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H=Hyatt Regency Dallas; U=Union Station

International Session - Always Advancing Technology

Sunday, October 23, 2022  1:30 PM - 3:30 PM, H-Reunion A

In this session, we will discuss iconic buildings that are unique in their design and/or construction techniques. The design and construction of buildings is challenging; designing and constructing buildings with special designs adds even more challenges. We will talk about those challenges and how the project team overcame them. The discussion will include the project structure and the framework within which the development was accomplished. The session will include different levels of design, materials, and construction.
Learning Objectives:
(1) Describe design aspect of the buildings and details on the practical use;
(2) Explain the principles and methods for the design of the buildings;
(3) Discuss the materials used and the challenges of using different mix designs to achieve the desired results;
(4) Analyze the construction process and challenges and how to overcome such challenges.

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


FRP Reinforcement for Concrete Structures - Coming of Age at Last

Presented By: Antonio Nanni
Affiliation: University of Miami
Description: Even though researchers and industry have worked on the deployment of composites for concrete reinforcement for over three decades, we are still at the infancy of what one could consider full implementation. Thus, stating that fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) bars are an "innovative" construction technology remains correct. Deployment of technology in construction is not possible without material specifications, design codes, and construction specifications. Fortunately, we have reached this objective in North America via the work and publications of agencies such as AASHTO, ACI, ASTM, CSA, and ICC-ES. This presentation will very briefly mentioned the availability of these documents and mainly focus on a number of field applications. These projects are a testimony of the potential of FRP-RC in aggressive environments where the non-corrosive nature of composites provides a long-term solution to the durability of concrete structures.


Novel Underwater Cementitious Grout - Streamlining the Innovation Process

Presented By: Julissa Hidalgo
Affiliation: Master Builders Solution US LLC
Description: Innovation and new product development in large companies typically follows a Stage - Gate development protocol. Such processes provide excellent assurance that checks and balances are obtained throughout the development cycle and that various stakeholders compare the project goals and progress at defined points to ensure the best results are obtained ath the conclusion of the process. While Stage - Gate protocols offer a good framework for collecting relevant project data and achieving the agreed-upon milestones, innovative ideas and solutions often require a flexibility and iterative approach that does not nicely fit within a Stage - Gate framework. This presentation highlights the iterative nature of development that requires a focused and tailored approach to solving a need. By collaborating with experts, a novel underwater cementitious grout was developed to solve a massive construction problem in Latin America. We hope the successes shared in this presentation might serve as a template for increased innovation in the construction industry.


Next Generation 3D-Printed Biopolymer Concrete for Infrastructure Applications

Presented By: Siham Al Shanti
Affiliation: United Arab Emirates University
Description: 3D-printed concrete has lately drawn the attention of many researchers worldwide due to the current development of innovative automation technologies in the construction industry. 3D-printed concrete has the potential to minimize construction time and reduce cost, increase architectural freedom, and enable material and shape optimization. Polymer concrete has been used for the last several decades to replace cement concrete when harsh service conditions exist and when ductility is of concern. Researchers recently showed the possible production of 3D printed polymer concrete using standard polymers such as polyester and epoxy. The new 3D printed polymer concrete has excellent mechanical and durability characteristics. With the increased concern on climate change and the need to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emission, this research introduces a new class of 3D-printed biopolymer concrete. In this presentation, I will discuss using bio-based polyurethane derived from plants to produce the next-generation 3D-printer biopolymer concrete.3D-printed concrete has lately drawn the attention of many researchers worldwide due to the current development of innovative automation technologies in the construction industry. 3D-printed concrete has the potential to minimize construction time and reduce cost, increase architectural freedom, and enable material and shape optimization. Polymer concrete has been used for the last several decades to replace cement concrete when harsh service conditions exist and when ductility is of concern. Researchers recently showed the possible production of 3D printed polymer concrete has excellent mechanical and durability characteristics. With the increased concern on climate change and the need to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emission, this research introduces a new class of 3D-printed biopolymer concrete.

Upper Level Sponsors

Ash Grove
Baker
Conseal
Controls Group
Euclid Chemical
GCP
Master Builders
PoreShield
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ACI Northeast Texas Chapter

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