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NCC ACI presents Mass Concrete: How Big is BIG?

  • 13 Mar 2018
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Maggiano's Tysons Corner, 2001 International Drive, Mc Lean, VA 22102


  • Member of the National Capital Chapter, ACI
  • NCC ACI Staff or Staff sponsored person
  • Any current student attending a local area college or university and any professor working with these students. All others register as standard attendee.

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Mass Concrete 
 How Big is BIG?

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Presented by:  Mike Tholen, Phd, PE, Managing Director Engineering & Professional Development at the American Concrete Institute

What is Mass Concrete?  ACI 207.1R defines mass concrete as any volume of concrete with dimensions large enough to require that measures be taken to cope with the generation of heat from the hydration of the cement and attendant volume change to minimize cracking.  But how does one predict if mass concrete problems will occur and what steps should be taken?  This presentation will discuss how to identify mass concrete, ACI 301 requirements pertaining to it, and good construction practices.  Topics covered in this presentation will include:

Examples of mass concrete - Identifying mass concrete in the field - Specification requirements - Factors influencing mass concrete - Mitigation or design

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Mike Tholen, PhD, PE, is Managing Director, Engineering & Professional Development, at the American Concrete Institute. He received a BS in architectural engineering, with distinction, in 1992, an MS in civil engineering in 1995, and a PhD in civil engineering in 1996 from the University of Kansas. He previously worked at ACI as the Engineering Editor of Concrete International. Prior to joining ACI in 2005, he spent over 8 years as a structural engineer in the Aviation and Architecture Division at Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company in Kansas City, MO

We will provide a certificate for self reporting one hour of educational credit for professional license requirements.  Please inquire at registration.

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