PHRC Webinars

Residential Concrete 101

12/13/2016 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Instructor: Chris Hine (PHRC)


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Concrete is one of the most commonly used building materials in residential construction, but is often over looked. In this webinar we will review the components of concrete and explain how each of them play a critical role in creating long lasting and durable finished product for placement and needs within residential construction. We will also review current code requirements along with guidelines set by the American Concrete Institute.

Learning Objectives

  1. Review the components and mixtures of concrete to ensure a durable structure for the occupant.
  2. Review concrete additives and how they can either enhance or degrade the chemical makeup of concrete with the understand that degradation can impact the safety of the occupant.
  3. Review the curing time required for specific concrete mixtures. Premature construction on uncured concrete can increase risks to the tradesman.
  4. Review current code requirements regarding concrete as set forth in the 2009 IRC along with documentation published by the American Concrete Institute.


Free to attend; $20 for continuing education credits

Credit Hours

1.0 L&I Contact Hour, 1.0 PDH, 1.0 AIA LU|HSW, 1.0 ICC Contact Hour (0.1 CEU), 1.0 NARI hour/CEU

Tags: Residential Structures and Building Code Requirements



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