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ACI Mid-South Chapter Symposium

Annual ACI Mid-South Chapter Symposium

When: May 12, 2016
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Where: Holmes Community College - McGowan Workforce Training Center
412 W. Ridgeland Avenue
Ridgeland, Mississippi  39157
United States
Contact: Teri Smith

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ACI Mid-South Chapter Symposium

Holmes Community College, Ridgeland, MS
Thursday, May 12, 2016


“Concrete Construction Challenges, Solutions, & Innovations”


9:00 – 9:30 am                  Registration and Coffee

9:30 – 10:10 am               What’s Going on with Fly Ash for Concrete

                                                   Benoit Cotnoir – Senior Manager of Fly Ash, LafargeHolcim

10:10 – 10:50 am              Large Project Case History – New Mass Concrete and Slipforming Technologies

                                                   Bobby Dowdy – Regional QA Manager / Technical Sales, Bayou Concrete

10:50 – 11:30 am              MDOT/MSU-CMRC Soil Cement Research and Implementation of PM Device

                                                   Griffin Sullivan – Soil Engineer, MDOT, and Doctoral Student, MSU

11:30 – 12:15 pm              Lunch

12:15 – 12:55 pm             Weather Impacts on Concrete Cracking and How They Can Be Managed

                                                   Tim Cost, PE, FACI – Sr. Technical Service Engineer, LafargeHolcim

12:55 – 1:35 pm               Methods and Materials to Improve Performance of Thin Bonded Overlays

                                                   Wendy Long – Research Civil Engineer, US Army Engineer R&D Center

1:35 – 2:15 pm                 Performance & Evaluation of Rapid Concrete Repair Materials

                                                   Monica Ramsey – Research Civil Engineer, US Army Engineer R&D Center

2:15 – 2:30 pm                  Break

2:30 – 3:10 pm                 Engineering Properties of Local Mississippi Concrete Materials

                                                   Robert Varner, PE – Sr. Concrete Materials Engineer, Burns Cooley Dennis

3:10 – 3:30 pm                 Wrap-up, discussion, and adjournment 

Cost:  $50 per person (includes lunch)

Schedule:  Registration opens at 9:00 am, program begins at 9:30 am

Architects/Engineers:  5 hours of Professional Development (AIA approved)

Location:  Holmes Community College, McGowan Workforce Training Center ‐‐ Multi‐media Room

Directions:  At the I‐55 Ridgeland exit (105B), go east toward Ridgeland, then left on Sunnybrook Rd. – go 0.4 mi just past Holmes Community College, then second driveway on right to McGowan Workforce Training Center (to the rear).


Registration:  Download registration form HERE and fax (601-957-5274) or email ( 

Sponsorship:  Interested in becoming a sponsor for the symposium?  Cost is only $300 and your logo will be included on all marketing promotion and onsite signage.  No form required; email if interested.  Deadline to be included on signage would be May 7th. 


Questions, please call 601-957-5274.

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