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Holcim, Cemex, NRMCA staff lead ConExpo-Con/Agg concrete education programs

Sources: Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Milwaukee; CP staff

Organizers of the ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014, March 4-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, cite an expanded educational offering with 120 sessions across concrete and nine other tracks. The concrete track features 13 90-minute or three-hour sessions from March 4-7:

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 4

  • Control and Prevention of Concrete Cracking, 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.; presenter: Tim Cost, Senior Technical Service Engineer, Holcim (US) Inc., Waltham, Mass.
  • Troubleshooting Concrete Surface Defects: Causes, Prevention, and Cure, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.; presenter: Michelle Wilson, Concrete Knowledge Director, Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill.
  • Concrete Overlays for Highways, Local Roads, Streets and Parking Lots, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.; presenters: Jon Hansen, Senior Director–National Resources, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; Michael Ayers, President, Global Pavement Consultants, Inc., Fithian, Ill.
  • Concrete Pavement: How to Get the Biggest Bang for the Buck in Street/Local Road Applications, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.; presenter: Brian Killingsworth, Senior Director of Pavement Structures, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5

  • Who’s Responsible? The Addition of Responsibilities to ASME B.30.27, the Safety Standard for Concrete Pumping, 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.; presenter: Robert Edwards, Product Line Manager, NationsBuilders Insurance Services, Atlanta.
  • Concrete Surface Defects: Causes, Prevention, and Cure, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.; presenter: Michelle Wilson, Concrete Knowledge Director, Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill.
  • Design and Construction of Concrete Parking Areas, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.; presenters: Amy Miller, Senior Director of National Resources, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; Tim Cost, Senior Technical Service Engineer, Holcim (US) Inc., Waltham, Mass.

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 6

  • Driver and Job Site Safety — Something We Can All Live With, 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.; presenters: David Conklin, Ready Mix Driver, Cemex, Phoenix; Lance Morgan, Ready Mix Driver, Cemex, Phoenix; Lee Hoffman, President, National Safety Products.
  • “Crack” the Code On Your Concrete Delivery Ticket, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.; presenter: Ken Hover, Professor, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
  • Ten Tremendous Tales of Pervious Concrete, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.; presenter: Matthew Offenberg, Technical Services Manager, W.R. Grace & Co., Canton, Ga.
  • Recent Advances in the Design and Construction of Roller-Compacted Concrete Pavements, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.; presenters: Brian Killingsworth, Senior Director of Pavement Structures, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; Corey Zollinger, Director of Paving Solutions, Cemex, Houston; Wayne Adaska, Pavements Director, Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill.

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 7

  • Innovations in Steel Fiber Construction, 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.; presenter: Cary Kopczynski, Senior Principal and CEO, Cary Kopczynski & Co., Bellevue, Wash.
  • Performance Screening of Concrete Materials and Proportions using Thermal Testing, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.; presenter: Tim Cost, Senior Technical Service Engineer, Holcim (US) Inc., Waltham, Mass.

 

“In addition to the exhibits on the show floor, this is where our attendees find the knowledge they need to better run their businesses and increase their ROI,” says ConExpo Show Director Megan Tanel. A new education ticket plan allows more flexibility for attendees to choose sessions onsite, she adds, noting that allied industry groups will also offer training and certification programs in conjunction with the shows.