Pipe School

ACPA 2018 Pipe School and Pipe Show

January 16 – 18, 2018

Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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  1. General Info

    Every Day Matters – Learn why at Pipe School and Pipe Show 2018

    Tennessee is more than a place to most Americans. The name itself summons unforgettable images of America through the acts of congressman David Crockett, governor Sam Houston, hero Sgt. York, singers Bessie Smith, Elvis, Aretha, Dolly, and actor Morgan Freeman – to name a few famous people from the Volunteer State. In Tennessee, everyday matters, and at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, we will learn how Every Day Matters when America’s drainage pipeline systems and culverts are at stake.

    Sewers and culverts must be resilient and regarded as critical to America’s health and safety. In 2009, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) launched Every Day Counts (EDC) in cooperation with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) to speed up the delivery of highway projects and to address the challenges presented by limited budgets. Accelerated Bridge Construction is the way FHWA and its partners are making this happen. ACPA coined the term Accelerated Precast Construction to help deliver small bridges and culverts within the umbrella of EDC.

    Guest speaker, Bob Chapman will set the tone of Pipe School by speaking about his book, Everybody Matters, that rejects the idea that employees are simply functions, to be moved around, “managed” with carrots and sticks, or discarded at will.

    Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) is very important to the ACPA and the concrete industry in America. The MTSU School of Concrete and Construction Management offers degrees in Concrete Industry Management (CIM) and Construction Management. ACPA was a partner in the establishment of the program and raises funds annually to support CIM.

    At the ACPA Research and Education Foundation Dinner, members will discuss research and education possibilities.

    ACPA and supporting State Associations provide scholarships for consultants, municipal engineers, and DOT professionals to attend. Scholarships cover registration, round trip airfare, and lodging. If a scholarship is accepted, the attendee is responsible for obtaining approval for travel, meal expenses while traveling, and other incidental travel expenses not covered.

    In the concrete pipe industry, Every Day Matters. FHWA launched Every Day Counts to build a better America, quickly. Register to attend the 2018 Pipe School and Pipe Show for training and education to improve services nation-wide. While there, learn a new way of leadership through Bob Chapman’s business success described in Everybody Matters.

    Hotel Info

    The ACPA has contracted with two hotels: Embassy Suites Nashville SE – Murfreesboro and Courtyard by Marriott Nashville SE – Murfreesboro. The room block will be honored on a first come/first serve basis. Bus service will be provided between the hotels and the University.

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    Embassy Suites Nashville SE – Murfreesboro
    1200 Conference Center Blvd.
    Murfreesboro, TN 37129
    1-800-445-8667

    Rate: $149

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    Courtyard by Marriott Nashville SE – Murfreesboro

    1306 Gresham Park Dr.
    Murfreesboro, TN 37129
    615-907-3105

    Rate: $149

    Reservations

    Cut off date: December 15, 2017

  2. Pipe Show Info

    The ACPA has presented the premier educational event with the Pipe School. The Pipe Show will be held concurrently with the Pipe School. It will feature an Executive only Trade Show on Tuesday afternoon. This will give exhibitors a unique opportunity to network with the leaders of the precast concrete pipe and box culvert industry.

    Exhibitor Hall Open:
    Tuesday, January 16, 2018
    11:05 AM – 1:00 PM – Pipe Show Lunch
    3:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Invitation Only Executive Reception
    5:30 PM – 7:30 PM – Pipe Show Reception
     block Wednesday, January 17, 2018
    11:00 AM – 12:55 PM – Pipe Show Lunch
    5:30 PM – 7:30 PM – Pipe Show Reception
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    Exhibitor Move-In: Monday, January 15, 2018
    12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Exhibitor Hall Open: Tuesday, January 16, 2018
    11:05 AM – 1:00 PM – Pipe Show Lunch
    3:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Invitation Only Executive Reception
    5:30 PM – 7:30 PM – Pipe Show Reception
    Wednesday, January 17, 2018
    11:00 AM – 12:55 PM – Pipe Show Lunch
    5:30 PM – 7:30 PM – Pipe Show Reception
    Exhibitor Move – Out (Wednesday Only): Wednesday, January 17, 2018
    7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

    For more information, please email Adam Hochfelder.

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  3. Plant Tour
    Wednesday, January 17th
    forterraAttendees will have the opportunity to tour the Forterra manufacturing facility in Franklin, TN.

    Forterra manufacturing plants have been supplying reinforced concrete pipe, pre-cast concrete box culverts and structural precast since the early 1900s. The pipe is available in round, arch and elliptical shapes and in all strength classes.

    The precast product line includes sanitary and storm sewer products, water quality and interceptor chambers, structural vaults and three-sided bridges.

    Technical resource engineers and in-house design teams assist designers to make projects easier to complete.

    Tour departs the hotel at 6:00 AM on Wednesday.

  4. Schedule

  5. Course Descriptions
    Opening Session – Resilient to Failure – (Bob Chapman – Barry-Wehmiller)

    Technical Poster Session – (Walter C. Catlett, P.E. – American Concrete Pipe Association)

    Imagine capturing the key points of a speaker’s presentation in 5 minutes, then being able to ask that speaker a few questions you might not ask in a classroom.  The Technical Poster Session brings professionals from DOT, Academia, Public Works, and Member companies together in one room during two different breaks. Come hear their presentation, you may learn something that helps shape a new strategy.

    Cementitious Materials 

    Gain an understanding of the history of Portland Cement, its current chemical make-up, and how it’s manufactured.  You will also learn the basics of Supplemental Cementitious Materials (SCMs) including Pozzolans (Fly Ash) and Ground granulated blast furnace slag.

    Aggregates 

    Continue your education of Concrete Materials from the Cement course by attending aggregates.  During this course you will gain a knowledge of aggregate composition and properties, along with the ASTM specifications that you need to be familiar with to make quality concrete pipe.

    Admixtures – (Ed Mansky – GCP Applied Technologies)

    Admixtures for concrete continue to be an ever increasing part of our concrete production. This presentation will give you a thorough introduction to admixtures for both wet and dry cast concrete. During this course you will gain a knowledge of admixtures, along with the ASTM specifications that you need to be familiar with to make quality concrete pipe.

    Self Consolidating Concrete – (Ed Mansky – GCP Applied Technologies)

    Learn the fundamentals of Self Consolidating Concrete (SCC). In addition to a brief history of SCC, this presentation will include a discussion of the properties, admixes, benefits, cautions, testing requirements, and special production requirements for SCC.

    Mix Design (John Kallemeyn – Forterra)

    Proper mix design is the basis for the quality and cost of our products. This session sets the foundation for understanding basic mix design. In addition to learning what “specific gravity” is and its relationship to the volume calculations in a mix design, you will learn about “aggregate absorption” to help manage moisture in your aggregates during batching and how to apply these concepts to mix design calculations.

    Concrete Technology (John Kallemeyn – Forterra)

    Learn the basics of understanding the proportioning of materials, (cementitious, aggregate, water, and admixtures), to create wet or dry cast concrete for Pipe and Precast. Also included is a discussion of some of the most common “bad” things that can happen to concrete, such as ASR and Sulfate Attack, and how to avoid them.

    Reinforcement (Mel Marshall – Mel C. Marshall Industrial Consultants Inc.)

