October 2020 Chapter Meeting

October 08, 2020
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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ACI Webinar
Anywhere, TX
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The Concrete Revolution!!!

Everything in the concrete industry is beginning to change.  This is true for our materials, standards, test methods, and the needs of society.  To solve these problems then we will need a new generation of tools and design methods.  This presentation will introduce several of these new tools including: 

* A field test method to measure the w/cm in fresh concrete in < 15 min called the Phoenix, 

* A new fly ash calculator that accurately predicts the performance of fly ash in concrete, and 

* A mixture design tool to proportion concrete with a focus on the use of manufactured sands.  


These tools were created by blending a number of advanced tools such as machine learning, advanced materials characterization, and app development along with classic methods of concrete material design.  Further, each tool has been designed to be practical for the field.  Please join us in this fun look into the near future of The Concrete Revolution.


Tyler Ley, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor and Gilbert, Cooper, W&W Steel Chair, Oklahoma State University

I have​ more than 20 years of experience in the fields of structural and concrete materials engineering.  During this time I have worked as an engineer with a design consultant, construction contractor, government agency, and as a professor.  This practical experience has made me a better teacher and researcher.  

I am very active in the American Concrete Institute where I am a voting member of the Concrete Durability, Material Science, Concrete Proportioning, and Sustainability Technical committees.  In addition, I serve on the executive committee of the National Concrete Consortium, a group made up of DOT engineers from 35 different states.  I also served as the president of the American Ceramics Society Cements Division in 2016.  I have a passion for creating innovative learning content.  My websites are visited by over 50,000 people per year and my education content on YouTube has been watched over 3 million times.