2021 Calendar of CPCOZ Events

NRMCA.org Webinars

January 13: Better Design Through Embodied Carbon
Time: Noon – 1:00 pm CST
Presenter: Emily Lorenz, PE
Credits: 1 PDH and/or 1 AIA CES LU/HSW (AIA Course #MCC011321)
Registration Link: https://cvent.me/mqYLqX

Description: Now that architects have a good understanding of environmental impacts related to energy use, the next design frontier in tackling climate change is reducing the embodied carbon in buildings. This live webinar will focus on best practices for determining the embodied carbon in a building, including credible sources for embodied carbon data. It will introduce common practices and misconceptions about comparisons of embodied carbon. A case study will be presented that highlights how design decisions may be influenced when comparing among up-front carbon, use-phase carbon, or whole-life carbon. The presentation will highlight existing tools related to quantifying embodied carbon.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to identify credible sources for embodied carbon data.
  2. Participants will learn instances when the embodied carbon of systems should not be compared.
  3. Participants will understand pitfalls related to short-cuts or estimates of embodied carbon.
  4. Participants will learn how to determine the embodied carbon in their buildings.

Speaker Bio: Emily Lorenz, PE, is an independent consultant in the areas of LCA, EPDs, PCRs, green building, and sustainability. She serves as an engineer in the areas of green structures and practices, energy efficiency, thermal properties, and moisture mitigation. Lorenz also specializes in green building code and standard work and advocacy.


January 20: Concrete Systems 101 – An Introduction to Insulating Concrete Forms and Precast Concrete
Time: Noon – 1:00 pm CST
Presenters: Micah Garrett (Chair of the ICFMA Education Committee, and COO of BuildBlock Building Systems) and Randy Wilson (Director, Architectural Precast Systems at PCI)
Credits: 1 PDH and/or 1 AIA CES LU  (AIA Course #MCC012021)
Registration Link: https://cvent.me/vvQrGw

Description:  This presentation will give a brief basic overview of insulating concrete forms (ICFs) and precast concrete.  The presenters will answer the following questions:  What are ICFs and what is precast concrete? What are the benefits of each system?  How is each installed/erected?  What types of buildings are constructed from precast concrete and ICFs?

Learning Objectives:

    1. By the end of the presentation, attendees will have a working knowledge of what insulating concrete forms and precast concrete are.
    2. At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to identify some benefits of using insulating concrete forms and precast concrete.
    3. Participants will understand ways that insulating concrete forms and precast concrete can be used and installed or erected.
    4. Participants will have a basic knowledge of the different types of buildings that can be constructed from ICFs and precast concrete.

January 27: Resiliency – Consideration Beyond Code Requirements
Time: Noon – 1:00 pm CST
Presenter: Shamim Rashid-Sumar, PE, FSFPE (Vice President, Fire Codes and Standards at the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association)
Credits: 1 PDH and/or 1 AIA CES LU/HSW (AIA Course #MCC012721)
Registration Link: https://cvent.me/4BqYRe

Description: Prescriptive building code requirements represent provisions for the least safe structure that may legally be built in a jurisdiction. Over the past 20 years, the building design and construction industry have witnessed an increase in the number of trade-offs of passive fire safety features for active systems. As natural disasters attributed to climate change continue to escalate, the population of neighborhoods located along with the wildland-urban interface increases, and fire and emergency access to buildings in densely populated areas is obstructed, multiple drivers arise to consider more robust construction for our built environment.The presentation will provide an overview of increased risks from natural and human hazards, identify approaches to mitigate their effects through voluntary and mandatory strategies and demonstrate the importance of incorporating standards for resiliency beyond minimum code requirements.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize the increased risks from natural hazards and how resilient construction can support long-term sustainability by addressing life safety and building functionality
  2. Identify approaches to mitigate the effects of natural hazards
  3. Underpin a community’s economic vitality and safety through natural hazard mitigation
  4. Demonstrate the importance of incorporating resilient standards in construction

Speaker Bio: Shamim Rashid-Sumar is Vice President, Fire Codes and Standards for the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, a national trade association representing the concrete industry.  Based in New York, she works with National Model Building Codes and Standards organizations to advocate for non-combustible construction and provides technical support regarding codes, standards, regulations, and legislation at the national, state, and local level.  Shamim is a fellow of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers where she also serves on the Board of Directors.  She is a principal member of NFPA Technical Committees on Building Construction, Fire Protection Features, Residential Occupancies, and Structure, Construction, and Materials.  Shamim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Protection Engineering and a Minor citation in French Language and Cultures from the University of Maryland College Park.


