Sessions and Events

Sessions & Events 

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

Convention Highlights

October 23, 2019


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 45-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 75-minute inspection examination is open-book and consists of approximately 55 multiple choice questions. To pass the installation examination, the examinee must attain a minimum 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 - 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.


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) Provide new specification requirements for surface finishes in tilt-wall construction;
(2) Provide new research related to formwork curing of the concrete surfaces;
(3) Provide new research comparing the use of laser scanning, drones and traditional methods to measure concrete surfaces for quality;
(4) Learn how we should be designing our ADA compliant sidewalks with allowable tolerances in mind.


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 1 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 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 the 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.


8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Moderators: Will Hansen, Vinh Dao

The objective of the session(s) would be to provide a forum for participants to review, discuss and present the latest developments on HPC. Outcomes will include 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) How to achieve HPC for durability and crack resistance;
(2) New property measurement methods;
(3) Crack resistance prediction;
(4) Design.


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) Learn approaches to design and construction of complex geometries;
(2) Innovative and new approaches to formwork design;
(3) Benefits of shotcrete and the numerous applications;
(4) Innovative and creative ways to analyze complex geometries and verify code compliance.


11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Moderators: Mohamed A Mahgoub, Ahmed Ibrahim

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 1 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 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 the 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.


11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Moderators: Anton Schindler, Kamal H Khayat

The objective of the session(s) would be to provide a forum for participants to review, discuss and present the latest developments on HPC. Outcomes will include 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) How to achieve HPC for durability and crack resistance;
(2) New property measurement methods;
(3) Crack resistance prediction;
(4) Design.



Upper Level Sponsors

Advance Ready Mix Concrete, Inc.
Anderson Concrete Corp.
Baker
BASF
Dugan and Meyers LLC
Euclid Chemical
Forta Corporation
GCP
Irving Materials, Inc.
Indiana Chapter - ACI
LafargeHolcim
Lebanon Chapter – ACI
LehighHanson
Lithko Contracting, LLC
Northern California & Western Nevada Chapter - ACI
San Antonio Chapter – ACI
Sika
Somero
Terracon Consultants, Inc.
Webcor Builders
WJE