NRMCA Durability Course and NRMCA Level 4 certification

NRMCA will offer the Concrete Durability Course on June 3-5, 2013 at offices of the CTLGroup in Skokie (Chicago area), Illinois. The course is taught by Michael Thomas, University of New Brunswick and Kevin Folliard, University of Texas at Austin and NRMCA Engineering professionals. 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 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 and provides additional learning units towards the NRMCA STEPS program. Please click here to register early.

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association