    We all know reinforcement makes our product stronger, more durable, and easier to handle.  But how does it accomplish all of this?  And why is it so important to be produced EXACTLY how the project plans specify?  Mel Marshall will discuss the purpose of reinforcing, the types and identifications, basic welding requirements, fabrication of cages, and the specifications that govern it.

    Concrete Production (Tom Umek – CAM Equipment Sales/Concrete Accessory Mfg.)

    The production of consistent and high quality concrete is essential to all of the products that we make. This session will discuss the importance of proper material storage and handling, material and admix batching sequence, and the importance of compensating for aggregate moisture (again). We will review the various styles of mixers followed by a discussion of the transportation and pouring of concrete.

    Consolidation (Tom Umek – CAM Equipment Sales/Concrete Accessory Mfg.) 

    Proper consolidation of concrete in our forms, using various vibration methods, is critical to strength, appearance and durability of our products. We will discuss the basics of both amplitude and frequency of vibration, the various methods of vibration used in our industry as well as some of the effects of improper vibration. You’ll learn how to effectively consolidate concrete by removing the air and packing the aggregates as tightly as possible, by utilizing vibration.

    Pre/Post Pour Inspection (Karl Josey – Rinker Materials)

    This course covers equipment inspection, upkeep and documentation for pre and post-pour inspection of pipe and precast products. Critical areas such as form set-ups, reinforcement and damage inspection and brief look into Q-Cast requirements will also be discussed.

    Curing (Mel Marshall – Mel C. Marshall Industrial Consultants Inc.)

    Proper curing is necessary for the production of quality concrete pipe and manholes.  Learn about the importance, and purpose, of moisture and temperature in the curing process, as well as ways to make curing more effective.

    Calculations & Review for Quality School Test (Jake Jyrkama – Rinker Materials)

    Product Testing (Mark Taylor – Rinker Materials) 

    Learn about the proper methods to test pipe in Three-Edge Bearing (external load crushing strength) and learn about water-tightness testing and strength testing of joints. Test procedures for water tightness (air, vacuum, and hydrostatic), Off-Center Joint test and Joint Shear tests, and the gasketed Storm Sewer joint test will be discussed.

    Repairs & Finishing (Paul Krauss – Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates)

    Learn about pipe finishing and repairs. Does all damage need to be repaired? Learn what pipe damage should be repaired and procedures and materials used to complete both cosmetic and structural repairs.

    Qcast Certification (Paul Krauss – Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates)

    Most of us know why we should get Q-Cast certified but struggle with getting started or with improving our scores. To assist you with overcoming these problems, the ACPA has gone to the source with Paul Krauss, of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates (WJE). WJE, experts in materials science engineering, is the third party auditing firm that conducts the Q-Cast Plant Certification annual inspections. Paul will give an insider’s view of what the Q-Cast inspector looks for when inspecting a plant for the first time and subsequent inspections.

    For the first time, the ACPA Production Task Group is offering six Certification Sessions and one Certificate class.  If a student chooses they may choose three of the six to attend and if the hours are completed and they pass the session test they will receive an Apprentice Completion Certificate and credit towards the Journeyman Program.

    Box Culvert Reinforcing (Apprentice Certification)

    This session will start with Jake Jyrkama as he sets the record straight on the basics of reinforcing.  Then Bill Washabaugh will take the student on a journey that prepares them for the rigors of producing quality Box Culvert Cages.  Bill will compare ASTM requirements to actual cage production procedures to insure compliance. There is sure to be a challenge for every level of employee that understands the value of quality.

    Concrete for Boxes (Apprentice Certification)

    Helping to define the requirements of the three types of concrete used in Box Culvert Production Mark Taylor, Rich Brewster, Jake and Tom will cover wet cast, SCC and dry cast concrete.  Concrete that is so similar and yet so very different when produced will be defined and demonstrated.  From a zero-vibrated product (SCC) to a dry cast product that will not work without vibration will be the challenge of the class.

    Box Culvert Production (Apprentice Certification)

    We have cages, we have concrete and now we must put it in a form and efficiently produce high quality boxes.  Master the correct way to set up and maintain a form including vibrator mounts if needed.  Then listen as a pioneer of the Gasketed Box Culvert, Paul Ferguson, reminds us of the requirements when making gasketed boxes. What are the secrets to pouring flowable concrete boxes which includes both wet cast and SCC?  Learn how to make those dry cast boxes look good from Tom by using correct vibration techniques and good fill times.  Rich and Mark will insure that correct curing techniques are understood as well as good, safe stripping concepts.

    Operations Management (Apprentice Certification)

    As managers, keeping a plant on track requires a good multitasking person and two concepts will be presented.  The first is a solid 5S program and this class will help to define what is required and why.  Presented by some industry leaders this course will point everyone in the right direction.  The second half will be about the heart of any facility and that is the batch plant.  After all, if we don’t have concrete we are dead in the water. Managing the preventive maintenance of the batch plant and specifically the mixer is a must.  Tips and pointers that will make the job possible will be presented by Arto “Archie” Heikkila a veteran of batch plant and mixer operations.

    Safety Management (Apprentice Certification)

    DJ McKinney will lead these safety professionals as they present topics that managers need to fully understand.  It starts with Developing a Safety Culture.  Who can make this happen and how it is implemented will be the focus. Nurturing a Safety Mindset where it is Safe to be Safe by Randy Riesberg is not to be missed.  These speakers will then collaborate on a really, tough topic.  Managing Serious Safety Issues is about incidents that would likely result in serious injury or death. Cap this off with a lively round table discussion where any topic is fair game.

    Developing a World Class Safety Culture (Brent Hilliard – Rinker Materials)

    This class will overview and offer varied methods in which to develop a site’s safety culture.  Among the facets of safety culture development to be discussed will be communication, compliance, morale and the continuous improvement of a facilities culture of safety.

    Managing Serious Safety Issues (DJ McKinney – Rinker Materials)

    There are things within a typical concrete product manufacturing facility which will cause serious harm or even death if not managed appropriately.  Tools and program will be discussed during this course which can be used to radically reduce the chance of occurrence for serious safety issues to arise.

    Nurturing a Safety Mindset (TBD)

    This class will focus on the “how to” of fostering the mindset for all personnel to have empowerment to “raise their hands” when they perceive an issue relative to any safety situation.  This class provides suggested solutions for cultivating individual empowerment within a facility

    Performance Management (Apprentice Certification)

    Dan Sparr have put together a program that will challenge our way of thinking about management. It starts with one on one Human Performance it winds its way through some tough decisions as they teach about coaching as a manager followed by the skill of delegating.  Utilizing real life experiences from our own industry, even the most seasoned manager will find new insight on managing.

    Reading and Understanding Engineering Drawings (Certificate of Completion)

    The ACPA is please to offer Reading Blueprints as part of the Pipe School Training Program.  This class is intended to give anyone from beginning laborers to moderate experienced detailers the opportunity to learn and refresh the understanding of blueprint reading.  The class is broken down into two parts.  The first part being the lecture with examples and the second part being hands on training with a test at the end.

    Types and Methods of Installations – (Tryg Hoff – American Concrete Pipe Association)

    This course will focus on the system of buried pipe that incorporates both the properties of the pipe and the properties of the soil surrounding the pipe. Proper soil support is critical to the performance of all types of pipe, and proper inspection is essential in obtaining proper installation. The scope of this training module will concentrate on reinforced concrete pipe.

