Sessions and Events

Sessions & Events 


Hot Topic Session: Concrete Technology for Tall Buildings

Sun, March 29, 2020 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Grand F

In the past 20 years, the industry has demonstrated an unprecedented rise in the use of concrete for tall buildings, as it has replaced the steel frame as the method of choice. The popularity of concrete is largely due to several advancements in concrete technology: high strength, self consolidating concrete, larger concrete pumps, and new structural systems. Presenters will discuss several topics related to concrete materials design and construction issues, as well as mitigation of potential problematic issues such creep and shrinkage, thermal cracking, or delayed ettringite formation.
Learning Objectives:
(1) Identify the top technologies in the industry for concrete construction of tall buildings;
(2) Demonstrate the ways to mitigate thermal cracking and durability issues;
(3) Apply the maturity concept to tall building construction;
(4) Describe the special types of concrete used in tall buildings such as pumpable high strength concrete, SCC, and lightweight concrete.

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

Elastic Modulus of Performance Concrete for High Rise Structures

Presented By: David Corr
Affiliation: Northwestern University

Performance Based Wind Design and Serviceability Analysis of High Rise Concrete Structures

Presented By: Bradley Young
Affiliation: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Performance Based Mass Concreting for High-rise Construction

Presented By: Eamonn Connolly
Affiliation: James McHugh Construction Co.

Concrete Maturity in High Rise Structures

Presented By: Walter Flood IV
Affiliation: Flood Testing Laboratories Inc.

Long Term Deformation (Creep and Shrinkage) of Concrete in Tall Buildings

Presented By: Gianluca Cusatis
Affiliation: Northwestern University

Panel Discussion

Presented By: Matthew D'Ambrosia
Affiliation: MJ2 Consulting, PLLC

Upper Level Sponsors

Euclid Chemical
Forney, L.P.
Forta Corporation
University of Illinois

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