The Concrete Quality Control Challenge:
Twins Separated at Birth
Concrete cylinders and the concrete in the acutal structure are like twins separated at birth. They both have the same parents, they share the same DNA, and if they were both exposed to the same enviornments and life experiences, they would grow up to be similar in many ways - sometimes even identical in appearance and behavior. Instead of being separated at birth, they were separated at the end of the truck chute. What happens when they finally meet? Are the "twins" much different? Our after-lunch discussion will explore any applications that this story might have on specifiying and interpreting standards concrete tests.
Featured speaker, Kenneth C. Hover, is a professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Stephen Weisee Presidential Fellow at Cornell Unviersity in Ithaca, New York, and currently President of the American Concrete Institute. He is a member of ACI Committeees 305 (hot weather), 306 (cold weather), 318A (concrete and construction), past chair of 308 (curing), and past Chair of 301C (materials & construction).
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Sept. 15, 2011 Ken Hover Luncheon.pdf