NJIT Receives $20,000 grant for Ready Mix 90-Minute Rule Research

The NJ ACI-Student Chapter is proud to announce NJIT’s research proposal “Evaluation Of The 90-Minute Rule as an Acceptance Criteria Considering Current Concrete Mix Design Technology and Mix Constituents” was accepted by the New Jersey Chapter of the American Concrete Institute.

The proposed research aims to gain a better understanding of how elapsed time affects the quality of concrete load. A large number of concrete batches will be tested under different weather conditions and elapsed times. These research results will greatly benefit concrete suppliers, engineers, and inspectors in the concrete industry.

The duration of the project will be one year starting in August 2015. With the commitment of NRMCA, Silvi Group, Sika Corp. and County Concrete. Silvi South Plainfield Manager, Eric Miller (CIM ’11); and Silvi Quality control Manager, David Jaramillo (CIM ’16); and County Concrete Quality Control Manager, Nicholas Denicoli (CIM ’13) will be part of this great research effort.

New Jersey Institute of Technology ACI Student Chapter Advisor and Concrete Industry Management (CIM) Program Director, Dr. Mohamad Mahgoub would like to thank Mr. Mark Wierciszewski, NJACI Chapter President and Senior Engineer of Materials at NY & NJ Port Authority; Mr. Zach Rich, NJACI Chapter Vice President and the Director of Concrete Promotion/Sales at Silvi Group Companies.; Mr. Casimir Bognacki, NJACI Chapter Treasurer and the Chief Material Engineer of NY & NJ Port Authority; Mrs. Dianne Johnson, the NJACI Chapter Executive Director. Lastly, the NJIT ACI-Student Chapter would also like to that to thank the NJACI Chapter for giving the students at NJIT this opportunity.