Concrete Products

MAR 2017

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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www.concreteproducts.com March 2017 • 43 FEATURE SHOW REPORT • Achieving the Perfect Pour, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Michael Marchesano, Turner Construc- tion; Doug Marquis, Conco Pumping; Joe Sostaric, The Conco Cos. • Opportunities and Threats for Concrete in the Low/Mid-Rise Buildings Market, 1–2:30 p.m., Lionel Lemay, Gregg Lewis and Tien Peng, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association • Material Placement Standards: Building a Solid Foundation, 3–4 p.m., Robert Edwards and Tony Inglese, NBIS Insurance Services; James Bury, Construction Forms Inc. Wednesday, March 8 • Supplementary Cementing Materials for Use in Concrete, 9:30–10:30 a.m., Jason Ideker, Oregon State University • How to Read a Concrete Delivery Ticket, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Ken Hover, Cornell University • Architectural Shotcrete – Creative, Sustainable and Durable Concrete Structures using Shotcrete, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Charles Hanskat, P.E., American Shotcrete Association • Improving Concrete Quality, 1–2:30 p.m., Karthik Obla, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association; James Shilstone, Command Alkon • Materials Testing and Handling Traffic on Concrete Pavement Projects: What the Contrac- tor Needs to Know to Reduce Risks, 3–4 p.m., Brian Killingsworth, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Thursday, March 9 • Concrete Construction & Mother Nature, 9:30–10:30 a.m., Ken Hover, Cornell University • Chemical Admixture Technology: The Pathway to More Sustainable Concrete, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Ara Jeknavorian, Jeknavorian Consulting Services • Evaluating Concrete Mix Designs and Specifications, 1–2:30 p.m., Michelle Wilson, Portland Cement Association • Three and Up: Bracing Multistory Buildings, 3–4 p.m., Scott Collins, PE, Meadow Burke Friday, March 10 • The State of the New Normal: Mixer Driver Retention and Recruitment, 9:30–10:30 a.m., Eileen Dickson, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association • Concrete Surface Defects: Causes, Prevention, and Cure, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Michelle Wilson, Portland Cement Association • Control and Prevention of Cracking in Concrete Flatwork, 1–2:30 p.m., Tim Cost, LafargeHolcim • Concrete Overlay of Existing Asphalt Paving, 3–4 p.m., Jonathan Hansen, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association The Technology track focuses on industry innovations and future growth opportunities in the field, including drones, autonomous machines, 3D imaging, smart apps, gamification, big data and Internet of Things. Among notable sessions: • What the Intelligent Truck Means to the Construction Materials Industry, March 7, 1–2:30 p.m., Chris Wurtz, McNeilus; Alex Moody, FiveCubits, a Command Alkon Co. • With the IoT Systems, the Devil's in the Details, March 9, 9:30–10:30 a.m., Len Auer, ZTR Control Systems Along with Concrete and Technology, the education program includes these tracks: • AGGREGATES: Focus on current methods and trends in quarry production and plant design. • ASPHALT: Focus on techniques and innovations in asphalt paving, recycling, materials, The new Conexpo-Con/Agg and IFPE show app, powered by CAT, helps attendees effi- ciently pre-plan their show visit and stay connected onsite. The app is enhanced with beacon technology and features interactive 3D contiguous maps to help attendees more easily navigate the show floor. Attendees can explore the following areas within the new Tech Experience: What's Next: Jobsite; What's Next: Infrastructure; What's Next: Workforce; Tech Talk sessions; drone aviary; and, 3D Printworks with the world's first 3D-printed excavator. and plant management. • CRANES, RIGGING, & AERIAL LIFTS: Focus on innovations, regulations and safety in crane, rigging, and aerial lift operations. • EARTHMOVING & SITE DEVELOPMENT: Focus on current business and equipment prac- tices for large equipment contractors. • EQUIPMENT MANAGEMENT & MAINTE- NANCE: Focus on the latest in fleet asset management and maintenance trends. • MANAGEMENT - BUSINESS BEST PRACTICES: Focus on improving and building business strategies/tools needed to manage and strengthen your company for today's and tomorrow's success. • SAFETY & REGULATIONS: Focus on prac- tices, training, and regulations designed to keep crews and plants safe. • MANAGEMENT – WORKFORCE DEVELOP- MENT: Focus on developing and advancing your career skills. Principal sponsors of ConExpo-Con/Agg are Association of Equipment Manufacturers, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association and National Stone, Sand & Gravel Associ- ation. Show sponsor is Associated General Contractors of America. AEM is show pro- ducer. — www.conexpoconagg.com

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