Michael A. Caldarone is a Principal Engineer in the Concrete & Cement-Based Materials Group. His services include providing professional consultation related to specifications, concrete and other cement-based mixture development, material-related forensic investigations, a long history of litigation support and expert witness testimony, and mentoring. His career experience includes the manufacturing of portland cement precast, prestressed and ready-mixed concrete. He has strong experience in chemical admixture technologies, and the manufacturing, distribution and use of all mainstream mineral admixtures for concrete.
His other areas of expertise include very strong emphasis in high-strength and high performance concrete, mass concrete, underwater-placed concrete, durability engineering of both new and existing concrete structures, and development of concretes to meet specific performance criteria. He has been a member of the American Concrete Institute for 34 years, a Fellow of the Institute, a past Chairman of ACI Committee 363 on High-Strength Concrete, and an active member of several other ACI committees.
B.S. in Civil Engineering
University of Illinois Chicago, 1984
Hicks, J.K., Caldarone, M.A., Bescher, E., “Opportunities from Alternative Cementitious Materials,” Concrete International, American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, MI, April 2015, pp. 47-51.
Berke, N.S., and Caldarone, M.A., “Zinc Oxide: A Powerful Retarding Admixture,” Concrete International, American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, MI, January 2013, pp. 42-46.
Caldarone, M. A., High-Strength Concrete: A Practical Guide, Routledge, London, 2009, 252 pp.
Pyc, W. A., Caldarone, M. A., Broton, D., and Reeves, D., “Internal Curing Study with Intermediate Lightweight Aggregate,” Internal Curing of High Performance Concrete: Lab and Field Experiences (SP 256), American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Michigan, 2008.
Caldarone, M. A., Effect of Use of Limestone on Various Properties of Portland Cement, PCA R&D Serial No. 2891, Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Illinois, 2007, 10 pp.
Caldarone, M. A., Taylor, P. C., Detwiler, R., and Bhide, S., Guide Specification for High-Performance Concrete for Bridges, Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Illinois, 2005, 55 pp.
Caldarone, M. A., and Burg R. G., “Development of Very Low-Density Structural Lightweight Concrete,” High-Performance Structural Lightweight Concrete, SP-218, American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Michigan, 2004, pp. 177-188.
Burg, R. G., Caldarone, M. A., Detwiler, G., Jansen, D., and Willems, T., “Compression Testing of High-Strength Concrete: Latest Technology,” Concrete International, American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Michigan, August 1999, pp. 67-76.
Caldarone, M. A., Gruber, K., and Burg, R. G., “High-Reactivity Metakaolin, a New Generation Mineral Admixture,” Concrete International, American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Michigan, November 1994, pp. 37-40.
American Concrete Institute
Fellow, American Concrete Institute
American Concrete Institute 2001 Wason Medal for Materials
U.S. Patent 5,743,065 – Method of Reducing Stress Cracks at Re-entrant Corners of a Concrete Slab