Luncheons, Presentations & Forums

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Breakfast with the Experts will provide attendees peer-to-peer opportunities each morning to pose their technical questions to leading concrete industry experts.

The editorial staff of Concrete Construction will moderate these morning sessions. A panel of invited seminar speakers and other industry experts will share concerns and offer solutions to common problems affecting the concrete repair and maintenance industry. In addition, the moderator will try to encourage attendee discussion on the topics to promote idea exchange and opportunities.

Tuesday-Friday, 6:45–7:45 a.m.
Room N229

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  • High-range water reducers are necessary in the production of self-consolidating concrete.

    Credit: Joe Nasvik

    High-range water reducers are necessary in the production of self-consolidating concrete.
Providing a peer-to-peer environment, this forum opens the floor for contractors to share experiences on using SCC. The presentation will include projects from around the country. Our editors will work with the Strategic Development Council’s organizing group to develop a three-hour agenda of eight presentations. This invited group of experts will provide examples of how contractors have used SCC to increase jobsite productivity, enhance concrete quality, and meet or exceed job profits.

Monday, Jan. 20, 1–4 p.m.
South Hall, Room S219

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“Building to a Higher Standard: Resilience in Residential Construction.” In the last year, public awareness of the safety and economic return from investing in concrete homes and structures has been raised. The Portland Cement Association and others have combined efforts to increase public awareness of the importance of resilient structures. How big is the resilient residential construction market?

Wednesday, Jan. 22, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
South Hall, Room S221

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This event will highlight the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge, chosen to receive The Concrete Triad Award. This infrastructure project showcases architectural design, sustainability, and contractor ingenuity on a significant public works concrete structure in North America. Join the discussion for a unique opportunity to share concerns on current topics affecting the concrete repair and maintenance industry. Turn to page 20 for a story on the project.

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    Credit: Missouri and Illinois Departments of Transportation

Speakers/topics for this event:

  • Randy Hittt, PE, MRB Deputy Project Director–Missouri DOT; Decisions Engineers and Architects Make When Planning a New Structure
  • Tom Tavernaro, Massman Construction; Constructing the Piers of the Missouri River Bridge
  • Mark Luther, Sr., Technical Service Engineer, Holcim (US) Inc; Optimizing Material Designs for the Bridge Project

Thursday, Jan. 23, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Room S219