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2014 TCA Convention

September 29, 2014 - October 1, 2013
Schedule TBD

San Jose, California
Location TBD

Kim Basham, PhD PE

James BatyPSenior Structural Engineer
KB Engineering


Kim Basham is a member of the Cold Weather Concreting Committee, ACI 306, American Concrete Institute; American Society of Civil Engineers; The Concrete Society, American Society of Concrete Contractors; and National Society of Professional Engineers.

He is a certified Trainer and Examiner for the Concrete Field Testing Technician and Concrete Flatwork Technician & Flatwork Finisher programs sponsored by ACI.

Dr. Basham has taught structural analysis, concrete and masonry design, and concrete material courses at Virginia Military Institute, the University of Wyoming and the University of Colorado at Denver.  He has been an instructor in many concrete seminars and short courses directed towards architects, engineers, and contractors across the United States and abroad.

He has published over 100 articles and coauthored Excavation Safety published by The Aberdeen Group. Dr. Basham has also served as an expert witness in numerous litigation and arbitration cases concerning concrete construction and engineering.

Prior to forming KB Engineering, Dr. Basham worked as a structural engineer with Concrete Engineering Specialists LLC, Structural Services Inc. and a concrete/construction engineer with Baker Concrete Construction Inc. Prior to joining Baker, Basham was the Engineering Director for World of Concrete and Contributing Editor for Concrete Construction magazine.  He was also the Director of Engineering for CTC-Geotek, Inc., and an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at University of Wyoming and Virginia Military Institute.

Dr. Basham specializes in structural analysis, concrete and masonry design, formwork and shoring, temporary structures, concrete forensic investigations, structural evaluations, nondestructive testing, concrete repair, concrete construction techniques and concrete technology.

Scheduled Presentations

Controlling Shrinkage and Cracking in Slabs

On your last job, did you replace cracked floor panels or repair random cracks at no cost to the owner? If so, you need to attend this session and hear how to troubleshoot and minimize out-of-joint floor cracking.

About the TCA

Founded in 1986, the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) strives to improve the quality and acceptance of site-cast Tilt-Up construction, a method in which concrete wall panels are cast on-site and tilted into place. Tilt-Up construction is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States, combining the advantages of reasonable cost with low maintenance, durability, speed of construction and minimal capital investment. At least 10,000 buildings, enclosing more than 650 million square feet, are constructed each year using this construction method.

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