Ohio Concrete Webinars

Ohio Concrete offers online webinars to educate and inform the concrete construction community on a variety of popular industry topics.  The webinars are delivered by Ohio Concrete staff and industry experts and provide an easy and affordable way to obtain continuing education credits. Please note, credits are only available for live webinars.

Upcoming Webinars

The Impact of the IRC 2024 Code Change on Residential PT Slab-on-Ground
July 18, 2024 | 12:oo – 1:00 pm | 1 CPD (for live webinar)
Presented by: Tim D. Christle, P.E. – Executive Vice President, Post-Tensioning Institute


The International Code Council (ICC) has released the new IRC 2024, which includes a significant update related to post-tensioned slab-on-ground design and construction. The newly added Section R506.2—Post-tensioned slab-on-ground floors—requires that post-tensioned concrete slab-on-ground floors, on expansive or stable soils, be designed in accordance with PTI DC10.5. This presentation will provide an overview of the IRC code change and how it will improve quality, for both materials and labor, of post-tensioned concrete, slab-on-ground floors. Post-tensioning (PT) materials used in this construction will need to be supplied by Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI)-certified (or equal) plants, and the installation and stressing of these materials will need to be performed by PTI-certified field personnel. This presentation is part of an even larger education initiative aimed at a wide range of individuals from licensed design professionals and building inspectors to homebuilders, contractors, and homeowners, explaining the importance of this code change and how it will affect (and benefit) them.

Archived Webinars

Innovative Solutions for Industrial Floors
June 18, 2024 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. | 1 CPD (for live webinar)
Presented by: Nick Karam, P.E., Regional Sales Engineer·Bekaert Construction

Change is Constant, Concrete is Forever
May 23, 2024 | 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm | 1 CPD & 1LU/HSW (for live webinar)
Presented by: Dr. Peter C. Taylor, PhD


Ohio Concrete Consulting Staff for Your Benefit
April 11, 2024 | 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm

Programs and benefits available to Ohio Concrete members.


Improving Concrete Durability with Colloidal Silica
April 1, 2024 | 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm | 1 CPD (for live webinar)
Presented by: Brent Rollins, Spray-Lock Concrete Protection

AI in the Construction Industry: Transformation and Innovation
Hosted by: Ohio Concrete, Kentucky Concrete Association, and Indiana Ready Mixed Concrete Association
February 1, 2024 | 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm | 1 CPD (for live webinar only)
Presented by: Chris DeVany, PMP, Pinnacle Performance Improvement Worldwide

Rocket Start: Gaming to Increase Employee Retention, Productivity and Attract New Employees
January 17, 2024 | 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm | 1 CPD (for live webinar only)
Presented by: Manny Tejano, Rocket Start

August 9, 2023 | 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm | 1 CPD (for live webinar only)
Presented by: Christopher R. Tull, P.E., LEED AP, CRT Concrete Consulting, Inc.

June 28, 2023 | 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm | 1 CPD (for live webinar only)
Presented by: Eric S. Clark, Principal·Jackson Lewis P.C. and Trevor M. Nichols, Associate·Jackson Lewis P.C.

Design and Construction of Concrete Overlays for Highways and City Streets
May 17, 2023 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm | 1 CPD (for live webinar only)
Speaker: Dan King, P.E., Research Engineer·CP Tech Center at Iowa State University

Reducing Carbon Footprint of Concrete Construction using Fiber Reinforcement

Apr 27, 2023 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm | 1 CPD (for live webinar only)
Speaker: Michael A. Mahoney, M.A.Sc., P.Eng, FACI, The Euclid Chemical Company

Engineering Ethics: Case Studies and A Primer on the Ethical Code

March 29, 2023 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | 1 CPD (Ethics) credit (for live webinar only)
Speaker: Eric Kjellander, Partner at Construction Law Group Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP

Sustainability: The Key to Climate Change Reduction in Infrastructure
February 21, 2023 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM [ET] | Credits: 1 CPD and/or 1 AIA/HSW (for live webinar only)
Presenter: Julie Buffenbarger, FACI, LEED AP BC+D

Troubleshooting Errors on Concrete Construction Projects by Dr. Heather Brown
January 26, 2023 | 12:00  – 1:00 pm [ET]| 1 CPD for live webinar

NE Ohio Concrete 2022 Fall Webinar Series/For the Love of Concrete 

Responsibilities for Performing and Sealing Engineering and Surveying Work
John Greenhalge – John F. Greenhalge, Executive Director, State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers & Surveyor
November 16, 2022 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM [ET] | 1 CPD Credit Hour for Live Webinar