    Structural Components (Corey Fraser – American Concrete Pipe Association)

    As a basic study of the design characteristics of RCP, this course is intended to provide an understanding of the how and why’s of RCP design rather than the in-depth technical details of designing a pipe. However, reading through the examples at the end of Chapter 4 in the Concrete Pipe Handbook to ensure an understanding of the concepts for this course, is expected. The focus for this course is the terminology, design theory, and history that support the fundamentals of current RCP design.

    Durability and Design Life (Glenn Clayton – Illinois Concrete Pipe Association)

    This course covers the durability and design life issues that can affect reinforced concrete pipe. If engineered properly, a reinforced concrete pipe system will provide a 100-year plus service life. It is important to understand the issues that can affect the service life of reinforced concrete pipe to ensure that the service life of the pipe is achieved.

    Product Standards and Testing (Josh Beakley – American Concrete Pipe Association)

    Standards and specifications are critical to any product and are of high importance to the design engineer, the owner, the installer, and the manufacturer. In this segment of the training we will briefly discuss how the various agencies and / or groups develop standards and specifications and categorize and discuss the most commonly used specifications for our industry.

    Basic Hydraulics (Al Hogan – American Concrete Pipe Association)

    This class is intended to provide the student with a basic understanding of the process of the hydraulic design (Providing proper size of culvert to handle anticipated runoff) of RCP storm piping that designers and or Engineers must complete on all projects. We will discuss the basic steps of properly estimating storm water runoff and then how a culvert and or sewer is evaluated to confirm the selected pipe size can handle the anticipated flow. NO FEAR –  YOU CAN DO IT!

    Proper Pipe Installation Practices (Ed Page, P.E. – Concrete Pipe & Precast LLC)

    A properly installed pipe should remain in service for 50 to 100 years with little or no repair. This class promotes a solid understanding of installation, specifications, design requirements and material differences for flexible and rigid pipe systems.

    Post Installation Inspection (Alena Mikhaylova – Rinker Materials)

    Post Installation inspection is one of the important final steps for the owner to ensure that the culvert has been installed properly and has not been damaged in some way that will threaten the structure of the system or shorten the anticipated design life of the pipeline. This class will give you tools to identify potential defects in rigid and flexible installations that could potentially compromise the integrity of installed pipeline. Learn what tools to use to verify proper installation and final decision on course of action.

    Engineer’s Responsibility Specifying Concrete vs. Plastic (Don McNutt – Spillman Company)

    There are a number of similarities and then quite a few significant differences in the requirements for proper installation of reinforced concrete pipe and thermoplastic pipe products. Concrete pipe installations are based on ASTM C1479 and thermoplastic pipe installations are based on ASTM D2321. Come and see a side by side comparison of these two unique specifications.

    The Value of RCP (Lukas Salyer – Forterra)

    (Sales 101 – Knowledge) This class provides an excellent interactive discussion on Value vs Price and reviews the many attributes of RCP. The speaker will discuss and obtain help from the audience to identify why selecting and specifying concrete pipe and precast is a winning proposition for all stakeholders.

    Michigan DOT’s Transportation Asset Management System – Culverts (Michigan DOT’s)

    MDOT has begun a pilot program to develop methods to better manage assets including culverts.  Given the limited resources available and an ever-growing need for further expansion and maintenance of our Federal and State highways MDOT is always looking for ways to extend the service life of existing assets. The course will discuss the scope of the program, hurdles encountered, results, and future plans for implementation.

    Specification Analysis (Derek Light – Rinker Materials)

    This is going to be an interactive session.

    Construction specifications provide the rules of engagement for any construction project. DOTs, municipalities, consultants, contractors, and suppliers are bound by these documents. What makes a good specification? It depends who you ask, a DOT might look to maximize value, a consultant might desire less risk, and a producer might want a level playing field.

    The objective of this session is to discuss key specification issues as they pertain to buried infrastructure. You will leave with a clear understanding on how to access your local specifications. It is open to all attendees.

    Level Playing Field: Comparing Flexible Pipe vs. Rigid Pipe Design Requirements (Justin Arnott – Inland Pipe)

    While the design of underground conveyance infrastructure is quite common place in today’s civil engineering, the type of material used for conveyance will have a significant impact on the considerations involved. While form and function of a conveyance system may seem standard, when it comes to the available materials, it is not one size fits all. The design of one product, is not necessarily appropriate for other materials. These complexities can create some confusion. The intent of this presentation is to lay out the factors for design that will result in a true apples to apples comparison of underground infrastructure materials.

    Local Government Relations (Brad Johnson – Scurlock Industries of Fayetteville, Inc. and Tryg Hoff, P.E. – American Concrete Pipe Association)

    The ability to walk up to a local legislator and football can be enjoyable, especially if you already know the legislator.  This block of instruction will highlight best practices for ensuring legislation never leaves committee.  It also will highlight basic tactics for increasing legislator’s awareness of the concrete pipe and precast industry.

    Alternate Pipe Product Failures (not Failure Case Studies) (Clark Wantoch – Wisconsin Concrete Pipe Association)

    Reinforced Concrete Pipe is an investment in your state’s infrastructure.  Making decision makers aware of the different ways plastic and metal pipe fail is our duty as professionals in the concrete pipe industry.  This class highlights several alternate pipe failures while highlighting the benefits of RCP.

    Delivering the Message about Competitor’s Products (Oliver S. Delery, Jr., P.E. – Forterra)

    Anytime a sales or technical marketing professional seeks to gain an advantage for their product(s) in a specification there may be a need to address competitive product issues. Often this can be compared to walking on thin ice. One incorrect step and you can find yourself in deep water with little chance of rescue. There are several things, however, that can (or must) be done to prevent a disastrous conclusion.

    In this presentation we will look at the “trust” factor, the understanding and use of specifications, liability issues and ways to provide the specifier with a level of understanding that will ease design concerns. Product comparisons are vital to making an intelligent decision. Negative selling can and should be avoided. The tools are there from ACPA, it’s simply a matter of using them correctly to deliver the message.

    Train the Trainer – Presentation Technics (Jason Allen – Mountain States Concrete Pipe Association, Steve Smart – County Materials Corporation and Corey Haeder – Forterra)

    The great Rudyard Kipling once said: “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.”  The most potent way to help your audience remember a key point is to frame it in a good story. Jason will discuss incorporating storytelling into your presentations and the elements of good storytelling.

    Train the Trainer (Precast Box Culvert Installation) (Walt Catlett, P.E. – American Concrete Pipe Association)

    An industry capable of providing training in a consistent fashion increases their chances of influencing the product selection process.  This training provides attendees the tools to consistently present installation classes.  Upon completion, participants will possess the tools to properly facilitate a precast box culvert presentation.  Participants should bring their laptops and a collaborative attitude!

    AASHTO People are People Too (Matt Childs – HawkeyePedershaab)

    Building relationships with AASHTO engineers and others involved with AASHTO is a very important part of the ACPA strategic plan. AASHTO is the primary standard writer for highway specifications and is followed by all DOTs and many other agencies. Childs will discuss the importance of building relationships with AASHTO engineers, sharing some case studies and guiding participants through training exercises.

