Sessions and Events

Sessions & Events 

GA = Grand America; LA = Little America

 

Convention Highlights

March 27, 2018


8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Moderator: Yail Jimmy Kim

The special sessions will emphasize recent advances in concrete bridges, including design, construction, and rehabilitation. Presentations will encompass a variety of technical aspects such as the innovative design methods of bridge structures, accelerated bridge construction, damage detection and assessment techniques, and strengthening of deteriorated bridge members. Both experimental and analytical investigations are of interest. The sessions bring to light recent research findings and provide an opportunity to discuss present challenges and technical demands. Critical information is given to those who lead tomorrow’s bridge design and construction, including practicing engineers, government officials, and academics. An ACI Special Publication will be published. (1) Learn the state-of-the-art of concrete bridges; (2) Identify research needs to advance the knowledge associated with concrete bridges; (3) Recognize the effort to establish a new trend in the design and construction of sustainable concrete bridges; (4) Link laboratory investigations with practical site applications.


8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

On December 17, 2010 a fire destroyed the pioneer era Provo Tabernacle, leaving only a portion of the exterior walls remaining. On October 1, 2011, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced that the tabernacle would be restored and converted into a temple. Thus began the very technically challenging effort to create the Provo City Center Temple. This presentation will discuss the history of the structure, the fire, cleanup efforts, shoring, ground water management, waterproofing, wall strengthening and restoration, as well as the beauty that was created inside and outside. This presentation will be given through the eyes of the Church project manager, the structural engineer, and the contractor. Learning Objectives: (1) How to support the historic walls of an existing building and excavate a 40-foot deep basement below the existing foundation. (2) How to preserve pioneer era unreinforced brick masonry walls and make them structurally sound to last another 100 years. (3) How to construct a water-tight structure 17 feet below the site water table and prevent buoyancy forces from lifting it out of the ground. (4) The benefits of owner/architect/contractor/subcontractor/engineer collaboration.


8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Moderator: Robert E Sculthorpe

Inform attendees of - winter construction of multi story (up to 22 stories) university residences with ICF walls and precast hollow core concrete floors, and - report on laboratory investigation of thermal performance of ICF walls with insulated wood frame walls when tested in accordance with ASTM test procedure C1363-11Construction of winter multi story buildings using ICF walls and precast hollow core concrete floors, taking advantage of the insulating properties of ICFs during winter construction. Learning of the benefit of achieving speed of construction when building multi story buildings with ICF walls and precast hollow core concrete floors. Examples of buildings up to 22 stories built with ICF walls and precast hollow core concrete floors demonstrating the realized benefits of this type of concrete construction. Thermal performance of ICF walls in comparison with wood frame walls.


8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Moderator: Matthew O'Reilly

Cracking is often considered detrimental to the corrosion resistance of reinforced concrete structures, but the magnitude of this effect is less clear. Crack size, location, and depth all may affect the impact of cracking on corrosion, and there is debate as to whether small cracks are detrimental to corrosion resistance. Presentations will highlight recent research into the effect of cracking on corrosion resistance of concrete and the effectiveness of crack mitigation/repair. This session will be of interest to contractors, engineers, and owners who wish to learn how cracking can impact the service life of structures they design, build, and use. (1) Recognize the influence different types of cracking have on corrosion initiation and propagation in reinforced concrete. (2) Determine the impact cracking has on remaining service life of a structure. (3) Understand the effect of design variables, such as concrete cover, w/cm ratio, and the use of supplementary cementitious materials, on the relationship between cracking and corrosion. (4) Understand case studies and repair techniques to mitigate corrosion in cracked concrete.


9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

$22.00

In 2008, the Utah State Capitol underwent a major seismic retrofit, where 265 base isolators were installed. Tours of the Capitol and viewing of the isolation system are available to approved groups. There are no restriction on who can enter the Capitol Building.


11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Moderators: Mohamed ElBatanouny, Frederick D Heidbrink

The objective of these sessions is to present and discuss different approaches to analyze and reduce data from structural health monitoring systems especially in field settings. The focus is how to translate SHM data into useful information that can be used by engineers and owners to: understand the current condition of the monitored structure, prediction of remaining service life and damage prognosis, and maintenance scheduling and prioritization, if applicable. These sessions will be of interest to engineers, researchers, and infrastructure owners and operators. The learning objectives include: (1) Understand how SHM technologies can be used to monitor reinforced and prestressed concrete structures and elements under field as well as laboratory conditions; (2) Review analysis and interpretation techniques for SHM data; (3) Identify the challenges related to the management of ‘big data’ associated with SHM; (4) Understand the relationship between collected data and how it can be used to assess the condition of the monitored structure.