Premature Joint Deterioration in Concrete Pavements and Methods to Prevent It
Dr. Jason Weiss, Distinguished Chair in Engineering, Oregon State University
November 9, 2022 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM [ET] | 1 CPD Credit Hour for Live Webinar

The Nano Silica Revolution in Concrete
Jim Render, Specification Products, Sustainable Concrete Curing Technologies
October 27, 2022 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM [ET] | 1 CPD Credit Hour for Live Webinar

Mobile Concrete Technology Center and Performance Engineered Mixtures – Modern Concrete Technology for Practitioners
Presented by: Michael F. Praul, P.E., Senior Concrete Engineer, FHWA, Office of Preconstruction, Construction, and Pavements
October 19, 2022 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM [ET] | 1 CPD Credit Hour for Live Webinar

Piezoelectric Sensors for Real-Time Concrete Strength Monitoring – Without Using a Maturity Curve
Presented by: Luna Lu – Luna Lu, ACPA Professor, Center for Intelligent Infrastructure, Purdue University
October 11, 2022 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM [ET] | 1 CPD Credit Hour for Live Webinar

We Have EPD’s Now What?
Presented by: Matthew Lemay, Manager of Codes and Sustainability Programs at the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA)
October 18, 2022 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM [ET] | 1 CPD Credit Hour for Live Webinar

There is an increasing demand for low embodied carbon building materials, driven by standards such as LEED v4 and the Architecture 2030 Challenge. To help the concrete industry meet this demand, NRMCA is a program operator for product-specific Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), and publishes an industry-wide EPD (IW-EPD) and Regional Benchmark report. This presentation overviews embodied carbon and EPDs: what are they, how are they created, and how can they be leveraged? We describe how product-specific EPDs and the NRMCA IW-EPD and Benchmarks are used to design concrete projects with lower environmental footprint, including carbon footprint.


Reducing Concrete’s Carbon Footprint with Portland-Limestone Cement – Cleveland AIA Presentation
September 14, 2022 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM [ET] | 1 AIA LU/HSW or 1 CPD Credit Hour for Live Webinar
Presented by Jamie Farny, Portland Cement Association & Shawn Kalyn, Votorantim Cimentos/St Marys Cement

With a growing interest in sustainability, the construction industry is looking for solutions to help reduce its carbon footprint. The Portland Cement Association’s newly released Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality lays out the cement and concrete industry’s commitment to a lower carbon future. With its proven performance, portland-limestone cement, or PLC, will play a key role. This presentation explains what PLCs are, how to use and specify them, and presents results of research comparing ordinary portland cement concrete to PLC concrete, along with several examples of successful PLC projects in the U.S. over the past decade.

After this program, participants will come away with the knowledge described by these four learning objectives:

  1. Understand the potential savings in CO2 footprint when using PLC to make concrete and explain how that is achieved
  2. State the replacement level and how to modify mix designs when swapping in PLC for OPC
  3. State how supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs) contents are affected by using PLC
  4. Describe how PLC affects fresh and hardened concrete properties relative to OPC concrete


Design and Construction of Concrete Roundabouts 
60 min |06/22/2022 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm [ET]
Presented by Phil Kresge, Senior VP of NRMCA’s Local Paving Division

Learning Objectives: This program provides an introduction to roundabouts as a viable alternative to conventional intersections for traffic control. Attendees will learn the benefits of roundabouts in general and, in particular, the benefits of designing and constructing roundabouts in concrete.

Course objectives include:
1. Identification of various roundabout categories
2. Impact of roundabouts on vehicle and pedestrian safety
3. Roundabout pavement design considerations
4. Jointing recommendations for concrete roundabouts


2021 Fall Webinar Series  7 Webinars | 7 Credit Hours | FREE

Ohio Concrete hosted a series of FREEeducational webinars for the concrete construction community this past fall.  The webinars featured presentations from experts in the field on current industry topics and issues.  The series provided quality content with the flexibility to attend remotely, which allowed engineers to fulfill license requirements before the end of year—free of charge.
Click here to learn more about the series and view recordings. 

