Alkali-Silica Reaction in Concrete: - SEAoT
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Alkali-Silica Reaction in Concrete: - SEAoT

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS ASSOCIATIONOF TEXASNorth Central Texas Chapter September 2003Alkali-Silica Reaction in Concrete:What Causes It andWhat Can We Do About It?Kevin J. Folliard, Ph.D.Concrete Durability CenterThe University of Texas at AustinCITY PLACE CONFERENCE CENTER, 2711 NORTH HASKELL, DALLAS, TEXASTuesday September 23, 20036:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Cocktails 7:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Dinner 7:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. ProgramSYNOPSISAlkali-silica reaction (ASR) is an internal form of chemical attack that affects a wide range of concretestructures. It involves a reaction between alkalies (mainly from portland cement) and reactive silica foundin certain aggregate types. The attack can lead to severe deterioration, manifested in expansion andcracking. This presentation provides an overview of the mechanisms underlying ASR-induced damage andpresents a summary of methods to control ASR in new concrete and to mitigate damage in existing concretestructures.SPEAKER: Dr. Kevin J. FolliardKevin J. Folliard is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University ofTexas at Austin. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin in September 1999, he wasan Assistant Professor at the University of Delaware for two years, and prior to that, he was a SeniorResearch Engineer with W.R. Grace in Cambridge, MA. Folliard received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering in1995 from the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Folliard’s main area of research is concretedurability, including alkali-silica reaction, delayed ettringite formation, and sulfate attack. Dr. Folliard hasparticipated in various research projects, including NCHRP, FHWA, NSF, and state DOT projects. In2001, Dr. Folliard founded the Concrete Durability Center at the University of Texas. He is Secretary ofACI Committee 201 (Durability) and is a member of TRB Committee A2E01 (Durability of Concrete). Hereceived the American Concrete Institute Young Member Award for Professional Achievement in 2002.

ReservationsTo reserve a place at this month’s meeting, please fax theenclosed reservation form by 1:00 p.m. on Friday, September19, 2003 to Penny Hill at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates.Inc., (972) 373-9403.Dinner will be served at the meeting. The cost of attendingthe meeting is $23.00 for members, and $28.00 for nonmembers.A “no-meal” option is available if you do notwish to be served dinner. There is no cost for attending themeeting if you elect this option. However, reservations arerequired to ensure adequate seating.Please note that cancellations must be made by noon onMonday, September 22, 2003 to be honored. SEAoTreserves the right to decline cancellations made after the cutofftime and to invoice no-shows.Parking at CityPlaceIf you park in the CityPlace parking garage, please rememberto obtain a validated parking ticket from Stan Agee whenyou register at the meeting entrance. This parking ticket willallow you to exit the parking garage without having to pay aparking fee.Professional Development CreditAttendance at meetings is eligible for one ProfessionalDevelopment Hour (PDH) which can be applied towardmeeting the continuing education requirements establishedby many state engineering boards. If you attend at least sixmonthly meetings and the SEAoT State Conference, you willfulfill the yearly requirements of most state boards.To assist in claiming PDH credit for attending SEAoTfunctions, we encourage you to keep a copy of the monthlynewsletter and other records to document your attendance.Membership NewsProspective members are invited to submit an application formembership. Membership categories are: StructuralEngineer, Associate, Graduate Engineer, Student, andAffiliate. Please visit the SEAoT web site at: www.seaotnctc.orgto learn more about SEAoT and download anapplication form.• Richard Lewis has applied for membership as aStructural Engineer member.If you wish to apply and have questions, contact Diana Hun,P.E, Membership Chair, at Walter P. Moore & Associates,1845 Woodall Rogers Freeway, Suite 1650, Dallas, Texas75201; Phone: (214) 740-6200; Fax: (214) 740-6300.Committee ActivitiesOpenings are available for members to serve on severalcommittees. Active participation on a SEAoT Committeeprovides additional Professional Development Hour credit.Currently, the Computer Applications and TechnicalActivities committees have opportunities for services.State SEAoT Conference Time!Make plans now to attend the SEAoT State ConferenceOctober 16-18, 2003 at The Woodlands north of Houston,Texas. Considerable planning has gone into ensuring thatthis Conference will be one of SEAoT’s best ever. Animpressive line up of speakers will present a variety of paperson Friday and on Saturday morning, culminating with a tourof Reliant Stadium in Houston. Throughout theConference, Exhibitors will have the opportunity to meetwith and discuss their products and services with attendees.In addition to a golf tournament on the Thursday, October16, and an evening Icebreaker social, there will bediscussions on various engineering issues, includingHomeland security and blast protection. For moreinformation or to register, please visit the state SEAoTwebsite at Professional Development Opportunities:Steel Joist Institute (SJI)• Specifying and Designing with Steel Joists(November 18, 2003; Phoenix AZ)American Concrete Institute (ACI)• Concrete Slabs on Ground (October 14, 2003 - SanAntonio, TX)• Reinforced Concrete Design (October 16-17, 2003 -Las Vegas, NV; October 30-31, 2003 - Dallas, TX)• Seismic and Wind Design Considerations forConcrete Buildings (October 23, 2003 - Atlanta, andDecember 10, 2003 - Kansas City, MO)American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)• Architectural Engineering 2003: Building IntegrationSolutions (September 17-20, 2003, Austin, Texas)

