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Spectoberfest! ACI 301-20 Specifications for Concrete Construction Highlights, Part 1 of 2

Wednesday, October 20, 2021  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

ACI Committee 301 completed a comprehensive revision to the content of ACI 301, Specifications for Concrete Construction. It expanded the scope of ACI 301 and revised many of the requirements that have been in previous versions for many years. The goal of this session is to show how the design and construction team should use ACI 301 when it is referenced in Project Specifications with an emphasis on understanding the relationship between ACI codes and specifications. Topics include modifications to many of the default requirements within the specification as well as an introduction to new topics.
Learning Objectives:
(1) Explain how ACI 301 relates to and supports ACI 318-19 building code requirement;
(2) Describe the role of ACI 301 within the context of project Contract Documents;
(3) Review the changes in ACI 301-20 versus previous versions; each document section will be detailed;
(4) Outline the roles and requirements of the Contractor and Owner with regard to QA/QC.

This session has been approved by AIA and ICC for 2 PDHs (0.2 CEUs). Please note: You must attend the live session for the entire duration to receive credit. On-demand sessions do not qualify for PDH/CEU credit.


Introduction to ACI 301-20

Presented By: Michelle Wilson
Affiliation: Portland Cement Association
Description: This presentation will introduce the philosophy behind the ACI 301-20 document and define its role as a reference specification and how it relates to ACI 318 building code requirements. The goal of this presentation is to show how the construction team should use ACI 301 when it’s referenced in Project Specifications explaining the mandatory and optional requirements checklists in order to properly bridge codes and specifications.


Section 1 - General Requirements

Presented By: Eric Koehler
Affiliation: Titan America
Description: This presentation will cover the first section of the ACI 301-20 document. Section 1 provides the foundation for ACI 301 and addresses quality assurance and quality control and the general requirements for evaluation and acceptance of the work. It also provides the definitions of key terms used throughout the specification. The presentation will clarify the roles of the contractor and the owner with regard to QA/QC.


Section 2 - Formwork and Formwork Accessories

Presented By: Daniel Toon
Affiliation: United Forming, Inc.
Description: This presentation covers Section 2 of ACI 301-20 dealing with formwork requirements. It will cover the significant changes to the previous version of the specification.


Section 3 - Reinforcement and Reinforcement Supports

Presented By: John Turner
Affiliation: Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
Description: This presentation covers Sections 3 of ACI 301- 20 dealing with reinforcement requirements. It will cover the significant changes to the previous version of the specification.


Section 4 - Concrete Mixtures

Presented By: Henry Prenger
Affiliation: LafargeHolcim
Description: This presentation covers Section 4 of ACI 301-20. It covers general materials requirements. It will cover the significant changes to the previous version of the specification such as requirements for exposure classes and durability. Some of the key default and optional requirements for materials will be reviewed.


Section 5 - Handling, Placing and Constructing

Presented By: John Hausfeld
Affiliation: Baker Concrete Construction, Inc.
Description: This presentation covers Section 5 of ACI 301-20 and covers construction requirements. It will cover the significant changes to the previous version of the specification. Some of the key default and optional requirements spanning over all general concrete construction will be reviewed.


Section 6 - Architectural Concrete and Section 12 - Tilt-Up Construction

Presented By: Anthony DeCarlo
Affiliation: TWC Concrete LLC
Description: This presentation covers Sections 6 and 12 of ACI 301-20-dealing with architectural concrete and tilt-up construction requirements. It will cover the significant changes to the previous version of the specification. Some of the main differences in this section for default and optional requirements for materials and construction will be discussed.

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