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

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December 9, 2020 | 11:00 AM CST

Precast for Schools and FEMA, Storm Shelters

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 FEMA – 361 and ICC-500 guidelines 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.

Speakers: Gary Pooley, Curt Gear, and Jon Feist


Parking structures have changed a lot over the past decade. Today’s parking structures must be sustainable, reduce operational and maintenance costs, and have more stringent aesthetic requirements. This presentation will explain what a high-performance parking structure is, as well as how working with your precaster to develop maintenance plans will significantly increase the life span of the structure along with mitigating large expenditures for repairs throughout the life of the structure.

Speakers: Gary Pooley and Mike Troje


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

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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.

Speakers: Ed Muehlberg and Emily Lorenz


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.

Speakers: Dan Stenzel and Jim Lewis

16 Chestnut (10)

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.

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.