The purpose of the workshop is to
present important technical information and review production and
construction aspects for a new type of backfill material for trenches and
other excavations, as well as for filling abandoned underground pipes,
tunnels, etc. Flowable Slurry is a low-strength concrete-like material that
is made from one or more of the materials such as coal ash, wood ash, used
foundry sand, post-consumer crushed glass, concrete sand, water, and some
portland cement. The strength
of this material can vary from 50 psi to 1200 psi at the age of 28 days.
Flowable slurry is being specified increasingly by municipalities,
state highway departments, and engineers for many applications.
The workshop will present case histories of successful installations. It would include a demonstration of slurry production and placement. Handout materials will be provided. The workshop should be of interest to those associated with building design, engineers, architects, engineering technicians, engineers working in governmental agencies, industry and private practice, engineering faculty and students, as well as ready mixed concrete producers, aggregates suppliers, and contractors. Knowledgeable professionals engaged in specifying, approving, marketing, and using flowable slurry will present state-of-the-art information.
R. Naik, Ph. D., P. E.
UWM Center for By-Products Utilization, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Dr. Naik has over 35 years of experience with
cement, aggregates, and concrete. His contribution in teaching and research
has been well recognized nationally and internationally. His research has resulted in over 250 technical reports and
papers in ACI, ASCE, ASTM, etc. He is a member of ACI, ASCE, ASEE, ASTM, RILEM,
NSPE, and WSPE. He is a member of
technical committees of ACI, ASCE, ASTM, and RILEM. He has served as a president of WI-ACI, WSPE, and other
Bruce W. Ramme, P. E.
Manager, Combustion Products Utilization,
Wisconsin Electric Power Company, Milwaukee,
Mr. Ramme has worked for approximately 20 years with WEPCO and is currently working towards the goal of 100% utilization of WEPCO’s coal combustion products. He is a member of ACI, ASCE, and other professional organizations. He is also chairman of ACI Committee 229 on CLSM, chairman of ACI 213B on By-Products Lightweight Aggregate, and a member of other technical committees of ACI. He is also a past president of the Wisconsin Chapter of ACI.