Are You Attending MCC Continuing Education Events in February?

Please click on the links below for additional information about each event - including how to register.
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February 11: Special Event - Promoting Concrete's Resilience
Presented by: Evan Reis, Executive Director of the US Resiliency Council
Location: Sheraton Minneapolis West (12201 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka, MN)  Please note that this event is NOT in our usual location.
Credits: Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance for one hour.
Details:  Registration opens at 1:30 pm.  The presentation will begin at 2:00 pm and end by 3:00 pm.
Event Sponsors:  This event is being co-sponsored by MCC, PCI Midwest, ARM and MC&MCA
Cost: $20
Presentation Description: This presentation will describe how resilience can be measured in terms of safety, as well as the economic and social benefits of being able to recover quickly from natural disasters. Evan Reis, the Executive Director of the US Resiliency Council, will discuss how the natural resilience and durability of concrete can be promoted in an environment where our preparedness to face natural disasters continues to rise.



February 19: MN Concrete Forum - Peavy Plaza Rehabilitation
Presented by: BJ Siljenberg, PE (Barr Engineering Company)
Location: Midland Hills Country Club - Roseville, MN
Credits: Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance for one hour.
Details: Registration opens at 9:30 am.  The presentation begins at 10:00 am and will conclude by 11:30 am.
Cost: $10 (early bird) or $15 regular rate
Presentation Description: Originally built in 1975, Peavey Plaza is an outdoor public space on Nicollet Mall in the heart of Downtown Minneapolis. This presentation will discuss some of the highlights of the revitalization project include restoring the plaza’s fountains and water features, adding more durable and environmentally friendly paving materials, updating lighting and making design updates to ensure the plaza is compliant with the Americans with Disability Act.



February 27: Breakfast Meeting – Moisture Mitigation in Existing Slabs
Presented By: Matt Sheehan, PE (Concrete & Construction Consultants, LLC)
Location: Midland Hills Country Club
Credits: Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance for one hour.
Details: Registration opens at 7:00 am. A full hot breakfast buffet will be served beginning at 7:15 am. The presentation will begin at 8:00 am and will conclude by 9:00 am.
Cost: $20 (early bird) for members and $30 (early bird) for non-members.
Presentation Description: Moisture-related problems with floor coverings and coatings applied over concrete slabs have become a serious and costly issue for designers, constructors, manufacturers, installers, and owners. Problems are being experienced on both new and renovation projects. For renovation projects, the contractor must deal with existing slabs that may emit higher levels of moisture than can be tolerated by the new floor covering system. This presentation will discuss many of the options currently used to help with moisture-related problems on renovation projects and existing slabs.



March 10: Tech Talk Tuesday - ACI Repair Code
Presented by: Khaled Nahlawi, PhD, PE - Senior Engineer at the American Concrete Institute
Location: Midland Hills Country Club
Credits: Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance for one hour.
Details: Registration and lunch begin at 11:30 am.  The presentation will begin at noon and end by 1:30 pm.
Cost: There is a $35 co-pay to attend the meeting ($25 early-bird).  The registration fee is waived for students.  Pre-registration is required.
Presentation Description: This presentation will introduce the ACI 562-16, “Code Requirements for Assessment, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Existing Concrete Structures and Commentary.” This is the first U.S. code produced specifically for the repair of reinforced concrete. A new guide document for the code with additional information and project examples that help users interpret the code requirements will also be highlighted. Topics covered in this presentation will include: Why a repair code is needed; the philosophy behind ACI 562; how the code promotes consistency in repair design and recognizing repair construction.



Please contact me with any questions.

Margaret Mills
Administrator
Minnesota Concrete Council
651-482-9549
margaret@mnconcretecouncil.com