The annual World of Concrete tradeshow in Las Vegas brings together thousands of concrete industry professionals to learn, network and show off some skills. Many opportunities are presented to grow the industry into a more sustainable one, by introducing new products, technologies and testing methods.
At 1pm, on Wednesday, January 22nd, Kari Yuers, FACI, will be presenting a Speaker’s Corner talk on “A Fresh Look at Chemical Admixtures: Education Document E4-12“. The American Concrete Institute (ACI) will be hosting their second annual Speakers Corner at their booth, 10339S in the South Hall.
If you are attending World of Concrete this year, please join us for this informative presentation.
As the E4-12 document sub-committee Chair, Yuers will cover the improvements and changes to this document on Chemical Admixtures including the new additions of Permeability Reducing Admixtures, Admixtures for mitigating ASR, Freezing admixtures, Admixtures for SCC as well as some reorganization to the document to help the reader better understand the various classifications of Chemical Admixtures and their benefits.
Yuers notes that, ‘With so much change in the concrete industry it is critical to bring together all the new ideas and initiatives being developed within the global concrete construction community’.
Yuers is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Kryton International Inc. based out of Vancouver, B.C., Canada, and joined Kryton in 1991 in the position of Vice President, Technical Services. Since taking the reins at Kryton in 2001 as President and CEO, Kari has focused on developing award winning products that create dry and durable concrete structures through integral crystalline waterproofing. Her research interests are concrete admixtures related to permeability, durability and sustainability of concrete structures as well as materials for concrete repair and protection.
She is a currently the Chair of ACI’s International Advisory Committee (IAC); Member and Secretary of Committee 212, Chemical Admixtures; E702, Design of Concrete Structures; and E701, Materials for Concrete Construction. In addition, Yuers serves on the Convention Committee, Financial Advisory Committee and Committee 362, Parking Structures.
In 2005 she won the American Concrete Institute’s Young Member Award for Professional Achievement and in 2010 she was appointed Fellow of the Institute.