ODOT Material Updates / Comparison of ODOT 451 vs ODOT 452 Concrete Pavement Specifications / ACI 330 Concrete Parking Lot Specification Update
November 18, 2021 (1:30 – 2:30 PM)
Presented by Dan Miller, ODOT & Jason Wimberly, Lithko


Pavement Preservation Through Grooving and Grinding
Nov 9, 2021 (1:30 – 2:30 PM) Presented by John Roberts, International Grinding & Grooving Association [BIO]


Reducing Concrete’s Carbon Footprint Using Portland Limestone Cements
Nov 2, 2021 (1:30 – 2:30 PM) | Presented by Jamie Farny, Portland Cement Association & Shawn Kalyn, Votorantim Cimentos, St Marys Cement


Industrial Floors, Suspended Slabs and Pavements
Oct 28 (1:30 – 2:30 PM) | Presented by Rick Smith, FACI, Structural Services, Inc. (SSI)


Portland Cement Industry Carbon Neutrality Roadmap 2050
Oct 19, 2021 (1:30 – 2:30 PM) | Presented by Rick Bohan, Portland Cement Association


Microbially Induced Corrosion of Concrete in Sewer Collection Systems
Oct 12, 2021 (1:30 – 2:30 PM) ET | Presented by Sam Lines, ConSeal

Advances in Concrete Technology with Jay Whitt
May 5, 2021 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM [ET]

Is concrete exciting? Even innovative? The most widely used manufactured product in the world that hails history from Roman times, has experienced advances driven by creating solutions to our expanding infrastructure. These changes create and push on common practices to bring an excitement in civil engineering as this material is implemented and designed for applications to improve and possibly provide efficient, lasting, alternative options. The Innovations in Concrete presentation can only briefly touch on some of these advances in the world of concrete over the last few decades as innovation continues to be implemented into construction to adopt to our design demands.

Jay Whitt is with Lehigh Cement as a technical service engineer in this local region, including Ohio and Indiana region.  He has been in the cement and concrete industry since 2000 specializing in providing product technical support to customers while managing innovative portfolios including research, lab testing, and customer implementation. He is active in ACI National committees on Hydraulic Cement, Slag Cement, and Mass Concrete. Jay earned a BS and MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Akron where he co-opted with ODOT construction in District #4, completed research in Slag Cement, and raced concrete canoes.


Making the Switch: The Business Case for Building with Insulated Concrete Forms Multifamily
Apr 22, 2021 |12:00 – 1:00 PM [ET]

Presented by: Ryan Bedford, Bedford Development

This presentation provides firsthand insight on the business case for building multifamily projects with concrete. Cost comparisons will be presented that demonstrate the return on investment from both a first cost perspective and long- term income strategy


COVID Impact to ODOT’s Global Transportation Budgets and Program Planning
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 | 1:00-2:00 PM [ET]

How has ODOT been impacted by an unprecedented 2020, and how are they responding to make sure they maintain the world class transportation system we have all come to expect?  We invite you to listen in as ODOT presents the financial impacts of reduced travel, relief bills and the rapidly changing climate of transportation. Also, come to understand how increased asset monitoring, real time data, management systems, electrification, and e-commerce are transforming the industry and our future.

Featured Speakers:

  • Sara Downs, ODOT Chief Financial Officer (CFO) within the Division of Finance
  • Tim McDonald, ODOT Administrator for the Office of Program Management and Acting Deputy Director of Planning


Designing Competitive Pavements for Industrial Facilities in 2021; Asphalt Versus Concrete
March 25, 2021 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM [ET]

Ohio Concrete is presenting a designing competitive asphalt pavements for industrial facilities webinar, in conjunction with the State of Illinois Ready Mix Association, to highlight asphalt designed to carry an expected load for a greater number of years.  Specifically, we characterize an industrial pavement as one that carries at least one truck per day. The expected outcome from the webinar is to have an asphalt and concrete comparison that is more “apples-to-apples” not only from a load carrying capacity but also a costing standpoint.  This provides you and your clients a greater ability to make educated decisions on which pavement meets the needs of their facility. The speakers are based in the asphalt industry.  One is a peer, an engineer who has been designing asphalt pavements for some years and the second an individual who has been in the asphalt industry maintaining asphalt pavements.

Speaker Presentations:
Mike Harrell, Applied Research Associates, Inc.

Mike Ward, Rabine Paving


Durable & Watertight Concrete Infrastructure
March 23, 2021 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM [ET]
Presented by: Sam Lines, Engineering Manager for Concrete Sealants, Inc.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore characteristics of microbially induced corrosion of concrete (MICC).
  • Why MICC is prevalent in some areas and why it seems to occur more often.
  • Get the latest information on scientific testing and the new ASTM standards available.
  • Learn about the enhancements to concrete that may provide a 100 year service life.
  • See examples where the ConSeal suite of products are in use to add longevity to sewer systems.


