Invitation to the Build with Strength Symposium: Concrete Value and Innovations

The Minnesota Concrete Council and the Aggregate & Ready Mix Association of Minnesota invite you to attend the Build with Strength Symposium: Concrete Value and Innovations that will be held Thursday morning, Thursday, March 16, 2017.

A prime ingredient of sustainable architecture is longevity. If a building doesn't last, it wastes of a lot of energy, from both a human and a resource perspective, not to mention the economic value. Durability is the ultimate profitability. Builders are realizing that the promise of low first-cost is insufficient for portfolio value generation. From energy efficiency, lower insurance costs, and moisture resistance, barriers to a concrete structure increasingly collapse when industry professionals are equipped with the right design tools and knowledge.

Building materials also play a big role in deciding the safety and resiliency of our structures. From Edgewater to Houston to Los Angeles, the increased incidences of apartment fire conflagrations have provided a glimpse of what it looks like when the predicted effects of inferior building materials and code trade-offs work in tandem. The results are not pretty. Through design solutions demonstrated in this workshop, we can focus on strength rather than disaster response, resulting in investments that are secure and generate long-term value to the owners.

This workshop will explore:
• Emerging trends in housing and development
• Innovations in concrete construction
• Case studies that showcase building value generation
• Economical design of concrete wall and floor systems
• How to utilize existing, free resources to design structures 

Cost to attend is $50 if you register by March 10.  ($60 after March 10.)  

All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance for three professional development hours. The symposium has also been approved for AIA CES LU/HSW 3 Hours.

For additional information, including how to register, please CLICK HERE.