MCC E-News Update

April 12 MN Concrete Forum: Proper Cure and Seal Techniques
Bill John (TK Products) will present what curing is not. He will identify the importance of timing of the start of curing. He will explain what curing does to help the strength of the concrete placed. And he will share the BIG difference between curing and sealing. He will also present best to least effective ways to cure and seal, illustrating the advantages and disadvantages with each method used.

Attendees will be emailed a certificate of attendance for one professional development hour (PDH) at the conclusion of the event.

There is no charge to attend this event but pre-registration is required because space is limited.  THIS EVENT IS NEARLY SOLD OUT!  REGISTER NOW IF YOU WANT TO ATTEND.

When: Thursday, April 12
Registration: 9:30 am. Presentation: 10:00 am. Q&A: 11:00 am.
Where: Midland Hills Country Club, Roseville

Click HERE for additional information, including how to register.



April 19 Breakfast Meeting: Interior and Exterior Decorative Concrete Troubleshooting
"Interior and Exterior Decorative Concrete Troubleshooting" will be presented by Chris Sullivan (ChemSystems). As a technical expert for The Concrete Network, Chris Sullivan regularly contributes articles about all facets of decorative concrete and answers questions about common problems dealing with stamped concrete, coloring and staining, cleaning and sealing, concrete overlays, and more. This presentation will cover troubleshooting decorative concrete and how mastering the basics is critical to achieving high-quality results and presenting a good image of the decorative concrete industry as a whole.

The event will be held Thursday, April 19 at Midland Hills Country Club.  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 for members to attend breakfast meetings is $25 ($20 early bird). The non-member rate is $35 ($30 early bird). PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Walk-ins may be turned away.

For additional information, including how to register, click HERE. Attendees will be awarded a certificate of attendance for one hour. This event has been approved for one AIA LU.



April 26 MN Concrete Forum: Natural Pozzolans
With the closure of numerous coal-fired power plants in the U.S., causing a reduction of available fly ash for concrete, the use of other supplementary cementitious materials (SCM’s) are becoming more prevalent. 3M is mining a Natural Pozzolan in Wausau, WI for use in concrete. 3M’s Natural Pozzolan is a fine grade cement replacement that provides ASR mitigation and improved overall strength and durability.

John Edwards (3M Industrial Mineral Products Division) will provide a technical presentation on the use of the 3M Natural Pozzolan, NP-100W in slip-form paving and other ready mix applications in the Midwest. 

Attendees will be emailed a certificate of attendance for one professional development hour (PDH) at the conclusion of the event.

There is no charge to attend this event but pre-registration is required because space is limited. 

When: Thursday, April 26
Registration: 9:30 am. Presentation: 10:00 am. Q&A: 11:00 am.
Where: Midland Hills Country Club, Roseville

Click HERE for additional information, including how to register.



May 17 Breakfast Meeting
"The Best Thing Since Water-Cement Ratio" will be presented by Jeff Speck, FACI (Trinity Lightweight). Internal curing may be the best thing to happen to concrete since we discovered the importance of the water-cement ratio. Internal curing using lightweight aggregate has been around for more than 20 years, so why isn’t it used more? This presentation will cover the principals of internal curing as well as the many benefits. It will also cover some information on specifying lightweight aggregate for internal curing in addition to some case studies from across the United States.

The event will be held Thursday, May 17 at Midland Hills Country Club. 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 for members to attend breakfast meetings is $25 ($20 early bird). The non-member rate is $35 ($30 early bird). PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Walk-ins may be turned away.

For additional information, including how to register, click HERE. Attendees will be awarded a certificate of attendance for one hour. This event has been approved for one AIA LU.



SAVE THE DATE!  June 21 Breakfast Meeting
MCC will be hosting an extended TWO HOUR presentation on June 21.  John Lee (Cemstone) will give a short presentation on the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association's Build with Strength campaign.  Derek Hodgin (Construction Science & Engineering, Inc) will present "Understanding the Challenges of Mid-Rise Wood Frame Construction" and Jon Narva (Narva Associates) will present "Project Fail Safe / Fire Codes Update."  Registration will open soon!



Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI) 2018 Convention
Hundreds of engineers, contractors, and DOT professionals will gather at the Hilton in Minneapolis, May 6-9, for the annual PTI Convention. The event includes dozens of technical committee meetings, during which attendees work on in-progress specifications and standards, a technical session program sure to educate and inspire, an awards program to recognize those making the biggest impacts on the post-tensioning industry, a lively exhibit hall, and networking/social events. 

For more information and/or to register, please CLICK HERE



For additional information about MCC's upcoming events, please contact Margaret Mills.

Margaret Mills
Administrator
Minnesota Concrete Council
PO Box 116, Rosemount, MN 55068
651-482-9549
margaret@mnconcretecouncil.com