    Indirect vs. Direct Design (Adam Braun – AECOM)

    This course reviews indirect and direct design methods for Reinforced Concrete Pipe (RCP) and specifically examines the load conditions under which direct design methods should be utilized over traditional indirect design. It presents an overview of the response of RCP pipe to increasing load using both PIPECAR analysis and full scale load testing in 3B. It examines the onset of radial and diagonal tension failure modes; identifying where additional shear reinforcement is required and when the transition from simplified design methods to a more rigorous approach is warranted.

    Indirect Design Calculations Jenn Christman, P.E. (Foley Products Company)

    The session features RCP Standard Installations and Basic Indirect Design of RCP including how to use the installation method, earth and live loads to determine the pipe strength required.  

    Synthetic Fiber Reinforced Concrete Pipe (Corey Haeder – Forterra) 

    This course will provide a history of the original research involved in the development of the ASTM C1818 standard, additional research completed since the publication of that standard leading to improvements to C1818 and FLDOT and TXDOT research projects investigating the field performance and life expectancy of Synthetic Fiber Reinforced Concrete Pipe.

    Advanced Box Culvert Installation (Kelley Lloyd – Foley Products Company)

    In this course we will briefly review box design (ASTM C1577), box installation (ASTM C1675) and will look at the options and limitations with precast box culverts. Precast Box Culverts are versatile and should be thought of as more than just a square pipe. Shallow fills, deep fills, fittings, bends, skews, bevels, and special joint treatments are just some of the specialty applications that make precast box culverts a great option.

    ACI 350 (James Zarrinpour – Forterra)

    A Brief description will be provided regarding the design approach adopted by ACI 350-06. The major focus will be on Chapter 9, Strength and serviceability requirements. Following that, a comparison will be made between ACI 350-06, ACI 350-01 and AASHTO LRFD. In order to make the differences more clear and tangible, an example of RCB design per AASHTO LRFD will be provided using the ET culvert. Next, the required modification needed to be made in ET culvert in order to match the design with ACI 350-06 will be explained. Some of the major differences included in my explanations will be as following: 1- Load factor combinations and strength reduction factors. 2- Environmental durability factor (Sd), which shall be applied in portions of an environmental engineering concrete structure where durability, liquid-tightness or similar serviceability are considerations.

    Load Rating of Precast Box Culverts (Becca Alford – Eriksson Technologies)

    A Brief description will be provided regarding the design approach adopted by ACI 350-06. The major focus will be on Chapter 9, Strength and serviceability requirements. Following that, a comparison will be made between ACI 350-06, ACI 350-01 and AASHTO LRFD. In order to make the differences more clear and tangible, an example of RCB design per AASHTO LRFD will be provided using the ET culvert. Next, the required modification needed to be made in ET culvert in order to match the design with ACI 350-06 will be explained. Some of the major differences included in my explanations will be as following: 1- Load factor combinations and strength reduction factors. 2- Environmental durability factor (Sd), which shall be applied in portions of an environmental engineering concrete structure where durability, liquid-tightness or similar serviceability are considerations.

    AASHTO Live Loads (Josh Beakley – American Concrete Pipe Association)

    With several revisions over the last few years, AASHTO Live Load Design has become a unique endeavor that does not follow any of the practical concepts engineers are familiar with, and that are utilized by other agencies.  Applying AASHTO live load design to the indirect design method for concrete pipe is essentially a cook book process.  However, when applying it to the direct design method, the design approach is not so clear, and the engineer must figure some things out on their own.  This course will discuss the application of AASHTO Live Loads using both the indirect and direct design methods.

  6. Speaker Bios
    Bob Chapman (Barry-Wehmiller)
    Bob Chapman took over the reins of the struggling St. Louis bottle washer business in 1975 when he was just 30 years old, after the untimely death of his father. By 1985, he stabilized the struggling business and began to diversify its product line by acquiring beaten-down packaging companies and bringing them back to life through supporting and inspiring their existing leadership teams. Today, Barry-Wehmiller is a combination of almost 70 acquired companies spread among ten subsidiaries across the globe. Since 1987, the company has continued a pattern of 15 percent compound growth in revenue and share value. Since the early 2000s, Chapman has championed the transformation of Barry-Wehmiller’s culture into one focused on bringing out the best in its people through communication, trust, celebration, respect, continuous improvement and responsible freedom. His launching of Barry-Wehmiller University in 2008, to teach the principles of Truly Human Leadership, has been instrumental in growing the organization’s people-centric culture. A tireless advocate for the Truly Human approach throughout workplaces, Chapman shares his message regularly. His list of speaking engagements includes: TEDx ScottAFB, AME International Conference, Institute for Healthcare Consumerism Forum, Transformational Leadership Council, Conscious Leadership Summit, TAPPI Conference, Shingo Prize for Manufacturing Excellence International Conference, Mid-America Corporate Growth Conference, HERO Forum for Employee Health Management, Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership’s International Conference, and St. Louis Business Journal’s Salute to the Top 150 Privately Held Companies in St. Louis.

    Walt Catlett, P.E. (American Concrete Pipe Association)
    Mr. Catlett is the Southwest Region Engineer for the American Concrete Pipe Association. He has served on the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department’s Transportation Research Advisory Council since 2007. He also serves on Virginia’s Local Transportation Assistance Program (LTAP) Advisory Board. He promotes the concrete pipe industry to State Departments of Transportation in Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma.  He also promotes the concrete pipe industry to DC DOT, federal agencies, and lawmakers in Washington, D.C.  He has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University in College Station, TX and a Masters in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle Barracks, PA.  COL Catlett also serves as the Deputy Commanding Officer of the 310th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Indianapolis, IN (US Army Reserve).  Mr. Walter C. Catlett, P.E. is responsible for technical education of precast concrete products for the American Concrete Pipe Association.  He provides technical assistance to Departments of Transportation and Public Works Departments through several Local Technical Assistance Programs (LTAP) and State Pipe and Precast Associations.  He covers VA, MD, DE, AR, TX and OK.  He also promotes the concrete pipe industry to federal agencies, US Senators and US Congressman in Washington, D.C.

    Karl Josey (Rinker Materials)
    Karl is a Region Quality Manager for Rinker Materials Pipe Division based in Houston, TX.  He has been with Rinker Materials since February 2005.  Karl started as a Quality Control Manager for the Houston and Rosharon Plants. Prior to being employed by Rinker, he was an Engineering Technician for the Texas Department of Transportation for 15 years.

    Jake Jyrkama, P.E. (Rinker Materials)
    Jake is the Director of Quality Assurance for Rinker Materials and is responsible for maintaining and developing QA/QC standards, measurements, auditing, monitoring, benchmarking and optimization for all products sold and manufactured. He is also responsible for mitigating all quality issues both in-house and in the field ensuring compliance to all local, state and national standards, identifying operational improvement opportunities across the business, and training and development of quality control personnel. He is the current chair of ASTM C13.09 Subcommittee and the ACPA Quality and Safety Committee. Jake holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Degree, he is a professional engineer registered in Texas, and has over 20 years of experience in the concrete pipe industry.

