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.
- Describe the forces acting on structures and how to design reinforced concrete walls utilizing removable concrete forms (RCF) and insulating concrete forms (ICF)
- Describe the PCA 100 method and the type of RCF and ICF structures for which it applies
- Identify input parameters needed to design a one- or two-story building in concrete
- 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
Market Manager, Buildings at Portland Cement Association
Skokie, IL , United States
As an employee of the Market Development Department of Portland Cement Association, James Farny promotes the use of concrete products for all building applications, including both structural and finish materials. With more than 20 years of experience in t …