Early-Age Concrete Properties Measurements for Concrete Pavement Construction Operations and Traffic Opening (ACI Fall 2016 Convention, Philadelphia, PA) This session will promote best practices for obtaining the early-age concrete properties desirable for good concrete pavement performance based on reliable measurements instead of empirical evaluation, guessing estimates, or personnel experience.
Looking forward, rational design approaches will be discussed, as well as the current knowledge gaps that must be addressed before such methodologies could be standardized.
A review of current research in fire performance of concrete and masonry will also be reviewed, especially as that research relates to promoting rational design methods.
Effective construction practices are essential to the long-term performance of the concrete pavement structure.
This session reviews successful construction practices for a range of concrete pavements.
These sessions will shed light on developments in the areas of new test methods that are focused on assessing the alkali-silica reactivity potential of a job’s concrete mixture and new nondestructive test methods to evaluate the extent of damage in job concrete mixtures.
Engineers, contractors, researchers, and students will benefit from learning about the latest research and test methods that will pave the way for a performance-based approach in specifying durability in concrete mixtures.Material is presented in an order that follows typical design process with procedures introduced as the designer will need them in the course of a building design.An overview of ACI 314R-16 and the easiness of integrating modern calculation platforms for quick analysis and design will be presented.This session will be useful for researchers, engineers, consultants, and those developing standards and specifications.ACI Subcommittee 440-M, FRP-Repair of Masonry Structures, is sponsoring this technical session focusing on various applications of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) systems for masonry structures.The objective of the session is to educate government code officials, licensed design professionals, owners, and contractors on the applicability and use of ACI 562-13, “Code Requirements for Evaluation, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Concrete Buildings and Commentary,” and the new ACI/ICRI “Guide to the Code for Evaluation, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Concrete Buildings” through practical examples.