Register Today for Next Week's MCC Spring Symposium - Prescription to Performance

 

MCC | Spring Symposium - "Prescription to Performance"

 

The Minnesota Concrete Council invites you to attend next Thursday's Spring Symposium: Prescription to Performance.  The symposium, which will be held Thursday, March 17 at Midland Hills Country Club, will feature presenters Dr. Kevin MacDonald, PE (Beton Consulting Engineers), Willy Morrison (American Engineering Testing) and Maria Masten, PE (MnDOT).  Cost to attend is $50 and includes a full, hot breakfast, handouts and a certificate for three PDH's.

Over the last 100 years in the industry considerable progress has been made in material properties and technology to improve concrete by using admixtures, partial replacement of cements with fly ash, silica fume etc. to result in better structures. The specifications in the concrete mix on the other hand have stayed pretty much as “prescriptive." The prescriptive specifications tend to stifle innovation by limiting the types and quantities of ingredients in the mixture and material proportions. On the other hand, performance specifications are a set of instructions that outline the functional requirements for hardened concrete depending on the application. These may include strength, permeability, scaling, cracking and other criteria related to durability. These presentations will discuss the change from prescriptive to performance mixes, responsibility and testing issues, as well local project experience and lessons learned. 

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

Margaret Mills, Administrator
Minnesota Concrete Council
margaret@mnconcretecouncil.com
651-482-9549 (office)
651-423-4737 (direct)