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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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2/9/21 Performance Based Specifications Support Sustainability Colin Lobo, Ph.D., P.E. (NRMCA) 1 Hour

With the increased focus on sustainability initi…
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With the increased focus on sustainability initiatives in construction, prescriptive requirements in specifications often restrict the concrete producer’s ability to optimize concrete for sustainability without compromising functional performance for project needs. The presentation will discuss these impacts and outline the development of a guide performance specification by ACI Committee 329.

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NRMCA - Specifying Sustainable Concrete

NRMCA - Guide to Specifying Ready Mixed Concrete (2015)

9/13/22 Extended Joint Floors: Concepts, Systems & Material Choices Chris Tull - CRT Consulting 1 Hour

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This presentation provides an overview of extended joint slabs primarily used on industrial warehouse floors. An overview of the stresses that must be controlled in order to extend joints will be discussed. Two case studies of extended joints will be presented; one of which is the Twin Cities metro area.

Learning Objectives:
1.    Address the reasons why joints are extended.
2.    Explain how shrinkage and thermal stresses have an impact on joint spacing.
3.    Review the families of technology associated with extended joints.
4.    Define joint widening and how this can impact slab performance.

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1/5/22 Best of Decorative Concrete 2021 – Ideas for Including Decorative Concrete in Design Chris Sullivan (The Fenix Group) 1 Hour

This presentation will include an overview of the American Society of Co…
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This presentation will include an overview of the American Society of Concrete Contractors award winning decorative concrete projects across all the major product categories highlighting how concrete can be strong and beautiful. Using the award-winning projects as examples, the presenter will illustrate how various types of concrete materials and finishes can be used across a wide scope of projects. The presenter will explain unique ways in which decorative concrete can be used to enhance projects – providing increased value and aesthetic appeal.

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6/1/22 Controlling Color & Longevity in Decorative Concrete Flatwork Chris Sullivan (The Fenix Group) 1 Hour

Recognizing decorative concrete flatwork requires a higher attention to …
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Recognizing decorative concrete flatwork requires a higher attention to detail is critical for success.  This program will cover best practices for all facets of decorative concrete flatwork.  We will look at steps including pre planning, installation, sealing and maintenance, and how each impacts the end result.  The primary focus will be key steps installers and designers need to consider to control color and promote longevity.

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12/7/22 How Technology is Shaping the Future of Concrete Delivery Chris Strickland and Ben Rabchuk (Command Alkon) 1 Hour

Like any industry, the construction sector is heavily influenced by tech…
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Like any industry, the construction sector is heavily influenced by technology. Even more so in recent years. While materials such as concrete might not conjure images of sci-fi films, lasers and androids, the industry itself has been immeasurably shaped by technological innovations, and this is set to continue. This presentation will discuss current and future technologies that will help automate processes, boost productivity, increases savings, and assist in reducing carbon emissions, all while improving communication and collaboration amongst all construction trading partners. New technologies like in truck concrete monitoring, sustainability trends, fleet tracking, inbound materials management, and other new technologies will be discussed.

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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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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…
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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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8/3/22 Compressive Strength Failures: Causes, Evaluation and Resolution Alfred Gardiner, PE (Braun Intertec) and Dan Vruno, PE (American Engineering Testing 1 Hour

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This presentation will provide information about what is typically done when compressive strength results are less than the design strength. The presentation will cover: 1) The reasons for the low strength 2) How low strength is typically evaluated 3) What resolutions have they experienced

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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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3/8/23 Tilt-Up Construction: Concept to Delivery 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 detail the progress made and highlight the features of the industry that evidence why it is an ideal platform for specialists in design and construction, returning craftsmanship to the mindset of today’s contractor. 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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