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Handling Specifications, Submittals, Low Strength Problems

Handling Specifications, Submittals, Low Strength Problems
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. 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.

This will be an online course with live and recorded sessions that will be available on-demand.
Your link to the live sessions of the course will be provided upon completing your registration.
Please note there will be an additional link for the recorded sessions and the course handouts that will be provided before the course begins.

Registrants can view the recorded session and course handouts at their leisure between March 11 and 19 and are encouraged to email their questions to kobla@nrmca.org.
Registrants are required to attend the live sessions on March 12 and 19 to receive their attendance certificates.
The introductory meeting on March 12 will go over the course details and should take about 30 minutes.
The meeting on March 19 will address all the Questions and Answers that had been emailed by the registrants.
Attendees will also get an opportunity to participate in a group discussion that will enhance learning.

Course Schedule:
 (subject to change)

Thursday, March 11
11:00 AM EST
Additional links for the recorded sessions and the course handouts will be sent.

Friday, March 12

11:00 AM EST
Live Session - Welcome and Course Introduction

Friday, March 19 

11:00 AM EST
Live Session - Questions and Answers.
Cancellation Policy: Full cancellation refunds, less a $100 administration fee, will be extended until March 5, 2021.
All cancellations after March 5, 2021 will not be refunded.
Fee cancellations cannot be transferred to a future class. 
Substitutions can be made at any time with no penalty. 

Registration cancellations must be made in writing to: meetings@nrmca.org. 
3/11/2021 11:00 AM - 3/19/2021 12:30 PM
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