Rusty Owings Presentation

  • 08 Nov 2017
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Sylvester Powell Community Center


  • Current KS ACI Member
  • Non-Members of KS ACI
  • Student Members of KS ACI

Join us for a presentation by


William R. “Rusty” Owings III, AIA


 “Performance-based Specifications –

State of the Industry and A Way Forward”


Sylvester Powell Community Center

6200 Martway Street

Mission, KS 66202

 November 8, 2017

11:30 – Registration opens

12:00 – lunch

Presentation to follow


$ 20.00 – KS ACI Members

$ 30.00 – Non Members

Free to Student KS ACI Members


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This presentation was developed by the Research Engineering and Standards Committee of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA). It discusses the general concept and benefits of minimizing prescription and incorporating performance-based alternatives for concrete mixtures in project specifications. Obstacles to performance-based specifications and available resources will be discussed. The primary focus of the presentation is on specific prescriptive items most commonly found in actual specifications; real or perceived basis for the requirement; possible problems caused by these requirements; suggested alternatives; and benefits of these alternatives. These suggestions are consistent with industry standards like ACI 318 and ACI 301.

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