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3/8/23 Tilt-Up Engineering Basics James R. Baty II, F.ACI, F.TCA (Tilt Up Concrete Association) 1 Hour

The tilt-up industry remains characterized as a budding or growing deliv…
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The tilt-up industry remains characterized as a budding or growing delivery method for new construction.  This dominant method of design and construction has a rich history of more than a century of influence and nearly fifty years of dramatic growth and unmatched solutions.  This presentation will move through the concepts of the traditional tilt-up building and address the principle design requirements and challenges faced. The presenter will be James R. Baty II, F.ACI, F.TCA (Tilt Up Concrete Association).

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The webinar is being sponsored by the Iowa Ready Mixed Concrete Association, the Minnesota Concrete Council, the North Dakota Concrete Council, the South Dakota Ready Mix Association, and the Wisconsin Ready Mixed Concrete Association. 

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4/12/23 Design for Resilience and Sustainability Andy Horgan (Nudura Systems, Inc.) and Jim Schneider, LEED AP (PCI Mountain States) 1 Hour

Resilient design of buildings in the twenty-first century is imperative …
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Resilient design of buildings in the twenty-first century is imperative given increased intensity and frequency of extreme adverse climatic events.  Buildings must withstand environmental impacts to their exteriors while simultaneously protecting the occupants within and maintain operational functionality.

 

In this presentation we will discuss how to incorporate concrete construction systems as a sustainable building assembly option to meet the challenges of designing and building energy efficient and resilient structures that can withstand most, if not all natural disasters.

 

Architects, Engineers, General Contractors and Building Owners will gain a thorough understanding of concrete structural system benefits, including thermal envelope performance, design integration, construction processes, and renewable energy resources for consideration and implementation into overall building envelope design and construction.

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5/10/23 Ethical Decision Making in Engineering and Construction David Schultz 1 Hour

Engineering ethics is a set of ethical standar…
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Engineering ethics is a set of ethical standards for engineers to follow which can apply to most circumstances that arise on the job. These ethical standards are the engineers’ obligations towards the public, employers and the profession. The purpose of engineering ethics is to identify specific ethical issues that may arise in order to avoid a potential problem.

The presenter will be David Schultz, Professor of Political Science (Hamline University).

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The webinar is being sponsored by the Iowa Ready Mixed Concrete Association, the Minnesota Concrete Council, the North Dakota Concrete Council, the Oklahoma  Ready Mixed Concrete Association, the South Dakota Ready Mix Association, and the Wisconsin Ready Mixed Concrete Association. 

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6/21/23 Innovations and Operations: Sustainability Initiatives in the Concrete Industry Jim Schneider, LEED AP (PCI Mountain States) and Donn Thompson, AIA, LEED AP (NRMCA) 1 Hour

Concrete is a durable, resilient material that can provide many benefits…
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Concrete is a durable, resilient material that can provide many benefits to efficient, sustainable structures in the long term. While concrete does have an upfront CO2 impact, the industry is working to reduce GHG emissions and increase the efficiency of its products. This presentation will discuss technical innovations to reduce the carbon footprint of concrete and examine current process improvements that are pushing the industry forward to a more sustainable future.

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7/12/23 LOW EMBODIED CARBON MATERIALS FOR CONCRETE Larry Sutter, Ph.D., P.E. Sutter Engineering LLC 1 Hour

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This presentation will discuss materials being developed for the concrete industry that will lower the embodied carbon of a yard of concrete.  Some materials are ready to use and do not require additional support or alteration of how we produce, place, and finish concrete.  Others will require new approaches, new specification, and new understanding of chemistry. 

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The webinar is being sponsored by the Iowa Ready Mixed Concrete Association, the Minnesota Concrete Council, the North Dakota Concrete Council, the Oklahoma Ready Mixed Concrete Association, the South Dakota Ready Mix Association, and the Wisconsin Ready Mixed Concrete Association. 

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8/10/23 Communicating Sustainability: How to share your message about sustainable initiatives. Kimberly Kayler, CPSM, President, AOE 1 Hour

The concrete industry has a goal of carbon neu…
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The concrete industry has a goal of carbon neutrality by 2050.  In response to this goal, many industry organizations are tasked with getting their message related to decarbonization and sustainability to their customers, specifiers, and employees.  Transparency and recognition of goals and achievements are vital.  Kimberly will discuss a variety of methods and materials that should be used to effectively communicate progress.  Kimberly will help you identify key ways to communicate the steps your organization is taking, whether that be in the form of a new product or innovative process, that will help your organization reach your sustainability goals.

