purpose of the workshop is to present important technical information and
review production and construction aspects for a new type of concrete and
base course material for roads, highways, airfield pavements, parking lots,
and other pavement. Permeable
base is a type of concrete that is an agglomeration of coarse aggregates
coated with a paste consisting of cement, fly ash, and water.
A properly designed and constructed porous base eliminates pavement
distress caused by pumping, faulting, and cracking.
Use of a permeable base is estimated to provide up to a 70% increase
in the service life of concrete or asphalt pavements.
Such permeable concrete is roller-compacted.
It is cost competitive; has a long-life; and is durable.
The workshop will present case histories of successful installations. It will include a demonstration of permeable concrete base production and placement. Handout materials will be provided. The workshop will be of interest to those associated with pavement design, engineers, 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 Illinois-coal ash and permeable concrete base course will present state-of-the-art information.
R. Naik, Ph. D., P. E.
Director, UWM Center for By-Products Utilization, Milwaukee,
Naik has over 35 years of experience in the 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 is a member of ACI, ASCE, ASEE, ASTM,
RILEM, NSPE, and WSPE. He
is also a member of technical committees of several of these
organizations. He has
served as a president of WI-ACI, WSPE, and other organizations.
Bruce W. Ramme, P. E.
Principal Engineer, Combustion Products Utilization, We Energies, Milwaukee, WI
Ramme has worked for about 20 years with We Energies and is currently
working towards the goal of 100% utilization of We Energies coal
combustion products. He is
a member of ACI, ASCE, and other professional organizations.
He was chairman of ACI Committee 229 on CLSM; and ACI 213B on
By-Product Lightweight Aggregate, and a member of other technical
committees of ACI. He is
also a past-president of the Wisconsin Chapter of ACI and the Southeast
Branch of the Wisconsin Section of ASCE.