Concrete Products

MAY 2019

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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CONFERENCE SESSIONS Keynote Address: 2020 Cement Outlook Edward Sullivan, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Portland Cement Association The presentation provides an assessment of the U.S. macroeconomic outlook and from that borrows key drivers for construction activity. Each of the major construction and cement consumption sectors (residential, nonresidential and public) are assessed and projected out five years. The presentation will address key headwinds facing the economy and construction sectors including; labor shortfalls, rising interest rates, new home affordability, emerging state deficits, tariffs, as well as the likely impacts of a slowing global economy. Edward Sullivan, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Market Intelligence for PCA, directs all PCA's forward market assessments that support the industry's planning efforts and market research. Ed's analysis and views regarding the construction, cement and concrete industries is widely used in corporate planning efforts, the financial industry, and media. Ed's analysis also supports the cement industry's advocacy efforts in Washington, D.C. and to this end has testified before Congress. Ed has been cited by the Chicago Federal Reserve as the most accurate forecaster among 30 top economists. Various other forecasting surveys have placed Ed among the most accurate construction economists in the country. Ed has more than 30 years of industrial economic analysis in support of senior executives and has played an important role in several U.S. Government automotive trade policy decisions. In the past, Ed has held the position of Vice President at Chase Manhattan Bank Economics, Standard & Poor's, and Wharton Economics where he worked with Nobel laureate, Lawrence Klein. His background also includes positions as a senior intelligence officer at the Central Intelligence Agency, where he was awarded a commendation from Bob Gates (then Deputy Director of Intelligence and later Secretary of Defense). He was also an economist within the Office of Senator Edward M. Kennedy. Ed has taught economics at St. Joseph's and Villanova Universities in Philadelphia, Fairfield University in Connecticut, as well as Columbia and Fordham Universities in New York City. Cement Technology Track LafargeHolcim's Weirton, W.Va., Cement Plant Modernization Project Jared Stull, Head of U.S. Terminals and Adam Cimaroli, Senior Manager, Terminal Projects, LafargeHolcim The Finish Mill Circuit in a Cement Plant Can be Optimized by Using an Online PSD Analyzer Jeff DeNigris, Sensors & Automation – Product Manager, NAM, Malvern Panalytical Alternative Fuel Handling Systems for Cement Plants Brian Giese, Beumer Corp. High-End MSHA Training: Surviving an Inspection Brian Bigley, LehighHanson DSI and ACI as the Optimum Solution for SO2 and Mercury Abatement in the Cement & Mineral Industries Xavier d'Hubert, Senior Consultant, Energy Intensive Industries Make Real-Time Inventory Your Reality Mike Mossage, Regional Vice President, Eastern U.S., Binmaster Applying Computer Vision to Facilities and Vehicle Management Anthony Tarantino PhD, Atollogy, USA Using a Gas Burner System for Rotary Kilns and Conversion to Natural Gas Adriano Greco, CEO, FCT Combustion Systems The Importance of Real-Time Cement Particle Characterization and How it Improves Your Bottom Line A.J. DeCenso, Preferred Process Solutions, LLC Maximizing Conveyor Performance-Industry Standards Versus Real World Application Mike Cremeens, Shaw Almex and Dick McConnell, Flexco Concrete/Cementitious Materials Track Fly Ash Beneficiation Methods Boral Resources STAR: Impoundment Ash To ASTM C618-Grade Stock The SEFA Group HuberCrete: Calcium Carbonate For Performance Concrete Huber Engineered Materials Ready Mixed Concrete, Carbon Dioxide Recycling and CarbonCure Technologies Thomas Concrete Plus more to come!

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