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8/16/23 The Role of Concrete in Carbon Neutrality Andrea Schokker, PhD, PE, LEED AP (NEU, An ACI Center of Excellence for Carbon Neutral Concrete) 1 Hour

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This presentation will introduce the work of NEU, an ACI Center of Excellence for Carbon Neutral Concrete, and discuss the important role of concrete in reaching carbon neutrality. The presentation will provide an overview of key terms and concepts, the latest information on green concrete codes, and examples of low carbon practices for the concrete industry for the present and future.

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9/13/23 Shoring and Reshoring Loads, Safety, Cost, Schedule, Concrete and Responsibility Professor Ken Hover, Cornell University 1 Hour

Forms, shores, and re-shores are a temporary s…
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Forms, shores, and re-shores are a temporary structure that carries the weight and construction load of the permanent structure until it is strong enough to stand up for itself.  While serving this temporary duty, forms, shores, and re-shores impact construction safety, cost, productivity, and schedule, and influence appearance, deformations, tolerances, and cracking of the hardened reinforced or prestressed concrete. 

 

This presentation introduces Codes, standard specifications, OSHA, and ANSI documents that address responsibilities for forms and shores.  By an example of a multi-story building, we look at how shore and re-shore systems work, including how shoring & re-shoring plans must be synchronized with rate-of-strength-gain of the concrete, as influenced by mix-design and ambient temperature.  This complex topic demonstrates how schedule, concrete mix, weather, construction technology, lab and in-place testing all come together.

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11/8/23 Evaluation of Concrete Core Test Results According to ACI 318-19 Luke Snell, P.E. 1 Hour

This presentation by Luke Snell, P.E. and an H…
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This presentation by Luke Snell, P.E. and an Honorary Member of ACI will take us step by step through the process of how to make a decision with  core test  results. Remember everyone is on edge when cores are needed – the concrete may be below strength and correction measures even removed may be needed!!!

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1/10/24 Concrete Basics for Young Professionals Tyler Ley, PhD, PE, FACI, FAcerS 1 Hour

Many issues related to construction can be all…
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Many issues related to construction can be alleviated by a fundamental understanding of the basics of concrete. This starts with knowledge of the standard components of a concrete mixture including cementitious materials, aggregates, water, and admixtures and their importance on the properties of fresh and hardened concrete. The combination of these materials in various proportions can produce mixtures suitable for a wide range of applications and placement methods. Once placed, the concrete must be properly cured to develop its intended properties. This presentation introduces the basics of concrete and describes its importance and application as a construction material.

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3/13/24 Concrete Innovations - Pathways for reducing concrete's carbon footprint Donn Thompson, Senior Director, Building Innovations, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association 1 Hour

It is becoming increasingly common for developers and the AEC community …
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It is becoming increasingly common for developers and the AEC community to establish carbon reduction goals for projects, in addition to other sustainability targets. Policies are being put in place that set carbon footprint limits on certain materials. In this session we will review the current landscape of embodied carbon and sustainability, how to calculate the carbon footprint of your scope on a project and discuss availability of local materials and strategies to reduce embodied carbon of concrete, including specific strategies to incorporate in specifications. We will also discuss how the ready-mix supplier can support the industry on a project that has carbon reduction goals. 

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5/8/24 History of Concrete - How it Started Luke Snell, P.E., FACI, Honorary Member -ACI Concrete Consultant 1 hour

Concrete is the second most used material in the world, only exceeded by…
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Concrete is the second most used material in the world, only exceeded by water. It is also one of our oldest construction materials starting thousands of years ago. It continues to evolve and allows us to make the tallest buildings, bridges, and roadways.

So how did our ancestors find out that if we heated rocks, we could make cement and then make concrete? How did we discover the multi-step process of making our modern concrete?

This presentation will take us through the journey of how cement and concrete developed. Along this journey, we will see how the discovery of fire, bricks, pottery, pyramids, and lighthouses played a major role in the development of concrete.

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6/12/24 Storm Shelters and Safe Rooms: Resilient Structures, Sustainable Communities Pataya Scott, PhD (FEMA) and Glenn Overcash, PE (AECOM / FEMA Contractor) 1 hour

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The presentation will provide background on safe rooms and storm shelters as well as their performance objective, current design references, and where they are required in the IBC and IEBC. We will explore how design and construction criteria for safe rooms and storm shelters result in resilience to tornadoes and hurricanes and provide enhanced sustainability for communities. Precast and cast in place examples will be shared.

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