11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

This session applies to all audiences globally. All audiences will benefit from attending this session on New Innovations in Chemical Admixtures. Chemical Admixtures is one of the fastest growing and innovative areas of concrete construction currently. This session will (1) highlight new admixture technology and (2) how these new admixtures bring value to concrete by improving plastic and hardened properties, providing improved economy and changing the limits on how concrete can be used as a constructable material. A call for papers will be conducted and chosen papers will be presented along with assisting attendees with where to go to find educational materials within ACI such as the new ACI 212.3R-16 Report on Chemical Admixtures and the E701 E4-12 Chemical Admixtures. Attendees will be provided with (3) knowledge about chemical admixtures and (4) how and where to use them effectively.


11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Moderator: Rouzbeh Khajehdehi

Settlement of concrete is a phenomenon that takes place during the early hours after concrete is cast. This can be a problem in structures having top bars where the settlement of the fresh concrete around the reinforcement can cause cracking and/or a weak plane right above the reinforcement. This session includes presentations providing explanations from research studies and actual projects on the topic of concrete settlement, tests methods developed to measure this phenomenon, and techniques available to reduce it. The main learning objectives of this session are: (1) Theories explaining the settlement of concrete; (2) Tests to measure the settlement or settlement cracking of concrete; (3) Examples from real projects and lessons learned; (4) Factors affecting settlement and techniques to reduce it.


11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

$54.00


1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

$20.00

Constructed on 36 acres in Salt Lake City, the Bishops’ Central Storehouse can hold 65,000 pallets of food and supplies that are distributed to over 110 storehouses in the United States, Canada and internationally. The 540,000 square foot facility includes the storage warehouse, 63,000 square feet of freezer, refrigerator and cold dock space, offices, transportation center, tire storage, and a fire pump house. More than 40,000 cu. yd. of concrete was used to build the facility. The structure and its mechanical, electrical, and fire protection systems were designed to allow the facility to be occupied immediately following the maximum considered earthquake ground motion.


1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Moderator: Ganesh Thiagarajan

The objective of the session is to discuss and demonstrate the usage of advanced finite element techniques in the analysis and design of reinforced concrete nuclear structures. Presentations will include the challenges faced in applying finite element methods and the solutions devised to enable the usage of the analysis results in design of such structures. (1) Provide researchers and practitioners with general principles of using finite element methods for the analysis of reinforced concrete nuclear structures. (2) Provide guidance in the tools that are being developed to make the results from standard finite element programs for design purposes. (3) Describe the challenges faced by practitioners in using finite element methods in the analysis of reinforced concrete nuclear structures and provide possible solutions. (4) Describe proven methods in the application of finite element methods in the design of reinforced concrete nuclear structures.


1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Moderator: Giovanni Loreto


1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Moderators: Michelle E Walters, Thomas G Tyler

The importance of quality and quality standards include reference to ISO 9001. Beyond the technical aspects, the practice of quality management is about people, relationships, and processes that can have a huge impact on results. Where does one find this type of content, and who will be so bold as to start this discussion? These topics are discussed in many committee meetings where of the most passionate debates revolve around them and how industry stakeholders work together. The concrete industry will benefit from a healthy discussion in a public forum on QMS implementation. The hosting of various speakers, topics, and perspectives will help to engage subject matter experts, highlight practices, and impact other committee documents. Learning Objectives: (1) To discuss with the industry the application of quality techniques to various concrete practices; (2) Understand the pros and cons of quality controls, the benefits and a discussion of the cost of quality; (3) Highlight examples of quality programs in various sectors of the concrete industry; (4) To discuss the on-going work of the committee’s document to touch on the diverse range of quality styles and applications.


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

While the use of drones and laser scanners isn't new, changes in technology have made both items more flexible and accessible. Learn how drones and lasers are being used in increasingly innovative ways. Drones aren't just for "fly-bys"; anymore. Drones provide access to previously inaccessible areas.Drones are not limited to the sky. They also swim. As the cost of laser scanning declines, new uses are constantly being discovered. Laser scanners can measure as-built tolerances with a high degree of accuracy.


4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Moderator: Giovanni Loreto


4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Moderator: Michelle E Walters

The importance of quality and quality standards include reference to ISO 9001. Beyond the technical aspects, the practice of quality management is about people, relationships, and processes that can have a huge impact on results. Where does one find this type of content, and who will be so bold as to start this discussion? These topics are discussed in many committee meetings where of the most passionate debates revolve around them and how industry stakeholders work together. The concrete industry will benefit from a healthy discussion in a public forum on QMS implementation. The hosting of various speakers, topics, and perspectives will help to engage subject matter experts, highlight practices, and impact other committee documents. Learning Objectives: (1) To discuss with the industry the application of quality techniques to various concrete practices; (2) Understand the pros and cons of quality controls, the benefits and a discussion of the cost of quality; (3) Highlight examples of quality programs in various sectors of the concrete industry; (4) To discuss the on-going work of the committee’s document to touch on the diverse range of quality styles and applications.


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 - 8:00 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.