Published September 13, 2016 | ALConcrete.org

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bham-attendeesThe Alabama Concrete Association’s “A Day of Concrete Knowledge” in Huntsville and Birmingham was a huge success.

More than 120 architects and engineers attended the events on Sept. 7th and 8th, and the program provided valuable education on concrete and masonry concrete topics. All participants received eight hours of HSW approved education credits, and certificates were issued at the end of each course.

All proceeds went to either the Alabama Concrete Industries Foundation (ACIF) or to the AIA Foundation.

ACIF yearly awards two $8,000 scholarships to students enrolled in architecture, engineering or building science at one of the state’s universities.

We want to thank all of our speakers, and all who attended. We look forward to making next year’s event just as successful.

The program’s speakers and topics are listed below:

Overview of TMS 403: Direct Design Handbook for Masonry Structures – Jason Thompson, P.E. – 2 HSW / PDH
Build with Strength: Low Midrise Buildings – Michael Wymant – 1 HSW / PDH
Segmental Retaining Wall Design– Chris Ebbesen – 1 HSW / PDH
Preventing Moisture Problems in Masonry Construction – Don Beers, P.E. 1 HSW / PDH
Diagnosing Common Concrete Problems – Robert Taylor, P.E. 1 HSW / PDH
Overview of Changes to TMS 402 and 602-Don Beers, P.E. 1 HSW / PDH
Sustainable Development with Concrete – Michael Wymant – 1 HSW / PDH

 

Chris Ebbesen speaks to the group on segmental retaining wall design.

Chris Ebbesen speaks to the group on segmental retaining wall design.

Don Beers discusses ways to prevent moisture problems in masonry construction.

Don Beers discusses ways to prevent moisture problems in masonry construction.

Jason Thompson gives an overview of TMS 403.

Jason Thompson gives an overview of TMS 403.