpected behavior in recent earthquakes. They include 3D effects, out-of-plane buckling under in-plane loading and influence of high axial load. To continue to the momentum in finite element analyses of walls, this three-part session will present recent analytical advancements and outcomes with emphasis on walls and loads representing extreme events. The load types may include earthquake, blast, impact and fire.
By attending this session, attendees will be able to:
1. Learn about the capabilities of the current finite element analysis tools;
2. Understand the start-of-the art on wall modelling, especially when concrete is subjected to nonlinear strains and stresses;
3. Appreciate the benefits and challenges associated with 2D vs 3D modelling; and
4. Understand potential improvements to concrete wall design.

This session is AIA approved. 2 AIA/CES LU


1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Moderators: Tomoko Ishida, Lawrence F Kahn

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. Session Description – The final session explores the development of codes and standards for concrete structures, and will feature a panel discussion. The major goal of the panel discussion will be the development of a plan for future collaborations between ACI and JCI that explore strategies for the preservation of existing infrastructure.
By attending this session, attendees will be able to:
1. Describe how ACI 318-14 was revised to modernize the code;
2. Explain testing procedures for post-installed anchors;
3. Discuss creep behavior of post-installed anchors; and
4. Identify future avenues for collaboration between ACI and JCI.

This session is AIA approved. 2 AIA/CES LU


1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Moderator: Sri Sritharan

Nonlinear analysis of concrete walls has received significant attention due to their unexpected behavior in recent earthquakes. They include 3D effects, out-of-plane buckling under in-plane loading and influence of high axial load. To continue to the momentum in finite element analyses of walls, this three-part session will present recent analytical advancements and outcomes with emphasis on walls and loads representing extreme events. The load types may include earthquake, blast, impact and fire.
By attending this session, attendees will be able to:
1. Learn about the capabilities of the current finite element analysis tools;
2. Understand the start-of-the art on wall modelling, especially when concrete is subjected to nonlinear strains and stresses;
3. Appreciate the benefits and challenges associated with 2D vs 3D modelling; and
4. Understand potential improvements to concrete wall design.

This session is AIA approved. 2 AIA/CES LU


1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Moderators: Aaron K Larosche, Mohamed ElBatanouny

The goal of the session will be to provide the audience with a summary of the state of the art practices of load testing existing structures. Selected presentations will highlight interesting load testing case studies, review lessons learned during testing, and provide information to audience regarding best practices when load testing.
By attending this session, attendees will be able to:
1. Discuss the current state of practice of load testing concrete structures;
2. Identify pitfalls in load tests by sharing the knowledge of experienced practitioners;
3. Summarize the advancements in testing in recent years and learn about the future of load testing; and
4. Assess test application and selection of tests and loads.

This session is AIA approved. 2 AIA/CES LU


6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

ACI President Khaled Awad invites all convention attendees to the President’s Reception, where you’ll have the opportunity to network with committee Chairs, chapter Presidents, and international attendees. An assortment of food and beverages will be available.