    John Kallemeyn, P.E.  (Forterra)
    John Kallemeyn is a 2008 graduate of University Minnesota Duluth with BS degree in Chemical Engineering. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Minnesota and is currently based out of Maple Grove MN. His duties relate to concrete mix, materials, and product quality. He is active in ASTM C13, and the ACPA Quality and Manufacturing Committee and Plant Certifications Task Force. He has worked for Forterra (formerly Cretex) for the past 7 years.

    Paul Krauss (Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates)
    Mr. Krauss joined Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (WJE) in 1988 after 8½ years of employment with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).  He received the California Department of Transportation Excellence in Research Award in recognition of research in developing new and improved materials and techniques for the rehabilitation of Portland cement concrete.  Since joining WJE, Mr. Krauss has gained significant experience in studies of corrosion, corrosion-resistant reinforcing steel, concrete pipe technology and the evaluation and rehabilitation of structures.

    Mel Marshall (Mel C. Marshall Industrial Consultants, Inc.)
    Mel graduated in 1960 from University of Alberta with a B.Sc. Degree in Civil Engineering. Since 1980 he has operated a consulting service to the concrete industry. Mel serves on the American Concrete Pipe Association Technical Committee, and is Past Chairman of the Technical Committee for the Ontario Concrete Pipe Association.  He also serves on the ACPA Manufacturing/Quality Committee and is presently an Associate Member of both associations. In 1998, Mel won the ASTM Spangler Award for performing outstanding technical work in committee C-13 activities.

    Mark Taylor (Rinker Materials)
    I am a Region Quality Manager for Rinker Materials Pipe Division based in Alexandria, LA. I began working for Rinker Materials in May 2002 as Safety Coordinator and Quality Control Coordinator at the Alexandria Pipe plant. I have been in my current role as Region Quality Manager since March 2013. Background includes being Project Manager for PTTC and Tacon companies for fifteen years on marine construction projects on the Inland Waterways of the United States and on coastal erosion protection along the Gulf coast.

    Tom Umek (CAM Equipment Sales/Concrete Accessory Mfg.)
    In 1985 Tom joined the Johnson-Bateman company, a third-generation concrete pipe producer in Ontario California, and became the Director of Operations.  During the nearly 20 years at JB the experience level grew and he became actively involved with the American Concrete Pipe Association and soon was on the planning committee for the Production Short Course School put on every year by the ACPA.  For nearly each of the past 16 years he has been a Task Group Chairman for the production school. He left California and Joined the Hawkeye Group in Iowa in 2004 where he continued to teach customers about production and the operation of the Hawkeye equipment. Cretex Companies Inc. would be the next stop and there he worked with several of their plants in management and ultimately worked for Dave Anderson and his group in Technical Services.  Retiring from the production world in 2013. Tom is now semi-retired but plays an active role with Jim Wright and CAM Sales as well as doing some consulting in the pipe industry.

    Richard Brewster (Northern Concrete Pipe, Inc.)
    Rich Brewster is Director of Quality Control for Northern Concrete Pipe, based in Bay City, Michigan. He’s been with Northern for fourteen years, and involved in the quality program for eleven. Rich is responsible for developing and overseeing Northern’s award winning quality control program, maintaining various plant and company certifications, ensuring product compliance to local, state and national specifications, personnel training, and overseeing research projects. Rich holds a degree in Science and is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.  Rich is a current member and Northeast Regional Representative for the ACPA Quality and Safety Committee and friend to the Technical/Marketing/AASHTO Committee.

    Joseph A. Daczko (BASF)
    Joseph A. Daczko, FACI is the Business Development Manager with the admixtures systems group of BASF Construction Chemicals, Cleveland, Ohio.  He is a graduate of John Carroll University and has over 24 years of experience in the development and application of concrete construction materials.  Mr. Daczko is the sole author of a book on Self-Consolidating Concrete entitled “Self-Consolidating Concrete: Applying what we know”.  He a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute and a member and former Chairman of ACI Committee 237 – Self-Consolidating Concrete.  Joe is also active in other industry associations such as ASTM and the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC).  Joe was awarded ACI’s Delmar Bloem Award for his leadership of ACI Committee 237 and was previously chosen by Concrete Construction magazine as one of the 10 most influential people in the concrete industry.

    Brent Hilliard (Rinker Materials)
    Brent is a Corporate Safety, Health, and Environmental (SHE) Manager for Rinker Materials Concrete Pipe Division – Quikrete. Brent has been with Rinker for over 15 years and has held various positions including Production Manager, Quality Control, and Environmental Manager.

    Jake Jyrkama, P.E. (Rinker Materials)
    Jake is the Director of Quality Assurance for Rinker Materials and is responsible for maintaining and developing QA/QC standards, measurements, auditing, monitoring, benchmarking and optimization for all products sold and manufactured. He is also responsible for mitigating all quality issues both in-house and in the field ensuring compliance to all local, state and national standards, identifying operational improvement opportunities across the business, and training and development of quality control personnel. He is the current chair of ASTM C13.09 Subcommittee and the ACPA Quality and Safety Committee. Jake holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Degree, he is a professional engineer registered in Texas, and has over 20 years of experience in the concrete pipe industry.

    DJ McKinney (Rinker Materials) 
    DJ McKinney resides in Thomasville, NC and is the Director of Safety for Rinker Materials.  Over the last 20 years he has observed the evolution of safety within the Concrete Product industry.  DJ has been married to his high school sweetheart for 34 years and they have two children and a grandchild.  His favorite off duty activities revolve around old cars, carpentry, and bluegrass music.

    Dan Sparr (Hancock Concrete Products)
    Dan Sparr is Human Resources Manager for the Hancock Concrete Products division of Superior Industries. In his role, he works with Corporate and Plant Management in the areas of Employee Relations, Employment Law, Training and Development, and Compliance. Dan has nearly 20 years of HR Management experience in industries such as Manufacturing, Healthcare, Finance, and Software Development.

    Mark Taylor (Rinker Materials)
    I am a Region Quality Manager for Rinker Materials Pipe Division based in Alexandria, LA. I began working for Rinker Materials in May 2002 as Safety Coordinator and Quality Control Coordinator at the Alexandria Pipe plant. I have been in my current role as Region Quality Manager since March 2013. Background includes being Project Manager for PTTC and Tacon companies for fifteen years on marine construction projects on the Inland Waterways of the United States and on coastal erosion protection along the Gulf coast.

    Tom Umek (CAM Equipment Sales/Concrete Accessory Mfg.)
    In 1985 Tom joined the Johnson-Bateman company, a third-generation concrete pipe producer in Ontario California, and became the Director of Operations.  During the nearly 20 years at JB the experience level grew and he became actively involved with the American Concrete Pipe Association and soon was on the planning committee for the Production Short Course School put on every year by the ACPA.  For nearly each of the past 16 years he has been a Task Group Chairman for the production school. He left California and Joined the Hawkeye Group in Iowa in 2004 where he continued to teach customers about production and the operation of the Hawkeye equipment. Cretex Companies Inc. would be the next stop and there he worked with several of their plants in management and ultimately worked for Dave Anderson and his group in Technical Services.  Retiring from the production world in 2013. Tom is now semi-retired but plays an active role with Jim Wright and CAM Sales as well as doing some consulting in the pipe industry.

