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The Reorganized ACI 318-14: Benefits, Rationale, and Availability (On Demand)

0.1 CEU (1 PDH) - $24 member / $30 nonmember

Presented by: Randall W. Poston, FACI, Principal of WDP & Associates, PC, Austin, TX

The American Concrete Institute’s 318, “Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete” covers the materials, design and detailing of structural concrete. This reorganization will benefit the entire design and construction community by making the code more intuitive and easier to use, thus providing increased confidence that a design satisfies all code requirements.

Join us for an hour presentation titled “The Reorganized ACI 318-14: Benefits, Rationale, and Availability,” to better understand how the updated code will benefit you professionally; the rationale behind the improvements; and when it will be available for public comment and purchase. Following the presentation, Mr. Poston will open the floor for a question and answer portion, during which he will elaborate on certain topics as they pertain to the audience.

Testing Reinforced Concrete Structural Elements under Slowly Applied Simulated Seismic Loads (On Demand)

0.1 CEU (1 PDH) - $24 member / $30 nonmember

Presented by: Murat Saatcioglu is a Distinguished University Professor and University Research Chair in the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada

The presentation provides knowledge on testing large-scale reinforced concrete structural elements and sub-assemblies under slowly applied simulated seismic loads. The tests are typically conducted in structures laboratories equipped with appropriate actuators and/or hydraulic devices for loading, and instrumentation and data acquisition systems for data collection. Generalized guidelines are presented for such testing to assess the seismic performance of elements and subassemblies for use in performance-based earthquake engineering and design. Therefore, the emphasis is placed on the performance of structural test elements as it relates to the performance objectives used in design.

Curado Interno: Curando el Concreto de Adentro hacia Afuera (On Demand)

0.1 CEU (1 PDH) - $24 member / $30 nonmember

Este Webinar presenta el propósito y los mecanismos involucrados en el curado interno, también presenta un panorama sobre el diseño de mezclas y se discuten los beneficios atribuibles a esta tecnología. El material de este Webinar está basado en el documento ACI (308-213)R-13 (Reporte sobre el Curado Interno en el Concreto utilizando Agregado Ligero de Alta Absorción Pre-saturado) cuya edición está auspiciada por los comités ACI 213 (Agregado Ligero y Concreto) y ACI 308 (Curado del Concreto).

Internal Curing: Curing Concrete from the Inside Out (On Demand)

0.1 CEU (1 PDH) - $24 member / $30 nonmember

This webinar presents the purpose and mechanisms of internal curing, an overview of mixture proportioning, and a discussion of additional benefits of internal curing. The webinar material is based on the contents of ACI (308-213)R-13, Report on Internally Cured Concrete using Prewetted Absorptive Lightweight Aggregate, sponsored by Committees 213, Lightweight Aggregate and Concrete, and 308, Curing Concrete.

Tolerance Compatibility in Concrete Construction (On Demand)

0.1 CEU (1 PDH) - $24 member / $30 nonmember

Evaluating tolerance compatibility between concrete construction and other building elements is difficult due to the variety of materials, products, and elements that interface with concrete construction. Failure to accommodate these different tolerances can have a significant impact on quality, cost, and schedule. During this webinar, the presenter will discuss how the architect and engineer can use recommendations developed by ACI Committee 117, Tolerances, to accommodate individual material, product, and element tolerances at their interface with concrete construction during the design phase. When tolerance issues are not addressed during the design phase, contractors can use these recommendations to mitigate tolerance conflicts during the construction phase. Recommendations for mitigating tolerance conflicts related to several commonly encountered tolerance conflicts will be presented.

NEW! Fiber-Reinforced Concrete – 3 courses, 0.45 CEU (4.5 PDH) – $115.20 member / $144 nonmember

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Fiber-Reinforced Concrete: Introduction and Production

0.15 CEU (1.5 PDH) - $48 member / $60 nonmember

In this course, the general guidelines for using short fibers in concrete are presented and the historical aspects are reviewed. FRC characteristics and properties, fiber types, geometry, design, mixing, placement and finishing, and applications are introduced.

