Concrete Pavement Webinar Series

2021 Series 

 

Addressing Myths About Concrete Pavement

Some of the more common myths about concrete pavements will be reviewed and discredited. Myths that will be addressed include: is more cement better? Is steel in concrete pavement necessary? Does adding steel increase the load carrying capacity? Are dowels required at all joints? Is a thick aggregate base required to support heavy loads? When can concrete be opened to traffic? Does cracked pavement mean it has failed? Is concrete more expensive than asphalt? …And more.

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Concrete Pavement Innovations

Early forms of concrete were used by the ancient Egyptians and a few millennia later by the Romans. Modern concrete has been in existence since 1824 and the first concrete street in American was built in Bellefontaine, Ohio in 1891. While the basic components of concrete (rock, sand, water, and cement) have not changed, there have been many material, design, and construction innovations that allow us to optimize its use. This webinar will focus on pavement innovations that positively impact the cost, environment, opening time, and ease of construction.

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Characterizing Traffic Streams for Pavement Design

A fundamental input to all pavement design procedures is the projected traffic over the design period. This traffic stream can be characterized in many ways which may require a conversion to an equivalent single axle, stating the average daily traffic and percent trucks, or defining the axle load spectra. Regardless of the required traffic input, it is important to recognize what is required and the steps needed to obtain the data. This webinar will fully cover traffic characterization for pavement design.

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Concrete Pavement Intersections

Pavement stress at intersections and approach lanes can be quite severe due to heavy vehicle stopping and turning. Additionally, the pavement within the center portion of an intersection may receive up to twice the amount of traffic as the approach pavement further increasing stress. Concrete pavements can withstand the loading and turning movements of heavy vehicles thus reducing the need to repeatably rebuild the intersection. This webinar will cover the design and construction of concrete intersections and how decorative concrete may be used to develop streetscapes for urban center intersections.

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Ready-Mixed Products for Municipal Airport Runways and Taxiways

There are over 5,000 public and nearly 15,000 private airports in the US with approximately 75% and 33% having paved runways, respectively. In terms of size, most of the airports fall into the categories of municipal or mid-sized. Ready-mixed products can provide cost effective and long-term paving solutions for these airports. This webinar will discuss the ready-mix options available for constructing or rehabilitating airside pavements.

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Controlled Low Strength Material (CLSM) in Transportation Projects

Controlled Low Strength Material (CLSM) is a self-consolidating cementitious material used primarily as a backfill and as an alternative to compacted fill. Other terms used to describe this material include: flowable fill, controlled density fill, and soil-cement slurry. In-service CLSM, especially lower-strength CLSM, exhibits characteristic properties of soils and can be used as structural fill (when strengths are higher), backfill and bedding, anticorrosion fills, electrically conductive materials, low-permeability fills, thermal or insulating fills, durable pavement base, and erosion control. This webinar will cover use of CLSM, mixture design, and placement.

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2020 Series

Designing Concrete Parking Lots and Streets

Concrete pavements may be used in a variety of applications including streets and parking lots. By using suitable design techniques and appropriate details a designer can develop an economic and sustainable concrete pavement cross section that will perform for many years. This seminar will provide instruction on how to design and detail concrete pavements used in streets and parking lots by considering the traffic loads, soil conditions, concrete properties, and resulting pavement stresses.

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Designing Concrete Industrial Pavements

Concrete paving for heavy industrial and trucking facilities has many similarities to other types of concrete pavements; however, service distinctions may include slower traffic speeds and zones with multi-directional flow traffic. Industrial paving projects are usually larger in size than most parking lots, and may include warehouses, factories and truck terminals. The scale of these projects and the extreme traffic loads generally justify more rigorous design attention than typical of parking lots. This session will identify the differences in design and construction for industrial concrete pavements.

