Durability - How Do We Measure It?

  • 16 Jan 2019
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Lakewood Country Club


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 Durability – How Do We Measure It?

Presented By: Katie Amelio, PE


About the Topic

Durability is a desirable property for all concrete structures. Ultimately, time is the true measure of durability. Without the luxury of time to wait to determine a structure’s durability, how do we define, measure, and achieve a durable concrete structure? Durable concrete structures should be long lasting, this is important for a functioning society. Every project’s acceptable length of service – how long the structure needs to be durable – will be different. This presentation will discuss the importance of durability and current test methods. Topics covered in this presentation include:


 • How to define durability

  • Where to find durability requirements and guidance
  • Commonly used durability tests for freeze- thaw and alkali-aggregate reactivity

About the Speaker

Katie Amelio, PE, is a Professional Development Program Engineer at the American Concrete Institute. Previously she was a Senior Engineer & Supervisor, CTLGroup, Skokie, IL. She has 10 years of experience preparing and reviewing contract reports for standardized and specialized cementitious material testing programs, evaluating concrete materials for railroad specification compliance, and evaluating curing compounds, sealers, grouts, precast stone veneer, and various other concrete products. Additionally, she has taught and proctored ACI Level I - Field Testing Technician certification programs for the Illinois Chapter. She received a BS in general engineering from University of Illinois in 2000. Katie is a Professional Engineer in Illinois.

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