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Avoiding Damage, Distress, and Disappointment in Concrete Structures
Date: February 18, 2021
Time: 8:00 – 9:00 am CST
Presenter: Michael Lee, (Principal – Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.)
Credits: 1 PDH and/or 1 AIA CES LU/HSW (AIA Course #MCC021821)
Cost: Free
Registration Link: https://cvent.me/2PVbQ5

Description: This presentation reviews failures, damages, and other incidences of poor performance in concrete structures that have served to shape today’s building codes and the standard of care for the profession. Examples range from well-documented, high-profile collapses to lesser known but similarly influential structural and serviceability problems.  Case histories will include discussion of excessive cracking, the cause of such distress, and mitigation measures. The case histories will illustrate how small details can often mean the difference between success and disappointment; and how codes have evolved to reduce the risk of future failures.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Attendees will understand how failures, damages, and other incidences of poor performance in concrete structures have served to shape today’s building codes and the standard of care for the profession.
  2. Attendees will be able to identify examples of well-documented, high-profile collapses and lesser known but similarly influential structural and serviceability problems.
  3. Attendees will understand some causes of excessive cracking in concrete.
  4. Attendees will comprehend how to mitigate excessive cracking in concrete.