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NRMCA Improving Concrete Quality Course

NRMCA Improving Concrete Quality Course
Purpose and Background Improved concrete quality has far reaching benefits in improved performance, reduced time and costs, a lower environmental footprint of concrete and an overall improvement in the quality of concrete construction. Based on quality surveys and award submissions, it has been observed that the industry does not commonly track quantifiable quality indicators and, as a result, the return on quality investments is not well understood. Improving Concrete Quality, will address these issues as well as other NRMCA resources which provide the basic content for the course.

Improving Concrete Quality Course Agenda

7:30 am:          Registration

8:00 am:          Overview of Quality Organization, Obla

8:45 am:          Quantifying Impact of Quality Systems, Obla

9:30 am:          Statistical Concepts for Monitoring Quality, MacDonald

10:15 am:        Break

10:30 am:        Monitoring and Controlling Water Content in Mixtures, MacDonald

11:15 am:        Quantifying Variability of Ingredient Materials, Obla

12:00 pm:       Lunch

1:00 pm:          Quantifying Variability Associated with Manufacturing, MacDonald

1:45 pm:          Quantifying Variability Associated with Testing – Monitoring Test Data, MacDonald

2:30 pm:          Break

2:45 pm:          Producer Product Testing to Minimize Variability, MacDonald

3:00 pm:          What to do with acceptance test data – Case study of 3 projects, Obla

3:30 pm:          Impact of Specifications on Quality, MacDonald

4:00 pm:          The Quality-Sustainability link, MacDonald

4:15 pm:          Quality Management System (NRMCA Quality Certification Program), Obla


Kevin MacDonald, Ph.D., P.E., FACI

Beton Consulting Engineers

2025 Centre Pointe Blvd., Ste. 220

Mendota Heights, MN 55120

Ph: (651) 686-4224

E-Mail: kmacdonald@betonconsultingeng.com

Karthik Obla, Ph.D., P.E, FACI


66 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 250

Alexandria, VA 22314

Ph: (703) 706-4863

E-Mail: kobla@nrmca.org


Course Dates/Time:
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Course Location:
 1805 J.N. Pease Place, Charlotte, NC 28262

 Parking is available onsite at no charge.

NRMCA has NOT contracted a block of rooms but suggests the following hotels nearby:

SpringHill Suites by Marriott, Charlotte University Research Park,
8700 Research Dr, Charlotte, NC 28262 | (704) 503-4800

Home2 Suites by Hilton, Charlotte University Research Park,
625 McCullough Dr, Charlotte, NC 28262 | (704) 659-5100

Closest Airport: Charlotte-Douglass International Airport. The airport is approximately a 15 minute ride from the CRMCA office.

Cancellation Policy:
 Full cancellation refunds, less a $50 administration fee, will be extended until November 24, 2020. All cancellations after November 24, 2020 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.

Important/Class Confirmation:
 NRMCA reserves the right to cancel this event. In the unlikely event the class is cancelled, NRMCA will refund the entire registration fee, but is not responsible for airline and hotel reservation fees.

12/15/2020 7:30 AM - 12/15/2020 4:30 PM
CRMCA 1805 J.N. Pease Place Charlotte, NC 28262

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