Ted Sibbick
GCP Applied Technologies
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Vice President
Daniela Mauro
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
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Anol Mukhopadhyay
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
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Jacki Atienza
BASF Corporation
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Associated Organizations


SCP Meeting Minutes

Atlanta, GA - December 4, 2012

Attendees: Ted Sibbick, Daniela Mauro, Mauro Scali, Nancy Whiting, Ali Gurhan, Mark Lukkcarila, Kirsten Freeman, Anol Mukhopadhyay, David Rothstein, Bob O’Neill, and Nick Scaglione


The Code of Ethics committee will be dissolved. If, for any reason, changes are needed to the Code of Ethics, the responsibility will fall to the By-Laws Committee. The By-laws will need to be revised to remove the Code of Ethics as a committee.

Nick Scaglione discussed the need to fill all of our committees with active members to get more of the membership involved in the running of the society. Currently the board members are the only ones performing the committee duties. Volunteers were solicited at the meeting and are shown below. The italicized names are officers that are required committee members in accordance with the By-Laws. The board members will work to fill the remaining openings.

Membership: Gerard Moulzolf, Ted Sibbick, Mark Lukkarilla
Nominations: Laura Powers, Kirsten Freeman
By-Laws: Mauro Scali, Bob O’Neill, Ted Sibbick
Programs: Nancy Whiting, Anol Mukhopadhyay, Daniela Mauro

Membership (86 total members, 6 new members in 2012 - 3 voting and 3 associate)
There was some discussion on a way to make our meetings more accessible to increase remote participation by members who are not able to attend our meetings. One suggestion was that we may be able to provide on-line participation for members who are unable to attend the meeting. Mauro Scali and Daniela Mauro will investigate possibilities for on-line participation and report their findings at the June 2013 meeting, which will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana.

SCP Membership Certificates
Laura Powers is working on a certificate for voting and associate members.

Nick Scaglione gave a presentation on the Lake Loramie Spillway and Dam structures.

Ali Gurhan gave a presentation that illustrated examples of DEF, ASR, and Freeze-Thaw deterioration that he has encountered.

Ted Sibbick gave a presentation on estimating water-cementitious materials ratio in concrete using fluorescent microscopy. He cautioned that the method works best for plain portland cement concrete mixtures and shows greater variability in mixtures containing pozzolans or alternative cementitious materials, such as fly ash and slag.


SCP Meeting December 4, 2012, Atlanta, GA

The next meeting for SCP will be in conjunction with the December ASTM meetiing, Tuesday evening 12/4/12.  Details on time and place will be posted soon.

ASTM Committee Meeting C09 Concrete and Aggregates
Sunday December 02 2012 - Wednesday December 05 2012
Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

The subcommittee meetings of particular interest to SCP members are C09.65 Petrography, and its related Task Groups: 

C096500 Task Group on Water Cement Ratio Monday 02:00PM - 03:00PM  
C096500 Task Group on C856 Monday 06:00PM - 07:00PM  
C096500 TG of SEM Tuesday 09:00AM - 10:00AM  
C096500 TG on C457 Tuesday 12:00PM - 01:00PM  
C096500 Petrography Tuesday 01:00PM - 03:00PM

 Find additional details related to the C09 ASTM meeting at:




International Cement Microscopy Conference (ICMA) will hold its 35th Conference in the City of Chicago, IL, Spring 2013.  Presentations are expected to include a good blend of practical applications, new techniques and novel approaches and the latest research efforts in the field of microscopic evaluation of portland cement, concrete and related materials.  A ‘CALL FOR PAPERS’ requests submission of an Abstract by Dec 15, 2012.  We encourage you to share your work and experiences by presenting paper(s) at the 2013 conference.  Your participation is what makes the ICMA conference one of the best cement and concrete technology conferences.  See the ICMA website for further information (


Concrete Microscopy Courses

Concrete Microscopy 

Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands:  June 17 - 21, 2013


Micro-defect Visualization in Concrete and Geomaterials

CIV1298H - Special Studies in Civil Engineering, Fall Semester 2012, University of Toronto, Instructor: Prof. Karl Peterson


14th Euroseminar on Microscopy Applied to Building Materials (EMABM 2013)

WHEN:  June 10-14th, 2013

WHERE: near Copenhagen, Denmark 

The Danish Technological Institute will host the seminar and invites all interested in microscopy of building materials to participate in the bi-annual event.  The seminar covers a wide range of topics related to microscopy in building materials as well as new trends in instrumentation and techniques for analysis and assessment.

Deadline for the Submission of Abstract: Sept 15, 2012    

Further inforation can be found at:

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