American Concrete Institute Starts New Presidents Webinar Series
The American Concrete Institute announces the availability of a new Presidents Series of webinars. The first webinar, "ACI 318: What's in Your Spec?" will be presented by William E. Rushing Jr., P.E., FACI, and ACI past president.
The webinar is scheduled for Feb. 7, beginning at 1 p.m. EST and will discuss the importance of specifications in realizing the designer's intentions for the concrete being placed and constructed. Key aspects of several ACI documents, including 318-14, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary, and 301-16 Specifications for Structural Concrete, will be reviewed to clarify the engineer's responsibility in writing the material and specifying performance requirements for concrete construction.
Rushing is a vice president with Waldemar S. Nelson and Company, Inc. in New Orleans. He is a practicing engineer and project manager for structural and multidiscipline projects. He served as president of the institute in 2014-2015, and is an active ACI member with membership on several technical, education, and administrative committees.
The American Concrete Institute is a leading authority and resource worldwide for the development and distribution of consensus-based standards and technical resources, educational programs and certifications for individuals and organizations involved in concrete design, construction and materials. Additional president webinars are scheduled for 2017. Details will be released during the year.