Sessions and Events

Sessions & Events 

C = Duke Energy Convention Center; H = Hyatt Regency Cincinnati

Convention Highlights

October 23, 2019


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.


7:00 AM - 2:00 PM

$275.00

This is a 2-part exam and you are allowed to start the exam anytime in the timeslot provided above.

The 3-hour written inspection examination is open book and consists of approximately 80 multiple choice questions. The 1 hour plans reading examination consists of approximately 20 questions and is designed to test the examinee’s ability to read and understand engineering drawings. The minimum passing grade for each examination is 70%.

PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND. Tickets may be purchased at the ACI Registration Desk up to 24 hours prior to the event, based on availability.


7:00 AM - 2:00 PM

$275.00

This is a 2-part exam and you are allowed to start the exam anytime in the timeslot provided above.

The 4-hour written examination is open-book and consists of approximately 100 multiple-choice questions. To pass the written examination, BOTH of the following conditions must be met:
1. At least 60% correct for each of the required sections; and
2. A minimum score of 70% overall.
The 2-hour practical application examination is open-book and consists of approximately 25 multiple-choice questions. The minimum passing grade for the practical examination is 70%.

PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND. Tickets may be purchased at the ACI Registration Desk up to 24 hours prior to the event, based on availability.


7:00 AM - 2:00 PM

$275.00

This is a 2-part exam and you are allowed to start the exam anytime in the timeslot provided above.

The 3-hour written inspection examination is open book and consists of approximately 80 multiple choice questions. The 1 hour plans reading examination consists of approximately 20 questions and is designed to test the examinee’s ability to read and understand engineering drawings. The minimum passing grade for each examination is 70%.

PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND. Tickets may be purchased at the ACI Registration Desk up to 24 hours prior to the event, based on availability.


7:00 AM - 2:00 PM

$275.00

The forty-five-minute installation examination is closed-book and consists of approximately 45 multiple-choice questions. To pass the installation examination the examinee must attain a minimum score of 74%.
The two-hour inspection examination is open-book and consists of approximately 90 multiple-choice questions. To pass the installation examination the examinee must attain a minimum score of 60% on each subsection, and an overall score of 70%.


PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND. Tickets may be purchased at the ACI Registration Desk up to 24 hours prior to the event, based on availability.


7:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Moderator: Bryce V Barker

Coffee, tea, and pastries will be available for guests each morning (Sunday – Wednesday). You must be a registered guest to attend.


8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Moderator: Stacia Van Zetten

Present new research, specification changes, and knowledge gained thru experience as it applies to constructing in concrete. Educate members of our industry so they can utilize knowledge to produce a better concrete product.
Learning Objectives:
(1) Recognize new specification requirements for surface finishes in tilt-wall construction;
(2) Summarize new research related to formwork curing of the concrete surfaces;
(3) Describe new research comparing the use of laser scanning, drones and traditional methods to measure concrete surfaces for quality;
(4) Explain how we should be designing our ADA compliant sidewalks with allowable tolerances in mind.

This session has been AIA/ICC approved for 2 CEU/PDH credits.


8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Moderators: Mohamed A Mahgoub, Moncef L Nehdi

Concrete is the world’s most widely used construction material. Yet, the production of portland cement, an essential constituent of concrete, leads to greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere. The production of one ton of portland cement clinker releases approximately one ton of CO2 and other greenhouse gases. Environmental considerations have been a major thrust for the sustainable development of the cement and concrete industries. A sustainable concrete structure is designed and built to have a positive environmental footprint during its entire life cycle. Concrete is increasingly being considered as a sustainable material owing to its low inherent energy requirements and little associated waste. Not only is it made from some of the most plentiful resources on Earth, it can also be made with numerous recycled materials and by-products and is itself entirely recyclable. Emerging breakthroughs in concrete technology have allowed producing ultra-high-performance concrete requiring less raw materials, along with structures that are much more durable to reduce maintenance, repair, and reconstruction.
Learning Objectives:
(1) Demonstrate how to evaluate recycled concrete mixtures with various waste-by-product and recycled materials;
(2) Recognize many different types of testing that could be performed on new concrete mixtures produced with recycled materials;
(3) Explain various methods to design and validate the concrete produced by new recycled materials;
(4) Specify emerging technologies in the concrete produced by recycled materials and its application in civil infrastructures.

This session has been AIA/ICC approved for 2 CEU/PDH credits.


