Nov 14
Nov 14

2019 Iowa Better Concrete Conference

Event Details

Ames, Iowa


Scheman Building
1805 Center Drive
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa



November 14, 2019 — November 14, 2019

Event Contact
Sharon Prochnow
InTrans, CP Tech Center

Iowa Excellence in Concrete Award

Thursday’s luncheon will feature the 26th annual Iowa Excellence in Concrete awards presentation by the Iowa Ready Mixed Concrete Association. The Excellence in Concrete awards recognizes individuals and companies who are moving the concrete industry forward with innovative ideas in the use of concrete for residential and commercial construction. Join us in congratulating the winners!

To purchase a ticket for non-conference attendees, please see the registration page.

ACI Iowa Chapter Annual Meeting & Banquet

Wednesday, November 13th, the Iowa Chapter-ACI is holding its annual meeting at the Gateway Hotel, 2100 Green Hills Dr. Ames. Prospective & current members are encouraged to attend. (Ticket required) There will be a CCEE student poster competition for viewing and voting during the social hour.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

5:00 p.m.

Social Hour, Gateway Hotel – South Prairie Room
Student Poster Competition

6:00 p.m.

Michael Schneider, ACI Past-president

7:00 p.m.

Iowa Chapter – ACI Meeting

Conference Sponsors

Iowa Chapter ACI

Iowa Department of Transportation

Iowa Concrete Paving Association

Iowa Ready Mixed Concrete Association

Portland Cement Association

Iowa State University CCEE Department

National Concrete Pavement Technology Center

Conference Agenda

Thursday, November 14, 2019

7:30 a.m.

Registration, First Floor, Scheman Building

Morning Session – Benton Auditorium
8:00 a.m.


8:00 a.m.

Russian Airports, Make Ayers, Global Pavement Consultants

8:45 a.m.

National Veterans Memorial and Museum Construction Challenges, Mike Schneider, Baker Concrete Construction

9:30 a.m.Break
10:00 a.m.

History of Slipform Pavement, Todd Hanson, Iowa Department of Transportation

10:45 a.m.

ACI Award Winning Projects; Mike Schneider, ACI Past-President
University of Iowa Visual Arts Building
; Steve Heyne, Miron Construction

11:30 a.m.Lunch & 26th Annual Excellence in Concrete Awards Luncheon, Steve Mallicoat, presiding (2nd floor)

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions – Rooms 167-171

A1 Concurrent Session – Room 171
12:45 p.m.Concrete Durability Overview, Hamed Sadati, National CP Tech Center/ISU
1:30 p.m.Best Practices for Digital Design and Inspection of Concrete Paving Projects, Gabe Nelson, Snyder & Associates
2:15 p.m.Break
A2 Concurrent Session – Room 167
12:45 p.m.Opportunities for Concrete and Buildings to Contribute to Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets, Jeremy Gregory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1:30 p.m.Impact of Manufactured Sand on Concrete Pavement Design Inputs, Construction, and Performance, Tara Cavalline, University of North Carolina - Charlotte
2:15 p.m.Break
B1 Concurrent Session – Room 171
2:30 p.m.Characterization of Cement Paste Structures Fabricated by Additive Manufacturing, Scott Jones, NIST
3:15 p.m.Using Non-Contact Ultrasonic Testing for Setting Time and Sawcut Initiation Time, Quang Tran, University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana
4:00 p.m.Concrete Sundaes in the Lobby
B2 Concurrent Session – Room 167
2:30 p.m.Colloidal Silica, Mallory Westbrook/David Harris, Intelligent-Concrete
3:15 p.m.Guidance for Increasing the Use of Recycled Concrete Pavement Materials, Tara Cavalline, University of North Carolina - Charlotte
4:00 p.m.Concrete Sundaes in the Lobby
4:00 p.m.Concrete Sundaes and door prize drawing of two $100 gift cards. You must be present to win.

Download a PDF of the agenda.