January 22-29: Plant Manager Certification Course, January 2021
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 703-706-4852
Registration Link: https://www.nrmca.org/course/plant-manager-certification-course-online/


January 28: Concrete Pumping 101
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Cost: FREE
Presenter: Jim Bury (ConForms)
Credits: 1 PDH and/or 1 AIA CES LU (AIA Course #MCC012821-1)
Learn More and Register: CLICK HERE

Webinar Description: The concrete pumping equipment available today is more advanced, reliable, and prolific than ever before. So why can’t I find one that can move this perfect mix I just created? The factors that can affect concrete pumping are numerous, inter-related, and sometimes hidden, making the predicting of pumpability seem elusive. So how is the construction industry, which is becoming ever more cost conscious and filled with complicated and demanding concrete requirements, to deal with it on a more simplified level? This presentation will discuss some of the over 50 factors that affect concrete pumping, the basics of how concrete pumping works, how mix designs can be adjusted to accommodate the application’s multiple requirements, and what can be done to help eliminate the jobsite problems that result in a finger pointing exercise and costly downtime.


January 28: Pumping Air Entrained Concrete and the Super Air Meter
Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Cost: FREE
Presenter: Tyler Ley Ph.D., P.E. (Oklahoma State University)
Credits: 1 PDH and/or 1 AIA CES LU (AIA Course #MCC012821-1)
Learn More and Register: CLICK HERE

Webinar Description:This presentation will discuss changes in the volume of air entrained concrete in pumped concrete. The work shows that during pumping the air volume will decrease and if measured immediately after pumping will be lower than what is found in the final concrete. These findings are supported by hardened air void analysis, freeze thaw tests, and measurement of the air void volume and spacing over time in the fresh concrete with the Super Air Meter. The presentation makes recommendations for modifications to the current testing specifications based on the findings.


January 28-29: Pathways to Net Zero Buildings
Email: Doug O’Neill, 716-801-6546
Registration Link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8429007183157717775

Join concrete experts for a two-day event that will explore the concept and achievement of net zero construction. Over the course of several sessions with industry and research leaders, we will work to define the concept of net zero from an embodied and energy standpoint to present different strategies to achieve net zero buildings. Participants can earn up to 4 continuing education credits when they join for all sessions. Topics will include context and definitions, design, material innovations, specifications, construction, building science, and more.

Day 1: Day 1: Embodied Pathways, 11-1pm EST

  • Context and Definitions with Jeremy Gregory Executive Director, Concrete Sustainability Hub, Research Scientist, MIT
  • Material Innovations with Lionel Lemay, Executive Vice President of Structures and Sustainability, NRMCA
  • Specifications with Colin Lobo, Executive Vice President/Division Head, Engineering, NRMCA
  • Design with Mike Gryniuk & Frances Yang; Gryniuk: Associate and Project Manager, LeMessurier; Yang: Associate and Sustainability Consultant, Arup
  • Construction with Jennifer Mitchell, Senior Manager for Design + Building, LinkedIn
  • Q&A moderated by, Jeremy Gregory, Executive Director, Concrete Sustainability Hub, Research Scientist, MIT Civil and Environmental Engineering

Day 2: Day 2: Energy Pathways, 11-1pm EST

  • •Context with Gregg Lewis, Executive Vice President, Promotion Strategy and Communications, NRMCA
  • Multifamily Case Studies with Mark Ginsberg and Lois Arena; Ginsberg: Principal, Curtis+Ginsberg, Lois Arena, Director, Passive House Services, Steven Winter Associates
  • Q&A moderated by Gregg Lewis, Executive Vice President of Promotion Strategy and Communications, NRMCA
  • Case Studies in Net Zero with Phil Donovan & Tracy Steward; Donovan: Technical Principal, Little Diversified; Steward: Principal, CMTA

Registration fee is $50.00.