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Concrete Pavement Design Software

The U.S. concrete industry associations recognized the importance of having better tools available to assist pavement designers. To that end, the concrete industry collaborated to develop one industry recommended pavement design tool specifically for pavements that serve the parking, street, and industrial markets. The web-based tool combines existing best design practices for jointed and continuously reinforced concrete pavements, concrete overlays, roller-compacted concrete, and cement-treated bases and soils. This webinar introduces the website and demonstrates how to use it.

 

Soils 101: What to Know for a Successful Paving Project

The characterization and proper handling of soils for any paving project is vital to meeting the long-term performance expected from the pavement. Therefore, it is important to establish a thorough and effective geotechnical investigation that properly informs the design and construction processes. This webinar will explore pertinent aspects of soil characterization for all paving projects.

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Concrete Pavement Jointing and Details

One of the most important details of concrete paving is the proper timing and placement of joints to relieve tensile stresses that develop immediately after paving. The purpose of this webinar is to cover the proper design and construction of joints in concrete pavement. Proper joint design and construction will help ensure that a concrete pavement will perform as intended and reach or exceed its design life. This webinar will cover the most common types of joints used for concrete pavement applications and when and how they should be placed.

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Materials and Construction Specifications for Concrete Pavement Projects

The purpose of this webinar is to cover the proper development of a Materials and Construction Specification for a Concrete Pavement Project. The Materials and Construction Specification is a critical document, as it communicates the design engineer’s requirements for the proper materials and construction techniques for a concrete pavement project. A well-developed specification will result in more competitive bids, and less problems on the job.

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Concrete Street and Parking Lot Maintenance and Repair

All pavements will require maintenance and repair during their lifetime. However, understanding when maintenance should occur, and the types of repair required are important to be both economical and meet the pavement’s performance criteria. This presentation will teach how to assess the distresses observed and cover the various maintenance techniques for concrete pavement repair.

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Concrete Overlays of Existing Asphalt Surfaced Streets and Parking Lots

The performance life of asphalt surfaced parking lots can be extended by placing a bonded concrete layer on top of the existing asphalt. This technique has been used for many years for highway, street and parking lot pavements but still engineers and owners are unfamiliar with the process. This session will cover the publication entitled the Guide to Concrete Overlays of Asphalt Parking Lots and demonstrate the steps necessary to properly design and construct a concrete overlay.

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Concrete Trail Design

A properly designed and constructed concrete trail can be a sustainable amenity for any community. Recently, the Guide to Concrete Trails by the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center was published to provide guidance for design and construction of paved concrete recreational trails, including those for biking, running, and walking, and of other pathways such as cart paths on golf courses. This session will review the guide with an emphasis towards improving the transportation and recreation opportunities of the general public through trail development.

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Designing Pervious Concrete

Pervious concrete pavement is considered a best management practice by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and is a recommended solution to reducing runoff in the LEED Green Building Rating System. Pervious concrete pavement is ideal for parking areas, sidewalks, patios, tennis courts, roads and driveway. This one-hour webinar provides an introduction to designing a pervious concrete pavement infiltration system.

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Specifying Pervious Concrete

Pervious concrete pavement is considered a best management practices by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and is a recommended solution to reducing runoff in the LEED Green Building Rating System. Pervious concrete pavement is ideal for parking areas, sidewalks, patios, tennis courts, roads and driveway. This one-hour webinar will address specifying pervious concrete per the recommendations of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA).

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Installing Pervious Concrete

Pervious concrete pavement is considered a best management practices by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and is a recommended solution to reducing runoff in the LEED Green Building Rating System. Pervious concrete pavement is ideal for parking areas, sidewalks, patios, tennis courts, roads and driveway. This one-hour webinar will address the proper methods of installing pervious concrete per the recommendations of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA).

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Maintenance Guidelines for Pervious Concrete

Because pervious concrete pavement is part of a designed stormwater management system, maintenance differs from what is typically done on conventional pavements. Maintenance and cleaning are the owner’s responsibility. Awareness of maintenance requirements by the owner, and strict adherence to scheduled maintenance activities are critical to ensuring the longevity of pervious pavement systems.

