Concrete Durability Course Online

NRMCA Concrete Durability Course

Online Course – December 11 – 18, 2023

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Cost: Members: $750 | Non-Members: $1,050

The course will be offered online in two 2-hr sessions each day between December 11 and 15 (10 sessions). Content will be posted on the NRMCA training site for attendees to download. Live sessions will be recorded for attendees to access at a later time during the course.

The Level IV certification exam will be administered online on Monday, December 18.

The course provides a fundamental understanding of the nature of cement and concrete as they relate to durability of concrete. Comprehensive reference material is provided as course notes that is an excellent resource to concrete producers and associated technical personnel. It is not essential to have attended the NRMCA technical short course to attend the Durability Course. Persons interested in attending this course are encouraged to register as soon as possible.

Course Content

  • Nature of Concrete: cementitious materials and hydration; microstructure; permeability
  • Shrinkage and Cracking
  • Corrosion mechanisms and corrosion protection
  • Alkali Aggregate Reactions
  • Sulfate-attack and related problems
  • Freeze-thaw durability and deicer scaling
  • Other forms of concrete deterioration
  • Code and Specification requirements for durability
  • Group exercise using ConcreteWorks – service-life prediction model

Course Instructors:

Anton K. Schindler, Ph.D., Professor, Auburn University, 238 Harbert Engineering Ctr, Auburn, AL 36849, Email: [email protected]

Kevin J. Folliard, Ph.D., Professor, Dept. of Civil, Arch, and Env Eng., The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, E-mail: [email protected]

Colin Lobo, Ph.D, P.E., Exec VP, Engineering, NRMCA, 66 Canal Center Plaza, Ste 250, Alexandria, VA  22314, E-mail: [email protected]