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Presenter: Ken Hover, PhD, PE (Cornell University)

Credits: Pending AIA Approval

Registration Link: Coming Soon

Description: There is a lot more to cold-weather concrete than just preventing freezing. This webinar will discuss the reasons to protect concrete in cold weather, the ACI definition of cold weather, methods to protect concrete from freezing, and other topics beneficial to contractors, designers, owners, and suppliers who design and build projects in cold weather.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain why concrete needs to be protected from freezing.
  2. Understand the ACI definition of cold weather.
  3. Recognize various cold weather protection methods.
  4. Explain the importance of creating durable concrete in cold weather.

Speaker Bio: Ken Hover began work for Dugan & Meyers Construction Co. in Cincinnati as an estimator, then Assistant Superintendent, Project Engineer and Project Manager. After serving as a Captain in the U.S. Army Combat Engineers, Ken joined THP Ltd. Consulting Engineers as a designer, specifications-writer, and eventually Partner and Manager. Ken won an Exxon Foundation grant to complete Ph.D. studies in Civil Engineering at Cornell University with the purpose of bringing experienced engineers to the faculty of US Universities. At Cornell, Ken teaches reinforced and prestressed concrete design at the undergrad and grad levels, and two separate courses on fresh and hardened concrete.

Ken’s over 200 publications address freeze thaw durability, scaling resistance, air-entrained concrete and cold and hot-weather concrete. He won national research awards from ACI and ASCE and has been a top ranked technical speaker at the World of Concrete for 25 years. He has earned the top teaching awards in Civil Engineering at Cornell University, and holds ACI and ACPA Educators Award, Structural Research Award, Philleo Research Award, and Arthur Anderson Award from ACI. Ken is Past-President and Honorary Member of ACI, and member and past chair of several ACI committees.  He earned NRMCA’s Gaynor Award, and is a Distinguished Member of ASCE and an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Concrete technology in the United Kingdom.  He is a licensed engineer in Ohio and New York.  At World of Concrete in 2006 he was named “One of the 10 most influential people in the US concrete industry.”