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January 2017


 

ACI Certification

ACI Certification Sessions

The ACI-Illinois chapter is offering a number of certification sessions in the first half of 2017. Check the schedule below for a session you want or sessions you need to renew. Review the class listings below and register, sessions are filling up quickly so don’t delay.


JANUARY/FEBRUARY

January 10 to 11 Aggregate Testing Technician in Downer's Grover, IL
January 24 to 25 Concrete Field Testing Technician at Lakeland College in Mattoon, IL
January 31 to February 1 Concrete Field Testing Technician in Elmhurst, IL


FEBRUARY

February 7 to 8 Strength Testing Technician in Downer's Grove, IL
February 15 to 16 Concrete Field Testing Technician in Elmhurst, IL
February 23 to 24 Concrete Field Testing Technician at Lakeland College in Mattoon, IL


MARCH

March 7 to 8 Adhesive Anchor Installer in Elmhurst, IL
March 16 to 17 Concrete Field Testing Technician in Elmhurst, IL
March 20 to 22 Concrete Construction Special Inspector (CCSI) in Elmhurst, IL


APRIL

April 4 to 5 Concrete Field Testing Technician in Elmhurst, IL
April 18 to 19 Concrete Field Testing Technician at Lakeland College in Mattoon, IL


MAY

May 9 to 10 Concrete Field Testing Technician in Elmhurst, IL
May 18 to 19 Concrete Field Testing Technician in Elmhurst, IL
Registration information including certification course descriptions and frequently asked questions can be found at the ACI-Illinois website. Also feel free to contact the ACI-Illinois Certification Registrar, Nicole Galati at 847-635-1390 or e-mail at registerACI-IL@concretece.com for registration assistance, registration forms and payment options.

REGISTER AT ACI-ILLINOIS TODAY!


Why Get ACI Certified?

Registration information including certification course descriptions and frequently asked questions can be found at the ACI-Illinois website.



August 2, 2017  
Big Sky Resort
Big Sky, Montana

DXC George Seegebrecht Speaker

Fun at the XRD Poster Session with Don Broton , George Seegebrecht and Johnathon Bass

Denver X-ray Conference

66th Annual Conference on Applications of X-Ray Analysis - July 31st to August 4, 2017

George W. Seegebrecht was blessed to be an invited plenary speaker for the Denver
X-ray Conference on Wednesday August 2nd.

The Plenary session was entitled:  Inspecting the Infrastructure – Safeguarding with X-rays

Chairs: Mr. Conal. Murray, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA, conal@us.ibm.com,
Mr. Don Broton, CTLGroup, US, dbroton@ctlgroup.com.

The morning sessions were very well attended and interesting. The information was very well received especially in light of the state of our country’s infrastructure.

9:00 am  P-3  Hydraulic Cements for Construction: Cementitious Materials, Standards, Specifications, and X-ray Analysis
P. Stutzman, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, USA

9:45 am  P-2  The Role of Chemistry in Materials Verification and Troubleshooting
G. Seegebrecht, Concrete Consulting Engineers, LLC, Westchester, IL, USA

11:00  P-1  Neutron Diffraction and the Art of Infrastructure Maintenance
I.C. Noyan, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA




March 26-30, 2017  
Detroit, Michigan

ACI 2017


ACI Construction Awards

ACI Convention 2017

George W. Seegebrecht had the honor of serving as Master of Ceremonies for the ACI Convention Opening Ceremonies at the Renaissance Marriott in Detroit on March 26.

M. Morrison FellowACI Awards were presented by ACI President Michael J. Schneider to four Honorary Members, ACI’s most prestigious award. Awards were then presented to 27 Outstanding new Fellows and 27 50-year members. A tremendous amount of dedicated industry changing contributions were celebrated in these extraordinary awardees. 

An Inspirational keynote talk was delivered by former NFL quarterback Tom Flick entitled; “Leadership in a Faster Moving World”.

It was a motivational energizing talk that attendees discussed well into the convention week. For more information about the presentation see http://tomflick.com/aci/.

Passing the Gavel 2017As the ceremony drew to a close Michael Schneider passed the gavel to incoming ACI President Mr. Khaled Awad.

