The contents of this course include five recorded presentations from the ACI 2017 Fall Convention:
• The Un-Shored Composite Slab on Metal Deck: Part II—Ineffective CD Requirements by Eldon G. Tipping, Structural Services Inc.; and Bryan M. Birdwell, Structural Services Inc.
• The Un-Shored Composite Slab on Metal Deck: Part III—Strategies for Producing Level Deflected Slabs by Eldon G. Tipping, Structural Services Inc.; and Bryan M. Birdwell, Structural Services Inc.
• Achieving Performance-Based Concrete—Challenge for the Contractor, Producer and Owner by Kevin A. MacDonald, Beton Consulting Engineers LLC
• Concrete Specifications: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly by Michelle L. Wilson, Portland Cement Association
• Why Are As-Built Measurements Important? By Bruce A. Suprenant, American Society of Concrete Contractors
INSTRUCTIONS: Study the materials included in this module. Then, complete and pass the corresponding 10-question quiz with a score of 80% or higher to receive a certificate for 0.15 CEU (equivalent to 1.5 PDH). This online course is not approved for credit with the Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board (CILB).
Continuing Education Credit: 0.15 CEU (1.5 PDH)
Approved by AIA and ICC
Access Period: 30 days
This course brings together important and influential information on concrete construction in honoring Ward R. Malisch, Honorary Member of ACI. This course includes discussions of tolerances used in constructing flat and level supported concrete slabs and concrete slabs-on-metal deck, and tolerances that effect the engineering design, strength and resistance of as-built conditions of cast-in-place concrete members and building systems. Also discussed are performance-based specifications and efforts to improve specifications, namely ACI 301-16 provisions, to better define and enforce construction of concrete structures as it relates to durability, safety, and strength requirements that were influenced by Dr. Malisch.
Author: Tipping, MacDonald, Wilson, Suprenant
Categories: Codes, Construction Practices, Durability, Tolerances
Formats: Online Learning
Table of Contents
1. Describe the construction issues contractors address to measure and achieve floor flatness and floor levelness of supported concrete floor slabs, composite concrete on metal deck floor slabs, and cambered support beams.
2. Explain methods that contractors employ to achieve floor flatness and levelness requirements for elevated concrete floor slabs on metal deck supported by steel beams, girders, and columns.
3. Explain risks of construction tolerances associated with as-built cast-in-place concrete construction conditions with respect to structural building safety and to engineer design building capacity knowing as-built tolerances exist.
4. Explain some problems of concrete specifications that place unnecessary restrictions on concrete mixtures that can adversely affect expectations of durability, constructability and structural performance of concrete slabs-on-ground and other members.
5. Recall strategies for improving specifications writing and describe some examples cited in ACI 301-16 that were improved through Ward Malisch’s efforts.
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