purpose of this two-day engineering seminar is to present information on how to
produce high-quality concrete using cement, fly ash, slag, rice husk ash,
blended ash, blended cements, metakaolin, wood ash, etc.
This seminar is designed for users of various types of cementitious
materials in the concrete industry. Detailed
information will be presented on testing and evaluation, quality control,
mixture proportioning and durability. This
will be a short course (“teaching seminar”) on issues of interest for
concrete production and construction. The
course will provide detailed discussions about availability of some of these
materials and how they affect concrete performance.
It will emphasize those measures which can be used at various stages of
planning and construction to assure high-quality, high-strength,
high-durability, and high-performance concrete and other cement-based concrete
Practicing architects, engineers, specification writers, construction personnel, concrete material suppliers, ready mixed concrete and testing laboratory personnel, people involved in Q.C. and Q.A. of concrete, plant engineers, and owners as well as researchers will find that the program will cover many aspects of their work related to concrete and will, therefore, be of immediate value to them. The speakers will also become a resource for participants. Knowledgeable professionals engaged in specifying, approving, and using cement-based materials will present state-of-the-art information.
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speakers for this short course possess extensive knowledge and expertise.
They have published numerous reports and articles, are active in many
technical and professional societies, and their committees.
They have given lectures and presentations about concrete technology
at numerous national and international seminars, meetings, and conferences.
Tarun R. Naik, Ph.D., P.E., Director, UWM Center
for By-Products Utilization, Milwaukee, WI
Dr. Naik has over 35 years of experience with use of cement, aggregates, admixtures, and by-products in 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 has been a member of many technical committees of ACI, ASCE, ASTM, and RILEM. He has served as a president of WI - ACI, WSPE, and other organizations.
Bruce W. Ramme, P.E., Manager, Combustion Products
Utilization, Wisconsin Electric Power Company, Milwaukee, WI.
Mr. Ramme has worked for about 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, CLSM; and chairman of ACI 213B, By-Products Lightweight Aggregate, and a member of other technical committees of ACI. He is a past president of the Wisconsin Chapter of ACI.
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