Unraveling Concrete Specifications

    August 13, 2020
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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    Maggiano's Little Italy
    2019 Post Oak Blvd.
    Houston, TX 77056

    We are excited to be offering our August Chapter Talk webinar at Maggiano's.  Come have lunch and listen to Rex Donahey Unravel Concrete Specifications.  This webinar is also available for purchase at your own location.  If you purchase the webinar only ticket, you will be provided with a link to the webinar.  Please note - the Webinar is only available on this date and time.  A drawing will be held for all who register for this event either in person or virtually for a free 1-year subscription to one of the following:  

    • ACI Online Collection of Concrete Codes, Specifications, and Practices
    • ACI University All-Access Digital Subscriptions (monthly webinars and on-demand courses) or
    • ACI Concrete Repair Digital Subscription


    Unraveling Concrete Specifications

    The art of writing good concrete specifications can be a daunting task. ACI reference specifications are designed to help engineers easily and consistently write quality concrete specifications and benefit contractors through a consistent standard of practice. The most common reference specification for concrete construction is ACI 301.  “Specifications for Structural Concrete.” This presentation will cover how to properly use reference specifications to enhance project specifications and minimize the amount of specification editing required for a project. Significant changes and updates to ACI 301 that help specifiers and contractors place more durable and resilient concrete structures will also be presented. These changes not only address some new issues, such as alkali-silica reactivity, but also coordinate ACI 301-16 with the requirement of ACI 318-14.

    Topics covered in this presentation include:

    • What are ACI specifications?
    • Common features of ACI specifications, using ACI 301,
    • Summary of the ACI 301 checklists, and
    • Important upgrades in ACI 301-16


    Presented by:

    Dr. Rex Donahey
    American Concrete International

    Rex Donahey earned his PhD from the University of Kansas. His career has included stints as a faculty member at Oklahoma State University and the University of Illinois; a structural engineer with Ellerbe Becket, Inc.; and the director of research at Composites Technologies Corporation. For the past 14 years, he has been Editor-in-Chief of Concrete International, the magazine of the American Concrete Institute. Donahey holds two patents related to insulated concrete wall panels. He is a licensed professional engineer in Oklahoma and Florida, and he is a member of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute.



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