Concrete Specification Class Offered in Wisconsin in February 2019
NRMCA is offering its information-packed, one-day course, Handling Concrete Specifications, Low Strength Problems and Mixture Submittals, intended for concrete producers, contractors, engineers and testing labs. The course will be offered on Wednesday, February 27, in Milwaukee in association with the Wisconsin Ready Mixed Concrete Association. This one-day course will discuss the latest changes to the code and specification requirements (ACI 318, 301, ASTM C94) governing ready mixed concrete and many other topics, including:
- What are the durability exposure classes in ACI 318?
- What are the changes in the new ACI 318, ACI 301, ASTM C94 that are related to ready mixed concrete?
- What are some specification revisions that can provide all around benefits in performance and cost?
- What are the causes for low strength problems and who is responsible?
- What should be on a concrete test report?
- How does one improve the quality of acceptance testing?
- Non-destructive testing, Coring – when and how?
- How to do a proper mixture submittal?
Course instructors are Luke Snell, P.E., FACI, FASCE, Western Technologies and Karthik Obla, Ph.D., P.E., vice president, technical services, at NRMCA. Producers, contractors, engineers and testing labs will find the discussions on investigating low strength problems and specifications very helpful to address issues that impact partnering, project cost and schedule. Upon successful completion of the course, attendees will earn 8 professional development hours, a certificate of completion and credits toward NRMCA’s STEPS program.
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