Course II – Precast Concrete Mix Design

Course II – Precast Concrete Mix Design
This course is specific to needs of the precast, prestressed concrete industry. Good control of concrete mix design is crucial to producing quality precast structures. It is important for precast industry professionals, production facility technical personnel, design consultants, and department of transportation materials departments to have an understanding of concrete mix design.

This course is intended to train someone with a basic understanding of concrete so that they can create a concrete mix design or evaluate the suitability of a mix for specific applications. This three part series will explore the mathematics and chemistry behind creating an absolute volume mix design, and how the proper raw materials, sequencing, and production processes can yield high quality concrete consistently. Also, we will troubleshoot common mistakes in typical precast mix designs and how to avoid them, as well as adjust concrete mixes to compensate for negative external influences.

After completing this series, participants should be able to:

  • Select raw materials suitable for a specific application
  • Complete the mathematics to proportion a basic absolute volume mix design, as per ACI 211
  • Design both structural and architectural mixes
  • Design and adjust Self-Consolidating Concrete (SCC) mixes
  • Evaluate a mix using statistical analysis
  • Troubleshoot plastic and hardened concrete issues

Classes will be held on July 8, 9 and 10th from Eastern Time from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.  Each class will be hosted online allowing you to access the content from the comfort of your home, office, hotel room, or anyplace with an internet connection!  Recordings of each class will be made available to all registered attendees in case of absence or if you'd like to review the content.


Paul Ramsburg - Paul Ramsburg LPCI, L3, has 30 years’ experience in the Precast / Prestressed Concrete industry. Paul is a member of PCI's Quality Assurance Council and chairs the PCI Quality Enhancement Committee. He is a PCI Fellow and a recipient of PCI’s T. Henry Clark Award. He is currently a District Manager for Sika Admixtures.


Technical Requirements

All courses for the PCI Online Academy will run via the software. To participate fully in the course, participants will need internet access.  

7/8/2020 1:00 PM - 7/10/2020 3:00 PM
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