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Charysse Knotts, PE, PMP, LEED AP 



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Is My Concrete Defective? And what's the weather got to do with it? (hosted by Black & Veatch)
Start Date/Time:
Thursday, August 22, 2019 11:30 AM
Recurring Event:
One time event
Normal Priority
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Topic:  Is My Concrete Defective?  And what's the weather got to do with it?

Does a low strength test require automatic rejection of concrete? What about a weakened, cracked, or ugly surface? What does the code say versus your contract? These questions unfortunately arise in concrete construction and sometimes the answers aren’t clear. Complicating further is when the issues are caused by hot or cold weather. What is considered “hot” and “cold”? What do you need to do differently? Get some background, answers, and strategies to deal with these questions!

Presenter:  Larry Taber, P.E., FACI, Senior Structural Engineer, Black & Veatch Federal Business

Learning Objectives:

  1. What is the definition of low concrete strength per the code and per a typical contract?
  2. What is the statistical basis for the code requirements?
  3. When is removal of defective concrete required or perhaps recommended? What methods besides removal can be used for acceptance?
  4. What is considered hot and cold weather concreting and what additional requirements are often specified?

RSVP:   EventBrite if escort is required
Location: DFAC conference room, Clay Kaserne
Date:  22 August 2019
    1130 – Presentation
    1230 – Networking and optional lunch
Cost:  Suggested donation $20/20€ for industry and $10/10€ for military/civilian.  All proceeds go toward scholarships.  Receipts provided.
Other: PDH certificate available.  Please forward the event invitation to others interested in attending.  For any questions (or a map) please email rhein.main.same@gmail.com

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News and Events

  1. SAME Camps.  SAME is now accepting applications for their 2020 Engineering & Construction Camp Program.  You may know a deserving student interested in applying for the program.  See the SAME Camp web page at https://www.same.org/stemcamps for all the information.  The deadline for applications is Monday 16 March 2020.
  2. SAME Rhein-Main Post Scholarships.  Deadline for applications is Tuesday 31 March 2020.  Download the Scholarship Application here.