ACI Certification Calendar
Prev MonthPrev Month Next MonthNext Month
WA ACI Chapter Meeting - Jan. 15, 2020
Center for Research and Education for Construction Sand Point Manusson Park
7543 63rd Ave NE #5B
Seattle, WA 98115
Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 5:30 PM - 8:15 PM PDT
Category: WA ACI Chapter Events

WA ACI Chapter Meeting - January 15, 2020

Topic: Constructability in Concrete
The WA ACI Chapter and Univ. of WA Student Chapter present a "Constructability in Concrete" presentation on....

A look at the advancement, use and benefits of wireless technology in maturity meter testing for evaluation of concrete strength in Seattle and around the International Concrete Construction Community.

Concrete strength is one of the most important parameters specified by structural engineers in the design of concrete structures...... but,

Despite the process of casting, curing, and breaking field-cured cylinders being fully standardized, 'low breaks' are still a major challenge in concrete construction. When this happens, additional steps must be taken to record and confirm the compressive strength of your in-situ concrete before you can move on to the next steps in your project. Impacts to a project include;  loss time in scheduling, additional investigative costs and other construcability delays occur. Contracts, engineers and other stakeholders in concrete construction projects, rely on achieving acceptable in-place strength values before initiating critical operations such as formwork removal, post-tensioning, saw cutting etc.

Concrete strength development is greatly affected by ambient conditions; accurate monitoring and prediction is still a challenge especially in cold seasons. The ACI 318 code for in-place strength testing, refers to the maturity method as one of the acceptable test methods, but it has yet to be fully accepted and implemented by the industry.  Time to reconsider past practices. 

Please join us to learn more about the  insights and use of wireless technology of maturity testing vs. field cured cylinders and how new technology advancements have made this method easier and more readily available to implement.  

Presented By

Sarah McQuire; Senior Director at Giatec Scientific Inc. with Dave Maynard; Project Manager at Turner Construction.

Please join us … for another look at the growing list of innovative uses of technology that is changing how we build in concrete and how this new technology can benefit the relationship and strategic planning of designers, contractors and ready mix producers. 


Event Details

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Location: Center for Research and Education for Construction Sand Point | Magnusson Park
7543 63rd Ave NE #5B | Seattle | 98115

5:30pm     Networking Reception/ Drink Tickets part of registration pricing
6:15pm     Dinner , Introductions & Announcements
7:15pm     Our Presentation begins

Members: $59 Dinner w/ 2 Drink Tickets
Non-Members: $69 w/ 2 Drink Tickets
$20 Students w/ 2 drink Tickets  (ID required for over 21 or older @ event)
** Due to policies for alcohol served on the UWA campus, a cash bar is not allowed.  2 drink tickets ($14.00) are included in your registration.

For online registrations use the Register Now button below:
Image result for register now button

You must be si
gned in as an WA ACI member to receive the member rate.  If you need to be added to our database, please contact our office at (206) 878-1622. 

Thank you to our Student Sponsors:

We look forward to adding your logo to this list of supporters.  We'd also like the thank Don Janssen, retired UW professor and our very special WA ACI Alum, for his personal contributions and his continued involvement with our Chapter!  

Student sponsorships are $250 and will be used throughout the year for Students to attend Chapter dinner meetings, support Student activities (project tours, competitions etc)  and to send students to ACI national conventions to represent our WA ACI Chapter when possible.

For future planning, 2020 WA ACI Chapter dinner meetings will be held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month through May 2020.

Contact: Bruce Chattin| [email protected] | 206.878.1622