About the Conference

Keeping infrastructure functional and safe while meeting the demands of extending the service life, is essential today.  Federal and state agencies are investing billions in upgrades and new construction of concrete infrastructure.

Attend the NACE Concrete Service Life Extension Conference to increase your knowledge of best practices for repairing, protecting, and enhancing the service life of concrete.

The conference will be located at Columbia University in the Low Library Faculty Room (Sessions) and Rotunda (Exhibits).

Library Address: (Map)

Low Library

535 West 116th Street

New York, NY 10027

Presentations and/or full papers will discuss the following topics:

  • Service Life Assessments and Analysis of Infrastructure
  • Designing for Resiliency and Durability of Concrete Structures in Urban Areas
  • Concrete Repair Challenges for Critical Infrastructure in Service
  • Corrosion Mitigation of Reinforced Concrete Structures
  • Conservation and Repair Challenges of Historic Concrete

View Last Year’s Presentations

 The 2016 conferences featured over 50 presentations and papers. Interested in seeing what type of information is presented at the show? 

View 2016 Presentations

Supporting Organization:

Conference Committee

Paul Noyce
Echem Consultants LLC
Vice Chair
Gina Crevello
Echem Consultants, LLC
Opening Session Chair
Tracy Marcotte
ACI Chair
Jerzy Z. Zemajtis
ICRI Representative
Ken Lozen
ICRI Chair
Fred Goodwin
Nace Chair
Joep Lemmens
Nace Vice Chair
Daryl Little
Bureau of Reclamation
APT Chair
Nancy Hudson

Exhibit Hours & Events

Tuesday, June 27th

Exhibitor Set-Up
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Opening Reception
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 28th

Exhibit Hall Open
10:30 a.m. (First Break) - 6:00 p.m. (End of Reception)

Thursday, June 29th

Exhibit Hall Open
10:30 a.m. (First Break) - 3:30 p.m. (End of Reception)

Exhibitor Tear Down
3:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

* Times subject to change based on final program

Keynote Speaker

Mike Grantham

Professor Mike Grantham, Concrete Solutions

Adventures in NDT & Concrete Repair - a 40 Year Overview

Mike Grantham has worked in the field of construction materials for 40 years and specialises in NDT and repair of concrete. He has worked with and even helped to found some of the major UK Testing Houses. He is the co-author of Testing of Concrete in Structures, with Bungey and Millard and also editor and author of Concrete Repair – A Practical Guide. He is founder and organiser of the Concrete Solutions series of International Conferences in Concrete Repair and is the immediate past president of the Institute of Concrete Technology. He is also Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier’s Open Access Journal “Case Studies in Construction Materials” and a Visiting Professor at the University of Leeds in the UK.

Letter of Invitation

To recieve a letter of invitation from NACE please send your registration confirmation to Ashley Zuno at ashley.zuno@nace.org.

Nearby Hotel

Coming in from out of town? The following hotels are located near Columbia University.

NYLO New York City
2178 Broadway (at W 77th Street)
New York, NY 10024

Hotel Beacon
2130 Broadway
New York, NY 10023

Technical Program

The technical program for the Concrete Service Life Extension Conference will feature Presentations and/or full papers on the following topics:

Additionally it will feature special tracks from the International Concrete Repair Institute (IRCI) and the American Concrete Institute.

View Program

Host Site

Columbia University

Low Library Faculty Room (Sessions) and Rotunda (Exhibits)

Columbia University was founded in 1754 as King's College by royal charter of King George II of England. It is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of New York and the fifth oldest in the United States.

In 1897, the university moved from Forty-ninth Street and Madison Avenue, where it had stood for forty years, to its present location on Morningside Heights at 116th Street and Broadway. Seth Low, the president of the University at the time of the move, sought to create an academic village in a more spacious setting. Charles Follen McKim of the architectural firm of McKim, Mead, and White modeled the new campus after the Athenian agora. The Columbia campus comprises the largest single collection of McKim, Mead & White buildings in existence.

The architectural centerpiece of the campus is Low Memorial Library, named in honor of Seth Low's father. Built in the Roman classical style, it appears in the New York City Register of Historic Places. The building today houses the University's central administration offices and the visitors center.

The Graduate School of Architecture Planning & Preservation in housed in Avery Hall, which also is home to the famous Avery Library, considered one of the best in the world.  The Historic Preservation Program – co-host for the conference – was the first to provide graduate training in preservation and remains a leader in the field to this day.