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NRMCA Handling Concrete Specifications - Milwaukee, WI

NRMCA Handling Concrete Specifications - Milwaukee, WI
NRMCA Handling Concrete Specifications, Low Strength Problems and Mixture Submittals Dealing with concrete specifications, troubleshooting low strength problems and ensuring proper mixture submittals can be expensive and time consuming. This one-day course will get into code and specification requirements (ACI 318, 301, ASTM C94) governing ready mixed concrete including the new ACI Building Code 318-14. It will suggest specification revisions for all around benefits in performance and cost which is based on a specification guideline document. The guideline document is the result of review of numerous concrete specifications (Section 03300) belonging to large owners and has been reviewed and supported by the NRMCA Research Engineering and Standards Committee. Troubleshooting low strength problems is perhaps the primary reason for back charges for a concrete company. This could be almost entirely avoided by knowledgeable concrete technical personnel. The course will cover the analysis of strength test results to identify causes for low strength problems including technician competence and provide guidance to track compliance with specification requirements. Non-destructive testing techniques like the Rebound Hammer, core testing, evaluating core test results for acceptance and assignment of responsibility will be discussed. Another part of this course provides necessary details required for an efficient concrete mixture submittal. Analysis of a typical mixture submittal will be conducted as a group exercise.

Wildwood Lodge - Pewaukee, WI
Wildwood Lodge, N14 W24121 Tower Place | Pewaukee, WI 53072
Phone: (262) 506-2000

The course will be taught in a one-day format.

7:30 AM: Registration
8:00 AM: Code and Specifications governing ready mixed concrete (ACI 318, 301, ASTM C94).
9:30 AM: Mixture Design Submittals

  • What does the engineer want?
  • Group Analysis of Typical Mixture Design Submittal

10:30 AM: Break
10:45 AM: Specification revisions for all around benefits.
12:00 PM: Lunch
1:00 PM: Concrete Test Reports

  • What do they tell me?

1:45 PM: What causes low strength tests and how does it affect my business?
2:30 PM: Break
2:45 PM: Who is responsible for the low break (testing, construction, manufacturing).
3:30 PM: Using the computer program to analyze concrete strength results.
3:45 PM: Investigating concrete

  • When to use NDT, coring, load test, petrography?

Continuing Education: 
This course earns 8 credits towards a CCPf designation in the Concrete Technology career track. CCPf, standing for Certified Concrete Professional, is the highest professional designation in the industry. 

Local Hotel: NRMCA has NOT contracted a block of rooms for this event but suggests the host hotel, Wildwood Lodge.

call (262) 506-2000 or book online

Free parking is available at the hotel.

Closest Airport
: General Mitchell Airport is 25 miles from the hotel.

Transportation is not provided for this event. Transportation is the responsibility of the registrant.

NRMCA will refund registration fee less $25 administration fee if cancelled on or before February 6, 2019. All cancellations after February 6, 2019 will not be refunded. Cancellations must be made in writing to NRMCA Meetings Dept. at meetings@nrmca.org or by fax to (301) 565-8200

2/27/2019 7:30 AM - 2/27/2019 3:45 PM
Wildwood Lodge N14 W24121 Tower Place Milwaukee, WI 53072 UNITED STATES


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