    Bill Washabaugh (Northern Concrete Pipe, Inc.)
    Bill works at Northern Concrete Pipe, Inc. in Michigan, a family owned business for over 56 years. He is the 101st Chairman of the Board of ACPA 2008-2009. Bill is a member of ACPA Government Relations, Manufacturing & Quality, ASSHTO Committees, and an ASTM participating member.

    Mike Zajac (Northern Concrete Pipe, Inc.)
    Mike Zajac is an Engineering/AutoCAD Technician for Northern Concrete Pipe in Bay City, Michigan. He is responsible for creating shop drawings for anything from high-span bridges & box culverts to boat launch planks. Before obtaining his Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management at Michigan Technological University in 2008, he worked as a laborer in the field installing underground utilities.

    His main passion is his wife and kids followed closely by riding and working on high-end bicycles. If you ask him about anything cycling related, be prepared to pull up a chair and some popcorn as you could be there for a few days.

    Trygve Hoff, P.E. (American Concrete Pipe Association)
    Tryg is the Northeast Regional Engineer for the American Concrete Pipe Association. He graduated with a BS in Civil Engineering from The Ohio State University and his professional experience ranges from environmental consulting engineering in Columbus, Ohio to several years as an architectural engineer in beautiful Lake Tahoe, California.

    Corey Fraser (American Concrete Pipe Association)
    Corey graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and in 2013 with a Masters in Infrastructure Engineering and Management. Corey has been with the American Concrete Pipe Association for 7 years, most recently, as the Northwest Engineer. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Texas.

    Josh Beakley, P.E. (American Concrete Pipe Association)
    Josh is Vice President of Engineering for the American Concrete Pipe Association. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Virginia.  Josh received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ and received his Master’s in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington. Josh has been with the American Concrete Pipe Association for 20 years.  Prior to joining ACPA, he worked as a Civil Engineer for the Bechtel Power Corporation.

    In his job functions for the American Concrete Pipe Association Josh represents the industry on national standards making committees. He also coordinates research and design programs for the precast concrete culvert industry.  Occasionally, he assists engineers with the design and specification of precast concrete pipe and box culverts as well as performing educational seminars.

    Josh is an active member of: The AASHTO Rigid Culvert Liaison Committee, ASTM C 13 Subcommittee for Concrete Pipe and Box Culverts and ASCE Standards Committee on Direct Design of Buried Concrete Pipe and Box Sections

    Al Hogan, P. E. (American Concrete Pipe Association)
    Al is a Registered Engineer in the state of Tennessee and is a graduate of Tennessee Technological University. He is currently the South East Region Engineer for ACPA. Al has always been active within ACPA and served on the Board of Directors in 2005 & 2006 and served as Chairman of the Technical Committee from 2002 to 2006. Al’s has over 25 years of experience related to our industry. His past work experience includes 3 years in the heavy highway construction industry, 11 years as a design professional and 11 years with Sherman Dixie Concrete Industries.

    Justin Arnott (Inland Pipe)
    Justin Arnott, P.Eng is from Calgary, Ab and is currently the Engineer, Tech Marketing, and Sales Manager for AB, SK, and MB. He has a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree from the University of Regina. He has worked in the underground precast industry for the last 12 years ranging from environmental products to government lobbying.

    Trygve Hoff, P.E. (American Concrete Pipe Association)
    Tryg is the Northeast Regional Engineer for the American Concrete Pipe Association. He graduated with a BS in Civil Engineering from The Ohio State University and his professional experience ranges from environmental consulting engineering in Columbus, Ohio to several years as an architectural engineer in beautiful Lake Tahoe, California.

    Derek Light (Rinker Materials)
    Derek promotes proper design, installation, and inspection of buried infrastructure in North Texas and Oklahoma. He is originally from Winnipeg, MB Canada, where he still holds the Mac Attack record for eating four big macs, a supersized fry, and supersized coke in just over ten minutes.

    Don McNutt, P.E. (Spillman Company)
    Don has over 32 years of experience in the precast industry as a quality control manager, production engineer, design engineer, engineering manager and general manager. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering from The University of Cincinnati and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Ohio. Don is President and COO of Spillman Company. Today, Don will be comparing and contrasting the installation requirements for rigid and flexible pipe with regard to ASTM specifications.

    Alena Mikhaylova (Rinker Materials)
    Alena Mikhaylova is a Technical Promotions Engineer with Rinker Materials for South Central Region. Before joining the company in 2016, Alena worked for a consulting company doing advanced structural analysis of offshore rigs for Gulf of Mexico and North Sea. She earned her Master’s and Doctorate degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas in Arlington and finished her undergraduate degree  in Russia. Alena is an active member of ASTM C13 and F17 committees, she also serves on Transportation Research Board for the Pipe-Soil Interaction Subcommittee. She has technical publications in peer reviewed journals and made numerous presentations at industry conferences.

    Adrian Pettit (Thompson Pipe Group – Los Angeles)
    Adrian started his professional career in logistics, where he spent 5 years as a logistics coordinator, dealing primarily with chemical manufacturing and warehousing. During his time in logistics he pursued his degree in Business Management with a minor in Finance at the University of Redlands. Upon graduation he began working with a consulting Construction Management firm, where he worked on, managed, and assisted numerous projects in the home development and capital improvements industry. During his two plus years in construction management he was able to work on projects valued in excess of $100 million, dealing with underground utilities (Both wet & dry), roadway improvements, water treatment and sanitary sewer treatment facilities, as well as home development. In 2016, Adrian began his illustrious career at The Thompson Pipe Group – Los Angeles. Adrian was brought in to take over a hybrid role of Account Manager & Technical Resource Engineer. While at The Thompson Pipe Group he has been able to successfully discuss the misconceptions in the storm drain industry in regards to Rigid vs. Flexible. A core value of The Thompson Pipe Group is relationship management and going the extra mile or doing what it takes to keep clients happy and satisfied. He has embraced this value and continue to practice it every day in the workplace, and he believes this has helped him to be successful.

    Aidan Rajswing  (Thompson Pipe Group – Los Angeles)
    Aidan graduated from University of Colorado, Boulder in 2013 with a degree in Civil Engineering and Economics. After a summer internship after junior year he was hired on full-time at Kiewit Infrastructure West where he worked in estimating at the district office and on site for the Gold Line Rail Extension project in the San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles as well as estimating for Kiewit Infrastructure in Chicago. Following this, he managed an office for a home improvement company where he gained experience in the sales, marketing, management, accounting, and finance aspects of running a business. At Thompson pipe group he is now able to combine my previous work experiences to work in the Business Development and Engineering Support sector of our business. He also works with Thompson’s design engineer to gain the necessary experience to acquire his PE license by the middle of next year.

    Lukas Salyer (Forterra)
    Lukas Salyer is employed as a Technical Resource Engineer for Forterra Drainage Products. Lukas joined the Forterra team in October of 2014 and carries over 10 years’ experience of Sales Management and Technical Marketing within the Professional Construction Industry. Lukas has worked with both Engineers and Architects in the East Tennessee area on a variety of both Public and Privately funded projects.

