Strategies for Accelerating Concrete Construction

Time is always of the essence for the construction pro. In concrete construction, a shorter curing time means adding the next story to a concrete building sooner, or re-opening a major interchange faster. Here is the way to accelerate your project and also extend the life of your structures.

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Innovative Green Concrete for Sustainable Construction

This course will provide learners with an introduction to Green Concrete. In addition, the course will examine the key components of Green Concrete Mixtures, illustrate some performance attributes of High-performance Green Concrete, and demonstrate the need for a process and methodology for quantifying sustainable concrete. Finally, the course will look at various project profiles that specified Green Concrete mixtures and how architects can incorporate this material to specify Green Concrete with a comparative life cycle assessment or Eco-Efficiency Analysis.

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Extended Joints for Slabs on Grade

This technology is a proven solution to the shrinking and cracking that plague extension joints in concrete slabs. See examples of where it has been used, how it can reduce safety hazards and why it extends the life of the slab.

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2021: The Best Year Ever for Concrete Construction?

Four things every concrete construction pro should watch for in 2021.

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Effective Waterproofing

This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. This course explains some of the issues relating to concrete deterioration as a result of water penetration. The course also describes the different methods of dampproofing, waterproofing, and vaporproofing and differentiate between positive- and negative-side waterproofing. The course also identifies the various types of waterproofing systems and differentiates between them.

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Strong Start Points to Record Construction Year

New field software breakthroughs with the use of laser technology. Learn how technology can help your business with measurements, layout speed and performance on future projects.

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Insulated Masonry Veneer Systems

This course explores the evolution of Masonry Veneer Systems in the marketplace and how they function. You will learn how insulated masonry veneer systems can meet durability, code compliance and aesthetic requirements for building projects. The course also covers the important properties of insulated masonry veneer systems and the codes that govern them. When completed, you will have a better understanding of how to specify these systems for various projects.

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The Form and Function of Decorative Concrete (Print Course)

Decorative concrete encompasses everything from overlays, inlays, mosaics, stamped concrete, and cast-in-place concrete amongst others. It can be used for swimming pool decks, as highly durable polished floors, and in a variety of vertical applications. Board-formed cast-in-place concrete can function both structurally and aesthetically, and masters such as Ando, Calatrava, and Kahn have mastered its use.

By understanding and analyzing the form and function of decorative concrete, as well as its benefits, limitations, and legacy, architects and other specifiers, will be better equipped to make innovative design decisions.

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Creating High Visual Impact Concrete with Architectural Form Release Agents

Concrete form release agents are often overlooked when designing and specifying concrete structures. In addition, many wrongly believe that form release agents are all one in the same, but in reality, there are a wide variety of agents with different performance characteristics.

Recent innovations in form release technology have introduced more sustainable products to the market, and higher performing release agents that result in more beautiful concrete structures. Do not let form release agents be an afterthought. Specifying the appropriate formula from a reputable manufacturer will help to achieve a concrete building that is as beautiful as envisioned.

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The Top 10 Ways to Reduce Concrete’s Carbon Footprint (Print Course)

Concrete is the building block of modern society and the most widely used building material. Nearly every structure built today, including buildings, bridges, homes, and infrastructure uses concrete in some way. It provides us with shelter along with places to work, learn and play. It connects us through roads and rapid transit and airports. Water is delivered and treated in concrete structures. Concrete is economical, available everywhere, durable, and versatile.

As demand for building construction continues to increase, it is likely the demand for concrete will also increase. Like all building products, however, concrete has a carbon footprint. This course will analyze the top ten strategies to take advantage of concrete’s benefits while ensuring the lowest possible carbon footprint.

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