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Build With Strength Holds "Concrete Knowledge" Event in Alabama

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Last week, Build with Strength teamed with the Alabama Concrete Industries Association to present its seminar for architects, engineers, builders and developers. "Days of Concrete Knowledge" was offered on Tuesday, September 26, in Mobile; Wednesday, September 27, in Birmingham and Thursday, September 28, in Huntsville. The presentations focused on performance on paving and buildings. Building materials play a big role in energy use and deciding the safety and resiliency of the built environment. Through design solutions demonstrated in this workshop, designers, architects and engineers can focus on strength rather than disaster response, resulting in investments that are secure and generate long-term value to the owners. More than 200 engineers attended throughout the three days.
The presentations were provided by NRMCA’s Amada Hult, PE, senior director for paving and Michael Wymant, senior director of building innovations. They explored emerging trends in housing and development, innovations in concrete construction, case studies that showcase building value generation, economical design of concrete wall and floor systems and how to utilize free resources to design structures. The program offered architects and engineers four hours of professional learning credits, along with four hours of additional concrete related topics. Fox Block’s David Morris and Force 5 Walls Rodney Hubble of Fairhope, AL, also presented local success case studies.
Build With Strength is a first-of-its-kind program for the concrete industry, designed not only to support our members, their businesses and the hard-working men and women of the concrete industry, but also to change the way people think about concrete construction versus direct competitors like soft-wood lumber.
For more information please contact Michael Wymant at

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