    Lukas has served in several directorial roles for a variety of professional trade organizations, and currently serves as President for the ASCE-Chattanooga, TN Branch, & Vice-President for the ASCE-Knoxville Branch’s Young Member Group. Lukas also served as an infrastructure expert & committee member for the 2016 TN Infrastructure Report Card. Additionally, Mr. Salyer is actively involved with the TN Infrastructure Alliance (TIA), and the Tennessee Road Builders Association (TRBA). Lukas is a native of Kingsport, TN and a graduate of East Tennessee State University where he earned a degree in Business Management. Lukas resides in Cleveland, TN with his wife Mary, and their twin children Ben and Amelia.

    Clark Wantoch (Wisconsin Concrete Pipe Association)
    Clark Wantoch is the Executive Director of the Wisconsin Concrete Pipe Association.  Mr. Wantoch is a Civil Engineer with more than 38 years of experience in the inspection, analysis, and design of transportation projects for local streets, bridges, connecting highways, recreational facilities state highways and county trunk highways.  Mr. Wantoch is a registered professional engineer in Wisconsin, has a Master of Science Degree in Construction and Public Works Administration and a Master of Business Administration Degree.  Before coming to the WCPA, Mr. Wantoch was in charge of the Highway Maintenance and Transportation Services Sections within the Department of Transportation at Milwaukee County. Prior to that, he was in charge of the Transportation and Administration Section for the Department of Public Works at the City of Milwaukee. Clark is a Public Works Leadership Fellow and is certified for Q-Cast through ACPA.

    Jason Allen (Mountain Concrete Pipe Association)
    Jason Allen is a licensed professional engineer currently residing in Utah. Prior to accepting the director position with the Mountain States Concrete Pipe Association in early 2016, Jason worked as a consultant engineer specializing in project management and drainage design for Utah DOT and municipal roadway projects.  Jason was also the County Engineer for Morgan County, Utah, where he oversaw the design and construction of various local government roadway and drainage projects. Jason is a proud graduate of the University of Utah, with Bachelor and Master’s Degrees in Water Resource Engineering.

    Walt Catlett, P.E. (American Concrete Pipe Association)
    Mr. Catlett is the Southwest Region Engineer for the American Concrete Pipe Association. He has served on the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department’s Transportation Research Advisory Council since 2007. He also serves on Virginia’s Local Transportation Assistance Program (LTAP) Advisory Board. He promotes the concrete pipe industry to State Departments of Transportation in Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma.  He also promotes the concrete pipe industry to DC DOT, federal agencies, and lawmakers in Washington, D.C.  He has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University in College Station, TX and a Masters in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle Barracks, PA.  COL Catlett also serves as the Deputy Commanding Officer of the 310th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Indianapolis, IN (US Army Reserve).  Mr. Walter C. Catlett, P.E. is responsible for technical education of precast concrete products for the American Concrete Pipe Association.  He provides technical assistance to Departments of Transportation and Public Works Departments through several Local Technical Assistance Programs (LTAP) and State Pipe and Precast Associations.  He covers VA, MD, DE, AR, TX and OK.  He also promotes the concrete pipe industry to federal agencies, US Senators and US Congressman in Washington, D.C.

    Oliver Delery (Forterra)
    A 1977 graduate of Tulane’s School of Engineering with a degree in Civil Engineering, Oliver Delery is currently Vice President of Technical Marketing North America for Forterra and holds Professional Engineering licenses in Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi. Delery has served as Chairman of the Board of the American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA) and Chairman of its Technical Committee. He currently holds the chairmanship of its Government Relations Committee. In March 2012, ACPA honored him with their Richard E. Barnes Lifetime Achievement Award. He has also served as President of the New Orleans Chapters of ASCE and APWA. In September 2015, ASCE elevated Delery to Fellow status in the organization. He has been member of ASTM since 1982 and served as Chairman of Committee C-13 on Concrete Pipe. In 2013, he was chosen for the Award of Merit and installed as a Fellow of the society. In January 2017, he was elected to the ASTM International Board of Directors.

    Civically, in 1996 he was elected as the youngest President in the history of the Sugar Bowl Organization presiding over the 1997 National Championship game. He is an emeritus member of the Board of Advisors of the Tulane University School of Science and Engineering and served for many years on the New Orleans Mayor’s Mardi Gras Advisory Committee.

    Corey Haeder, P.E. (Forterra)
    Chief Engineer for Forterra Pipe and Precast located in Maple Grove, MN.  Forterra provides custom precast concrete solutions to the highway drainage industry nationwide.

    A 1997 graduate of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology with a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering, holds licenses in 16 states.  During time at SDSM&T was involved in ASCE through the Steel Bridge Competition and served as co-captain of the 1995 National Champion Concrete Canoe Team.

    Held leadership positions in the South Dakota Engineering Society and actively participates in several national industry organizations including ASTM, TRB, ASCE and the American Concrete Pipe Association, currently serving as Chairman of the Research Committee. Married to Jessica in 2002 and have twin boys who stay busy with competitive Pokémon tournaments.  Enjoys hunting pheasants and fishing for walleyes.

    Steve Smart (County Materials Corporation)
    Technical Resource Engineer for County Materials Corporation based out of Indianapolis, IN. Responsible for providing technical services for the states of Indiana, Illinois and Missouri. County Materials is a full service producer of concrete pipe, precast box culverts and other associated concrete products. Actively involved in the concrete industry for over 40 years in marketing and production precast pipe, box culverts and 3-sided bridge systems. Held leadership positions in the Illinois Concrete Pipe Association, Board member of National Precast Concrete Association, founding member of the Derby City Chapter-ASHE and currently Indiana State Director of IKO Concrete Pipe Association. Married to Martha, a real estate broker, they have 2 grown sons who have blessed them a with granddaughter Journey and grandson Oliver.

    Becca Alford (Eriksson Technologies)

    Becca Alford obtained a Masters in Structural Engineering from the University of South Florida, with a concentration in structural mechanics. Since then, she’s worked at Eriksson Technologies developing and maintaining several commercial software products, such as ETCulvert, Eriksson Pipe, and Eriksson Wall.

    Josh Beakley, P.E. (American Concrete Pipe Association)
    Josh is Vice President of Engineering for the American Concrete Pipe Association. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Virginia.  Josh received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ and received his Master’s in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington. Josh has been with the American Concrete Pipe Association for 20 years.  Prior to joining ACPA, he worked as a Civil Engineer for the Bechtel Power Corporation.

    In his job functions for the American Concrete Pipe Association Josh represents the industry on national standards making committees. He also coordinates research and design programs for the precast concrete culvert industry.  Occasionally, he assists engineers with the design and specification of precast concrete pipe and box culverts as well as performing educational seminars.

    Josh is an active member of: The AASHTO Rigid Culvert Liaison Committee, ASTM C 13 Subcommittee for Concrete Pipe and Box Culverts and ASCE Standards Committee on Direct Design of Buried Concrete Pipe and Box Sections

    Adam Braun (AECOM)

    Adam Braun is a Municipal Engineer within the Conveyance group at AECOM in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He has over 13 years of experience in the design and construction industry and has been with AECOM since 2007. Adam graduated from the University of Manitoba with a bachelor degree in Civil Engineering in 2008 and is a registered Professional Engineer in three Canadian provinces. He specializes in the design, construction, condition assessment, and rehabilitation of buried linear infrastructure, specifically focusing on large diameter and deep/specialized loading applications. Adam has extensive experience in the design of reinforced concrete pipe, including the use of FEA design tools such as PIPECAR, Standard Installation Direct Design (ASCE 15), conventional indirect design (ASTM C76), and design for trenchless applications (ASCE 27). Adam regularly supports offices across Western Canada and North America with pipeline design and rehabilitation projects.

