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Speciality: Engineering Materials
CANMET/ACI International Workshop on Concrete in the Marine Environment, Calais, Maine - Eastport, Maine
American Concrete Institute - Fellow
Canadian Society from Civil Engineering -Fellow
Former Member of the CSCE Committee on Engineering Materials
Metric Commission of Canada
Former Member-Engineering Section Committee 1975-1979
Canadian Standards Association
Federation Internationale de la Precontrainte (FIP) 1978-1997
Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick - Life Member
Former Member of Lightweight Concrete Committee
Research on Marine Concrete at the US Corps of Engineers, Treat Island, Maine Exposure Site
From 1978 to 2006, have been responsible for the preparation of specimens, annual testing and evaluation of concrete at this site for Natural Resources Canada (CANMET) and from 1982 to 2006 responsible for the evaluation of the U.S. Corps of Engineering specimens and the preparation of annual reports for each organization.
Research work carried out with graduate students from all over the world resulted in over 170 refereed papers and over 200 reports. List of papers available upon request. Also two patents have been issued to him on the use of high purity lignin as a high-range water reducing admixture for concrete.
He received his B.Sc. in civil engineering from the University of New Brunswick and M.Sc. from Imperial College and a Ph.D. from the University of London, UK.
Cedric Wilson Award of the American Concrete Institute, March, 1988. The award was given for laboratory and theoretical contributions to understanding the physical and engineering properties of structural lightweight concrete.
Canadian - USSR Academic and Scientific Exchange Award for Senior Scholars and Specialists. Study in Moscow at the Research Institute for Concrete and Reinforced Concrete (NIIZhB) and the Institute of Building Physics (NIISF). September 26 to October 26, 1988.
Canadian – USSR Academic and Scientific Exchange Award for Senior Scholars and Specialists for study of the Durability of Concrete in Cold Climates. Visited Research Institutes at Vladivostok, Yakutsk, Chelyabinsk, Magnitogorsk, Lipetsk and Moscow. September to November, 1992.
Construction Practice Award of the American Concrete Institute, March 1990. The award was for the paper “Deterioration and Rehabilitation of Berth Faces on the Tidal Zones at the Port of Saint John”, proceedings of the Second International Conference on Performance of Concrete in Marine Environment, Saint Andrews, N.B. ACI SP109, 1988, pp199-225.
Award for sustained and significant contributions to the success of CANMET/ACI International conferences on Concrete Technology, August, 1991.
Member of Centre of Excellence group on High Performance Concrete: Improving Canada’s Infrastructure and International Competitiveness. Operating Title was Concrete Canada. 1994-1998.
Awarded medal on September 7, 1995 in Mexico del Cemento Y del Concreto, AC. Medal awarded to those professionals with outstanding contributions in the field of research, teaching and application of cement and concrete. “EL REGISTRO Simbolo que atestigua su excelencia”.
Frank G. Erskine Award for outstanding contribution to the use of lightweight aggregate. Awarded by the Expanded Shale, Clay and Slate Institute, 1997.
Co-designed and produced the on-line course on Traditional and Non-traditional Uses of Coal Combustion Products that profiles its nature and many uses. In the category of Communications and Outreach, the University of New Brunswick’s web course was given a special recognition award by the Coal Combustion Products Partnership which is a collaborative program sponsored by the US Environmental Protection Agency, the American Coal Ash Association, the Utility Solid Waste Action Group, US Department of Energy, US Department of Agriculture and US Federal Highway Administrator. This course, developed in collaboration with the Association of Canadian Industries Recycling Coal Ash, is available on the web, free of charge, at www.circainfo.ca/resources.htm
Invited to join an international panel of experts to present a series of lectures on “Cement and Concrete Technology for Sustainable Development” in Beijing, Shenyang and Jinan, China, October 2008.
University of New Brunswick Alumni Award of Distinction - Sept. 2009
Wason Medal ofr Materials Research from the American Concrete Institute, March 2010. The Medal was for the paper "Performance of Slag Concrete in Marine Environment and was published in RCF Materials Journal, V. 105, November - December 2008, 628-634.
Symposium of Sustainability of Cement and Concrete held in my honour as part of the Second International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technology, Ancona, Italy; June 28-30, 2010.
Dr, Theodore W. Bremner is Professor Emeritus and Honorary Research Professor with the Civil Engineering Department at the University of New Brunswick. His research areas include the study of concrete in sea water; the microstructure and performance of concrete; the strength and durability of lightweight concrete; alkali-aggregate reactions, the performance of reinforced and prestressed concrete in corrosive environments; the use of high purity lignin as a superplasticizer for concrete; the use of magnetic resonance imaging to study moisture distribution in normal and low density concrete; strain and temperature measurement in concrete structures using distributed fibre optic sensing based on Brillouin scattering; and the study of specified density concrete.
Prior to returning to teach at UNB, Dr. Bremner served as a concrete specialist with a cement company and as a structural engineer in Calgary, Alberta where he was a designer of concrete bridges, high rise apartments and office buildings. Currently he provides consulting services to the concrete industry mainly in the areas of marine concrete and lightweight concrete as well as general construction problems and the repair of infrastructure.