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UWM-CBU Concrete Materials Technology Series Program No. 61 

Recent Advances In Cementitious Materials

Sponsored By

UWM Center for By-Products Utilization

Co-Sponsored By

We Energies; Wisconsin Chapter, American Concrete Institute;

Wisconsin Ready-Mixed Concrete Association; and SE Branch, American Society of Civil Engineers - Wisconsin.


March 19 & 20, 2004 Holiday Inn Milwaukee-City Centre, Milwaukee, WI


Seminar Description

The purpose of this two-day seminar is to present information on how to produce high-quality concrete using portland  cement, blended cement, fly ash, slag, rice husk ash, blended ash, wood ash, specialty cements, etc.  This seminar is designed for users of various types of such cementitious materials in the concrete industry.  Detailed information will be presented on testing and evaluation, quality control, mixture proportioning, and durability.  This will be a short course (“teaching seminar”) on issues of interest for high-quality concrete production and construction.  The course will provide detailed discussions about availability of these materials, as well as their effects on concrete performance.  The seminar will emphasize those measures that can be used at various stages of planning and construction to assure high-quality, high-strength, high-durability, high-performance concrete and other cement-based products.

Who Should attend

Practicing architects, engineers, specification writers, construction personnel, concrete material suppliers, ready-mixed concrete and testing laboratory personnel, people involved in Q.C. and Q.A. of cementitious materials and concrete, plant engineers, and owners as well as researchers will find that the program will cover many aspects of their work related to concrete and will, therefore, be of immediate value to them.The speakers will also become a resource for participants.Knowledgeable professionals engaged in specifying, approving, and using cementitious materials will present state-of-the-art information.


March 19 & 20, 2004 

Seminar Outline



Friday, March 19, 2004


Saturday, March 20, 

7:30 a.m.

Registration and Coffee

7:45 a.m.

 Registration and Coffee



Tarun R. Naik



Wood Ash:  A New Source Pozzolanic Material.

Rudolph N. Kraus and Tarun R. Naik


Why Use Supplementary Cementitious Materials: Mechanical properties, long-term durability, and environmental considerations.

V. Mohan Malhotra


Use of Rice-Husk Ash as a Cementitious Material.

P. K. Mehta



 Coffee Break


Coffee Break


Past, Present, and Future of Portland Cement.

Michelle L. Wilson


  Belite-rich Cements and Other Specialty Cements.

P. K. Mehta


Blended Cements for the Next Century.

V. Mohan Malhotra


Effects of Shrinkage Reducing Admixture in Shrinkage Compensating Concrete.

Mario Collepardi, Antonio Borsoi, and Glenda Fazio

12:00 p.m.


12:00 p.m.



Innovative Applications of Calcium Sulfo- Aluminate Cements.

Jean Pera and Jean Ambroise


Higher Performance Concrete    with Slag Cement.

Jan R. Prusinski


Coffee Break


Use of  Blended Class C and Class F Fly Ash to Enhance Mechanical Properties and Durability of Concrete.

Bruce W. Ramme and Tarun R. Naik


Recent Advances in the Use of Coal Ash in Cement-Based Materials.

Tarun R. Naik and Bruce W. Ramme


Coffee Break


Delayed Ettringite Formation Due to Sulfate Content and Curing Temperature.

Mario Collepardi, Silvia Collepardi, J. Jacob Ogoumah Olagot, and Roberto Troli


Twenty Years of Experience with Silica fume and Future Outlook






Speaker Information

The speakers for this short course possess extensive knowledge and expertise.  They have published numerous reports and articles, and are active in many technical and professional societies, and their committees.  They have given lectures and presentations about concrete technology at numerous national and international seminars, workshops, meetings, and conferences.

Program is scheduled to include the following speakers:

Mario Collepardi, Professor of Material Science and Technology, Politecnico di Milan, Italy.
Dr.Collepardi is author or co-author of more than 300 papers and several books on cement chemistry and concrete technology.  He holds five international patents in the fields of superplasticizing admixtures, silica fume, shrinkage compensating concretes, etc.

Rudoph N. Kraus, Assistant Director, UWM Center for By-Products Utilization, Milwaukee, WI.
Mr. Kraus has been with UWM-CBU since 1994.  He has directed research on numerous projects on the use of by-products (coal ash, wood ash, used foundry sand and slag, pulp and paper mill residuals, etc.) in cement-based materials.

V. Mohan Malhotra, P. Eng., International Centre for Sustainable Development of Cement and Concrete, CANMET/NRCAN, Ottawa, Canada.
Dr. Malhotra is an Honorary Member of ACI.  He has served on numerous ACI and ASTM Committees.  He is a prolific author, editor, and researcher.  He has received many awards and honors from ACI, ASTM, and other institutions throughout the world, including two honorary doctorates.

P. Kumar Mehta, Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, CA.
Dr. Mehta recently retired after 30 years on the faculty there.  He is a Fellow of ACI and has authored numerous papers on the properties of concrete and cementitious materials.  He is also the principal author of the textbook on “Concrete: Structure, Properties, and Materials.”  He holds several patents on rice-husk ash and cement.

Tarun R. Naik, Ph. D., P. E., Professor and Director, UWM Center for By-Products Utilization, Milwaukee, WI.
Dr. Naik has over 35 years of experience with use of cement, aggregates, admixtures, and by-products in concrete.  His contribution in teaching and research has been well recognized nationally and internationally.  His research has resulted in over 250 technical reports and papers in ACI, ASCE, ASTM, etc.  He has been a member of many technical committees of ACI, ASCE, ASTM, and RILEM.

Jean Pera, Professor and Director of the Department of Civil Engineering, Institut National des Sciences Appliquees de Lyon (INSA), Lyon, France.
Dr.Pera has published over 250 papers and reports. He holds 14 international patents in the field of building materials.  He has developed innovative materials utilizing fly ash, rice husk ash, municipal incinerator slag, red mud, paper sludge, etc.  He has received numerous awards, including Best European Innovative Material: Self-Leveling Concrete, 1994.

Jan R. Prusinski,, P. E., Executive Director, Slag Cement Association, Sugar Land, TX.
Mr. Prusinski is a civil engineer and also holds an MBA degree.  In over 20 years of experience, he has developed innovative technologies (some patented) and has published numerous papers on slag and portland cements, coal ash, and polymer concrete.  He is active in ACI, ASCE, and TRB.

Bruce W. Ramme, , P.E., Manager – Land Quality, Environmental Department, We Energies, Milwaukee, WI.
Mr. Ramme has worked for over 20 years with We Energies.  He has published numerous technical reports and papers on coal combustion products utilization.  He is a member of many technical committees of ACI, ASCE, and other professional organizations.  He is a past president of the local ACI and ASCE chapters.

Michelle L.Wilson,, , Program Coordinator, Portland Cement Association, Skokie, IL.
Ms. Wilsonis responsible for the development, content, and presentation of PCA’s education and training programs and products.  She has produced several educational products for PCA including training videos and CD-ROM distance learning products.  She is a member of ASTM, and ACI’s Committees 311 (Inspection of Concrete), 301 (Specifications for Concrete), and 201 (Durability).

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