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Soil Cement & Full-Depth Reclamation with Cement Using a Ready Mixed Concrete Truck

Soil Cement is a highly compacted mixture of soil/aggregate, cement, and water. Full-Depth Reclamation (FDR) is a method of pavement reconstruction that utilizes the existing asphalt, base, and subgrade material to produce a new stabilized base course for a chip seal, asphalt, or concrete wearing surface. Both processes provide an excellent base for a final wearing surface.

This webinar includes the following learning objectives:

  • Understand the definition of Soil Cement and Full-Depth Reclamation
  • Advantages of the Soil Cement/FDR process
  • How to determine the appropriate cement content target
  • Soil Cement/FDR construction process
  • Cement slurry delivered in a ready mixed concrete truck

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Concrete Paving Promotion Webinar Series

 

Understanding the Guide to Concrete Overlays of Asphalt Parking Lots

All concrete industry personnel are responsible for promoting concrete as a durable and versatile paving material. Actively conducting sales, marketing, and promotion has proven to increase bottom line profits for all product suppliers in the concrete supply chain. This session will cover the publication entitled the Guide to Concrete Overlays of Asphalt Parking Lots and provide promoters with the tools needed to sell concrete overlays and increase market share.

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Overview of Guide to Concrete Trails

Recently, the Guide to Concrete Trails by the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center was published to provide guidance for design and construction of paved concrete recreational trails, including those for biking, running, and walking, and of other pathways such as cart paths on golf courses. This session will review the guide with an emphasis towards how to use the guide to promote concrete trails.

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Partnering With Contractors & Engineers For Pursuit Of Paving Projects

Concrete suppliers can extend their reach of sales and promotion of cement based paving materials through collaborations with concrete contractors and engineers. These partnerships have proven to be successful when efforts have been made to communicate more effectively and make sales calls together. This session will review how to be more successful at paving promotion by forming the right partnerships.

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CONCRETE FUNDAMENTALS WEBINAR SERIES

Fundamentals of Concrete Part 1: Essentials of Quality Concrete (On-demand)

This course provides an overview of concrete making materials and the properties required for plastic and hardened concrete. Factors that influence the quality of concrete will be covered.  Register here…

Continuing Education: AIA-CES 3 LU | 3 PDH | Total Running Time: 3 Hours | Price: $100

 

Fundamentals of Concrete Part 2: Forming, Handling, Placing and Finishing Concrete (On-demand)

This course is an overview of the proper methods and procedures for transporting, forming, placing and finishing concrete. The material covers transporting, forms, placement tips, concrete conveying devices, and curing concrete, as well as precautions for hot and cold weather concreting. Register here…

Continuing Education: AIA-CES 3 LU | 3 PDH | Total Running Time: 3 Hours | Price: $100

 

Fundamentals of Concrete Part 3: Concrete Standards, Requirements and Specifications (On-demand)

This course covers the Building Code requirements for concrete materials (ACI 318) and the specifications for concrete as addressed in ACI 301, Specification for Structural Concrete. The presentation covers strength and durability requirements for concrete as addressed in these industry standards. Register here…

Continuing Education: AIA-CES 3 LU | 3 PDH | Total Running Time: 3 Hours | Price: $100

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PODCASTS

Concrete Credentials Podcast

This podcast covers experts from the design, development, construction, and other industries who understand the many benefits of using concrete. Register here…

 

A Series of Four Podcasts from the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) with co-funding from the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA)

 

  • Concrete takes on asphalt
    Michael Hoefft, K&M Concrete Construction and Ray Merlo, Merlo Construction, discuss the benefits of concrete and marketing strategies for concrete pavement.

 

  • Design of the times
    Anthony DeCarlo, TWC Concrete Services and Chris Tull, CRT Concrete Consulting, discuss the importance of using ACI 330 as the standard for concrete parking lots design.

 

  • Stronger together
    Michael Hoefft, K&M Concrete Construction and Jon Hansen, NRMCA, discuss the benefits of NRMCA’s Concrete Parking Lots Boot Camp with an eye on building industry partnerships between producer and contractor.