RSVP By April 9 for the April 11th SME D.C. Section Luncheon with presentation on “Product Driven Assessment of Alternative Aggregates”

SME D.C. Section April Meeting – Krumb Lecture

STEVEN J. STOKOWSKI, JR.

Product-Driven Assessment of Alternative Aggregates

The optimum method to successfully develop products from nontraditional aggregate sources is to identify and then exploit unique features. Unique and valuable features are often color, shape, specific gravity, reflectivity, crystalline texture, hardness, porosity, pH, chemical composition and fire resistance. These features allow nontraditional aggregates to expand markets not served well by traditional aggregate sources. New aggregate products from nontraditional sources expand market share without negatively competing with traditional rock aggregate. Some nontraditional aggregate products currently in the market are: slate chips, shell, ceramic chips, rubber chips, brick chips, red dog slag, mica, bottom ash, and iron and steel slag.

Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Time : Social Time: 11:30 am – Noon
Section
Business/Luncheon:
Noon – 1:30 pm
Location: Houlihan’s located in the Hilton Hotel, 6550 Loisdale Road, Springfield, VA 22150
Choice: Buffet (typically a meat, fish, potatoes or rice, and a vegetable) Includes coffee, tea, soft drink, and a dessert
Cost: $18 for DC Section Members; $23 for guests
RSVP: Please reply by email to Jackie Seguin at jmseguin1@verizon.net by noon Monday, April 9, 2018

Steven J. Stokowski Jr. is the President and Consulting Materials Geologist with Stone Products Consultants, Lawrenceville, GA. SPC provides consulting, geologic and petrographic services. Stokowski was previously the Principal Petrographer with TEC Services. He has also worked as the aggregate technologist/petrographic laboratory expert at the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center and for Vulcan Materials, Martin Marietta Laboratories and Genstar Stone Products. He has an M.S.in geology from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. He is the past or present chair of several professional organizations and is a registered or certified geologist in several states.

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