Sessions & Events

 

Sessions and Events Schedule is coming soon. All sessions and events take place in Eastern Standard Time (EST UTC-5). Please note, Daylight Savings Time ends on November 3, 2024.
All events take place at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown.

On-demand sessions will be available for viewing in the convention platform/event app under "On-Demand Content" within 24-48 hours of the session premiere. Please note, on-demand sessions are not available for CEU credit. *Denotes on-demand content.


Convention Highlights

Wednesday, November 6, 2024


8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Moderators: Dr Maria S Konsta, Dr Konstantin Sobolev

Nanotechnology has the potential to enable efficient decarbonization pathways in nullifying the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in concrete industry. This session provides a unique opportunity for engineers, scientists, and industry leaders to learn and experience recent research advances on the design of carbon sequestration-efficient engineered concrete materials and technologies targeting zero or negative net CO2 emissions in civil infrastructure.


8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Moderators: Dr Nathan A. Tregger, KARTHIK PATTAJE

Concrete workability affects construction productivity. If the concrete does not have the appropriate workability for a given application, it can lead to delays in construction. This session will discuss the challenges in controlling workability and how it can be manipulated to help improve construction productivity. This session will include presentations from multiple perspectives: Specifier, Designer, Producer, Admixture manufacturer and Contractor. This session will be of interest to researchers, owners, consultants, contractors, and manufacturers.


8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Moderators: Dr Shahria Alam, Dr AHM Muntasir Billah

As our infrastructure ages and deteriorates, the demand for repairing, strengthening, and rehabilitating existing structures continues to grow. This need is further amplified by our efforts to combat climate change, as extending the lifespan of our infrastructure is now more critical than ever. Demolishing and constructing new structures results in a significant amount of carbon emissions. Consequently, there is a growing focus on research and innovation in the field of repairing and strengthening infrastructure, particularly with the emergence of new environmentally friendly materials and technologies. This evolution in infrastructure management necessitates enhanced approaches for assessing the condition of deficient structures and the performance-based design of new structures, as well as the retrofitting of existing deficient structures. While substantial progress has been made in this domain, numerous challenges remain to be addressed. The primary objective of this special session is to showcase the outcomes of recent research studies encompassing experimental, numerical, and analytical investigations related to retrofitting and repairing structural elements.


11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Moderator: Dr Maria S Konsta

Nanotechnology has the potential to enable efficient decarbonization pathways in nullifying the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in concrete industry. This session provides a unique opportunity for engineers, scientists, and industry leaders to learn and experience recent research advances on the design of carbon sequestration-efficient engineered concrete materials and technologies targeting zero or negative net CO2 emissions in civil infrastructure.


11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Moderator: Mr Steve Schaef

Fiber reinforced concretes (FRC) proved to be a promising solution to address fatigue design in relevant fields of application including infrastructures such as bridges, pavements, infrastructures for energy harvesting which are often exposed to cyclic loading during their service life. The objective of this session is to share the advancements in FRC fatigue testing, characterization, and modeling, and report successful case studies implemented in the field.


11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Moderators: Dr Mirian Velay-Lizancos, Dr Xijun Shi

This session will include presentations on research investigating and evaluating the sustainability of recycled aggregate concrete from a holistic perspective. Work presented in this session addresses critical needs as the industry moves towards more sustainable concrete infrastructure through technologies such as carbon sequestration and use of tools such as EPDs and LCA.


6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Doors open: 6:25 pm – 6:30 pm
Awards Presentation: 6:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Reception: 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm

ACI President Michael Paul 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 a hosted bar will be available.



Upper Level Sponsors

Baker
Concrete Sealants
Controls Inc.
Euclid Chemical
Master Builders