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Concrete has traditionally been perceived as the higher-priced but longer-lasting material for parking lots. However, with the recent rise in asphalt prices, concrete has become competitive in both initial costs and life-cycle costs. Now, property owners can enjoy the benefits of concrete, including long service life and low maintenance, along with environmental benefits such as cooler surfaces and reduced lighting requirements.


This seminar will provide attendees with state-of-the-art techniques and methodologies for designing, specifying and building concrete streets and parking lots. Attendees will be
able to provide their clients with the best possible solutions for their street and parking needs. They will provide clients with the benefits of concrete pavements including long service life and low maintenance. In addition, attendees will be able to present environmentally superior solutions compared to other paving



This course provides detailed instruction on how to design and build concrete streets and parking lots. It provides details of pavement design including traffic loads and pavement stresses. Concrete properties and thickness design are presented in detail. Recommendations for subgrade support and pavement jointing are provided. Concrete materials are presented including discussions on strength, workability and durability. Recommended specifications are provided.

Construction techniques, inspection, testing, maintenance and repair are discussed. Geometry and layout are presented including parking requirements, entrances and exits. Additional detail will be provided on cost estimating, cost-benefit analysis, and life cycle cost. In addition to details of conventional concrete pavements, this seminar will provide introductions to innovative products such as whitetopping and pervious concrete. Features of each system will be presented including economic and environmental benefits.




This course is intended for civil engineers, geotechnical engineers, landscape architects and public works officials involved in the design and layout of concrete streets and parking areas. Concrete contractors and concrete producers will also benefit from this seminar.



SEMINAR INSTRUCTOR:   Christopher R. Tull, P.E.

Mr. Tull is president of CRT Concrete Consulting. He has 20 years experience in the material, engineering and placement facets of concrete construction. He has worked for a large concrete contractor, a construction manager, the Indiana Ready Mix Concrete Association as well as a ready mixed concrete producer. He has experience with concrete mix designs, concrete slab on grade technologies as
well as slip form concrete pavements. Mr. Tull is a civil engineering graduate from Cornell University.


Program is from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  1. Overview of Concrete Pavements

    • Conventional concrete streets and parking areas, pervious
      concrete, concrete overlays and roller compacted concrete.

    • Economic and environmental benefits

    • Costs estimating and life cycle costing

  2. Design

    • Pavement stresses, traffic loads and subgrade support

    • Concrete properties and thickness design

    • Jointing: Contraction, construction and isolation joints

    • Distributed steel reinforcement, dowels and tie bars

    • Joint filling & sealing

    • Pavement grades, curbs and islands

    • Material strength, durability and workability

  3. Construction

    • Subgrade preparation

    • Layout for construction

    • Paving equipment, placement, finishing and texturing

    • Curing and protection

    • Jointing and striping

    • Opening to traffic

  4. Inspection & Testing

    • Subgrade preparation

    • Concrete quality

    • Construction Operations

  5. Maintenance & Repair

    • Joint and crack sealing

    • Full depth repair

    • Undersealing and leveling

    • Overlay

    • Cleaning

  6. Concrete Overlays

  7. Pervious Concrete

  8. Roller-Compacted Concrete


Architects and engineers earn 6 Professional Development Hours upon completion of this program. This seminar is registered with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education Systems. This program also fulfills some of the requirements for NRMCA’s STEPS Certified Concrete Professional program.








Contact Lionel Lemay, NRMCA's Senior Vice President of Sustainable Development.



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