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    Cement and Concrete Chemistry with Don Broton, CTLGroup; Pre-dinner Lab Tours included!

    February 16, 2018
    5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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    CTL Group
    5400 Old Orchard Rd.
    Skokie, IL 60077-1030
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    Chemistry of Concrete! Join the Chicago ACS for our annual Chemistry Laboratory Visit and learn about materials used in construction industry

    Don Broton

    Principal Scientist, Material Laboratory Services
     - CTLGroup -

    "Concrete chemistry: Secrets to a modern day construction marvel"

    ABSTRACT

    Don Broton will present a talk on cement and concrete chemistry. The news constantly reminds us that our infrastructure is in need of repair. Much of the infrastructure utilizes concrete, a most under recognized building material for the general public. We walk on it, drive on it, take off and land on it, and it forms the very foundation that most structures are built on. Portland cement is the glue that holds the rocks and sand together in a formable high strength concrete product. This presentation will be an overview of cement and concrete chemistry and the analytical techniques used for cement production and their use in failure analysis.

    PROGRAM

    • 5:30 - 6:30  Registration
    • 5:45 - 6:30  Laboratory Tour to Include Materials Testing Labs, Petrography Labs and Concrete and Mortar Labs.
    • 6:30 - 7:30  Dinner in CTLGroup Cafeteria (Chicago ACS providing food)
    • 7:30 - 7:45  Introductory remarks by Tony Toussaint, Chicago Section Chair
    • 7:45 - 8:30  Lecture by Don Broton
    • 8:30+           Networking

    FIVE LOCATIONS:

    • MAIN SITE (With live speaker): CTLGroup (Skokie)
    • STREAMING LOCATION #1: College of Lake County - Southlake (Vernon Hills) 
    • STREAMING LOCATION #2: Univ. of Illinois - Chicago (Chicago)
    • STREAMING LOCATION #3: Purdue University Northwest (Hammond, IN)
    • STREAMING LOCATION #4: North Central College (Naperville)

    PRE-DINNER EVENT: Laboratory Tour

    Laboratory Tour to Include Materials Testing Labs, Petrography Labs and Concrete and Mortar Labs.

    DINNER - Depends on location:

    MAIN SITE: CTLGroup BUFFET: Tequila lime chicken, garden salad, and fettuccini with broccoli & garlic oil, rice pilaf, roasted vegetable medley, dinner rolls, dessert, and a beverage
    (Corky's Catering)

    REMOTE SITE #1:  College of Lake County - Southlake Choice of:
    - Panera Box Lunch Turkey Sandwich OR
    - Mediterranean Vegetarian Sandwich
    (both come with potato chips, pickle, a cookie and beverage)
    REMOTE SITE #2 University of Illinois - Chicago Choice of:
    - Panera Box Lunch Turkey Sandwich OR
    - Mediterranean Vegetarian Sandwich
    (both come with potato chips, pickle, a cookie and beverage)

    REMOTE SITE #3 Purdue University - Northwest no dinner available - feel free to bring your own

    REMOTE SITE #4 North Central College no dinner available - feel free to bring your own

    RESERVATIONS:

    Dinner Registration Deadline: 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, February 13
    Lecture-only Registration Deadline: 12:00 noon Thursday, February 15

    PLEASE HONOR YOUR RESERVATIONS.  The Section must pay for all dinner orders.  No-shows will be billed.   Please contact the Section Office via phone (847-391-9091) or email (chicagoacs@ameritech.net) if you have any questions

    BIOGRAPHY

    Mr. Broton has been analyzing cement, concrete, mortar and related geological materials for over 30 years. Mr. Broton has used laboratory services to help buyers and sellers of product settle disputes related to composition or performance issues. Mr. Broton has recently certified 22 cement, limestone and silica fume Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) now available from the National Institute for Standards and Technology. Mr. Broton has instructed courses at the Portland Cement Association including Basic Concrete, Advanced Concrete, Troubleshooting Concrete Field Problems, X-ray Fluorescence and the Kiln Course. Mr. Broton is responsible for using research grade XRF and XRD instrumentation for crystalline silica applications, small spot analysis using monocapillary optics and complete crystal phase analysis.


    MAIN LOCATION - DIRECTIONS and PARKING:

    LIVE LECTURE:

    CTLGroup
    5400 Old Orchard Rd.
    Skokie, IL 60077-1030

    http://www.ctlgroup.com/home/

    https://www.google.com/maps/place/5400+Old+Orchard+Rd,+Skokie,+IL+60077/@42.0633319,-87.7645045,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x880fc5f17ed52d3d:0x5d2293ea411e7163!8m2!3d42.0633319!4d-87.7623158 

    PARKING: Free in the lots in front and back of the building


    STREAMING LOCATIONS - DIRECTIONS and PARKING:

     

    STREAMING LOCATION #1:

    College of Lake County, Southlake CampusRoom V336-340
    1120 S. Milwaukee Ave.
    Vernon Hills, IL 60061-3195

    Map and directions: http://chicagoacs.org/images/downloads/Maps_of_venues/clc_southlake_mapdir.pdf 

    PARKING: Free

     

     

    STREAMING LOCATION #2:

    University of Illinois at Chicago
    SES Building, Room 138
    Chicago, IL  60607

    PARKING: $8.50 cash/credit

    Parking Lot 5, on Morgan just North of Roosevelt
    1135 S. Morgan Ave.
    Chicago, IL  60607
    http://chicagoacs.org/images/downloads/Maps_of_venues/uic_ses_map.pdf

    STREAMING LOCATION #3:

    Purdue University Northwest
    Gyte Building, Room 240
    2200 169th St.
    Hammond, IN  46323
    Street address (entrance location)
    Chicago, IL 60607

    Map: http://chicagoacs.org/images/downloads/Maps_of_venues/purduenw_map.pdf

    PARKING: Free

     

    STREAMING LOCATION #4:

    North Central College
    Wentz Science Center, Room 356
    131 S. Loomis St.
    Naperville, IL  60540

    Map: http://chicagoacs.org/images/downloads/Maps_of_venues/ncc_sciencecenter.pdf

    PARKING: Free

     

    Tickets

    $15.00 MAIN SITE - Member

    $15.00 MAIN SITE - AIChE Member

    $17.00 MAIN SITE - Non-member

    $15.00 REMOTE SITE #1 - Member ticket

    $15.00 REMOTE SITE #1 - AIChE Member

    $17.00 REMOTE SITE #1 - Non-member ticket

    $15.00 REMOTE SITE #2 - Member ticket

    $15.00 REMOTE SITE #2 - AIChE Member

    $17.00 REMOTE SITE #2 - Non-member ticket

    $0.00 MAIN SITE - Lecture only

    $0.00 REMOTE SITE #1 - Lecture-only

    $0.00 REMOTE SITE #2 - Lecture-only

    $0.00 REMOTE SITE #3 - Lecture only

    $0.00 REMOTE SITE #4: Lecture-only

    $15.00 T-shirt: CHICAgO Elements

    $0.00 Individual Donation

    $0.00 Company Sponsorship

    $0.00 Donation to Project SEED

    $10.00 Tote bag: CHICAgO elements - blue

    Documents

    2018-02 Meeting Flyer