SDC Technology Forums

Virtual SDC Technology Forum 49

February 9‐11, 2021


Session details are posted below.


Note: Agenda is subject to change
All times listed are Eastern Standard Time (U.S.)


Day 1: Tuesday, February 9, 2021

10:00 am – 10:30 am
Morning Networking

10:30 am – 10:45 am
Opening Remarks - Charles S. Hanskat (SDC Chair)

10:45 am – 11:30 am
Presentation: A Case Study on Constructability Economics – Why Constructability Is Important
Phil Diekemper, Sr. Vice President
Ceco Concrete Construction LLC

11:30 am – 12:15 pm
Presentation: Unified Durability Guidance in ACI Documents
Jason H. Ideker, PhD, Professor
Oregon State University

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
Technology Showcase: Utilization of Conventional and Off-Spec Ashes to Mitigate ASR through an Innovative Performance-Based Approach
Anol K. Mukhopadhyay, PhD, PG, Research Scientist
Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) at Texas A&M University

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Midday Break

1:45 pm – 2:30 pm
Technology Showcase: Use of Laser Scans and Drones to Measure Concrete Floor Waviness/Flatness Automatically
Yelda Turkan, PhD, Assistant Professor
Oregon State University

2:30 pm – 3:15 pm
Presentation: Non-proprietary Ultra-High-Performance Concrete (UHPC) for Precast Application
John Lawler, PE, PhD, Principal
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Presentation: Recommendations for Horizontal Shear Provisions for Concrete Repair
Jeffrey S. West, PhD, PE, Associate Principal for Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
Carl J. Larosche, Senior Principal for Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Networking/Social


Day 2: Wednesday, February 10, 2021

10:00 am – 10:30 am
Morning Networking

10:30 am – 11:15 am
Technology Showcase: Load Transfer Construction Method (LTCM)
Campbell Smith, Commercial Director
Ian Jackson, Director
LTCM Australia

11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Presentation: Research Needs of Performance Based Wind Design
John W. Wallace, Professor
University of California - Los Angeles

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Technology Showcase: Concrete MUSCLED
Victor Li, Professor
University of Michigan

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
Midday Break

1:45 pm – 2:30 pm
Presentation: Improving the Design and Construction Process: 6 Potential Pathways for Action
Michelle L. Wilson, Senior Director, Portland Cement Association
John L. Hausfeld, Director of Quality, Baker Concrete Construction


2:30 pm – 3:15 pm
Presentation: Detecting Damage from Building Images with Artificial Intelligence
Shirley J. Dyke, PhD, Professor of Civil and Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University


3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Presentation: Concrete 3D Printing Cooperative Network
Narayanan Neithalath, Professor
Arizona State University


4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Networking/Social


Day 3: Thursday, February 11, 2021

10:00 am – 10:30 am
Morning Networking

10:30 am – 11:15 am
Presentation: Unlikely Green Champions: How Concrete Suppliers and Structural Engineers Can Lead the AEC Industry to Lower Carbon Emissions - Today
Emma Reif, Project Director for Thornton Tomasetti
Patrick Kenny, Associate for Thornton Tomasetti

11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Technology Showcase: Monitoring the State & Quality of Concrete Using Ultrasonic Sensors
Dmitry Gordienko, CEO
Algibit Technologies

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Presentation: Constructability for the Post-Tensioned Industry
Bryan Allred, S.E., Vice President
Seneca Structural Engineering, Inc.

12:45 pm – 1:30 pm
Presentation: ACI 318 PLUS
Michael L. Tholen, Managing Director of Engineering & Professional Development
American Concrete Institute

1:30 pm – 1:45 pm
Closing Remarks

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Forum session attendees have the opportunity to earn Professional Development Hour (PDH) certificates. Upon request after the sessions, ACI Foundation will send you the certificate of completion for those PDHs.

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