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SDC Technology Forum 43

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SDC Technology Forum 43

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Welcome Reception 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 1, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Friday, March 2, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

This iteration of the forum will feature the following technology showcases, each with potential to improve and advance the industry:

  • GCP Applied Technologies, Inc., will describe the benefits of control flow concrete;
  • Surface Tech LLC will show how its digital solutions—built by experienced concrete contractors, commercial and residential builders, and concrete suppliers—offer best practices when supplying and building with concrete; and
  • Smarter Building Systems LLC will demonstrate how using basalt fibers and reinforcing bar systems can improve radiation containment structures.

The session will also include updates by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Gate Precast, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on ongoing work in applications of three-dimensional (3-D) printing in the concrete industry.

In addition, during the afternoon of March 1st we will have the opportunity to tour HercuTech’s manufacturing facility in nearby Tempe, Arizona and witness fabrication of HercuWalls®. “HercuWall®” is a patented, panelized, wall construction system containing concrete, steel and foam insulation. The HercuWall system claims a better wall that is cost competitive with wood, while significantly reducing labor and construction time.

After production, HercuWalls are delivered to the job site as a kit of numbered panels ready for installation.  If weather and construction schedules agree, we will also have the opportunity to visit a nearby project site and witness the system being assembled in real time.  The tour leads off with a presentation on the HercuWall technology.

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Registration for the SDC Technology Forum and Concrete 2029 is now open. Early registration discount will apply until February 5, 2018. After February 5, 2018, full registration fees will apply.

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Concrete 2029 Workshop 4

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

This workshop will explore a strategic approach to future building code development and acceptance of new technologies. The template for this process is the current effort to implement high strength steel reinforcement (HSS) in the code and will contain a history of the HSS adoption process, the current state of progress as well as a review of completed and current research. A panel discussion will follow a case for use and need by the industry and the ACI 318 product delivery and timing. The intent of this workshop is to create solutions for faster implementation using HSS as an example.

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Registration is no cost but you must register to attend.

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Hotel Information

The McCormick Scottsdale Hotel is now sold out over the dates of the meeting.
Below is a list of alternate hotels in the area.
Please note we do not have room blocks at these hotels and the group rate will not be honored.

Scottsdale Plaza Hotel 480-948-5000

Smoke Tree Resort 480-948-7660

Hilton Scottsdale Resort 480-948-7750

Days inn Scottsdale North 480-948-3800

An idyllic retreat, The McCormick Scottsdale is set on the shores of Camelback Lake, overlooking Camelback Mountain. With splendid views and warm Southwestern hospitality, our newly renovated lakeside hotel is convenient to Phoenix and Paradise Valley, Arizona. Downtown Scottsdale is just minutes away with world-class shopping and art galleries. Explore the Sonoran Desert and return to enjoy fun activities. A warm welcome awaits you in sunny Scottsdale, Arizona.

The McCormick Scottsdale
7401 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85253

Check-in: 4:00 p.m. Checkout: 12:00 p.m.

Standard Guest Room Rate (based on availability): $209 + 13.92% tax (Single or Double Occupancy)

Valet Parking and Resort Fee are Complimentary (The resort fee covers Wi-Fi for up to four devices, two bottles of water daily, unlimited local and toll-free calls, use of the fitness center, use of the lobby computer, use of the poolside games, and access to the bicycle, canoe, kayak, and fishing equipment rental station.)

The cut-off date for hotel reservations is February 9, 2018. Our room block is limited and the cut-off date can not be extended.

If phoning in your reservation, contact The McCormick Scottsdale at +1.800.243.1332 and ask for reservations. Be sure to tell the reservationist that you are attending the SDC Technology Forum 43 to obtain the specially negotiated rate.

All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card and require a deposit equal to the room rate and tax for the first night of reservation.

Cancellation Policy: All reservations must be cancelled at least 72 hours prior to scheduled arrival to obtain a full deposit refund.

Local Information

Come to Scottsdale, Arizona, to enjoy the beauty of the Sonoran Desert landscape, laid-back resort destination with lush golf course and indulgent spas. Spend your free time exploring the rustic Old Town, an architectural mix of West frontier and Midcentury Modern, or the Entertainment District full of cutting edge dining and bar scene. For more information on Scottsdale, please visit Experience Scottsdale

Visitors to Scottsdale can enjoy an average spring temperature of 77° high and 55° low.


Travel and Transportation

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is approximately 26 miles from the hotel. Scottsdale Airport is approximately 11 miles from the hotel. The hotel does not offer shuttle transportation.

Taxi service is available from the following PHX terminals and is about $60 one way (not including tip):

  • Terminal 2: east outside door #8
  • Terminal 3: north curb, outside door #7
  • Terminal 4: level 1, north curb, outside door #7 and south curb, outside door #6

Hotel recommended limo and shared ride shuttle services: Super Shuttle (Blue Van) at +1.602.244.9000 or online. From Phoenix Sky Harbor to the McCormick is $17 each way with Super Shuttle (not including tip).

All the major rental car companies are available at PHX Airport. Common rental car shuttles will make frequent stops, every few minutes at each terminals baggage claim.

Lyft and Uber are available at the airport, the approximate cost is $25, depending on time of day .