Please join us!
4:30 PM Board Meeting
5:30 PM Registration
6:00 PM Presentation & Dinner (provided by the DoubleTree)
Registration due by Thursday, 9/15/16.
***1.0 PDH offered (sponsored by Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt)***
Every load of concrete arrives on site brimming with potential uses, shapes, and finishes. It also arrives in tandem with a humble delivery ticket that, upon closer inspection, is full of useful information. Sadly, that multi-color form doesn’t usually get much attention. But, to be able to unlock the whole story of each load of concrete you have to know where to look, and you have to know how to crack the secret code! Critical information includes identifying volumes, yields, admixtures, and how much water can be added in the field before you exceed the approved water-to-cement ratio. The ticket also tells the batch time, which is important for predicting slump loss and setting time. What information could be camouflaged on the ticket that you aren’t aware of? Could it be pivotal on your future project? It’s not just the concrete that is covered by standard specs, but as we shall see the ticket itself is the subject of the ASTM requirements that are written into virtually every concrete project. So even though the humble ticket rarely gets the respect it is due, as soon as there is a problem or the concrete hits the fan, when the lawyers get involved the lowly tickets suddenly get promoted to “Exhibit A.”
Ken Hover is Past-President of the American Concrete Institute and Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Cornell. He served as a Captain in the 15th Combat Engineer Battalion, U.S. Army, and was Project Engineer and Project Manager for Dugan and Meyers Construction Co. in Cincinnati, working on buildings, interstate bridges, and water treatment plants. Joining THP Ltd in Cincinnati, he became partner and manager engaged in structural design, specifications writing, and contract administration. He holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Civil Engineering from University of Cincinnati, and the Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from Cornell University.
Ken teaches reinforced and prestressed concrete design, concrete materials, and construction management. His research focuses on freeze-thaw durability, mixture proportions and ingredients, behavior and testing of fresh concrete, and the impact of construction operations and construction environment on concrete quality.
Ken is a P.E. in Ohio and New York, and holds the Outstanding Educator Award from ACPA, and from ACI he has earned the Kelly, Philleo, Anderson, and Structural Research Awards. He received the ASCE Materials Division Best Basic Research Paper Award. He holds Cornell University’s highest teaching award, and in January 2006 was named one of the “Ten Most Influential People in the Concrete Industry.”