U.S. Concrete launches AIA online course

U.S. Concrete Inc. launched its first fully sponsored continuing education course for architects, engineers, and construction professionals. The online course, “New Rapid-Drying Concrete Addresses Floor Covering Failures. Preventing Moisture-Related Problems in Concrete Floors,” promotes understanding of moisture-related failures of floor coverings and the latest prevention methods.

The course provides a comprehensive overview of health hazards, flooring damage, and other problems that can result from high levels of moisture in concrete floor slabs. In addition, the curriculum identifies current methods for mitigating high moisture levels in concrete slabs and describes a preemptive approach of using rapid-drying concrete mix to solve moisture problems.

Approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (AIA-CES), successful completion of the course earns one hour of HSW (Health, Safety, and Welfare) learning unit requirements..

"Moisture-related problems with flooring materials and coatings are today one of the most common and costly of construction issues. The direct and indirect costs associated with these problems are estimated to be in the hundreds of millions of dollars each year in the United States alone," said Wally Johnson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, U.S. Concrete, Inc. "By offering tailored, approved educational programs, we want to provide the architecture and construction community with the tools they need to better serve their clients and deliver successful projects."

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