Fiber-Reinforced Concrete: Testing and Design

0.2 CEU (2 PDH) - $64 member / $80 nonmember

This course discusses the testing techniques used for FRC including workability tests, mechanical tests, and durability tests. Theoretical aspects of FRC will also be described, the available design guidelines will be introduced, and engineering applications will be reviewed.

Fiber-Reinforced Concrete: Applications

0.1 CEU (1 PDH) - $32 member / $40 nonmember

This course discusses a variety of FRC applications. Benefits of using fibers are reviewed and various existing engineering applications are illustrated.

NEW! Self-Consolidating Concrete – 3 courses, 0.4 CEU (4.0 PDH) – $128 member / $160 nonmember

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Introduction to Self-Consolidating Concrete

0.15 CEU (1.5 PDH) - $60 member / $75 nonmember

This course provides a brief introduction to self-consolidating concrete (SCC). New terminology is explained and used to introduce the properties of SCC. An overview of mixture proportioning leads into a broader discussion of production and placing considerations unique to SCC. The course is capped with an introduction to new test methods used in SCC quality control.

ASTM Test Methods for Self-Consolidating Concrete

0.15 CEU (1.5 PDH) - $60 member / $75 nonmember

This course introduces you to five ASTM standards that were developed specifically for self-consolidating concrete (SCC): slump flow, J-ring, column segregation, penetration probe, and test specimen fabrication. Upon completion of this course you should be able to identify the ASTM standards, explain the purpose of and describe each procedure, and identify the equipment required for each standard. Copies of the ASTM standard documents are NOT included with this course.

Testing Self-Consolidating Concrete Using Non-ASTM Test Methods

0.1 CEU (1 PDH) - $40 member / $50 nonmember

This course introduces you to three test methods that are used for self-consolidating concrete (SCC), but are not standardized by ASTM: L-box, U-box, and V-funnel. Upon completion of this course you should be able to identify the test methods, explain the purpose of and describe each procedure, and identify the equipment required for each standard. Copies of the reference standard documents are NOT included with this course.

Concrete Basics – 1 course, 0.05 CEU (0.5 PDH) – $24 member / $30 nonmember

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Concrete Basics

0.05 CEU (0.5 PDH) – $24 member / $30 nonmember

This course introduces the basics of concrete and describes its importance and application as a construction material. Upon the completion of the course, you will be able to define "concrete;" explain the importance and applications of concrete; and explain why proper curing of fresh concrete is important.

Concrete Fundamentals – 3 courses, 0.25 CEU (2.5 PDH) – $79.20 member / $99 nonmember

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Concrete Materials and Properties

0.05 CEU (0.5 PDH) - $32 member / $40 nonmember

This course covers the materials that go into a typical concrete mixture and the important properties of both hardened and unhardened concrete. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to describe the standard components of a concrete mixture including cementitious materials, aggregates, water, and admixtures; and explain the properties of hardened and unhardened concrete.

Curing and Protection

0.1 CEU (1 PDH) - $32 member / $40 nonmember

This course introduces the concept of curing concrete, methods used to cure and protect concrete from weather extremes, and the environmental benefits of the use of concrete. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to describe the importance of curing and various curing techniques; explain the impact of hot and cold weather on the overall quality of hardened concrete and various measures to prevent early drying or cracks in concrete; and explain the green aspects of concrete as a building material.

Mixing and Placing

0.1 CEU (1 PDH) - $32 member / $40 nonmember

This course gives an overview of several common ways that concrete can be batched, mixed, transported to the job site, and distributed to the point of placement. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to understand the importance of properly batching and mixing concrete; identify the equipment and machinery used for mixing; explain the need for proper handling and placing of concrete; understand various types of concrete handling and placing technology; and identify various ways of properly consolidating concrete.

