Second Annual National Concrete Symposium

Hosted by NCERCAMP May 14 & 15, 2019

NCERCAMP hosting the second annual National Concrete Symposium

The National Center for Education and Research on Corrosion and Materials Performance (NCERCAMP) is hosting the second annual National Concrete Symposium on Tuesday - Wednesday May 14 & 15.

This event will combine hands-on and lecture style courses for a compelling continuing education opportunity for architects, engineers, and construction professionals wanting to learn the latest in concrete innovation at the nation’s only advanced corrosion and materials performance research center.


REGISTER HERE for this free event and to be eligible to receive AIA and other CEUs


Engineering Research Center (AERC) see on map
264 Wolf Ledges Pkwy.
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325

Parking for this event will be available in the gravel lots next to and behind the AERC.

More information

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Symposium Highlights

Day One - May 14

8 a.m. to noon | Reactive Copolymerizing Solids (RCS)

Location: Akron Innovation Campus on the corner of Wolf Ledges and Wheeler (see on map)

Is moisture mitigation necessary if concrete is allowed to cure properly? Can finishing be easier in inclement conditions? Find out the answer to these questions and more as we build a section of road in downtown Akron, Ohio using an RCS internal cure admixture.

1 p.m. - 2 p.m. | Precast Concrete & Sustainability

Location: UA Student Union meeting room 310 (see on map)

Join Claude Goguen, P.E., LEED AP of the National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA) for this compelling course on the sustainable aspects of designing and building with precast concrete elements. Students will be surprised at the new and varied ways in which to build with precast concrete.

Day Two - May 15

8 a.m. to noon | Concrete Polishing: Polishing, Joints, and Floor Repair

Location: Gravel lot behind AERC 264 Wolf Ledges Pkwy. (see on map)

Polished concrete is a useful floor solution because of its durability and aesthetics. Using A New Concrete Glossary: A Guide to Architecturally Exposed Structural Concrete (AESC) as a touchstone, students will become familiar with the proper ways to design, specify, and construct proper polished concrete floor finishes on new and existing concrete surfaces.

1 p.m. - 3 p.m. | New Technologies & Current Best Practices

Location: UA Student Union meeting room 316 (see on map)

The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) will facilitate an in-depth overview of current best practices for assessing, preparing, and applying coatings on concrete.

This lecture will cover the following:

  • Concrete Assessment
  • Concrete Surface Prep
  • Inspecting Concrete Surface Prep
  • Concrete Coating Application
  • Inspecting Concrete Application
  • QP-8 General Overview

Local Accomodations

Nearby hotels

Dining Options in the Student Union

  • Chik fil A

  • Panda Express

  • Q’doba

  • Auntie Anne’s

  • Eistein Bros. Bagels

  • Starbucks

Thank you to our sponsors

Allen Engineering

Barnsco Incorporated

Bennett Construction Consulting

Blendmax RCS

Chase Industrial Floors

City of Akron

Concrete Intelligence Agency

Diamond Products

E5™ Internal Cure

Hi Tech Systems

Mount MaKai Supply

National Precast Concrete Association

Newtop Technologies


Prime Industrial

Ruwac USA

Specification Products

The American Institute of Architects, Akron-Canton chapter

The Construction Specifications Institute, Akron-Canton chapter

The Ohio Department of Transportation

The Ruhlin Company

The Society for Protective Coatings

Tyrolit Group

XrQ Corp