Nov 09
Nov 10

2021 Iowa Better Concrete Conference

Event Details

Ames, Iowa


Scheman Building
1805 Center Drive
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa



November 9, 2021 — November 10, 2021


ACI Iowa Chapter Annual Meeting & Banquet

The Iowa Chapter-ACI is holding its annual meeting in the South Prairie Room at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center, 2100 Green Hills Drive, Ames, on Tuesday evening. Prospective and current members are encouraged to attend. Pre-registration required. There will be a CCEE student poster competition for viewing and voting during the social hour.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

5:00 p.m.

Social Hour, Gateway Hotel – Garden Room
Student Poster Competition

6:00 p.m.

Dinner - Garden Room
Steve Mallicoat, ACI Past-president

Iowa Chapter – ACI Meeting



Iowa Excellence in Concrete Awards

The luncheon during the Better Concrete Conference will feature the 28th 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.

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

Better Concrete Conference Agenda

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

7:30 a.m.

Registration, 1st Floor, Scheman Building (map)

Morning Session – Benton Auditorium - Peter Taylor, Moderator
8:00 a.m.


8:00 a.m.

Precast Concrete for Turbines, Doug Krause, RUTE Foundation Systems

8:45 a.m.

Des Moines Courthouse, Ryan Companies Team - Brad Thomason, Ron Embrey, T.J. Meyerholz, Jordan Stokes, and Lauren Bockholt

9:30 a.m.Break - First Floor Lobby
10:00 a.m.

I74 Bridge, Griffin Hahn, Hahn Ready Mix

10:45 a.m.

I74 Bridge, Curtis Carter, Iowa DOT

11:30 a.m.Lunch & 28th Annual Excellence in Concrete Awards Luncheon, Steve Mallicoat, presiding (Rooms 220-240)

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

A1 Concurrent Session – Rooms 250-252 - Jerod Gross, Moderator
12:45 p.m.Portland Limestone Cement (PLC), Nicolas Marks, Continental Cement
1:15 p.m.Alternatives to Fly Ash, John Ward, American Coal Ash Association
1:45 p.m.CarbonCure, Sean Monkman, CarbonCure Technologies
2:15 p.m.Break (2nd floor lobby)
A2 Concurrent Session – Rooms 260-262 - Todd Sirotiak, Moderator
12:45 p.m.Trade Schools, Russ Horner, Croell, Inc.
1:15 p.m.Pre-Pour Planning, Jordan Stokes, Ryan Companies and Chris Lutheran, Ryan Companies
1:45 p.m.ABC/UHPC, Philippe Kalmogo, ISU Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
2:15 p.m.Break
B1 Concurrent Session – Rooms 250-252 - Greg Mulder, Moderator
2:30 p.m.Decorative Concrete Update, Rich Cofoid, Fenix Group
3:00 p.m.ACI 332 Residential Code, James Beatty, Concrete Foundations Association
3:30 p.m.ACI 330 Parking Lots, Steve Mallicoat, IRMCA/ICPA
4:00 p.m.Ice cream and door prize drawing of two $100 gift cards. You must be present to win.
B2 Concurrent Session – Rooms 260-262 - Lisa McDaniel, Moderator
2:30 p.m.Non-Steel Reinforcements, Max Porter, Emeritus Faculty - ISU Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
3:00 p.m.SCC Testing / Formwork, Eric Peterson, Webcor Concrete
3:30 p.m.Sealers, John Kevern, University of Missouri - Kansas City
4:00 p.m.Ice cream and door prize drawing of two $100 gift cards. You must be present to win. (2nd floor lobby)