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NRMCA Concrete Durability (Online) Course

NRMCA Concrete Durability (Online) Course
The next NRMCA Concrete Durability Course will be offered as an online course on June 15 - 22, 2020. The course will be offered in two 2-hour sessions per day over a 1-week period, with the exam on June 22. Course handouts and quizzes will be administered online. Sessions will be recorded for persons who have conflict with scheduled live sessions. The course is taught by Michael Thomas, U of New Brunswick, Kevin Folliard, U of Texas at Austin, and NRMCA Engineering Staff. The course provides a fundamental understanding of the nature of cement and concrete as they relate to durability of concrete. Topics will cover cracking, alkali aggregate reactions, sulfate attack, corrosion of reinforcing steel, freeze-thaw durability and other aspects. A group exercise will be facilitated to familiarize attendees with the Concreteworks software used for mass concrete and service life prediction. The course also discusses the durability provisions in the Building Code - ACI 318-19 and how specifications can be structured to address durability. Comprehensive reference material is provided as course notes that is an excellent resource to concrete producers and associated technical personnel. Those with the NRMCA Level 3 certification obtain the NRMCA Concrete Technologist Level 4 certification when passing the exam offered with the course. It is not essential to have attended the NRMCA technical short course to attend the Durability Course. The course provides required learning units towards the technical track of the NRMCA STEPS certification program. Persons interested in attending this course are encouraged to register as soon as possible.

This Course Will Be Held Online:

Once registered, you will receive a confirmation of payment/registration.
Registrants will receive their course login information on June 12th.



Course Schedule

Monday
Session 1  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Michael Thomas
Introduction 
Overview of Concrete Durability

Nature of Concrete I:
Hydration, Microstructure & Permeability

Session 2  1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Kevin Folliard
Nature of Concrete II:
Shrinkage & Cracking

 
Tuesday
Session 3  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Michael Thomas
Chlorides, Carbonation & Corrosion
Corrosion Protection

Session 4  1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Michael Thomas
Alkali-Aggregate Reactions

Wednesday
Session 5  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Kevin Folliard
Sulfate Attack and Related Issues

Session 6  1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Kevin Folliard
Overview of ConcreteWorks
Case Study Assignment

 
Thursday 
Session 7  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Colin Lobo
Code Requirements and Specifications
Performance-based alternatives

 
Session 8  1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Michael Thomas
Freeze-Thaw & Deicer Salt Scaling
Other Forms of Deterioration

 
Friday
Session 9  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Kevin Folliard, All Instructors
Group discussion on ConcreteWorks and Assignment
Wrap up and Question and Answer Session

 
Exam will be Held on Monday, June 22nd, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

 
When
6/15/2020 9:00 AM - 6/19/2020 3:00 PM
Where
Online Event

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