• Design of Metal Buildings: Avoid Pitfalls in Specifyingand Procuring (October 23-24, 2003 - Dallas, TX)For more information on the above events, please contact therespective organization.remit a check for $100.00 along with copy-ready art andwe will present your firm’s advertisement for one year (8issues) in this newsletter. Send the check and artwork to:SEAoT Newsletter Editor, 3050 Regent Blvd., Suite 100,Irving, TX 75063.Want more information on SEAoT?Visit our home page at Better yet,please furnish your e-mail address to the SEAoT ComputerApplications Committee at to receiveperiodic updates on SEAoT activities, events, announcements,and other information of interest to structural engineers.THANKS TO THESE SUPPORTERSOF SEAoT:_________________________________Looking Back at the Schoeller AwardThis section of the newsletter will feature past SEAoT Awardwinners from the North Central Texas chapter. The SchoellerAward is presented to an individual whose personal character,professionalism, ethics, and service to the community arecommensurate with such recognition. It is awarded toindividuals in private sector practice of structural engineering orengineering education, in recognition of specific achievement orattainment of noteworthy prominence in the structuralengineering profession.In 2001, Bill Gunnin was awarded the Schoeller Award. As aCharter Member of SEAoT, Bill has served in a leadershipcapacity with SEAoT on many different levels, most notably asan eighteen-year member, and chair from 1987-1989, of theCommittee on Professional Practice. His professional affiliationsalso include ASCE, ACI, and the Consulting Engineers Council.In July 1992, Bill founded Gunnin Consulting Engineers, Inc., ofDallas, Texas and is the President of his firm. He has served inthe capacity of officer/principal for each firm he has beeninvolved with since 1972, and is professionally registered in tenStates. In recognition of his engineering expertise, Bill hasreceived the Maurice Van Buren Structural Engineering Awardfrom ACI for the paper "Market Tower, Indianapolis, Indiana"and a special jury award from PCI for the structural design of theLas Colinas Equestrian Center, Irving, Texas.Having numerous publications in concrete design and other areasof structural engineering, Dr. Gunnin has been and continues tobe a respected member of the SEAoT community. Bill is theproud father of two sons, Michael and Christopher, and adoreshis daughter-in-law Nancy.Opportunities to Support SEAoT!Would you like to support this chapter of SEAoT by advertisingyour services or products to structural engineers, constructionprofessionals, and other readers of this newsletter? If so, please__________________________________________________________________________________________________If you wish to support SEAoT by sponsoring the bar atan upcoming meeting, please contact Deepak Ahuja at(214) 528-8765..

2003 OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AND COMMITTEE CHAIRSPOSITION CHAPTER STATEPresident Michael G. Powell (214) 739-8100 Joe Kallaby (281) 584-9300Vice President Deepak Ahuja (214) 528-8765 Paul J. Rielly (214) 346-6200Secretary Michael Lee (972) 550-7777 Jon D. Jelinek (512) 448-4712Treasurer Stan Agee (817) 277-8566 Jesse Allen (713) 892-0856Associate Treasurer Pete Schönwetter (214) 528-8765 pschonwetter@architecturalengineers.comPast President Steve Punch (972) 778-0450 Shawn Franke (210) 979-7900Director Steve Baldauf (214) 342-0399 Steve Punch (972) 778-0450Director Paul J Reilly (214) 346-6200 prielly@halff.comDirector Erik L. Nelson (214) 528-3244 enelson@architecturalengineers.comMembership Diana Hun (214) 740-6200 Jon D. Jelinek (512) 448-4712Technical Activities Michael Lee (972) 550-7777 Joseph Kallaby (281) 584-9300Web Page, Computer App. Will Ikerd (214) 342-0399 Lawrence Calvetti (210) 828-6419Newsletter Editor Michael Lee (972) 550-7777 Larry C. Zamora (915) 587-9775Procedures Manual Robert Navarro (915) 532-14062003 State Conference Education Ruben Ponce (915) 544-2810Continuing Professional Competency Stephen H. Lucy (214) 528-9094State Building Code Stan R. Caldwell (214) 346-6280State Board of Insurance Davy Beicker (210) 824-2908STATE ASSOCIATION DELEGATES AND LIAISONSNSCEA Delegate Gary P. Ten Eyck (972) 783-8683WSC Delegate Bill Gunnin (214) 528-3796Professional Activities and Legislative Liaison Stan R. Caldwell (214) 346-6280ASCE Liaison Richard Furlong (512) 471-7259This newsletter is published by the North Central Texas Chapter of SEAoT. Submission of letters, articles, announcements, and correctionsare welcome. Material must be sent to the Secretary via fax at (972) 373-9403 or e-mail at no later than the fifth day of themonth of publication.Web Page: Central Texas ChapterP.O. Box 12553Dallas, Texas 75225-0553

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