​​​​​​​​​​​Let's Talk Concrete! Livestreams: 

Full Schedule​​​

Next session Sept 23

Join Master Builders Solutions for Let's Talk Concrete! Livestreams every other 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 click on each link to register for the session.​

Upcoming Sessions

Wed. Sept 23​, 2020, 11 AM EDT

Preventing Concrete Scaling

Target AudienceConcrete Producers, Contractors, and Engineers

Participants will learn about concrete scalin​​​​g, the various factors that cause concrete scaling, how it can be prevented, and troubleshooting​.

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Wed. Oct 7​​, 2020, 11 AM EDT

​Cold Weather Concreting

Target Audience: All construction industry professionals

Weather conditions can have a dramatic effect on b​​oth the setting time and concrete placing, finishing and protection systems that must be followed for proper concrete placement. This livestream will discuss the importance of specification, production, and placement of concrete to mitigate these cold weather conditions.​​

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Wed. Oct 21​​, 2020, 11 AM EDT

Mitigating Efflorescence in Masonry​

Target AudienceProducers of masonry and hardscape products​

During this livestream​ we will discuss what is efflorescence, the primary causes and material contributors to efflorescence, and ways to troubleshoot and mitigate efflorescence.​​

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​Future sessions announced soon​

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Past Sessions

​​​Wed. July 8 , 2020

Concrete Placement and Finishability

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

The placement and finishability of ready mix concrete during slab construction is dependent upon the project-specific needs. A concrete mixture must meet the desired performance properties that can vary significantly throughout the entire construction process. No single construction project is the same and therefore neither is the concrete mixture. This webinar will address what factors affect concrete placement and finishability while providing insight on how to achieve your desired concrete mixture performance.​

Wed. July 22, 2020

Integrally Colored Concrete​

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

At the end of this session, attendees will be coached on how color is measured, what kind of products can be used to integrally color concrete, basics of proportioning, batching, placing, finishing and curing, troubleshooting integrally colored concrete and what to avoid, as how specifiers can potentially use integrally colored concrete to obtain LEED credits.​

Wed. Aug 5, 2020

Integral Waterproofing for Concrete

Target AudienceAll industry professionals

Water penetration, leakage and a continuously wet concrete structure can lead to durability problems, an undesirable damp/humid atmosphere, mold growth, and premature deterioration. This presentation will discuss the use of permeability-reducing admixtures (PRAs) for concrete, designed to minimize/prevent water penetration. Attendees will learn what a PRA is and how it is qualified and specified. Example applications of use, including concrete production, placement, and projects will be highligh​​ted.​

Wed. Aug 19​, 2020

Returned Concrete Management

Target AudienceReady Mixed Concrete Producers

Ready Mixed Concrete Producers are challenged with addressing fresh, unused concrete returned to their batch plants. This presentation will discuss the operational issues with returned concrete an​d the admixture solutions that can assist Ready Mixed Concrete Producers manage these operational challenges.

Wed. Sept 9​, 2020

High Performance/High Strength Concrete

Target AudienceAll industry professionals

This presentation will cover:

  • Compressive strength > 10,000 psi
  • Design considerations (e.g. modulus of elasticity, slender construction)
  • Technologies used in creating high performance/high strength concrete – MasterGlenium, MasterSure, MasterSet, MasterMatrix
  • Durability and service life
  • Project Case Studies​