MO138 - Exterior Concrete Wall Design with ICF and RCF for Contractors

Monday, January 20 from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM | Room N223, North Hall, Las Vegas Convention Center « Back

NEW FOR 2014  If more single-family, multifamily, and one-story buildings in the U.S. were built using concrete systems instead of wood or steel frame, the buildings would be more resilient and you would have more business opportunities. By teaching concrete contractors about the types of forces that act on structures, including those from wind and seismic loads—and demonstrating for them a tool to design exterior concrete walls for residential and light commercial projects—this session levels the playing field between wood/steel frame and concrete design. Just like the printed edition, the new companion automated version of PCA’s proven prescriptive wall design standard meets current building code requirements.

  1. Describe the forces acting on structures and how to design reinforced concrete walls utilizing removable concrete forms (RCF) and insulating concrete forms (ICF)
  2. Describe the PCA 100 method and the type of RCF and ICF structures for which it applies
  3. Identify input parameters needed to design a one- or two-story building in concrete
  4. Design a concrete home to satisfy current code requirements, including sizing walls and selecting reinforcement

Presented by Portland Cement Association.


Credits: 1.5 hours AIA/CES LU|HSW, PDH, MCAA


Education Tracks: Technical Updates

Event Type: WOC 90-Minute Seminars > Session


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