Presented by: John Gnaedinger, Engineering Services Director for Con-Cure
Using case histories and supporting research, the benefits of monitoring concrete temperatures and conducting maturity testing on virtually any cold-weather and time-sensitive concrete placement will be discussed, particularly post-tensioned and other high-risk structures. A brief technical introduction to maturity testing will be included. And finally, using examples of new wireless technology, the ability to make important decisions about critical construction milestones remotely and in real time will be explored.
Ø What properties of early-age concrete should be monitored during the construction process?
Ø Why should we be monitoring the concrete in the first place?
Ø How can we monitor the concrete easily and inexpensively?
Ø Now that we are monitoring the concrete, we want to see the data remotely. How is that accomplished?
Ø And finally, what can I do with all this information? How will it improve the construction process, from quality control, scheduling, and safety, to energy efficiency?
About our speaker:
Mr. Gnaedinger was the founder and president of Con-Cure Corporation, which conducted more than 25,000 concrete maturity tests covering many high-risk applications across the globe, including post-tensioned structures, concrete bridges, mass concrete and high-rise buildings over the past 20 years. Con-Cure was recently acquired by Premiere Concrete Solutions, a large Ohio firm specializing in innovative concrete technologies, where he serves as the Director of Engineering Services. He is a member of the American Concrete Institute, where he is a voting member of the ACI Cold Weather committee 306. He also serves on the Cold Weather committee of the Concrete Foundations Association, and is active in the Concrete Council of St. Louis.
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