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ACI announces winners of pervious concrete cylinder competition

The American Concrete Institute announced the winners of its 2018 Pervious Concrete Cylinder Student Competition. The competition took place at the Concrete Convention and Exposition in Las Vegas. The first, second, and third place in the Cylinder Performance, and Cementitious Efficiency categories each receive cash awards of $750, $500, and $250, respectively.

Teams were challenged to apply sustainability concepts and to use their knowledge of concrete mixture design by producing pervious concrete that balanced permeability and splitting tensile strength. Teams were additionally challenged to develop a mixture design that demonstrated cementitious efficiency; that is, maintaining the overall performance of the mixture with the lowest amount of cementitious material.

Cylinder Performance Category
1st Place: University of Sherbrooke (Canada)
Students: Cedric Gauthier, Philippe Dubois, Anthony Côté, Sebastien Cloutier, Raphael Gosselin, Antoine Lamontagne-Dalphond
Advisor: Ammar Yahia

2nd Place: Centro de Investigación Multidisciplinaria Aragón (Mexico)
Students: César Apolinar Valencia Alonso, Eduardo Popocatl Sánchez, Ulises Alfredo Zarza Orozco, Mario Alberto Ramirez Franca, Vanessa Itzel Perez Lamadrid
Advisor: José Paulo Mejorada Mota

3rd Place: Universidad de Cuenca (Ecuador)
Students: Andrés Asmal, Pablo González, Victor Samaniego, Pablo Vasquez, Esteban Zeas, María Ojeda
Advisor: Daniel Mogrovejo

Cementitious Efficiency Category
1st Place: Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería (Peru)
Students: José Miguel Yataco Huamán, Ronald Bryan Valderrama Castro, Junior Juan Carlos Ricaldi Estrella, Jhonnathan Franck Lazo Carhuaz, José Luis Ramos Delgado, Eduardo Raul Alarcon Bastidas, Jean Pierre Gomez Perez, Angel Fermín Román Jiménez
Advisor: Carlos Alberto Villegas Martínez

2nd: Pittsburg State University (USA)
Students: Jonah Lies, Garret Gross, Gabriel Blair
Advisor: Seth O’Brien

3rd: Centro de Investigación Multidisciplinaria Aragón (Mexico)
Students: César Apolinar Valencia Alonso, Eduardo Popocatl Sánchez, Ulises Alfredo Zarza Orozco, Mario Alberto Ramirez Franca, Vanessa Itzel Perez Lamadrid
Advisor: José Paulo Mejorada Mota

Winners of the Concrete Projects Competition were also announced at the ACI Convention.

Concrete Projects Competition
1st Place: The Effect of Rock Wool and Curing on Some Properties of Ferrocement Mortar
Authors: Aseel Sami Najaf and Safa Jasim Khudhair, University of Technology, Iraq
Faculty Advisor: Asst. Lecturer, Ziyad Majeed Abed

2nd Place: Properties of High-Strength Self-Compacting Concrete (HSSCC) Containing Waste Ceramic Powders as Supplementary Cementitious Material
Authors: Abdullah Karim Mohammed and Eman Ibrahim Faris, Iraq University College
Faculty Advisor: Asst. Lecturer, Ahmed Nasrat Mohammed

3rd Place: Behavior of Self-Compacting Concrete Produced from Recycled Aggregate
Authors: Qasim J. Salim and Younis Y. Younis, Northern Technical University, Iraq
Faculty Advisor: Asst. Professor, Dr. Eethar Thanon Dawood

ACI is currently accepting applications for the Concrete Construction Competition and James Instrument NDT Competition. The Eco Concrete Competition and Mortar Workability Competition will be held at the next ACI Convention in Québec City, Québec, Canada, March 24-28, 2019.

For more information on ACI’s Student Competitions, please visit concrete.org.

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