We invite you to join Wells Concrete in attending our complimentary one-hour accredited continuing education webinar series.

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March 17, 2021 | 11:00 AM CST

Sealants 101

Sealant solutions provides simple precautionary measures to ensure that buildings are sealed and long lasting. This presentation will explain the importance of sealing nearly any horizontal or vertical surface including parking lots, driveways, commercial floors, precast joints, CMU joints, and dissimilar material joints. The presentation will explain how successful joint sealing requires meticulous design, precise sealant selection for your specific application, and painstaking application.

Speakers: Mike Troje and John King

In this new trend of online interaction and communication, attendees will observe virtually how designs and engineering details are executed in the precast manufacturing process. They will also observe the entire precast and prestressed manufacturing process virtually from engineering and connections, forms set‐up, casting, and finishing. Attendees will gain a better understanding of precast and prestressed capabilities and related quality issues. Participants will learn how precast fits within the entire building envelope system and how to design with precast concrete accurately and safely.

Speakers: Mat Boie and Andrew Scholten

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September 8, 2021 | 11:00 AM CST

PCI's New Architectural Plant Certifications

What you need to know when specifying a precast provider.

This session will provide an overview of the new PCI architectural certification program that goes into effect starting October, 2021. Attendees will obtain a deeper understanding of the new categories for PCI’s Architectural Certification Program that are more specific to our various building market segments. We will cover definitions of what each category means to you for these new categories in order to ensure high-quality producers are being utilized in the precast industry. These new certifications align the designer’s expectations for the complexity of the project with the capabilities of an architectural precast concrete manufacturer and define the importance behind these capabilities to ensure a high quality product is provided.

Speakers: Scott Monzelowsky and Jace Rossow

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Second Tuesday of Each Month | 12:00 PM CST

Conversations with the Facade Squad

Join us once a month for quick 30 minute conversations on all things facades. We promise this won’t be boring, just two guys that love to talk about facades, materials and design.

Every webisode will focus on a different topic, drill down to the nitty-gritty details and at the end, hopefully you had a good time and learn something new. Why attend?

  • Learn something new about facades
  • Be part of a great conversation
  • Collaborate with other design professionals
  • Have fun | laugh a little

Speakers: Dan Stenzel and Jim Lewis

Educational facilities are a vital part of the fabric of our society that directly contributes to what our future will be. They are safe havens for a community. Participants will learn how to design and build high performance schools, which provide energy efficiency, safety and resiliency, as well as reduce life cycle costs. This discussion includes information on ICC-500 code requirements while exploring available alternative design options for hardened construction volumes within a school building. The attributes of precast concrete will be presented, demonstrating how these qualities are inherent to the design and construction of safe and efficient storm shelter facilities. Learn more about schools and storm shelters.

Speakers: Gary Pooley, Curt Gear, and Jon Feist

Thermal Testing and Performance in Precast Wall Systems  | September 2020

Webinar - Thermal Testing September 2020

 

This presentation reviews testing options for determining the thermal properties and performance of materials and assemblies, include a review of recent thermal test results and how they apply to current energy codes. Participants will learn about the benefits of thermal mass (thermal inertia) and how these benefits are recognized in national energy codes. This presentation will provide an overview of prescriptive and performance paths of these energy codes. Additionally, the reduction of the R-value of concrete panels with metal thermal bridges that pass through the insulation will be explained. Learn more about thermal testing and performance.

Speakers: Ed Muehlberg and Emily Lorenz

Simplify the Building Envelope with Infinite Facade | July 2020

Single Source for the Complete Building Envelope with the Infinite Facade

A discussion on simplifying building envelope design with the Infinite Facade, a single source building envelope solution. How a single source solution envelope reduces risk for both design teams and owners and Target Value Design process – meeting the project’s vision to the budget. Strategies to consider for prefabricated envelope systems and design options and considerations.

The building envelope is the most difficult part of the building to design; reasonably so, as design teams are expected to meet client and aesthetic expectations while meeting performance standards and regulations. Learn more about Infinite Facade.

Speakers: Dan Stenzel and Jim Lewis

Designing Total Precast Office Buildings  |  June 2020

Total precast systems can be used on many types of commercial applications beyond parking garages, including but not limited to office buildings. This presentation will address what a total precast concrete structure is, how a total precast structure can benefit a project, and what components are used to construct a total precast structure. Participants will learn about precast applications and uses and gain insight on technical considerations. Learn more about our total precast building solutions.

Speaker: Dan Parker

Attendees from each webinar will be submitted to PCI, which is a registered provider of education with the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the National Council of Examiners of Engineers and Surveyors (NCEES), the Florida Board of Professional Engineers (FBPE), and the International Code Council (ICC). Their quality education programs offer Learning Units (LU) to architects and Professional Development Hours (PDH) to engineers. They keep all attendance sheets on file for a minimum of 3 years.