November 2015 Meeting Highlights

On November 25 President Nita Wolfgramm welcomed everyone to the section meeting and then Vice President Sara Okuda then introduced Wayne Kawano, Executive Director of CCPI, and Timothy Folks, Technical Services Manager for Hawaiian Cement who explained the chemical process involved to produce concrete. Timothy also went over the different admixtures that are normally used to create the final product. Some of these admixtures include retarders, accelerators, water reducers and high range water reducers like superplasticizers which are common in Self-Consolidating Concrete (SCC).