Concrete Field Testing Grade I Certification Training – 6 courses, 0.475 CEU (4.75 PDH) – $119.20 member / $149 nonmember

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Category for the 6 courses for Concrete Field Testing Technician: Grade I Training that prepare you for the ACI Certification Exam. Performance and written exams through a Local Sponsoring Group are required to become ACI Certified.

Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Field

0.1 CEU (1 PDH) - $24 member / $30 nonmember

This course will familiarize you with the standard procedures for making and curing cylinder and beam specimens from representative samples of fresh concrete. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to identify the need for molding concrete test specimens in the field; describe the testing requirements, apparatus, and procedures for molding specimens; identify the need, methods, and requirements for curing specimens; and describe the standard requirements for transporting concrete specimens to a laboratory for testing. A video of the test method and a copy of the ASTM Standard are included.

Sampling and Testing Freshly Mixed Concrete

0.075 CEU (0.75 PDH) - $24 member / $30 nonmember

This course explains the procedures for sampling and testing freshly mixed concrete. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to explain the need and describe the standard requirements and procedures for sampling freshly mixed concrete; and describe the procedure and identify the testing apparatus for measuring the temperature of concrete. Videos of the test methods and copies of the ASTM Standards are included.

Slump of Hydraulic-Cement Concrete

0.075 CEU (0.75 PDH) - $24 member / $30 nonmember

This course explains the procedures for determining the slump of hydraulic-cement concrete, both in a laboratory and in the field. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to define “slump”; describe the procedure and identify the testing apparatus for measuring the slump of freshly mixed hydraulic-cement concrete; and report the slump test result using appropriate terminology. A video of the test method and a copy of the ASTM Standard are included.

Testing Air Content of Concrete by the Pressure Method

0.075 CEU (0.75 PDH) - $24 member / $30 nonmember

This course introduces you to the procedures for measuring and calculating the air content of freshly mixed concrete with a Type B pressure meter. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to identify the apparatus and describe the procedure used for measuring the air content of concrete with a Type B meter; calculate the Aggregate Correction Factor using experimental data; calculate the air content of concrete used as the test sample; and identify the information to be reported in the test results. A video of the test method and a copy of the ASTM Standard are included.

Testing Air Content of Concrete by the Volumetric Method

0.075 CEU (0.75 PDH) - $24 member / $30 nonmember

This course introduces you to the procedures for measuring and calculating the air content of freshly mixed concrete using the volumetric method. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to identify the apparatus and describe the procedure used for measuring the air content of concrete using the volumetric method; and calculate the air content of concrete used as the test sample. A video of the test method and a copy of the ASTM Standard are included.

Testing for Density, Yield, and Air Content of Concrete

0.075 CEU (0.75 PDH) - $24 member / $30 nonmember

This course introduces you to the procedures for measuring and calculating the density, yield, and air content of fresh concrete. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to define the terms density, yield, and air content; identify the apparatus, appropriate consolidation method, and procedure used to measure the density of concrete; identify basic terminology associated with the calculation of density, yield, and air content; calculate density, yield, and air content; and identify the information to be reported. Videos of the test methods and copies of the ASTM Standards are included.

Concrete Strength Testing Technician Certification Training – 4 courses, 0.325 CEU (3.25 PDH) – $79.20 member / $99 nonmember

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Category for the four Concrete Strength Testing Technician Certification Training Courses that prepare you for the ACI Certification Exam. Performance and written exams through a Local Sponsoring Group are required to become ACI Certified.

Capping Cylindrical Concrete Specimens

0.075 CEU (0.75 PDH) - $24 member / $30 nonmember

This course describes the role of bonded capping systems for capping cylindrical concrete specimens. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to identify the need, equipment, and materials for capping cylindrical concrete specimens prior to strength testing; describe the procedure for capping cylindrical concrete specimens using sulfur mortar; and identify the precautions that need to be taken while applying bonded caps. A video of the test method and a copy of the ASTM Standard are included.

