NRMCA recognizes the need for educating students on the proper way to design and construct buildings and pavements with concrete materials.
In order to assist college professors in delivering state-of-the-art content
to students, NRMCA is offering complimentary registration to college
professors along with PowerPoint presentations, notes and some handout
materials.* Click here for registration information.
*NRMCA provides handout
materials for which it owns copyright. Other handout material that is not
owned by NRMCA would need to be purchased by students or professors for use
in course work. Although NRMCA prefers that professors attend these online
courses and Webinars, we will distribute course materials by request.
This course is designed to provide a general, background
knowledge of concrete. The course is broken down into 6 sessions which
will cover the following topics: fundamentals of concrete, component
materials of concrete, proportioning concrete basics, pre-placement
conference, batching, mixing and delivery, handling, placing and
finishing and curing concrete, and basic concrete troubleshooting.
This course provides details of concrete
building systems and pavements, including design methodologies and
construction techniques to minimize environmental impact. This course
also helps attendees design and write project specifications for
sustainable concrete building and pavement systems.
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. In addition to the detailed designs, this seminar will provide
introductions to innovative products such as pervious concrete, concrete
overlays and roller compacted concrete.
Building owners are demanding more
efficient and environmentally friendly projects and products. Life Cycle
Assessment (LCA) is increasingly being used to evaluate structures and
building products for environmental performance. This course provides
detailed instruction on how LCA can be used to assess the environmental
performance of concrete structures, including buildings and pavements. A
review of new and existing research comparing the environmental life
cycle performance of concrete and competing building materials will be
This program provides detailed instruction on how to
implement pervious concrete pavements as a solution to reducing
stormwater runoff from building sites and other paved areas. Attendees
will learn the details of pervious concrete pavement systems,
engineering properties and construction techniques.
Concrete overlays of existing
asphalt concrete streets and parking lots are exceptional methods for
restoring structural capacity and ride quality. In this webinar, the
participant will understand how to assess existing pavements, be
introduced to the design methods available, and the materials and
construction specifications needed for a successful project.
Achieving a properly designed and
constructed concrete pavement does not stop at a thickness design.
Jointing concrete pavements correctly is a crucial element that is often
overlooked. Attendees of this webinar will gain the necessary knowledge
to prepare a well designed jointing plan. Some of the topics that will
be discussed are why joint concrete pavements? Types of joints, jointing
guidelines, sealing and reinforcing.
Proper curing and drying of concrete
slabs are sometimes neglected in a fast paced construction schedule.
This webinar will provide technical guidance on concrete floors and
moisture. Topics to be discussed include sources, examples and potential
effects of moisture, concrete drying, moisture and pH testing, floor
coverings and vapor retarders and barriers.
Roller compacted concrete has
typically been used in high load and volume environments where quick
construction and long durability are needed. This seminar covers the
basic material properties of RCC, how to design and construct, and
points out key production and construction items to ensure a successful
One of the most important factors in
pavement design is understanding the soil conditions at a project site
and their effect on long term performance. This seminar will identify
methods for investigating soil conditions, how to quantify strength for
pavement design, and methods for properly preparing soils for paving.
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presentations above, follow the links below.
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