CSINext November 2019 Meeting
Greetings! We will be conducting our November Chapter Meeting and the presentation will be "Changing the Language of Concrete" Presented by Chris Bennett, CSI & Keith Robinson, FCSI, CSC, FCSC, LEED AP, RSW. Mark your calendars for November 7th at 4:00pm EDT. We look forward to having you attend this free webinar, register today as space is limited!
Construction Specifications Institute
November 2019 Meeting
Meeting Date: November 7, 2019
Meeting Time: 4:00pm EDT
Meeting RSVP: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8hQXPPmeTC-WIKRLg_dP1Q
Speaker: Chris Bennett, CSI & Keith Robinson, FCSI, CSC, FCSC, LEED AP, RSW
The current method of concrete construction is both environmentally and economically unsustainable. Our methods of concrete construction have not fundamentally changed since the early 1960’s. Each year we continue to spend billions of dollars and moisture mitigation, patch and repair instead of focusing on a real solution, to build better concrete. While modern buildings and infrastructure seem to fall apart in only a few decades, Opus Caementicium or Roman concrete has proven that it can remain function for centuries. Why has Roman Concrete proven so resilient? Do we need to constantly coat our concrete in epoxy, latex and acrylics and other materials that add to humanity’s carbon footprint or is there a better way with new technologies that echo the craftsmanship of the past? This program will share data and case studies to demonstrate a road map to a more sustainable future by less expensive, more resilient concrete with less waste and carbon emissions.
- Overcome language obstacles between designer and constructor and promote best design practices success
- Critique current practices for modern concrete construction and evaluate its impact on our planet with an over.
- Design and specify concrete with higher resiliency (sustainability) and a lower carbon footprint using Roman
- Describe new curing technologies , and explain their real-world applications in construction, and own their implications
Learning Units will be provided: Yes (LU)
About the Speaker:
Chris Bennett, CSI, is a concrete consultant for commercial projects in North America. He specializes in document creation, contractor training and technology testing for MasterFormat Divisions 03, 07, and 09. Chris also facilitates education and training for The National Center for Education and Research on Corrosion and Materials Performance (NCERCAMP) at University of Akron through The National Concrete Symposium and its research fund. He can be reached via e-mail at
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