8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Moderators: Will Hansen, Vinh Dao

This session will present latest developments on high-performance concrete (HPC). Presentations will review material requirements for achieving HPC (e.g. low water-cementitious ratio, SCM and internal materials and replacement levels, air-void characteristics for salt scaling and internal frost resistance, etc). Crack resistance due to volume changes from thermal, creep and shrinkage effects will be discussed. Measurement and prediction of stress development for crack resistance in HPC associated with deformation restraint will be presented. Designers, contractors, educators, engineers, material suppliers, and students will benefit from attending this session.
Learning Objectives:
(1) Stress development from shrinkage restraint;
(2) Embedded sensors for monitoring stresses;
(3) Chloride ingress and crack size effects on service life;
(4) New bond-slip model for uniaxial tension analysis.

This session has been AIA/ICC approved for 2 CEU/PDH credits.


10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Moderator: Bryce V Barker

Stop by the Guest Lounge to relax and meet other ACI guest. Guests can enjoy the Guest Lounge Sunday-Wednesday.


11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Moderators: Julie Cromwell, Robin Hahn

The Academy of Motion Pictures Museum will open in Los Angeles, CA in late 2019. The project includes a spherical structure of over 300,000 SF of concrete that will house multiple theaters and exhibition halls. This session covers the innovative and complex design and construction considerations that brought this work of art to life.
Learning Objectives:
(1) Recognize approaches to design and construction of complex geometries;
(2) Describe innovative and new approaches to formwork design;
(3) Identify the benefits of shotcrete and the numerous applications;
(4) Explain innovative and creative ways to analyze complex geometries and verify code compliance.

This session has been AIA/ICC approved for 2 CEU/PDH credits.


11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Moderators: Mohamed A Mahgoub, Ahmed Ibrahim

As a major construction material, concrete is increasingly judged by its environmental impacts. Considering the fact that much of the US infrastructures and urban buildings now require renovation and replacement, the concrete left behind can be a valuable source of aggregate for new concrete. The use of recycled concrete in new construction can offer significant environmental benefits such as saving natural resources and elimination of the need for waste landfills. Within the past 25 years, non-structural use of recycled concrete has been widely accepted by many highway agencies in the US and across the world. According to a recent survey conducted by the US Federal Highway Administration, many states primarily use recycled concrete as fill and sub-base and less often as aggregate in pavement concrete. Other potential uses include ballast, sub-ballast, drainage, erosion control and filter material.
Learning Objectives:
(1) Demonstrate how recycled concrete can significantly reduce CO2 emission which leads to more sustainable environment;
(2) Identify the factors that can affect the workability and strength of recycled concrete and how can we improve recycled concrete properties;
(3) Explain how recycled concrete can reduce the pollution resulted from transportation of debris to landfills and dumps;
(4) Summarize the properties of recycled concrete and developed guidelines for using recycled aggregate in concrete.

This session has been AIA/ICC approved for 2 CEU/PDH credits.


11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Moderators: Anton Schindler, Kamal H Khayat

This session will present latest developments on high-performance concrete (HPC). Presentations will review material requirements for achieving HPC (e.g. low water-cementitious ratio, SCM and internal materials and replacement levels, air-void characteristics for salt scaling and internal frost resistance, etc). Crack resistance due to volume changes from thermal, creep and shrinkage effects will be discussed. Measurement and prediction of stress development for crack resistance in HPC associated with deformation restraint will be presented. Designers, contractors, educators, engineers, material suppliers, and students will benefit from attending this session.
Learning Objectives:
(1) Assess advanced materials for crack mitigation;
(2) Develop mix optimization for setting and crack control;
(3) Describe the new test method for paste setting and strain development;
(4) Explain how moisture gradient measurements for shrinkage and curling assessment are used.

This session has been AIA/ICC approved for 2 CEU/PDH credits.


6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

ACI President Randall Poston 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 hosted bar will be available.



Upper Level Sponsors

Advance Ready Mix Concrete, Inc.
Anderson Concrete Corp.
Baker
BASF
Cemex
Dugan and Meyers LLC
Ernst Enterprises
Euclid Chemical
Forta Corporation
GCP
Greater Miami Valley Chapter – ACI
Hilltop Companies
Irving Materials, Inc.
Indiana Chapter - ACI
Janell, Inc.
LafargeHolcim
Largo Concrete, Inc.
Lebanon Chapter – ACI
LehighHanson
Lithko Contracting, LLC
Messer Construction Co.
Metzger/Mcguire
Northern California & Western Nevada Chapter - ACI
PERI Formwork Systems
PlanGrid - an Autodesk Company
Quebec and Eastern Ontario Chapter – ACI
RMD Kwikform
Ruttura & Sons
San Antonio Chapter – ACI
Sika
Skyway Cement Company
Somero
Terracon Consultants, Inc.
THP Limited
TWC Concrete Services, LLC
Webcor Builders
West Michigan Chapter – ACI
WJE