Adding another title to its pitch book marketing series, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association introduces Insulating Concrete Construction, designed
Adding another title to its pitch book marketing series, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association introduces Insulating Concrete Construction, designed as an overview of concrete construction for energy-efficient and disaster-resistant commercial buildings. Written in everyday language and filled with a wide sampling of project photos, the flip book will enable any salesperson or promoter to speak with confidence to prospective owners or designers about the benefits of insulated concrete buildings, NRMCA representatives note. The flipbook suits one-on-one meetings or Îlunch-and-learnÌ presentations when customized with a company-specific logo and added information using the PowerPoint disk.
The latest flipbook joins others in the series, including titles on Flowable Fill, Pervious Concrete, Parking Lot Promotion, and Environmental Benefits of Concrete. The pitch books include clear and compelling data for presentation to the specifier, backed by key additional information that the specifier does not see. More information is available at http://nrmca.org/aboutconcrete/Pitch%20Book.asp
Separately, NRMCA introduces a new one-day course, Handling Concrete Specifications, Low Strength Problems and Mixture Submittals, intended for concrete producers, contractors, engineers and testing labs. The course will be offered on June 11, in Silver Spring, Md., and on September 15 in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Because dealing with concrete specifications, troubleshooting low-strength problems, and ensuring proper mixture submittals can be expensive and time consuming, the one-day course offers tips on how to address specification requirements, while saving money and incorporating new ACI Building Code 318-08 exposure categories. In particular, the course will cover analysis of strength test results to identify causes of low-strength issues and provide guidance to track compliance with specification requirements. Topics covered will include nondestructive testing techniques (e.g., the Rebound Hammer), core testing, evaluating core test results for acceptance, and assignment of responsibility. The course also provides necessary details required for an efficient concrete mixture submittal following the ACI 318 Flowchart for Selection of Concrete Mixtures.
Course instructors are Luke Snell, P.E., FACI, FASCE, Arizona State University and an NRMCA staff engineer. Attendees have the option of registering for a full day or either the morning or afternoon session at a reduced rate. Eight professional development hours, a certificate of completion, and credits toward NRMCA’s STEPS program are earned upon successful course completion. More information is available at www.nrmca.org/seminars/#LowStrengthProblems.