Compressive Strength of Cylindrical Concrete Specimens

0.1 CEU (1 PDH) - $24 member / $30 nonmember

This course introduces you to the procedures for calculating the compressive strength and density of cylindrical concrete specimens and reporting the test results. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to identify equipment and materials, describe the procedure, and identify the precautions that need to be taken to determine the compressive strength of cylindrical concrete specimens; calculate the density and compressive strength of cylindrical concrete specimens; and identify the information to be reported in the test results. A video of the test method and a copy of the ASTM Standard are included.

Testing for Flexural Strength of Concrete Specimens

0.075 CEU (0.75 PDH) - $24 member / $30 nonmember

This course will familiarize you with the procedure for testing the flexural strength of concrete specimens using a simple beam with third-point loading. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to identify equipment and materials and describe the procedure used to test the flexural strength of concrete specimens; calculate the modulus of rupture for concrete specimens, and identify the information to be reported in the test results. A video of the test method and a copy of the ASTM Standard are included.

Unbonded Caps for Hardened Concrete Cylinders

0.075 CEU (0.75 PDH) - $24 member / $30 nonmember

This course identifies the equipment, materials, and procedures for capping cylindrical concrete specimens using unbonded caps. The course also identifies the precautions to be taken while capping concrete specimens using unbonded caps and the conditions under which unbonded pads need to be qualified. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to identify the equipment and materials, describe the procedure, and identify the precautions that need to be taken when capping cylindrical concrete specimens using unbonded caps; and identify the conditions under which unbonded pads need to be qualified or requalified. A video of the test method and a copy of the ASTM Standard are included.

Concrete Sustainability – 2 courses, 0.3 CEU (3.0 PDH) – $96 member / $120 nonmember

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Concrete Sustainability: Basics

0.15 CEU (1.5 PDH) - $60 member / $75 nonmember

This course provides an introduction to the subject of sustainability, with a special emphasis on the concrete industry. Participants will study common definitions of sustainability, identify greenwashing in the marketplace, understand the three pillars of sustainability, and identify strategies for the integration of concrete in sustainable development.

Concrete Sustainability: Incorporating Environmental, Social, and Economic Aspects

0.15 CEU (1.5 PDH) - $60 member / $75 nonmember

This course provides an in-depth study of topics related to the environmental, social, and economic impacts of using concrete in sustainable development. Topics include the use of industrial by-products, thermal mass, stormwater management, longevity, and heat-island effect, among several others.

Controlled Low-Strength Materials (CLSM) Fundamentals – 1 course, 0.2 CEU (2.0 PDH) - $64 member / $80 nonmember

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Controlled Low-Strength Materials (CLSM) Fundamentals

0.2 CEU (2.0 PDH) - $64 member / $80 nonmember

This course covers the basics of CLSM technology. CLSM (also known as flowable fill) is a self-consolidating, cementitious material used primarily as backfill in place of compacted fill. After completing this course, you will be able to list the materials typically used in CLSM; identify the most important properties of CLSM; describe proper mixing, transporting, and placing techniques; identify common quality control tests; and name applications where CLSM has particular advantages over conventional compacted fill.

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Advantages of ACI eLearning Courses

Flexible - Purchase a category of courses at a discount to cover an entire topic, or purchase an individual course from a category that interests you. Corporate access licenses that provide access for all company employees are also available at a substantial discount.

On-Line - Because of the Web-based delivery method, eLearning courses can take advantage of the best format for presenting and reinforcing a topic, whether it be text, photos, illustrations, animations, videos, or recordings from ACI's popular seminar programs and convention sessions. Each course contains a variety of these formats to clearly and concisely convey information about the topic and reinforce your learning by keeping you interacting with the information.

On-Demand - Once you've purchased a category or individual course, you can access it anytime during the period indicated at purchase (typically 30 to 90 days) and anywhere you have access to a computer and Internet connection. If you don't have time to finish a course in one session, you can exit the course and return at your convenience. The time required to complete a course is roughly equivalent to the number of professional development hours (PDH) associated with the course. A passing score on the exam at the end of each course is required to receive your certificate of completion. You can take the exam as many times as you need to, and can continue to access the course even after you've received a passing score.