Ohio Concrete Environmental Compliance Webinar
March 18, 2021 | 9:30 -11:30 am [ET]
Presented by: R. Curt Spence, P.E., Spence Environmental Consulting, Inc.


Evaluation of Low Strength Concrete Cylinders & Cores – Bad Testing or Bad Concrete?
Presented by: Jeff Groom, Senior Principal Engineer at CTL|Thompson Materials Engineers Denver, CO
March 3, 2021

OC Contractor Webinar Series – Placing High Quality Concrete
[180 min | 2 days: 2/15 – 2/16/2021 | 12:00 – 1:30 PM [ET]
2-day Contractor Webinar Series to learn from industry experts on the proper placement of quality concrete.

January 21, 2021 featuring:

  • Dotting the I’s and Crossing the T’s for Durable Concrete Pavements –  Dr. Jason Weiss, Edwards Distinguished Professor, Oregon State University [BIO]
  • Concrete as a Solution to Sustainability Targets – Jeremy Gregory, PE – Research Scientist, Executive Director, Concrete Sustainability Hub, MIT [BIO]
  • Ohio Political Update from Ohio Lieutenant Governor, Jon Husted [BIO]
    Featuring Q&A with Ohio State Senator, Stephanie Kunze [BIO] and OC Government Affairs Consultant, Joel Riter
  • Cyber Security Prevention – Timothy Dimoff – President, Sacs Consulting & Investigative Services, Inc. [BIO]
  • State of the Economy – Dr. Richard Vedder, Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University  [BIO]

To view presentations from the webinar, login to the MEMBERS ONLY section

2020 Ohio Concrete Fall Webinar Series
[7 webinars | October – December 2020]

Premature Joint Deterioration in Concrete Pavements
[60 min | 05/04/2020 | 3:30 – 4:30 PM  [ET]

Presented by: Jason Weiss, Professor and Head of the School of Civil and Construction Engineering The Miles Lowell and Margaret Watt Edwards Distinguished Chair in Engineering Director of the Kiewit Center for Infrastructure and Transportation Research

Concrete pavements and flatwork generally provide excellent performance in all climates and exposures. However, in recent years, the industry has seen an increase in premature deterioration at joints and saw cuts in concrete pavements and flatwork in areas where winter storm events demand the application of deicing chemicals, which are most commonly chloride-based. This talk will discuss some of the recent changes in salting practices and how they can exacerbate this issue.  Guidance will be provided as to how to improve the performance of the concrete in these challenging environments.


Concrete as a Sustainability Solution
60 minutes 04/15/2020/3:30 pm [ET]

Featuring Jeremy Gregory, Executive Director, Concrete Sustainability Hub, Research Scientist, MIT Civil and Environmental Engineering


How to Get Involved in Government Affairs
30 minutes |10/17/2019/10:30 am [ET]

Featuring:  State Senator Rob McColley

Presented by Joel Riter, Ohio Concrete Government Affairs Consultant.  Mr. Riter will provide an in-depth look into Ohio Concrete Government Affairs including:

  • Introduction to Ohio Concrete Government Affairs
  • Main Policy Issues
  • OC Political Action Committee
  • Political Involvement
  • Interview with State Senator Rob McColley


Hot Weather Concreting – Effects, Mixture & Placement Adjustments/Tips
30 minutes |08/15/2019/10:3o am [ET]

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn the effects of hot weather on concrete properties
2. Understand the necessary adjustment options to control elevated concrete temperatures
3. Implement recommended placement procedures during hot weather
4. Controls and procedures for successful, durable concrete


Cold Weather Concreting – In the Spring
30 minutes |03/18/2019 | 11:oo am [ET]

Learning Objectives:

  • Define cold weather concrete
  • Provide Specification Guidelines
  • Identify Concrete Mixture Adjustments
  • Describe Protection and Curing Procedures
  • Explain the Impacts on Strength Testing


How to Build Scale Resistant Concrete in Ohio
30 minutes | 07/25/2018 | 11:00 am [ET]

Learning Objectives:

  • Define what is a scaling concrete surface,
  • Identify the common causes for scaling exterior surfaces,
  • Explain how to minimize the potential for scaling in Ohio, and
  • Offer repair treatment options when scaling does occur