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PACA is a registered provider of PDH/CES units for the engineering and architecture communities and conducts a variety of continuing education events and workshops. A current list of our courses and their descriptions is listed below. Click here to download our form to request a presentation at your firm.
Pervious Concrete Pavements – The Answer for Stormwater Runoff (1 PDH/CES)
Attendees will learn about pervious concrete pavements, their design and the benefits of its use. The program offers suggested mix designs, handouts and general specifications. Pervious concrete helps eliminate the need for retention ponds, reduces the urban heat island effect, and creates a healthier environment.
Concrete's Advantage in Parking Lots (1 PDH/CES)
Your parking lot may leave the first impression on your customers about your business. A concrete parking lot can make that first impression a lasting one. This seminar will provide participants with a better understanding of concrete parking areas and their design and construction. An introduction to a parking area design software package called the “Concrete Pavement Analyst” is provided. This software is based on ACI 330 and is a welcome tool for the designer.
Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) Construction (1 PDH/CES)
This program provides a general understanding of ICF construction and its benefits to contractors and owners. Concrete construction offers tremendous safety benefits over traditional frame construction. A recent cost study illustrates these benefits and offers a cost comparison to alternate building materials.
Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC) Pavements (1 PDH/CES)
Today RCC pavements are the choice when strength, durability, and economy are needed. The high strength of RCC pavements eliminate many of the costly problems associated with asphalt paving. RCC resists rutting, deterioration by fuel spills, and will not soften under high temperatures. Participants will be provided with an overview of RCC and the advantages associated with its construction.
Zero Defects Concrete (1 PDH/CES)
By its nature concrete will crack. Weather, subgrade conditions, jointing, and mix selection are all factors in producing quality concrete. This program offers insights as to why concrete cracks and offers suggested best practices to eliminate or mitigate these cracks. Concrete mix design and proper construction techniques are the focus of this presentation.
Flowable Fill: The Controllable Backfill (1 PDH/CES)
Participants will learn about flowable fill and its advantages over traditional granular backfill materials. This self leveling, self compacting product provides for a safer more efficient jobsite. Flowable fill continues to grow in popularity among designers and contractors.
Tilt-up Concrete Construction (1 PDH/CES)
Participants in this one hour program will receive a general overview of tilt-up construction. Additional topics to be covered include: design tips, speed of construction, project scheduling, and exterior facade options. Several tilt-up projects will also be highlighted in this Power Point presentation.