Subject: What Is Wrong with My Concrete? Using Concrete Petrography to Determine Cause & Extent of Concrete Deterioration (1 PDH)
Speaker: (Bill) William J. Lyons III, FACI
Concrete petrography is a useful tool for understanding the performance of concrete and other cement-based construction materials. It can also be a poorly understood exercise that is more frustrating than rewarding for report recipients. The presentation will highlight the basics of concrete petrography and show how it can become part of a broad tool kit in troubleshooting and repairing concrete.
This session will focus primarily on topics relevant to concrete suppliers, contractors and designers --specifically materials, QA/QC, cracking, dusting, low strength, and air distribution. Other topics such as scaling, freeze-thaw damage, and alkali-silica reaction are also fair game.
Using the information gleaned from a petrographic examination of concrete or concrete materials, a repair plan can be devised and implemented using industry standard consensus methods and support documents.
Bill is the National Business Development Manager, Northeast Region for Euclid Chemical Co. He is a Fellow in ACI, former chair ACI 306 “Cold Weather Concreting” & ACI Convention Committee. Bill is the 2018 recipient of the National Chapter Activities Award for his long-time dedication to the advancement of the goals to the ACI chapters.
He is a past President of the ACI National Capital Chapter in Washington, DC, (2016), the Concrete Industry Board, which is the NYC ACI Chapter (2007-2008), the New Jersey Chapter of ACI (2004-2005) and was formerly Vice President of the Delaware Valley ACI Chapter (1994). Bill is a member of several ACI committees including ACI 232 “Fly Ash in Concrete” and Current Chair Elect of the “Hot Topic Committee” and PCI committees.
Bill has 34+ years’ experience in the concrete construction industry which includes being an engineering representative for a large admixture company, technical representative for a fly ash company, engineering representative for a national ready-mix company, and the executive director for a concrete association.
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Cocktails - 5:30 PM
Dinner - 6:30 PM
Presentation - 7:30 PM
Maggiano's Little Italy
205 Mall Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA 19406
EPDACI Members & Guest - $50
EPDACI Student Member - $15
Non-Member Student: $20