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*Cancelled* Concrete Technology for Construction (Pilot Workshop) | VICA Victoria

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  • 2020-03-31 08:30:00 | 2020-03-31 12:30:00
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Location Title: VICA Victoria
City: Victoria
Cancellation Period: Course Cancellations & Substitutions: 5 Business Days before the Course: Full Refund of Registration Fee. Less than 5 Business Days before the course/Day of the course: Complimentary substitution of another member of your company/team. No refunds or transfers of registration fee.

March 13 Update – Cancellation in response to public health directives

In response to the evolving situation with the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have cancelled all VICA courses effective March 13, until the end of April. We will be continuing to monitor the public health recommendations moving forward, and it is possible we may have to make further cancellation decisions in the weeks ahead.

Chenelle Falconer, our Manager of Training & Education can be reached directly at 250-483-7591 if you have any questions.

Thank you for your support VICA’s programming, and for your ongoing patience as we navigate this evolving situation.


FREE for VICA Members | Join us for this pilot of our new workshop on concrete technology for construction and let us know what you think. Can't make it to this one? Email to be notified of future workshops. 

What will you learn?

This workshop will strengthen your understanding of concrete in order to avoid costly mistakes during construction. We will review real-life case studies and you'll learn how avoid common construction issues.

This workshop will also cover important code clauses, roles and responsibilities of various parties, and specification clauses to look out for. In addition, we'll cover upcoming changes with the new 2019 Concrete Code, which will soon replace the 2014 Code currently used on construction sites. You'll leave with key information that will help you be prepared for new requirements on your job site.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • ​understand the basics of concrete technology
  • understand the roles of specifications and codes
  • identify onerous clauses in specifications
  • be aware of upcoming changes in the concrete code
  • develop a plan of action when things go wrong
  • plan your concrete project to avoid issues by
    • completing a specification review
    • applying the take-away lists provided from the course

Who should take this course?

This workshop will benefit anyone involved in concrete construction including foremen, superintendents, project managers, estimators, and owners.

Course Instructor Information

Mark Byram, P.Eng., Materials Engineer, NACE CIP 3 | Thurber Engineering Ltd.

Mark is a concrete and coatings expert who works on Vancouver Island. He is based out of the Thurber Victoria office. His experience includes international projects such as repairing lighthouses on the Great Barrier Reef and local projects like 75-year durability design for the Macaulay Point Pump Station. Mark has developed standards and regularly helps contractors troubleshoot construction issues.

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