Thomas H. Adams, Executive Director
American Coal Ash Association
Presentation overview: Fly ash has been the most widely used supplementary cementitious material for several decades. It has been an economical, reliable tool to mitigate alkali silica reactions, reduce permeability, and enhance compressive and flexural strengths in concrete structures. Recent policy decisions by the federal government, expansion of the use of natural gas to generate electricity, and misleading public statements by environmental activists have created doubt about the future supply of this valuable asset. This presentation will look at the recent history of fly ash use, regulatory factors affecting fly ash supply, and the recent forecast of future fly ash supply as reported by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association.
About the speaker:
Thomas H. Adams was appointed executive director of the American Coal Ash Assoc. in 2009. Prior to joining the ACCCA, he was employed by the American Concrete Institute managing chapter and student activities as well as managing the American Shotcrete Association on behalf of Creative Association Mgt., a subsidiary of ACI. Mr. Adams has over 30 yrs. experience in a variety of management positions in the ready mix industry. He is a native of Detroit and attended Michigan's Wayne State University and Aquinas College studying business administration and strategic management.