Sessions & Events


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Convention Highlights

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Moderators: Eric S. Petersen, Kamal H Khayat

Flow properties of self-consolidating concrete (SCC) are greatly affected by mixing and placement. This objective of this session is to report on recent advances in mixing, in-transit measuring, rheology control, and pumping of SCC. The session will highlight case studies of signature projects intended to push the envelope in processing and placement of SCC and semi-SCC. This includes extended workability retention, development of novel responsive admixtures for rheology control during placement, as well as pumping pressure prediction and effect of pumping on concrete performance. The session should be of interest to concrete producers, material suppliers, contractors, consultants, researchers, and students.

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Moderator: Luke R Pinkerton

Since the original structural plain concrete code language (ACI 318-14 Chapter 14) was developed in the late 1960's the concrete industry has seen significant developments in materials and analysis methods. The session will focus on examples of the use of such approaches in structural ground supported slabs, walls and foundation elements.
Learning Objectives:
(1) Understand the practicality of modulus of rupture testing of plain concrete;
(2) Understand how modulus of rupture is used in erection design for tilt walls;
(3) Understand factors that affect the modulus of rupture of plain concrete concrete and reinforced concrete;
(4) Understand the variability of modulus of rupture testing of plain concrete.

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Moderator: Drew Burns

This session will provide industry insight from SCA representatives on how slag cement is being used to create more durable, sustainable, and resilient concrete.
Learning Objectives:
(1) Discuss Alkali Silica Reaction and how slag cement works to mitigate these deteriorating effects on concrete;
(2) Describe how Environmental Product Declarations and Life Cycle Assessments work to convey concrete sustainability;
(3) Explain how slag cement can be used in geotechnical concrete applications;
(4) Identify 5-10 award winning case studies on the use of slag cement.

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Moderators: Brock D Hedegaard, Nestor R Rubiano

This session is intended for practitioners and researchers in the bridge design and bridge maintenance communities. The content will focus on case studies highlighting load testing and monitoring techniques for load rating and structural evaluation. Topics include cost-effective load testing procedures intended for system wide load rating, evaluation of structural dynamics and fatigue of stay cables, camera based measurements for bridge evaluation, and long term ongoing monitoring for time dependent and temperature related deformations. Attendees should learn the scope of load testing for purposes of load rating and should recognize innovative techniques for evaluating in service bridges.
Learning Objectives:
(1) Recognize the value of load testing for purposes of load rating concrete bridge inventories;
(2) Describe innovative procedures for measuring structural response using visual-based methods and cameras;
(3) Explain the benefits of long-term monitoring the movement and deformations of concrete bridges while recognizing its challenges;
(4) Describe how field evaluation procedures may inform the use of and prove the efficacy of repair procedures performed on bridge elements.

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

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

ACI President Cary Kopczynski 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.

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