 

February 2-5, 2021:CCSP Module III, General Business Knowledge
ONLINE COURSE
Email: Mason Jean, 703-706-4852
Registration Link: https://www.nrmca.org/conferences-events/


February 3: Building More than Just the Pedestal: An Owner/Developer’s Perspective on Building All Concrete Multifamily Mid-Rise
Time: Noon – 1:00 pm CST
Presenter: Ryan Bedford (President, Bedford Development)
Credits: 1 PDH and/or 1 AIA CES LU (AIA Course #MCC020321)
Learn More and Register:  CLICK HERE

Description: Look around and you’ll see many five to seven story projects being built today with a one- or two-story concrete pedestal, supporting up to five floors of steel or wood frame. These “pedestal” projects are assumed to be the cheapest way to build while longer term ownership implications of these designs are not well understood. This one-hour presentation dispels the myths that are driving the popularity of pedestal construction and demonstrates the value concrete provides.

The developer/owner’s perspective on building multi-family housing projects with Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs) will be presented, and will include design, construction, and energy-efficiency implications, as well as tenant satisfaction. The presenter will overview his use of ICF’s and concrete for the exterior wall system at Kendal Lofts, a 42-unit project in Waukesha, Wisconsin. In addition, the presenter will also discuss his latest all-concrete residential projects in Wisconsin and Florida.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn the advantages of designing with insulating concrete forms (ICFs), for mid-rise multi-family applications
  2. Through local project examples, see how to best design and detail cost effective concrete multi-family mid-rise projects
  3. Understand first cost and the long-term ownership benefits
  4. Find out about the many concrete industry project design resources available to assist architects designing with concrete

Speaker Bio: Ryan Bedford is President of Bedford Development, based in Waukesha, WI.  Bedford Development started in 2011 as the development arm of The Kendal Group, a large-scale developer, general contractor, and property manager with over 3,500 units in Illinois, Minnesota, Colorado, and Wisconsin.  After completing a successful career as an Olympic and World Champion Speedskater, Ryan has been active in development since 2010.


February 9: Performance Based Specifications Support Sustainability
Time: Noon – 1:00 PM CST
Cost: Free
Presenter: Colin Lobo, Ph.D., P.E. (NRMCA)
Credits: 1 PDH and/or 1 AIA CES LU (AIA Course #MCC020921)
Learn More and Register: CLICK HERE

Webinar Description: With the increased focus on sustainability initiatives in construction, prescriptive requirements in specifications often restrict the concrete producer’s ability to optimize concrete for sustainability without compromising functional performance for project needs. The presentation will discuss these impacts and outline the development of a guide performance specification by ACI Committee 329.


February 10: Precast Concrete Storm Shelters
Time: Noon – 1:00 pm CST
Presenter: Paul Todd (Principal at Todd Architecture)
Credits: 1 PDH and/or 1 AIA CES LU/HSW (AIA Course #MCC021021)
Registration Link: https://cvent.me/MQWZwg

Description: This one-hour program is intended for professional designers and engineers. The attributes of precast concrete will be presented, demonstrating how these qualities may be applied to the design and construction of safe and efficient storm shelter facilities. The versatility and resiliency of precast concrete will be further highlighted by a video demonstration, and a series of case studies.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Introduce the requirements for a FEMA P-361 Storm Shelter
  2. Identify the components of a precast concrete structure
  3. Discuss precast concrete characteristics and advantages
  4. Compare materials and their utility and sustainable benefits

Speaker Bio: Paul Todd holds Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies and Master of Architecture degrees from the University of Illinois.  He has thirty-six years of experience in residential, governmental, and commercial projects, involving both new construction and rehabilitation of historic structures, including: over four million square feet of total precast concrete structures, the first LEED™-certified office building in Colorado, and the first total-precast concrete LEED™-certified structure in the country.

He is a licensed architect and LEED™-accredited professional.


