South Dakota Ready Mix Concrete Association

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ACI Events have currently been postponed while we work to make class sizes smaller and deliver a safer environment for our volunteers and attendees.  Please be patient and know that we will work diligently to get you rescheduled and tested over the next several months.


Events/Training

    • 20 Jan 2021
    • 12:00 PM (CST)
    • WEBINAR (Free)

    Concrete Systems 101 – An Introduction to Insulating Concrete Forms and Precast Concrete

    Date: January 20, 2021

    Time: Noon – 1:00 pm CST

    Presenters: Micah Garrett (Chair of the ICFMA Education Committee, and COO of BuildBlock Building Systems) and Randy Wilson (Director, Architectural Precast Systems at PCI)

    Credits: 1 PDH and/or 1 AIA CES LU  (AIA Course #MCC012021)

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

    Description:  This presentation will give a brief basic overview of insulating concrete forms (ICFs) and precast concrete.  The presenters will answer the following questions:  What are ICFs and what is precast concrete? What are the benefits of each system?  How is each installed/erected?  What types of buildings are constructed from precast concrete and ICFs?     

    Learning Objectives:

    • 1.    By the end of the presentation, attendees will have a working knowledge of what insulating concrete forms and precast concrete are.
    • 2.    At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to identify some benefits of using insulating concrete forms and precast concrete.
    • 3.    Participants will understand ways that insulating concrete forms and precast concrete can be used and installed or erected.
    • 4.    Participants will have a basic knowledge of the different types of buildings that can be constructed from ICFs and precast concrete.

    Speaker Bios:

    Micah Garrett is COO of BuildBlock Building Systems and Chair of the Insulating Concrete Forms Manufacturers Association’s Education Committee.




    Randy Wilson is Director of Architectural Precast Systems at PCI – a national trade association representing the precast concrete industry.





    About the Sustainable Structures Webinar Series

    The Sustainable Structures Webinar Series was developed cooperatively 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.


    • 27 Jan 2021
    • 12:00 PM (CST)
    • WEBINAR (Free)

    Resiliency – Consideration Beyond Code Requirements

    Date: January 27, 2021

    Time: Noon – 1:00 pm CST

    Presenter:Shamim Rashid-Sumar, PE, FSFPE (Vice President, Fire Codes and Standards at the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association)

    Credits: 1 PDH and/or 1 AIA CES LU/HSW (AIA Course #MCC012721)

    Registration Link: https://cvent.me/4BqYRe

    Description: Prescriptive building code requirements represent provisions for the least safe structure that may legally be built in a jurisdiction. Over the past 20 years, the building design and construction industry have witnessed an increase in the number of trade-offs of passive fire safety features for active systems. As natural disasters attributed to climate change continue to escalate, the population of neighborhoods located along with the wildland-urban interface increases, and fire and emergency access to buildings in densely populated areas is obstructed, multiple drivers arise to consider more robust construction for our built environment.

    The presentation will provide an overview of increased risks from natural and human hazards, identify approaches to mitigate their effects through voluntary and mandatory strategies and demonstrate the importance of incorporating standards for resiliency beyond minimum code requirements.

    Learning Objectives:

    • 1.    Recognize the increased risks from natural hazards and how resilient construction can support long-term sustainability by addressing life safety and building functionality
    • 2.    Identify approaches to mitigate the effects of natural hazards
    • 3.    Underpin a community’s economic vitality and safety through natural hazard mitigation
    • 4.    Demonstrate the importance of incorporating resilient standards in construction

    Speaker Bio: Shamim Rashid-Sumar is Vice President, Fire Codes and Standards for the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, a national trade association representing the concrete industry.  Based in New York, she works with National Model Building Codes and Standards organizations to advocate for non-combustible construction and provides technical support regarding codes, standards, regulations, and legislation at the national, state, and local level.  Shamim is a fellow of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers where she also serves on the Board of Directors.  She is a principal member of NFPA Technical Committees on Building Construction, Fire Protection Features, Residential Occupancies, and Structure, Construction, and Materials.  Shamim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Protection Engineering and a Minor citation in French Language and Cultures from the University of Maryland College Park.

    About the Sustainable Structures Webinar Series

    The Sustainable Structures Webinar Series was developed cooperatively 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.


    • 03 Feb 2021
    • 12:00 PM (CST)
    • WEBINAR (Free)

    Building More than Just the Pedestal: An Owner/Developer’s Perspective on Building All Concrete Multifamily Mid-Rise

    Date: February 3, 2021

    Time: Noon – 1:00 pm CST

    Presenter: Ryan Bedford (President, Bedford Development)

    Credits: 1 PDH and/or 1 AIA CES LU (AIA Course #MCC020321)

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

    Description: Look around and you’ll see many five to seven story projects being built today with a one- or two-story concrete pedestal, supporting up to five floors of steel or wood frame. These “pedestal” projects are assumed to be the cheapest way to build while longer term ownership implications of these designs are not well understood. This one-hour presentation dispels the myths that are driving the popularity of pedestal construction and demonstrates the value concrete provides.

    The developer/owner’s perspective on building multi-family housing projects with Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs) will be presented, and will include design, construction, and energy-efficiency implications, as well as tenant satisfaction. The presenter will overview his use of ICF’s and concrete for the exterior wall system at Kendal Lofts, a 42-unit project in Waukesha, Wisconsin. In addition, the presenter will also discuss his latest all-concrete residential projects in Wisconsin and Florida.

