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Concrete 101

  • Wednesday, May 08, 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Maggiano’s Little Italy, 5333 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20015

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Have you ever wondered about the realistic probability of long term concrete creep, or what types of aggregates are readily available from locally-sourced suppliers, or where to find guidance for formwork stripping?  Compared to other construction materials, concrete analysis, detailing, construction, and performance require a vast array of structural engineering knowledge and construction know-how to create a structure that satisfies code, the construction documents, and the client’s needs. 

Please join us for our May 8th program titled “Concrete 101”, where we will be addressing a variety of questions submitted by the local SEA-MW membership.  Questions will be answered by a panel consisting of individuals representing the design and engineering discipline, concrete mix design and admixture suppliers, and the contracting side of concrete construction.  In addition to the submitted questions, there will be limited time at the end of the program for open Q&A, so come prepared with questions.

Our panelists include:

Ben GundenBen Gunden is a Project Manager with Ehlert Bryan, where he has contributed since 2010.  Ben has been responsible for the successful design and project management of many mid-rise concrete structures, including residential, office, parking, and mixed use buildings.  His expertise includes a variety of concrete structure types, including conventionally reinforced slabs and beams, post-tensioned flat slabs, precast garages, deep foundations, and buildings in seismic design categories D and E.

Bill Lyons - Bill is the National Business Development Manager – Northeast Region for Euclid Chemical Co, and is a Fellow in ACI, former chair ACI 306 “Cold Weather Concreting” & ACI Convention Committee. Bill is the 2018 recipient of the National Chapter Activities Award for his long time dedication to the advancement of the goals to the ACI chapters. He is also a past President of the ACI National Capital Chapter in Washington, DC, (2016), the Concrete Industry Board, which is the NYC ACI Chapter (2007-2008), the New Jersey Chapter of ACI (2004-2005) and was formerly Vice President of the Delaware Valley ACI Chapter (1994). He has held several leadership roles for many committees in these chapters. Bill has 34+ years’ experience in the concrete construction industry which includes being an engineering representative for another large admixture company, technical representative for a fly ash company, engineering representative for a national ready mix company and the executive director for a concrete association. Bill is a long-time member of committee ACI 232 “Fly Ash in Concrete”, an Associate member of ACI 207 “Mass Concrete” and Current Chair of the “Hot Topic Committee”.

Charles Mitchell – Charles is a special inspector with SK&A.

Michael Lenkin (concrete subcontractor). 


We look forward to seeing you on May 8th

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