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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 …
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.
|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…
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.
|7/12/23||LOW EMBODIED CARBON MATERIALS FOR CONCRETE||Larry Sutter, Ph.D., P.E. Sutter Engineering LLC||1 Hour||
This presentation will discuss materials being developed for the concret…
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.
No credits will be awarded for viewing recordings of the webinar.
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.
|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…
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.
|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||
This presentation will introduce the work of NEU, an ACI Center of Excel…
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.
|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…
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.
A recording is not available for this webinar.
|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…
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!!!
|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…
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.
|11/18/21||Ethics - Why Do Good People Do Bad Things?||David Schultz (Hamline University)||2 Hours||
Why do good people and organizations act unethically? Architects and eng…
Why do good people and organizations act unethically? Architects and engineers may confront ethical dilemmas in many forms during their professional practice, especially in the public arena. Many think that only unethical people do bad things, and that ethical people generally do not do bad things. However, the reality is that is often not the case, and this presentation will discuss why good or ethical people often act unethically. In this program, attendees will examine the Minnesota Rules of Professionalism and Ethics and examine examples of ethical dilemmas in professional practice. Specific case studies will be used to provide a foundation for an analysis regarding how the fostering of ethical diversity and thinking about one's personal ethics within organizations can prevent the slippery slopes that lead to administrative evil or unethical behavior.