NRMCA Durability Course Set for Early June in Colorado

NRMCA will offer the Concrete Durability Course on June 6-8 at the offices of the Colorado Ready Mixed Concrete Association in Denver. At this point there are sufficient number of registrants to hold the course so interested persons are requested to register as soon as possible to ensure planning for the course goes ahead. The course is taught by Michael Thomas, University of New Brunswick, and Kevin Folliard, University of Texas at Austin, and the NRMCA Engineering Staff. 

The course provides a fundamental understanding of the nature of cement and concrete as they relate to durability of concrete. Topics will cover cracking, alkali aggregate reactions, sulfate attack, corrosion of reinforcing steel, freeze-thaw durability and other aspects. A group exercise will be facilitated to walk attendees through NRMCA ConcreteWorks software that can be used to develop concrete mixtures for durability. The course also discusses the new provisions for durability in ACI 318-11 and how specifications can be structured to address durability. Attendees at previous courses have given this program rave reviews.

This course also offers those with the NRMCA Level 3 certification to obtain the NRMCA Concrete Technologist Level 4 certification. It also provides additional learning units toward the NRMCA STEPS program. Please register early if you wish to attend.

Registration information and staff contact information can be found on NRMCA's Web site.

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association