January 22-23, 2020 | The International Centre, Toronto, Canada
Title Sponsors: Procore Sika Canada

Conference Sessions

NOTE: The schedule for 2020 is not yet available. In the meantime, have a look at last year’s schedule.

Located in Phoenix Rooms A, B, and C

Registration Required

The Conference Sessions cover a variety of in-depth industry topics, with the opportunity to engage directly with professionals in the field. When registering for CCE as an attendee, you’ll also have the opportunity to add on your preferred Conference Sessions for an additional fee. CCE 2019 featured 26 Conference Sessions with topics including concrete fundamentals, recruiting talent, innovations and more.

Day 1 Sessions – Wed Feb. 06, 2019
Day 2 Session – Thurs Feb. 07, 2019

Conference Sessions Wednesday Feb 06, 2019

10:00 am
55 min
Phoenix Room B
$50

Innovations in Concrete Pavement Design

Eric Ferrebee, P.E. - Director of Technical Services, American Concrete Pavement Association
Eric Ferrebee
This session will provide an overview of exciting innovations in concrete pavement design, discussing the tools, materials and techniques available for building, maintaining and repairing... Read more
Cement Association of Canada
10:15 am
55 min
Phoenix Room C
$50

GPR for High Resolution Concrete Scanning

Troy De Souza, Training Manager, Sensors & Software Inc.
Troy De Souza
Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) provides a powerful means of locating and mapping rebar, post tension cables or embedded conduits. Using basic theory and case studies,... Read more
Concrete Sawing & Drilling Association
11:15 am
55 min
Phoenix Room A
$50

How EllisDon is Approaching Concrete Challenges

Stacia Van Zetten & Lorena Proietti, Building and Material Sciences Specialists, EllisDon
Stacia Van Zetten & Lorena Proietti
A contractors approach to tackling the increasingly complex concrete and structural requirements that the industry is experiencing. This presentation will cover innovations in mass concrete,... Read more
EllisDon
12:45 pm
55 minutes
Phoenix Room A
$50

Locating and Detailing Movement Joints In Masonry Systems

Joe Wierzbicki, M.A.Sc. P.Eng. - Masonry Design Engineers, Canada Masonry Design Centre
Sasha Kisin, M.Sc., P.Eng. - Masonry Design Engineers, Canada Masonry Design Centre
Joe Wierzbicki Sasha Kisin
This presentation will cover the placement and detailing of movement joints. This will include locations adjacent to structural elements, movement joints through firewalls, and both... Read more
Canada Masonry Design Centre
1:00 pm
55 minutes
Phoenix Room B
$50

The ABC’s of Accelerated Building Construction

Malcolm Hachborn, President M. E. Hachborn Engineering
Brian Hall, Managing Director, Canadian Precast Prestressed Concrete Institute
Prefabricated/modular construction practices have many positive qualities including; cost-effectiveness, durability, speed and efficiency in delivery, a significant reduction in construction site hazards, on-site waste reduction,... Read more
Canadian Precast Prestressed Concrete Institute
2:15 pm
50 minutes
Phoenix Room A
$50

Fundamentals of Concrete Durability: Causes and Mitigation

Ted Moffatt, Ph.D. - Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Queen’s University
Ted Moffatt
This session presents an overview of the most common types of durability issues (corrosion, carbonation, freeze-thaw attack, alkali-aggregate reaction, abrasion, sulphate attack, delayed ettringite attack... Read more
ACI Atlantic & ACI Ontario
2:30 pm
55 minutes
Phoenix Room B
$50

Roundtable Discussion on Concrete Admixture Advances

Bart Kanters, P. Eng. - President, Concrete Ontario
Cameron Monroe, BASF
Brian Salazar, Euclid
Frank Mazzocco, Sika
Bart Kanters
Concrete admixtures continue to play a critical role in enhancing the performance properties of concrete. This round table discussion will address recent developments in the... Read more
Concrete Ontario
2:45 pm
55 minutes
Phoenix Room C
$50

Basics on Concrete Repair

Daniel Rosa, B.Eng - Structural Engineer & Project Manager, Vector Corrosion Technologies
Daniel Rosa
This presentation will focus on basic concrete repair methods and procedures as detailed in the ICRI Technical Guidelines, including problem identification and evaluation, repair selection... Read more
International Concrete Repair Institute
3:30 pm
55 minutes
Phoenix Room A
$50

Improved Earthquake Design For New Resilient Masonry Post-Disaster Buildings

Bennett Banting, Ph.D, P.Eng. - Director of Technical Services, Canada Masonry Design Centre
Monica Guzman, M.Sc., P.Eng. - Masonry Design Engineer, Canada Masonry Design Centre
Bennett Banting Monica Guzman
Design and detailing examples will be presented that illustrate how seismically resilient load-bearing masonry has evolved and improved in the 2014 edition of the CSA... Read more
Canada Masonry Design Centre
3:40 pm
Phoenix Room B
Free, No Registration Required