    Learning Objectives:

    • 1.    Learn the advantages of designing with insulating concrete forms (ICFs), for mid-rise multi-family applications
    • 2.    Through local project examples, see how to best design and detail cost effective concrete multi-family mid-rise projects
    • 3.    Understand first cost and the long-term ownership benefits
    • 4.    Find out about the many concrete industry project design resources available to assist architects designing with concrete

    Speaker Bio:

    Ryan Bedford is President of Bedford Development, based in Waukesha, WI.  Bedford Development started in 2011 as the development arm of The Kendal Group, a large-scale developer, general contractor, and property manager with over 3,500 units in Illinois, Minnesota, Colorado, and Wisconsin.  After completing a successful career as an Olympic and World Champion Speedskater, Ryan has been active in development since 2010.

    About the Sustainable Structures Webinar Series

    The Sustainable Structures Webinar Series was developed cooperatively 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.


    • 10 Feb 2021
    • 12:00 PM (CST)
    • WEBINAR (Free)

    Precast Concrete Storm Shelters

    Date: February 10, 2021

    Time: Noon – 1:00 pm CST

    Presenter: Paul Todd (Principal at Todd Architecture)

    Credits: 1 PDH and/or 1 AIA CES LU/HSW (AIA Course #MCC021021)

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

    Description: This one-hour program is intended for professional designers and engineers. The attributes of precast concrete will be presented, demonstrating how these qualities may be applied to the design and construction of safe and efficient storm shelter facilities. The versatility and resiliency of precast concrete will be further highlighted by a video demonstration, and a series of case studies.

    Learning Objectives:

    • 1.    Introduce the requirements for a FEMA P-361 Storm Shelter
    • 2.    Identify the components of a precast concrete structure
    • 3.    Discuss precast concrete characteristics and advantages
    • 4.    Compare materials and their utility and sustainable benefits

    Speaker Bio:

    Paul Todd holds Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies and Master of Architecture degrees from the University of Illinois.  He has thirty-six years of experience in residential, governmental, and commercial projects, involving both new construction and rehabilitation of historic structures, including: over four million square feet of total precast concrete structures, the first LEED™-certified office building in Colorado, and the first total-precast concrete LEED™-certified structure in the country. 

    He is a licensed architect and LEED™-accredited professional.

    About the Sustainable Structures Webinar Series

    The Sustainable Structures Webinar Series was developed cooperatively 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.


    • 18 Feb 2021
    • 8:00 AM (CST)
    • WEBINAR (Free)

    Avoiding Damage, Distress, and Disappointment in Concrete Structures

    Date: February 18, 2021

    Time: 8:00 – 9:00 am CST

    Presenter: Michael Lee, (Principal - Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.)

    Credits: 1 PDH and/or 1 AIA CES LU/HSW (AIA Course #MCC021821)

    Registration Link: https://cvent.me/2PVbQ5

    Description: This presentation reviews failures, damages, and other incidences of poor performance in concrete structures that have served to shape today's building codes and the standard of care for the profession. Examples range from well-documented, high-profile collapses to lesser known but similarly influential structural and serviceability problems.  Case histories will include discussion of excessive cracking, the cause of such distress, and mitigation measures. The case histories will illustrate how small details can often mean the difference between success and disappointment; and how codes have evolved to reduce the risk of future failures.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Attendees will understand how failures, damages, and other incidences of poor performance in concrete structures have served to shape today's building codes and the standard of care for the profession.
    2. Attendees will be able to identify examples of well-documented, high-profile collapses and lesser known but similarly influential structural and serviceability problems.
    3. Attendees will understand some causes of excessive cracking in concrete.
    4. Attendees will comprehend how to mitigate excessive cracking in concrete.

    Speaker Bio:

    Michael Lee investigates hundreds of distressed buildings, parking garages, and other structures. The distressed conditions have involved concrete deterioration, water leakage, collapse, construction deviations, and facade deterioration. Mr. Lee uses structural analyses, load tests, nondestructive testing, and laboratory studies to determine the cause and significance of the distress. He also develops drawings and specifications to repair the affected structures.

    Prior to joining WJE, Mr. Lee worked at HDR (formerly W.E. Simpson) and Campbell & Associates, where he acquired fourteen years of structural design experience. At these firms, he was responsible for the analysis, design, or construction administration for over five million square feet of office, medical, parking, and educational facilities. His experience encompasses precast, post-tensioned, two-way, composite, and long-span structural systems. In addition, Mr. Lee has investigated existing structures and designed modifications, as required, by changes in occupancy and loading.


    • 18 Feb 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (CST)
    • Webinar
    • 93
    Register

    Please RSVP for the Annual Member Meeting via Zoom.

    February 18 ~ 4pm CST/3pm MST

    Please pre-register so we know if we need to make alternate arrangements to accommodate a higher number.

    Zoom meeting log-in information will be emailed one week prior to event.

    Thanks!

    Tentative Agenda:

    Call to Order

    Antitrust/Conflict of Interest

    Treasurer's Report

    Board Election Results (from mailed ballots)

    Summary from 2020 & Upcoming Webinars

    Committee Updates:

    Certification (Including ACI Update)

    Technical/Promotion

    Golf Outing/Social

    Excellence in Concrete Award Winners

    Q&A

    Adjourn


    • 03 Feb 2022
    • (MST)
    • 04 Feb 2022
    • (MST)
    • The Lodge, Deadwood

    Annual Concrete Conference - Rescheduled to 2022

    Due to CDC guidelines for group gatherings, SDRMCA/SD ACPA has rescheduled the Annual Concrete Conference to 2022.

    We will confirm dates shortly.  Stay tuned.....

    The Lodge - Deadwood, SD

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