Challenges, Pitfalls, and Solutions for Successful Mass Concrete Placements
Presented By: Dr. Jonathan Poole
Abstract: Large, mass concrete placements are often the centerpiece of a major construction project. Proper design and construction of these key components of the project is vitally important to the success of a project. If poorly designed or executed, the project can be headed for disaster. This presentation will provide design and construction pitfalls, case studies, and practical guidance for the design and construction of large mass concrete placements for your next project.
Bio: Dr. Jonathan Poole is a Principal Engineer at CTLGroup. He specializes in mass concrete placements and concrete materials evaluation, and has extensive experience in pavement and structural investigations. Prior to joining CTLGroup, Dr. Poole worked for a leading engineering consulting and testing firm, where his background included pavement and structural investigations, condition assessment, and repair design. He also has worked as an engineer for a general contractor in Texas and Oklahoma. While attending graduate school at the University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Poole worked as a research assistant, studying temperature development and thermal stresses in mass concrete, early age hydration and setting of concrete mixtures.
Dr. Poole is a member of ACI 305 Hot Weather Concreting, ACI 207 Mass Concrete, ACI 301-0H Mass Concrete Subcommittee, and ACI 228B Visual Inspection. He is past president of SEAoT Austin Chapter and is a current member of the SEAoT State Board of Directors. Dr. Poole is a licensed engineer in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Arizona.