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Handling Concrete Specifications Online Course

Handling Concrete Specifications Online Course
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.

This will be an Online Course

Course Schedule:

Webinar Day 1: 
Monday, October 5

11:00 am: Welcome
11:15 am: Code and Specifications governing ready mixed concrete (ACI 318, 301, ASTM C94).

1:00 pm: Break

2:00 pm: Mixture Design Submittals - What does the Engineer want? Group Analysis of Typical Mixture Design Submittal
3:00 pm: Concrete Test Reports: What do they tell me?

Webinar Day 2: 
Tuesday, October 6

11:00 am: Specification Revisions for all around benefits.
12:00 pm: What causes low strength tests and how does it affect my business?

1:00 pm: Break

2:00 pm: Who is responsible for the low break (testing, construction, manufacturing).
2:45 pm: Using the computer program to analyze concrete strength results.
3:00 pm: Investigating concrete: When to use NDT, coring, load test, petrography?

Webinar Log-in links will be distributed to attendees on Friday, October 2, 2020

10/5/2020 11:00 AM - 10/6/2020 4:00 PM
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