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Self-Consolidating Concrete Today Presentation & Forum
Course Code: MOSCC

Monday, February 1 | 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

LVCC North Hall

The editors of Concrete Construction and The Concrete Producer will host Self-Consolidating Concrete Today during the 2016 World of Concrete at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Monday, February 1, 2016, from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.


This exciting presentation will highlight the advantages using self-consolidating concrete (SCC) for all types of concrete applications, the rapid increase of SCC use on cast-in-place concrete construction projects in the America’s, and SCC specifications for architectural concrete, heavily reinforced members, and poured repairs. Concrete contractors have experienced jobsite productivity and improved final wall surface appearance in addition to minimized risk of hand and arm damage for workers who regularly vibrate concrete during placement.


During SCC Today – A Day in the Life of an SCC Project, several recent projects will receive formal recognition. Contractors involved in the success of these featured projects be recognized and will share how they successfully incorporated SCC. Presentations will contain technical content and focus on idea exchange providing attendees a unique opportunity to share concerns and opportunities related to self-consolidating concrete use in construction.


Topics include: mix design preparation for submittals; pumping solutions; on-site quality control; formwork use; formed surface quality assessment, job site productivity, and employee safety.

Presented by Concrete Construction and The Concrete Producer magazines.

MOSCC Fee: $100 

Concrete Polishing Luncheon & Forum
Course Code: TUCPL

Tuesday, February 2 | 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

LVCC South Hall

Are Surface Hardeners/Densifiers Necessary for a Polished Concrete Floor?


Most polished floors have a silicate densifiers/surface hardener applied during the polishing process and a guard applied at the end. Some data suggests that densifiers are not needed with a hard troweled and polished floor. Does a densifier significantly improve the quality of a polished concrete surface? Is the cost worth the improved performance?

Presented by Concrete Surfaces and Concrete Construction magazines.

TUCPL Fee: $75 on or before 12/15/15; $95 after 12/15/15 and onsite; $65 with purchase of Super Pass

Quality in Concrete Slabs Luncheon & Forum
Course Code: WESOG

Wednesday, February 3 | 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

LVCC South Hall

The Nuisance and Necessity of Placing Concrete Directly on a Plastic Vapor Retarder


How do concrete slabs placed directly on plastic vapor retarders behave? Is curling increased? What is a dominant joint and is this problem more pronounced with slabs placed directly on a vapor retarder? How can these problems be avoided? Is the solution to simply eliminate joints? A four-person panel of slab experts and members of ACI Committee 302 (Construction of Concrete Floors) led by Peter Craig will explore these issues and respond to audience comments and questions.

Presented by Concrete Construction magazine.

WESOG Fee: $75 on or before 12/15/15; $95 after 12/15/15 and onsite; $65 with purchase of Super Pass 


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