February 18, 2021: Concrete Innovations
VIRTUAL COURSE
Time: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Cost: Free
Email: info@CPCOZ.com
Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6926014371645315855 (After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.)

Presentation Description:
Concrete is the most widely used building product in the world, yet its sustainability can often be questioned.   This 1-hour presentation is intended to clarify the true environmental impact of cement and concrete while identifying the new products and manufacturing methods that are enhancing concrete’s performance to address today’s environmental challenges.   New production processes can significantly offset embodied carbon.  Innovative additives can enhance both plastic and hardened properties, resulting in stronger, more efficient structural cross sections, with greater durability and long-term resilience.  Natural and enhanced carbonation processes offer tremendous promise for concrete to absorb and permanently remove CO2 from the environment.

Audience:  Architects, Engineers, Contractors, Developers, Building Owners and Product Manufacturers

Learning Objectives:
Understand new technologies used in concrete manufacturing.
Discover how innovative concrete products can improve project performance.
Learn how to implement the latest concrete innovations in building & infrastructure projects.
Demonstrate the importance of incorporating new technologies to enhance resilience and sustainability in the built environment.

Presenter’s Bio:
Donn C. Thompson is the Senior Director, Building Innovation for the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association.  Based in Kenosha, WI, he supports the Build with Strength program, demonstrating the first cost and long-term advantages of ready mixed concrete building systems throughout eight Midwest states.
A licensed architect and LEED accredited, Donn has over 20 years of practical experience in design and construction.  More recently he has worked for over 22 years in the cement and concrete industry holding a variety of product support, contractor training, technical promotion, and sales positions.

Continuing Education Credits:  NRMCA is a registered AIA continuing education provider.

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February 19 – March 1, 2021: NRMCA Concrete Technologist Training & Certification, Short Course
ONLINE COURSE
Email:
 Mason Jean, 703-706-4852
Registration Link: https://www.nrmca.org/conferences-events/


February 22 – 26, 2021: NRMCA Dispatcher Training Forum Exam
ONLINE COURSE
Email:
 Mason Jean, 703-706-4852
Registration Link: https://www.nrmca.org/conferences-events/


February 23: MO/KS Chapter, ACPA 41st Annual (& 1st Ever Virtual) PCC Concrete Pavement Workshop
Offering Lots of Technical Content, DOT Updates, Awards Presentation, Prize Giveaways, and Some Fun!

  • Welcome/Registration Boxes Mailed to All Registered Attendees
  • 9 PDHs Available Along with Anytime Learning/Viewing Option
  • Secure Login Sent Prior to Event

Program, sponsorship, and registration information available at: https://www.moksacpa.com/event-registration/#!event/2021/2/22/41st-annual-mo-ks-chapter-acpa-portland-cement-concrete-pavement-conference or by contacting Cindy Allen @ 913-381-2251 or Cindy@moksacpa.com

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March 2-3, 2021: NRMCA’s 2021 Annual Convention (Virtual)
Email:
Jessica Walgenbach, 703-706-4852
Registration Link: https://www.nrmca.org/conferences-events/


March 11-19, 2021: Handling Concrete Specifications
ONLINE COURSE

Email: Mason Jean, 703-706-4852
Registration Link: https://www.nrmca.org/conferences-events/


March 19-26, 2021:Plant Manager Certification Course, March 2021
ONLINE COURSE
Email:
Jessica Walgenbach, 703-706-4852
Registration Link: https://www.nrmca.org/conferences-events/


March 22 – 26, 2021: CCSP Module IV, Professional Sales Skills Workshop
ONLINE COURSE
Email:
Jessica Walgenbach, 703-706-4852
Registration Link: https://www.nrmca.org/conferences-events/


March 28 – April 1: ACI Spring Convention (Virtual)
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March TBA: ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician – Grade 1 Exam
Location:
Springfield, MO
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March 28 – April 1: ACI Spring Convention (Virtual)
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April 5: ACI Flatwork Finisher Certification
Location: O’Fallon, IL
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April 13-17: ACI-Concrete Field Technicians/Grade 1 Certification Examination
Location: Springfield, MO
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November 12, 2021: Salute to Construction Banquet
Location: Springfield, MO
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