Schedule-at-a-Glance

Corrosion, Mining, Infrastructure and Architecture
A special thank you to the Committee and Track Leaders for all their hard work and dedication!

CO-CHAIR:
Matt Parmental
Composites One
CO-CHAIR:
Brooks Jones
Jushi USA
Jim Gordon
Composites One
John Wilcox
North American Composites
Steve Guay
Ershigs, Inc.
Bill Kreysler
Kreysler & Associates
Mike Stevens
Ashland
Thom Johnson
Ashland Performance Materials
Jim Graham                          
Ashland
John Busel
ACMA

Browse the CMI Schedule-at-a-Glance below for for session titles, speakers and networking events. For the full program line-up and detailed Education Session descriptions view the Digging Down and Building Up Final Program.

Professional Development
CMI offered more than 25 Professional Development Hours of programming. The wide-ranging Program offers recent technical research, best practices, design insights and a broad range of composite solutions. AIA Continuing Education: ACMA is an approved AIA CES Provider offering 7.5 eligible LU/HSW credit hours. Colorado Residents: The CE Structured Form will be available to architects, engineers and land surveyors seeking to complete CEHs required by the State Board of Licensure (DORA).

Tuesday, May 14
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Speaker - presentation only
Wednesday, May 15
8:45 AM - 5:00 PM Track 1: Architecture
Intro to Composites & Architecture: From Neolithic Huts to 21st Century Facades
Bill Kreysler - President, Kreysler & Associates

What the Building/Construction Market Can Learn From Composites Use in Other Industries
Bob Moffit - Product Manager, Ashland

Composites from a Code Official’s View: Code Specific Requirements and Allowances
Douglas H. Evans, P.E., FSFPE - Fire Protection Engineer, Clark County Building

Reaction to Fire Characteristics of Building Materials & Evaluating Code Compliance: The Science of Fire Performance vs. Prescriptive Codes: When, Where, How & Why
Nicholas Dembsey, PhD PE FSFPE - Fire Protection Engineering, WPI

How FRP Composites Connect and Co-Exist with Traditional Materials
Scott Reeve - President, Composite Advantage

Evaluating Composite Options from a Professional Engineer’s Perspective
Shane McCormick, PE, SE - Martin and Martin Engineers

A Vision for the Future of Composites in Architecture - Where We Go From Here and Why
Greg Lynn, Greg Lynn FORM

Challenging Composites with Future Applications: A Panel Discussion
Moderator: Bill Kreysler,Kreysler & Associates
8:45 AM - 5:15 PM Track 2: Mining
Mineral Processing: Managing Corrosion With Non-Metallics
Thom Johnson - Corrosion Industry Manager, Ashland Performance Materials

When Does FRP Make Sense for Process Equipment and Piping?
Steve Clarke PhD, P.Eng - Principal, SJC Materials

FRP in Potash Production Facilities
Brad A. Straub - Project Manager On Site Infrastructure, BHP Billiton Potash

Materials of Construction for Unique Hydrometallurgical Applications
Jonathan Nielsen - Business Development, Engitec Technologies USA

Solvent Extraction Plant Design When FRP is the Material of Construction
Mark F. Vancas - SX Process Specialist, Tenova Bateman Technologies

Conposite Materials for Mixer Settlers in Metallurgical Solvent Extraction Plant
Wayne R. Hopkins – Consultant, Faradelk Ltd.

Use of Composites in the Boleo Copper, Cobalt, Zinc Project
Jim Lommen - Hydrometalurgy Consultant, Lommen Consulting

Closing Panel Discussion with Mining Track Speakers
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch In Exhibit Hall
Included in conference registration.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
Included in conference registration
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall
Network with fellow conference attendees and the day's speakers, in the Exhibit Hall, while exploring the latest products and services.

Included in conference registration
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Opening General Session: Composites Must Dig Down to Open New Markets
The era of easy opportunities to demonstrate composites in new market applications is now in the past. Today’s engineers, designers, and specifiers are required to learn more about new materials before the materials are selected for new applications. This means that material suppliers and manufacturers must invest more in both time and financial resources for testing and demonstration to bring products to new markets. In some applications, to have new materials and products accepted, standards must be developed, whether design or test methods to give engineers the information they need to specify composites that are safe and durable for the intended application. This presentation will take a look at how the composites industry has reacted to these challenges where digging down is necessary in order to build up new markets and opportunities to grow the composites market.

John P. Busel - Director, Composites Growth Initiative, ACMA

Opening Remarks by CMI Co-Chairs:
Matt Parmental, Composites One
Brooks Jones, Jushi USA
Thursday, May 16
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Track 4: NACE Programming
The National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) is recognized around the world as the premier authority for corrosion control solutions. Learn from leading experts in the field at 10 sessions developed by NACE.

Intro and Overview of Uses of FRP in Controlling Corrosion in Industrial Applications
Thom Johnson - Corrosion Industry Manager, Ashland Inc.

Overview of Resins Used in FRP Equipment
Mike Stevens - Principal Scientist, Ashland Inc.

Proper Design of FRP Equipment Using Corrosion Resistant Reinforcements
Kevin Spoo - Senior Research Associate, Owens Corning

RTP-1 A Standard for FRP Storage Tanks
Jeff Eisenman - Engineering Manager, Maverick Applied Science, Inc.

Design of Dual Laminate Vessels and Tanks
Brian Linnemann - Engineering Manager, RL Industries Inc.

FRP Pipe and Fitting Design
Kira Townsend - Sales & Marketing Manager, RPS Composites

Field Fabrication
Ron Perry - Field Tank Product Manager, Ershigs

Key Factors for the Inspection of FRP Equipment
Juan Bustillos - President, Bustillos & Associates

Inspection of Equipment in Service
Geoff Clarkson, President and Chief Engineer, UTComp Inc.

Closing Panel Discussion with NACE Track Speakers
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM Track 3: Infrastructure
Innovative Solutions for Strengthening of the US Concrete Infrastructure Using Externally Bonded Carbon Fiber Systems – A Case Study Review
Jay Thomas, PE - Vice President, Structural Group

Telecom Tower Strengthening using Carbon Composite Materials
James D. Lockwood, PE – CEO, Comptek Structural Composites, Inc.

Beyond Wet Layup: Next Generation FRP Products for Corroded Infrastructure Repair
Mo Ehsani, PhD, PE, SE – President, QuakeWrap, Inc.

Composites for Sustainable Infrastructure Rehabilitation
Jimmy Kim, PhD, P.Eng – Associate Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Colorado Denver

Improving Infrastructure Longevity with Glass FRP Rebar
Doug Gremel – Director of Non-Metallic Reinforcing, Hughes Brothers, Inc.

FRP Applications in Bridge Infrastructure: Repair, Rehabilitation and Renewal
Chris P. Pantelides, PhD, SE - Professor and Interim Chair, Civil and Environmental Engineering Dept, University of Utah

FRP Bridge Elements to Meet Current Market Needs
Scott Reeve, P.E. – President, Composite Advantage
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch in Exhibit Hall
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
Included in Conference Registration

For inquires regarding the agenda or sessions, contact ACMA at events@acmanet.org or 703-525-0511.

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