NRMCA Names Technical Track Sessions for ConcreteWorks
The following four sessions are scheduled for the technical track education program at the NRMCA ConcreteWorks in Dallas:
• Ready Mixed Concrete for Pavements, Monday, October 2, 1:45-2:45 p.m. - Peter Taylor with the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center will discuss the basic requirements for concrete mixtures for slip-form paving. The presentation will discuss the basic concepts of designing delivering and assuring a mixture using locally available materials. He will outline the concepts in AASHTO provisional standard PP84 Standard Practice for Developing Performance Engineered Concrete Pavement Mixtures.
• ConcreteWorks Software for Mass Concrete and Other Applications - Monday, October 2, 3:15-4:15 p.m. - Kevin Folliard with the University of Texas, Austin, will outline the use of this software that can be used to develop a thermal control plan for mass concrete, predict service life of concrete related to corrosion of reinforcing steel, prediction of strength based on maturity and other applications.
• Innovations in Concrete Materials Technology, Tuesday, October 3, 10-11 a.m. - Three 20-minute sessions: Controlled Flow Concrete outlines development of self consolidating concrete mixtures with low powder contents – Terry Harris, GCP Applied Technologies; IoT Solutions for Ready-Mix Producers provides novel "Internet of Things" solutions with project examples for ready mix producers – Matt Offenberg, Smart Concrete; Concrete Delivery Telematics – Unlocking the Easter Egg in the Truck discusses electronics on truck mixers that provide a wide range of information to support operational and quality control issues – James Shilstone, Jr., Command Alkon.
• How Can Mixer Drivers Positively Impact the Quality of Concrete, Tuesday, October 3, 11 a.m.-noon - Matt Chapman with Thomas Concrete will discuss ideas on how to empower mixer drivers to positively impact the quality of concrete.
The technical track educational program has been organized by the NRMCA Research Engineering and Standards (RES) Committee. Click here for more information and to register for NRMCA ConcreteWorks.