Open Meeting Announcing American Concrete Pumping Association – Canadian Chapter (CPAC) Introduction

Eric & Marcia Duiker, Owners of CanCrete Equipment Ltd., ACPA/CPAC Members
Welcome all Canadian concrete pumpers and associated companies to attend this open meeting announcing American Concrete Pumping Association – Canadian Chapter (CPAC) Introduction. The ACPA... Read more
American Concrete Pumping Association & Canadian Chapter – Concrete Pumping Association of Canada

Conference Sessions Thursday Feb 07, 2019

10:00 am
55 minutes
Phoenix Room A
$50

Tilt-Up as a Reemerging Design Technology

Len Overbeek, Co-Founder / Estimating & Project Management, Tilt Wall Ontario Inc.
Len Overbeek
The history of Tilt-Up construction, and how it is the fastest growing solution to meet current industry wide budget restraints. Tilt-Up, a method in which... Read more
Tilt Wall Ontario Inc.
10:15 am
55 minutes
Phoenix Room B
$50

Rebar and Post Tensioning: Detailing & Placing Issues

Rick V. Dozzi, P.Eng - Post-Tensioning Manager/Engineer, Canadian BBR Inc.
Rick V. Dozzi
Rebar detailing and placing difficulties and tendencies. Congestion of rebar and post tensioning reinforcing at anchor zone locations. Basic principles of post tensioning. Safe practices... Read more
Reinforcing Steel Institute of Canada
10:30 am
55 minutes
Phoenix Room C
$50

Design Attitude With Formliners & Stains! – Using Precast Concrete

Sonny Arora, B. Eng. - Nawkaw Corporation Canada
David Ellis, General Manager - Nawkaw Corporation Canada
The design and construction industry are starting to take notice of the significant benefits realized when using precast concrete that has been transformed by using... Read more
Canadian Precast Prestressed Concrete Institute
11:30 am
55 minutes
Phoenix Room B
$50

Critical Steps to Ensuring Durable Exterior Concrete Flatwork

Alen Keri, P.Eng. - Technical Services Engineer, Concrete Ontario
Alen Keri
Concrete remains the second most used material in the world, after only water, and performs critical roles in both infrastructure and ICI sector projects. While... Read more
Concrete Ontario
11:45 am
55 minutes
Phoenix Room C
$50

Four Essentials To Residential Concrete

Luc Bédard, Ing, M.Ing, MBA - General Manager, Association béton Québec
Luc Bédard
Residential concrete is the largest ready-mix concrete market in Canada, but it's also where control is less present. This session will present what are concrete... Read more
Association béton Québec
1:15 pm
55 minutes
Phoenix Room C
$50

Resilient, Energy Efficient Precast Concrete Building Enclosures

Malcolm Hachborn, M. SC., P. Eng. - President, M. E. Hachborn Engineering
A structure’s enclosure (building envelope) has considerable impact on its overall performance, as highlighted by recent code changes. The envelope not only serves as a... Read more
Canadian Precast Prestressed Concrete Institute
2:00 pm
55 minutes
Phoenix Room A
$50

Ultra-High Performance Fiber-Reinforced Concrete For Use In Concrete Rehabilitation

Jullian Peña Cruz, P.Eng - King Packages Materials Company
Jackson Rand, EIT - King Packages Materials Company
Jullian Peña Cruz
The purpose of this presentation is to focus on recent in-situ applications in Canada, where ultra-high performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) has been implemented in the... Read more
American Concrete Institute – Quebec & E. Ontario Chapter
2:15 pm
55 minutes
Phoenix Room B
$50

Alternatives and Innovations In Sustainable Concrete Manufacture And Use

Kelsey Saunders, Building Scientist, Sustainable
Kathleen Narbonne, Building Scientist, Sustainable
Kelsey Saunders
In a nation and a world driving toward Net Zero Carbon, carbon capture, and reductions in carbon generation, the manufacture of concrete and the use... Read more
Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
2:30 pm
55 minutes
Phoenix Room C
$50

The Un-Fake News Of Fact-Based Carbon Calculators & Concrete Masonry Construction

Andrea Boddy, Andrea Boddy Consulting / Bridge Check Canada
Robert Munro, Concrete Advice
Andrea Boddy
Green-wash marketing has entered the buildings marketing via the mass timber movement. The Canadian Concrete Masonry Producers Association believes owners, developers, specifiers, and agencies deserve... Read more
Canadian Concrete Masonry Producers Association
3:30 pm
55 minutes
Phoenix Room B
$50

Understanding Fiber Reinforced Concrete

Heidi Helmink, Senior Technical Manager, Fibermesh
Heidi Helmink
This session on Concrete Fibers will provide an overview of what is Fiber Reinforced Concrete, the differences between Micro Synthetic, Macro Synthetic Fibers and Steel... Read more
SIKA Canada