Sessions & Events


All sessions and events take place in Central Daylight Time: CDT (UTC-5). On-demand sessions will be available for viewing in the convention platform 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.

H=Hyatt Regency Dallas; U=Union Station

MINI SESSION: The State of Concrete in Texas

Tuesday, October 25, 2022  1:30 PM - 2:30 PM, U-TX & Pacific Room

In this mini session, attendees will learn how some of the Dallas-area concrete structures were designed and constructed, and how they are repaired and maintained to serve this dynamic urban area.
Learning Objectives:
(1) Recognize the importance of a well-constructed concrete structure;
(2) Identify the design methods of successful concrete projects that met contemporary requirements and codes;
(3) Evaluate the construction techniques of successful concrete projects built with contemporary methods local and materials;
(4) Discuss the importance of the historical context of concrete structures and materials and how these have impacted the local peoples and industries.

This session has been AIA/ICC approved for 1 CEU/PDH credit.

History of Concrete Bridges in Texas

Presented By: Michael Hyzak
Affiliation: Txdot Bridge Division
Description: The use of concrete has been a key material in the entire 100+ year history of highway bridge structures in Texas. This presentation will review this history with key technical developments and notable projects that mark the evolution of structural concrete used for bridges in Texas.

Cement City: More Smokestacks for the Southwest

Presented By: Rosemary Hinojosa
Description: The work of Mexican American Laborers at cement companies in Dallas helped to establish the foundation for Dallas' growth, yet their story remains untold. Historians at the Dallas Mexican American Historical League bring to life the stories of the town of Eagle Ford and cement companies and their company towns - in particular the Mexican sections of Cemento Grande and Cemento Chico. This presentation draws on Dallas County Archives, Dallas newspapers of the late 1800s to mid-1900s, writings on the cement companies, historical and photographic collections on Cement City, and anecdotal accounts, interviews, and film documentaries. The documentation underlines the impact of the cement companies on the Mexican American workers and families and on Dallas - West Dallas in particular. But it is the interviews, anectdotal accounts, and photographs of residents and workers of the cement companies and company towns that illuminate the significance of Mexican American workers on the cement companies and industry and on the city of Dallas. The Mexican American cement workers on the cement companies and industry and on the city of Dallas. The Mexican American cement workers helped to build the skyline of Dallas: the infrastructure - roads, bridges, schools and churches. The story of Mexican American workers offers a more complete and compelling history of the cement industry in West Dallas, of the workers in the company towns and surrounding areas; and their lives, work significance and contribution to the city of Dallas.

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ACI Northeast Texas Chapter

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