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12/8/20 New ACI Design Guides for Fiber Reinforced Concrete, and Other Developments in FRC Mike Mahoney, PE, FACI (Euclid Chemical) 1 Hour

The use of Fiber Reinforced Concrete continues to evolve and become more…
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The use of Fiber Reinforced Concrete continues to evolve and become more common place in everyday concrete construction. Learn how the new ACI 544.4R document can help ready- mix producers, engineers and contractors by providing a roadmap to designing FRC for many applications including floors, precast, shotcrete and paving applications. An update will also be provided on other CODE approvals such as UL fire classification for composite deck designs, various DOT initiatives for paving with FRC and the improvements in ASTM and other test methods to verify correct fiber selection and quantities in concrete.

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11/4/20 Economic, Construction & Cement Outlook: Cyclical & Structural Changes Resulting from Covid Dave Zwicke (Portland Cement Association) 1 Hour

The webinar covers Minnesota's cement/concrete trends and where the …
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The webinar covers Minnesota's cement/concrete trends and where the market is headed in the next few years. We will examine economic growth scenarios that may unfold under differing assumptions regarding COVID-19. Where are the growth opportunities? Will there be structural changes to the construction market following the recession? The presenter is Dave Zwicke who is Sr. Director of Economic Analysis at the Portland Cement Association.

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4/15/20 MN Concrete Forum: Environmental Product Declarations - The New Normal? Curt Turgeon (MnDOT Pavement Engineer) 1 hour

The webinar introduces the concepts of Product Category Rules, Environme…
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The webinar introduces the concepts of Product Category Rules, Environmental Product Declarations and Life Cycle Assessment. Legislative and Industry developments are addressed to inform the audience of why these concepts will likely become a part of daily lives in the near future.

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10/13/20 ACI 360 – Design of Slabs on Ground Scott Tarr, PE, FACI (North S.Tarr Concrete Consulting) 2 Hours

There are five commonly used procedures for designing industrial floor s…
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There are five commonly used procedures for designing industrial floor slabs. All of them are effective when their recommendations and details are followed. So, how does a designer choose the best method for a particular floor?  The most common approach is to determine the type of floor construction needed for expected loading conditions. Then, from the design procedures, select the most appropriate method for determining floor thickness, reinforcement, joint spacing, and other details.  This presentation will discuss the ACI 360 “Guide to Design of Slabs on Ground”.  It will briefly address the planning, design, and detailing of slabs. Background information on design theories is followed by discussion of the types of slabs, soil-support systems, loadings, and jointing. Some worked design examples for various types of concrete slabs-on-ground will also be covered.

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9/1/21 Cold Weather Concrete Ken Hover, PhD (Professor, Cornell University) 1 Hour

There is a lot more to cold-weather concrete than just preventing freezi…
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There is a lot more to cold-weather concrete than just preventing freezing. This webinar will discuss the reasons to protect concrete in cold weather, the ACI definition of cold weather, methods to protect concrete from freezing, and other topics beneficial to contractors, designers, owners, and suppliers who design and build projects in cold weather.

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2/23/21 Avoiding Damage, Distress, and Disappointment in Concrete Structures Michael W. Lee (Principal at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates) 1 Hour

This presentation reviews failures, damages, and other incidences of poo…
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This presentation reviews failures, damages, and other incidences of poor performance in concrete structures that have served to shape today's building codes and the standard of care for the profession. Examples range from well-documented, high-profile collapses to lesser known but similarly influential structural and serviceability problems. Case histories will include discussion of excessive cracking, the cause of such distress, and mitigation measures. The case histories will illustrate how small details can often mean the difference between success and disappointment; and how codes have evolved to reduce the risk of future failures.

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8/10/21 Parking Structures: Common Problems and Best Practices Michael W. Lee (Principal at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates) 1 Hour

This presentation reviews strength and serviceability problems in concre…
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This presentation reviews strength and serviceability problems in concrete parking structures. The effects of environmental exposure, vehicular loading, and deterioration will be discussed with an emphasis on key differences between buildings, parking structures, and bridges. Case histories will be provided to illustrate common problems, failures, and remediation methods. Precast concrete and cast-in-place systems will be discussed, including problems that occurred during construction. The presentation will include examples of changes that have occurred in the industry to enhance safety and long-term performance.

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7/14/20 Supplementary Cementitious Materials Dr. Larry Sutter 1 Hour

This presentation will cover the basics of common supplementary material…
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This presentation will cover the basics of common supplementary materials used in concrete. Common applications, comparisons of their properties in plastic and hardened concrete, as well as the outlook of their future use will all be covered in the presentation.

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1/28/21 Pumping Air Entrained Concrete and the Super Air Meter Tyler Ley Ph.D., P.E. - Professor at Oklahoma State University 1 Hour

This presentation will discuss changes in the volume of air entrained co…
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This presentation will discuss changes in the volume of air entrained concrete in pumped concrete. The work shows that during pumping the air volume will decrease and if measured immediately after pumping will be lower than what is found in the final concrete. These findings are supported by hardened air void analysis, freeze thaw tests, and measurement of the air void volume and spacing over time in the fresh concrete with the Super Air Meter. The presentation makes recommendations for modifications to the current testing specifications based on the findings.

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5/11/21 Alkali-Silica Reaction in Concrete: Prevention, Test Methods and Standards Jason H. Ideker, PhD (Professor, Oregon State University) 1 Hour

This presentation will focus on alkali-silica reaction (ASR) in concrete…
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This presentation will focus on alkali-silica reaction (ASR) in concrete.  A brief background of the reaction mechanisms and ways to prevent the reaction will be covered.  The reliability of standard test methods, within the context of current standards (ASTM C1778 and AASHTO R80) will be highlighted. In addition, several current research projects and international efforts in the area will be highlighted. 

