ACI past presidents anchor 2017 webinar series

Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.

The American Concrete Institute’s Presidents Series of webinars debuts February 7 with “ACI 318: What’s in Your Spec?” William E. Rushing Jr., P.E., FACI, will discuss the importance of specifications in realizing designer intentions for the concrete being placed and constructed.

Key aspects of ACI 318-14, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary, and 301-16 Specifications for Structural Concrete, will be reviewed to clarify the engineer’s responsibility in writing the material and specifying performance requirements for concrete construction. Among learning objectives:

  • Writing a code-compliant construction specification conforming ACI 318-14 requirements;
  • Specifying project concrete requirements using the designated exposure classes and conditions from Chapter 19 for freeze/thaw, sulfate, water contact, and corrosion protection;
  • Applying ACI 318-14 Chapter 26, “Construction Documents and Inspection,” to write a complete project specification; and,
  • Understanding how to use ACI 301-16 in project specifications.

A project manager for structural and multidiscipline work, Rushing is a vice president with Waldemar S. Nelson & Company, Inc. in New Orleans. He served as 2014-2015 ACI president and remains active on technical, education and administrative committees. Additional President Webinars are scheduled for 2017, each aimed at highlighting ACI’s strategic plan and informing members, chapter members and customers. Webinar registration can be obtained here.