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ARM’s new Online Institute (OLI) is a series of monthly webinars for ARM members featuring business, leadership, and technical topics. The objectives of the monthly OLI series are to help ARM members continue building the success of their companies and to perpetuate Minnesota’s role as a national leader in concrete and aggregate production and supply. There is no charge for ARM members to participate.


Title:  Concrete Mixtures and Replacing Fly Ash
Speaker: Dr. Ken Hover
Date & Time: July 30, 2020 at 12:00pm
Registration:  Registration is required but is free to ARM members

Webinar Description:   Concrete Mixtures and Replacing Fly Ash

The world-renowned Dr. Ken Hover will present critical information for all those that are currently grappling with the concrete industry’s current situation. Many of us are explaining to contractors that mixtures must sometimes change due to availability of materials, but that we can still provide them with what they need. Dr. Hover will discuss concrete mixtures and how they can provide necessary properties with less fly ash

Ken's Bio:

Ken Hover began work for Dugan & Meyers Construction Co. in Cincinnati as an estimator, then Assistant Superintendent, Project Engineer and Project Manager. After serving as a Captain in the U.S. Army Combat Engineers, Ken joined THP Ltd. Consulting Engineers as a designer, specifications-writer, and eventually Partner and Manager. Ken won an Exxon Foundation grant to complete Ph.D. studies in Civil Engineering at Cornell University with the purpose of bringing experienced engineers to the faculty of US Universities. At Cornell, Ken teaches reinforced and prestressed concrete design at the undergrad and grad levels, and two separate courses on fresh and hardened concrete. 

Ken's over 200 publications address freeze thaw durability, scaling resistance, air-entrained concrete and cold and hot-weather concrete. He won national research awards from ACI and ASCE and has been a top ranked technical speaker at the World of Concrete for 25 years. He has earned the top teaching awards in Civil Engineering at Cornell University, and holds ACI and ACPA Educators Award, Structural Research Award, Philleo Research Award, and Arthur Anderson Award from ACI. Ken is Past-President and Honorary Member of ACI, and member and past chair of several ACI committees.  He earned NRMCA’s Gaynor Award, and is a Distinguished Member of ASCE and an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Concrete technology in the United Kingdom.  He is a licensed engineer in Ohio and New York.  At World of Concrete in 2006 he was named “One of the 10 most influential people in the US concrete industry.”

Ken has been on the program at the Minnesota Concrete Conference 15 times since 1978, and developed and taught the Annual MnDOT /ARM certification course on concrete mix design from 1993 until 2017.