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4/7/21 ICF Detailing - Lessons Learned M Laverdure and A Wilson (DSGW Architects) 1 Hour

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This session will review a few recent projects that were done completely in Insulated Concrete Forms and discuss some of the lessons learned when it comes to detailing.   From sub-grade installation to coordinating metal joist connections to exterior options, this presentation will illustrate some good options for you own ICF project.  Discussion about the ability for ICF to be a part of a Net Zero solution will also be a part of the presentation.

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8/4/21 How Keeping Your Coffee Hot and Your Beverages Cold Can Help You Understand Insulated Concrete Forms Stephen M. Williams, AIA, NCARB from Design West Architects 1 Hour

This webinar will explore the use of Insulated Concrete Forms as a viabl…
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This webinar will explore the use of Insulated Concrete Forms as a viable and enduring building system.  The webinar will explain the many benefits, economies, and attributes of Insulated Concrete Forms.  The presenter will share lessons he has learned, details for implementation, things to avoid, and things to consider.  The presenter will describe how Insulated Concrete Forms can be implemented into the design of net-zero energy buildings.  Finally, a case study will help illustrate the benefits and properties of a thermal mass/thermal reservoir. 

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9/2/20 Net Zero, ICF Design for Rural/Tribal Projects Michael Laverdure, AICAE, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP (DSGW Architects) 1 Hour

This webinar will outline the benefits of using Insulated Concrete Forms…
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This webinar will outline the benefits of using Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) in construction, especially in regard to Rural and Tribal projects.  ICFs are a key component in DSGW’s strategy to design Net Zero projects.  This presentation will show examples of ICF and Net Zero design, in particular the Fort Totten Alternative CTE School, the country’s first Net Zero school on Tribal lands in North America.  

The 12,500 square foot, $3.8 million net zero Fort Totten Alternative CTE School was designed to produce more energy than it consumes while ensuring to meet other standards common when designing a net zero facility. There are other net zero schools in the United States, but this new school is the first to be built on tribal land and the first in North Dakota.

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7/22/21 Non-Destructive Testing for Assessment of Concrete Structures Alfred Gardiner, PE (Braun Intertec) 1 Hour

We live in a constructed world and our lives and livelihoods are inextri…
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We live in a constructed world and our lives and livelihoods are inextricably linked to the proper function of our infrastructure and machinery. For this to be safely possible, we must have confidence in the technologies we rely on. Nondestructive testing provides that confidence.  To make smart choices, it’s important to have a sound understanding of the purpose, applications, requirements, and different methods of nondestructive testing. This presentation is intended to serve as an overview of various nondestructive testing applications as they are used in the field.

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4/22/21 Mass Concrete – How Big is Big? Robert Howell, P.E. (Professional Development Program Engineer, American Concrete Institute) 1 Hour

What is mass concrete? ACI 207.1R defines mass concrete as any volume of…
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What is mass concrete? ACI 207.1R defines mass concrete as any volume of concrete with dimensions large enough to require that measures be taken to cope with the generation of heat from hydration of the cement and attendant volume change to minimize cracking. But how does one predict whether mass concrete problems will occur and what steps should be taken? This presentation will discuss how to identify mass concrete, ACI 301 requirements pertaining to it, and good construction practices.

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6/3/20 Concrete: Adaptive and Resilient Engineering for Climate Change Julie Buffenbarger 1 Hour Concrete, a core building material, has general properties — including st…
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Concrete, a core building material, has general properties — including strength, durability, versatility, and relatively low cost— making it the most used building material in the world. the immediate and imminent challenges brought by population growth, urbanization and industrial production have provided an impetus for an increasing need for the resilience of buildings and infrastructure manufactured with concrete.

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6/11/20 The Future of Fly Ash Doug Rhodes 1 Hour More than 75% of all concrete is made with fly ash. In some states, fly ash…
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More than 75% of all concrete is made with fly ash. In some states, fly ash is specified for all concrete structures. Several regional shortages in the past few years coupled with increasing EPA regulations and plant conversions from coal to natural gas has put the future of fly ash in question. This presentation will go over where the fly ash industry is today, what is being done to help with supply, and what is being done to help ensure a strong fly ash market for the future.

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5/21/20 Trends in Modern Concrete Floors Kevin MacDonald, PhD, PE, FACI 1 hour The drive for sustainability often creates a tension between durability, co…
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The drive for sustainability often creates a tension between durability, constructability an owner’s expectations. The presentation will concentrate on changes in owners expectations such as low maintenance, crack free and aesthetically pleasing slabs on grade. These will be reviewed in the context of new materials, such as alternative sources of binder, Type IL cements, sinusoidal or plate dowels, and the various techniques used to increase the spacing between joints, or even to remove them completely.

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7/8/20 Introduction to Insulating Concrete Forms John Lee, PE, LEED® A.P. and Curt Gohmann 1 Hour The use of Insulating Concrete Forms or ICF’s as a structural building en…
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The use of Insulating Concrete Forms or ICF’s as a structural building envelope has increased in recent years as building owners look to create buildings that require less maintenance while being energy efficient, quiet and, most importantly, resilient. This one-hour presentation will discuss the concept of ICF’s from design to construction while highlighting the many benefits for the designer, contractor, owner and occupant. Attendees of this course will see a variety of project types and learn why ICF’s were chosen over other building materials.

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