We wish Khaled Awad the very best in his upcoming term as ACI’s President.

Congratulations to All!



October 24, 2016  
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

ACI Construction Awards

2016 ACI construction excellence Awards

ACI Convention 2016

George W. Seegebrecht was again blessed with the honor to serve as Master of Ceremonies for ACI. The 2016 ACI Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards Gala was held on October 24th. The program showcased outstanding projects in all six categories.

Top honors went to the Italy Chapter's nomination, the Palazzo Italia, heart of Expo 2015.

Awards for 2016 Article Para"Inspiring. Spectacular. Amazing. These are just a few of the post-event sentiments echoed by the 240 attendees of the 2016 ACI Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards Gala. 'I enjoyed being able to take part in the celebration of exceptional innovation, engineering, and downright hard work in producing some absolutely amazing concrete projects,' said Fred Meyer, ACI Board of Direction member. 'As one of the preeminent concrete institutes in the world, it is up to us to celebrate excellence in the concrete construction industry.' "  Click here to download article.



May 18, 2016  
Madison, Wisconsin

 

 

 

 

 

Repair of Concrete

This practical course was conducted for students to learn some proven techniques to solve concrete repair problems; the course subjects are listed below:

  • Evaluate concrete damage and deterioration
  • Select cost-effective repair materials and methods
  • Ensure effective concrete repairs

For contractors, engineers, architects, project managers, and others dealing with deterioration and failure in concrete structures, slabs, floors, foundations and pavements.



Rose Paving National Meeting  
Bridgeview, Illinois

Rose Paving

Concrete Discussion Session

  • The Role of Concrete Mix Constituents
  • Differences in Mixes with SCM’s
  • Jointing and Crack Control
  • Cause of Typical Concrete Distress



November 9, 2015  
Denver, Colorado

ACI Awards

ACI Convention

George W. Seegebrecht was blessed with the opportunity to serve as Master of Ceremony for the inaugural ACI Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards Gala.

The evening showcased outstanding Concrete Construction projects from all around the world. ACI President Sharon Wood presented the Excellence Award to the project representatives of Marseilles, France's Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilization. ACI past President Ann Ellis spoke of the creation of this prestigious award program intended to provide a forum to showcase these excellent examples of concrete construction.



October 2015  
ACI Headquarters
Farmington Hills, Michigan

CCSI ACI Iraq Chapter

Concrete Construction Special Inspector

Concrete Construction Special Inspector session was conducted at ACI Headquarters in Farmington Hills, Michigan, for professors from Baghdad University and the ACI Iraq Chapter. The 3-day program included a variety of topics including concrete placement, hot weather concrete, curing, reinforcement inspection, plan reading and others. This was a highly educated group with many interesting questions and discussions during the program.



August 2015  
Oak Brook Terrace, Illinois

CCSI ACI Graycor

Concrete Construction Special Inspector

Concrete Construction Special Inspector Session was conducted for a national contractor at their office in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois. This session consisted of a course review on the first two days and on the third day, with a 3-hour open book written examination and a plan reading examination.  This group had a wide variety of design, field, and management experience that brought interesting questions and discussion to the session.



ACI Fellowship
2015  

ACI Fellow

ACI Honors George W. Seegebrecht with Fellowship

We are pleased to announce that ACI elected Mr. Seegebrecht, Fellow of the American Concrete Institute.  Congratulations, George!



February 20, 2015

2015 Illinois Concrete Conference - Presentation
 

Drury Lane Convention Center
Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois

Drury Lane Convention Center
Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois



September 2014

Market & Johnson Key Man Meeting

Topics Discussed:

  • Best Practices for SOG 
  • Winter Concreting (per ACI 306)
  • Mass Concrete
  • Moisture in Slabs
  • LEED Mixes
  • Aggregates (crushed stone or gravel?)
  • Repair Basics



December 12, 2013

Half Moon Education Inc.

December 2013 Program #13290

Register at www.halfmoonseminars.com 

(715) 835-5900

Illinois Institute of Technology 
Rice Campus 201 East Loop Road 
Wheaton, Illinois 60187

Concrete: A Natural Fit for Sustainable Construction