South Dakota Ready Mix Concrete Association


Events/Training

    • 25 May 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar

    Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC) – Design and Application

    Date: May 25, 2022

    Time: Noon – 1:00 pm CDT

    Presenters: Travis Konda (Senior Technical Advisor, HNTB) and Mario Ratnaraj (Bridge Engineer, HNTB)

    Credits: 1 PDH and/or 1 AIA CES LU (AIA Course #MCC052522)

    Registration Link: https://cvent.me/Ez1Ogg   

    Description: Ultra High Performance Concrete (UPHC) describes a class of concrete material with a unique set of properties including: Strengths of 21,000 ksi plus, high ductility, low permeability and rapid strength gain. With these unique material properties, UHPC facilitates short development lengths, thin overlays and the potential for further development in optimized prestress girders for longer spans with less material. UHPC continues to play an important role in Accelerated Bridge Construction serving as the connecting material between precast elements allowing for small joints with short lap lengths while obtaining full connectivity between the elements. This presentation will introduce the audience to UHPC, the basic material properties, applications and lessons learned.

    Learning Objectives:

    • 1.    Define UHPC – what is it? What are the defining characteristics?
    • 2.    Understand the strength and subsequent reinforcement development
    • 3.    Identify applications for UHPC as part of Accelerated Bridge Construction
    • 4.    Establish an awareness of other UHPC applications and current developments

    Speaker Bios:

    Travis Konda (Senior Technical Advisor, HNTB) Travis has 16 plus years of experience with HNTB as both a bridge designer and construction engineer assisting in the delivery of multiple Mississippi River bridge projects, including the Franklin Avenue rehabilitation project using ABC techniques.



    Mario Ratnaraj (Bridge Engineer, HNTB) Mario has worked for HNTB for seven years as a bridge designer.  He worked in the field helping to deliver the Franklin Avenue rehabilitation project.




    About the Sustainable Structures Webinar Series

    Now in its second year, the Sustainable Structures Webinar Series was developed cooperatively in 2021 by cast-in-place and precast concrete associations from the Midwest region of the United States including Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.  The goal of the cooperative effort is to bring a greater awareness of the sustainable and resilient nature of concrete building systems to the design, construction, and development communities via quality continuing education programs.

    Continuing Education Credits

    AIA credits for these live webinars are being processed by the Minnesota Concrete Council – AIA Provider G538.  Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance from the Minnesota Concrete Council for one professional development hour (PDH) within ten business days of the conclusion of the event.


    • 01 Jun 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar

    Controlling Color & Longevity in Decorative Concrete Flatwork

    Date: June 1, 2022

    Time: Noon – 1:00 pm CDT

    Credits: 1 PDH and/or 1 AIA CES LU

    Presenter: Chris Sullivan (VP of Sales, Fenix Group)

    Registration Link:  https://cvent.me/28M2X0

    Speaker Bio: Chris Sullivan is considered an industry expert in all facets of decorative concrete.  He is the Vice President of Sales for the Fenix Group representing the brands of TK Products, Surecrete, and Concrete Coatings.  He is a sought-after public speaker on all topics dealing with decorative concrete, as well as an author of four books and hundreds of articles.  He has been a presenter at the World of Concrete since 2005, the Concrete Decor Show since 2009, as well as dozens of other trade shows, symposiums and technical seminars worldwide. He has authored the column Questions and Answers in the Concrete Décor Magazine since 2010, is the decorative concrete specialist for the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), certified ACI examiner for decorative concrete flatwork finisher & associate certification, and technical consultant for Bomanite International Limited.  He was inducted into the Decorative Concrete Hall of Fame in 2015, and currently lives in Denver Colorado. 

    Sponsors: This webinar was developed cooperatively by concrete-related associations from Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.  The goal of the cooperative effort is to bring a greater awareness of cast-in-place concrete to the design and construction communities via quality continuing education programs.  (MCC, NDCC, SDRMCA, WRMCA)


    • 15 Jun 2022
    • Sioux Falls
    Register

    Online dues payment.