    Matt Childs (HawkeyePedershaab)

    Matt Childs serves HawkeyePedershaab as Vice President of North American Sales.  Childs joined HawkeyePedershaab in 2017 after serving 17 years with the American Concrete Pipe Association. Childs was President of the ACPA for 12 years. During that time, Childs increased technical marketing in the precast concrete pipe and box culvert industry throughout North America.  In his role with HawkeyePedershaab, Childs top priorities are fulfilling the vision of HawkeyePedershaab’s clients and working with concrete pipe manufacturers to increase market share and profitability.

    Childs lives in the Dallas Fort Worth area with his wife of 22 years, Nancy, and their two children, Ben and Sarah.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Baylor University and both a bachelor’s and master’s in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas, Arlington.

    Childs is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Texas.  He is the fourth-generation Childs family member in the concrete pipe industry and has worked as both laborer and engineer in the concrete pipe industry. His family history, education, and work experience combine to make Childs a true expert in our industry.

    Jenn Christman, PE (Foley Products Company)

    Jenn is a civil engineering graduate of the University of Florida.  She is a licensed professional engineer in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, NC, SC, Alabama and Mississippi. Jenn is the Director of Engineering for Foley Products. She has over 20 years of engineering experience ranging from site and civil design to high-level transportation projects. She has over 7 years of pipe design experience, specifically in plastic pipe design.  She has been married to Tim for 21 years and has one daughter Avery (17) and one son Brady (10).  She is a die-hard Gator fan, loves sports, and competes regularly in Crossfit competitions.

    Corey Haeder, P.E. (Forterra)
    Chief Engineer for Forterra Pipe and Precast located in Maple Grove, MN.  Forterra provides custom precast concrete solutions to the highway drainage industry nationwide.

    A 1997 graduate of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology with a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering, holds licenses in 16 states.  During time at SDSM&T was involved in ASCE through the Steel Bridge Competition and served as co-captain of the 1995 National Champion Concrete Canoe Team.

    Held leadership positions in the South Dakota Engineering Society and actively participates in several national industry organizations including ASTM, TRB, ASCE and the American Concrete Pipe Association, currently serving as Chairman of the Research Committee. Married to Jessica in 2002 and have twin boys who stay busy with competitive Pokémon tournaments.  Enjoys hunting pheasants and fishing for walleyes.

    Kelly Lloyd, P.E. (Foley Products Company)
    Kelley is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Alabama. He graduated with a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Alabama in 1978 (Roll Tide!). Kelley has been with Foley Products for 7 years in sales and engineering services. He has been in the concrete pipe industry since 1980 and served on the ACPA technical committee since 1981. His expertise comes through his many years of field experience with contractors and engineers, especially in large diameter sanitary sewer pipe and precast box culverts. Kelley has been married to his wife Carol for 35 years, has 3 children and one granddaughter Marlee, who he spoils rotten whenever possible.

    Taylor Snow, P.E. (Michigan Department of Transportation)
    Taylor Snow, P.E. is the Hydraulics Unit Supervising Engineer with the Michigan Department of Transportation. He has gained over 10 years of experience in the transportation industry, including roadway, hydraulic, and traffic engineering design for various transportation improvement projects as a licensed professional engineer in Florida, Illinois and Michigan. Taylor was a Lead Civil Engineer for URS Corporation in Chicago, Illinois prior to joining MDOT. He is a 2007 graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. His current work includes managing the Hydraulics Unit consisting of 7 hydraulic engineers who conduct work relating to the hydraulic design of bridges and culverts, county drain coordination and hydraulic permit reviews.

    Mike Zajac (
    Northern Concrete Pipe, Inc.)
    Mike Zajac is an Engineering/AutoCAD Technician for Northern Concrete Pipe in Bay City, Michigan. He is responsible for creating shop drawings for anything from high-span bridges & box culverts to boat launch planks. Before obtaining his Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management at Michigan Technological University in 2008, he worked as a laborer in the field installing underground utilities.

    His main passion is his wife and kids followed closely by riding and working on high-end bicycles. If you ask him about anything cycling related, be prepared to pull up a chair and some popcorn as you could be there for a few days.

    Jamshidreza Zarrinpour (Forterra)
     I completed my first Master’s Degree in Civil Structural Engineering at Persian Gulf State University/Busher Province/Iran in Sep 2010. My MS thesis was a numerical research and entitled as “THE STUDY OF DYNAMIC RESPONSE OF GROUND SUPPORTED THIN STEEL TANKS, WITH CONSIDERATION OF LIQUID LEVEL VARIATION”. In this research, I was studied the dynamic response of three thin steel cylindrical tanks installed vertically on the ground with different liquid levels. I succeeded to achieve the first rank among graduated students of the same field and awarded Civil Engineering Scholarship. During my graduate studies and after that, I had a wonderful opportunity to work at Parakuhe Consulting Architect & Engineers/Shiraz/Iran as a structural design engineer. Work experience was truly unlike that found in my academic programs. I got the opportunity to mix my education and research work with real-world engineering and consulting experience. In 6 years working for the consulting engineering, I gained combined experience in Civil and Structural Engineering, including residential, commercial, industrial buildings and retrofitting of the vulnerable structures for the seismic loads. I was a member of the Engineering Organization of Fars Province/Iran and holder of the License for Practicing Engineering (Calculations, Supervision, and Execution). In 2014, I received my admission from the University of Texas at Arlington in Civil Structural Engineering. I got my second master’s degree in Structural Engineering in 2016. During these two years, I worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant and involved in a research investigating the Long Term behavior of the Controlled Low Strength Material (CLSM). In 2015, I awarded the Kelcy Warren Graduate Fellowship for Engineering from the college of Engineering of UTA. Finally, since my graduation until now, I have been working as an E.I.T Structural Product Design Engineer at Forterra Pipe & Precast, mostly involved in the design of different types of precast infrastructures.

     

  7. Directions

    Directions from Embassy Suites to MTSU:

    Embassy Suites Nashville SE – Murfreesboro
    1200 Conference Center Blvd., Murfreesboro, TN 37129
    Head northwest on Conference Center Blvd. toward Greshampark Dr.
    Turn right onto Greshampark Dr.
    Turn right onto Medical Center Pkwy.
    Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Memorial Blvd.
    Turn right onto E Clark Blvd.

    Continue straight onto Middle Tennessee Blvd.

    Middle Tennessee State University
    1301 E Main St, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

    Directions from Courtyard by Marriott to MTSU:

     

    Courtyard by Marriott Nashville SE – Murfreesboro
    1306 Gresham Park Dr., Murfreesboro, TN 37129

    Head northeast on Greshampark Dr. toward Wilkinson Pike
    Turn right onto Wilkinson Pike
    Continue onto Gateway Blvd.
     Turn left onto Medical Center Pkwy.
    Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Memorial Blvd.
    Turn right onto E Clark Blvd.
    Continue straight onto Middle Tennessee Blvd.
    Middle Tennessee State University
    1301 E Main St, Murfreesboro, TN 37132