EPISODE 44: THE HISTORY OF CONCRETE: THOUSANDS OF YEARS OF LESSONS LEARNED

March 25, 2022

During this presentation we will examine the origins of concrete as a building material, and consider the milestones of development that were made to achieve the advanced concrete technology of today. We will learn about careful material selection and the importance of such concepts as water cement ratio by exploring the historic perspective of those who contributed to the progress of the concrete industry. We will examine some examples that emphasize just how durable concrete is, and take a closer look at what effects the durability of such structures.

Shea Concrete Products is excited to announce our 8th “Virtual” Technical Engineering Seminar that is available through our Podcast (The Precast Podcast) and will allow for an online library of technical seminars that professionals can access to gain industry knowledge and stay current with professional development credit hour requirements.

This “virtual” seminar opportunity allows for participants to obtain two (2) individual professional development credit hours as follows:

  • 1.0-Professional Development Hour (PDH)
  • 1.0-“NHDES Subsurface Systems Bureau” Credit Hour (NHDES Subsurface Designers & Installers)

THE HISTORY OF CONCRETE: THOUSANDS OF YEARS OF LESSONS LEARNED

Presentation Summary: During this presentation we will examine the origins of concrete as a building material, and consider the milestones of development that were made to achieve the advanced concrete technology of today. We will learn about careful material selection and the importance of such concepts as water cement ratio by exploring the historic perspective of those who contributed to the progress of the concrete industry. We will examine some examples that emphasize just how durable concrete is, and take a closer look at what effects the durability of such structures.

Presenter BIO: Paul Ramsburg has been working in the prestressed concrete industry since 1988 and is currently a District Manager for Sika Corporation. The focus of his carrier has been process improvement, quality control, and mix design optimization. Paul is the chairman of PCI’s Quality Enhancement Committee, is a PCI Fellow, and a recipient of the T. Henry Clark award for contributions to prestressed concrete quality.

HOW TO GET YOUR CREDIT HOURS

1.Please contact Hugh Scott, PE at [email protected] to receive a copy of this episodes presentation.

2. After listening to “The Precast Podcast” Episode 44 email Hugh Scott the three (3) 6-digit numeric codes provided & indicate what credit hour certificates (as outlined above) you would like.

3. You will receive individual credit hour certificates for your records via email.

Please contact Hugh Scott, PE at 978-447-2041 or [email protected] with any questions.  Email correspondence is preferred.

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