    Producers need to contact SDRMCA 605-274-0145 for online payment options and to confirm plant/truck count.



    • 28 Jul 2022
    • 11:00 AM
    • Elmood Golf Course - Sioux Falls, SD
    Register

    SDRMCA Annual Golf Outing, Social - Registration is OPEN

    When:  July 28, 2022 ~ Noon Shotgun

    Where:  Elmwood Golf Course, Sioux Falls

    11:00am - Registration opens, Range balls available

    Noon - Shotgun Start

    Immediately following - Brisket Dinner, Pin & Door Prizes and Plaque presentation

    Registration includes Golf/Cart, Range Balls, Dinner and 2 beverage tickets per person.  Non-golfer?  Come for the social/dinner.

    Hole sponsorships available. 

    Contact Jody about additional sponsorship opportunities (605-366-9585).

    Nearest Hotel for out of town guests:  Holiday Inn Express Airport


    • 03 Aug 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar

    Compressive Strength Failures: Causes, Evaluation and Resolution

    Date: August 3, 2022

    Time: Noon – 1:00 pm CDT  

    Presenters: Alf Gardiner, PE (Concrete Technical Leader & Principal Engineer – Braun Intertec) and Dan Vruno, PE (Principal Engineer – American Engineering Testing)

    Registration Link: https://cvent.me/01MEOx  

    Description: This presentation will provide information about what is typically done when compressive strength results are less than the design strength.

    The presentation will cover:

    • The reasons for the low strength
    • How low strength is typically evaluated
    • What resolutions have they experienced

    Learning Objectives:

    • 1.    Understand why compressive strengths may be lower than desired.
    • 2.    Know what should be done once low strength is suspected.
    • 3.    How to evaluate the low strength investigation data.
    • 4.    Understand what can be done to resolve the low compressive strength issue

    Speaker Bios:

    Alf Gardiner, PE (Concrete Technical Leader & Principal Engineer – Braun Intertec) is based out of Braun Intertec’s Minneapolis, Minnesota office. He brings over 20 years of experience and thought leadership to help clients interpret and provide conclusions of failure mechanisms based on petrographic examinations of concrete for projects with concrete failures. He uses nondestructive testing techniques such as ground penetrating radar, thermography and impact echo to determine distress in structures.

    Dan Vruno, PE (Principal Engineer – American Engineering Testing) Dan has been investigating low strength concrete for over 40 years for a concrete testing firm.  His experiences provide him with a wide range of causes, evaluation, and resolution of compressive strength failures.



    Sponsors: This webinar was developed cooperatively by concrete-related associations from Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.  The goal of the cooperative effort is to bring a greater awareness of cast-in-place concrete to the design and construction communities via quality continuing education programs.  (MCC, NDCC, SDRMCA, WRMCA)


    • 05 Oct 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar

    Concrete Cracking – Best Practices

    Date: October 5, 2022

    Time: Noon – 1:00 pm CDT  

    Presenter: Kim D. Basham, PhD, PE, FACI. (Senior Structural Engineer, KB Engineering, LLC)

    Credits: 1 PDH and/or 1 AIA CES LU (AIA Course #MCC091720)

    Registration Link: https://cvent.me/9eM72A

    Description: Concrete provides structures with strength, rigidity, and resilience from deformation. These characteristics, however, result in concrete structures lacking the flexibility to move in response to environmental or volume changes. Cracking is usually the first sign of distress in concrete. Cracking of concrete flatwork is natural, expected, and accepted. However, cracks may affect appearance, performance, and maintenance costs. This presentation will discuss the various types of concrete cracks and how to best minimize their occurrence.

    Learning Objectives:

    • 1.    Understand the different types of cracking in concrete.
    • 2.    Understand what causes concrete to crack.
    • 3.    Understand how to evaluate the difference between structural cracks and cosmetic cracks
    • 4.    At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will know how to minimize concrete cracks.