& BACKGROUND 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 options.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
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.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
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.
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.
Overview of Concrete Pavements
streets and parking areas, pervious
concrete, concrete overlays and
roller compacted concrete.
Economic and environmental
Costs estimating and life
Pavement stresses, traffic
loads and subgrade support
Concrete properties and
construction and isolation joints
reinforcement, dowels and tie bars
Joint filling & sealing
Pavement grades, curbs and
durability and workability
Layout for construction
placement, finishing and texturing
Curing and protection
Jointing and striping
Opening to traffic
Inspection & Testing
Maintenance & Repair
Joint and crack sealing
Full depth repair
Undersealing and leveling
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT HOURS
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