"Let's Talk Concrete!" 

Weekly Livestreams​

View past session details from Spring 2020

NOTE: Visit​ this page​ for the Let's Talk Concrete! schedule and registration details for the Summer/Fall 2020 sessions.

Join Master Builders Solutions for Let's Talk Concrete! Livestreams each Wed at 11:00 A.M. (EDT). Topics will be delivered by concrete industry veterans and subject matter experts with a wide range of experience. Each topic will be covered for 30-40 minutes and will end with a 30-minute Q&A opportunity. Join for the presentation or stay for the full hour, it's up to you. View the full schedule below and simply click the link to attend each session. 

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​Past Sessions

Wed. April 15, 2020

Introduction to Admixtures

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Learn how utilizing concrete admixtures can:

  • Create value through cost reduction, schedule improvement, risk reduction 
  • Improve sequencing admixture options
  • Influence concrete properties; improve quality
  • Provide added value to your customers

Wed. April 22, 2020

Self-Consolidating Concrete

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Target Audience: Concrete Producers (*All industry professionals are welcome to attend)

Learn about utilizing highly flowable, self-consolidating concrete mixtures to:
  • Reduce cost of concrete construction
  • Increase worker productivity and speed of placement
  • Identify best practices for designing your concrete mix
  • Monitor and control performance once in production

Wed. April 29, 2020

Extended Joint Spacing:  Durable Concrete Slabs & Improved Profitability with the MB Slab® System

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Target Audience: Concrete Producers & Contractors (*All industry professionals are welcome to attend​)​

Learn about an extended-joint spacing solution for concrete slab on ground construction to:
  • Increase durability and service life of your concrete slab
  • Reduce number of joints and associated maintenance costs
  • Improve aesthetics of your finished concrete slab
  • Increase speed of slab construction and create a safer environment

Wed. May 6, 2020

Concrete Cracking: Causes and Prevention

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Target Audience: Concrete Producers (*All industry professionals are welcome to attend)

  • Determine what causes concrete to crack and distinguish amongst the various types of cracks.
  • Discover solutions and technologies that can help control and prevent concrete cracking.

Wed. May 13, 2020

Troubleshooting Air in Concrete 

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Target Audience: Concrete Producers & Contractors (*All industry professionals are welcome to attend)

Learn about air in concrete:

  • Why air is specified and used in concrete 
  • Factors that can affect air content and quality
  • Basic troubleshooting air in concrete
  • Tips and value of controlling air in concrete

Wed. May 20, 2020

Sustainability: EPDs and Eco-Efficiency Analysis

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Target Audience: All industry professionals are welcome to attend

With increasing concern over climate change and the environmental impact from products with a high carbon footprint, how do your concrete products measure up?  

This presentation will offer insights into:

  • Understanding a carbon footprint and other environmental indicators of products.
  • Quantifying the environmental results from a concrete mixture – life cycle assessment
  • Comparing various mixtures to determine the most sustainable option – Eco-Efficiency Analysis
  • Developing, understanding and using an environmental label for concrete products – EPD

Wed. May 27, 2020

Modern applications for Chemical Grouts in Underground Construction

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Target Audience: Engineering firms and Civil, Mining & Tunneling Contractors (*All industry professionals are welcome to attend)

  • Description of grouting system for Water-Stopping, Ground Consolidation / Modification, Crack Sealing & Concrete rehabilitation
  • Understanding the fields of application for Chemical, and Mineral systems
  • Importance of project and jobsite conditions from a technical and practical view point
  • Review of specific Project Profile and Case studies

Wed. June 3, 2020

Hot Weather Concreting

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Target Audience: Concrete Producers, Contractors and Specifiers  (*All industry professionals are welcome to attend)​

This topic will address the following:

  • What are the conditions for Hot Weather Concrete and their effects on concrete? 
  • Challenges to producing, placing, finishing, jointing and curing concrete in Hot Weather conditions.
  • Methods of success to producing and placing quality concrete in Hot weather.