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NPC 30th Annual Conference - Genesis Classes
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CONSTRUCTION 202: Reinforced Concrete Pools


Wednesday, February 6th - Registration Fee:  $1,300.00

    Learning Objectives:

    - Define compression, tension, and shear forces, bending moments, live and dead loads.

    - Describe reinforcing steel design, details, and installation.

    - Examine code requirements of ACI 318, ACI 350, ACI 506, ASA, and the IBC.

    - List shotcrete terminology and identify best practices for shotcrete preparation, equipment setup, and placement methods.



This class combines two modules designed to improve your reinforced concrete structures. Starting with ENGINEERING 103: Structural Engineering, you will get the basics of loads, forces, and stresses and how to resist them with reinforced concrete. Students won’t become structural engineers but they will understand how it works so that construction details are understood and followed. Then  CONSTRUCTION 233: ACI-Certified Shotcrete Nozzleman (Wet and/or Dry Process). Classroom Training will explain the basics of shotcrete and prepare students for potential examination to become an ACI-certified Shotcrete Nozzleman.


Time/Credits:  8:00 hrs  --  0.8 IACET CEUs


Instructor:  David J. Peterson, P.E., SWD Master



Peterson is President/CEO of Watershape Consulting, Inc., an international planning, design, and engineering firm providing owners, architects, contractors, and the legal profession with services relating to residential, commercial, and institutional pools, spas, and water features. He obtained his B.S. Civil Engineering at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and is a licensed engineer in several states. Peterson has been in the watershaping industry since 1994 when he began his career designing life support systems for large aquariums and marine mammal exhibits. He was Vice President Engineering at Polaris Pool Systems where he developed and patented several products. He is a prolific writer and is actively involved with trade organizations and code development.



Instructor:  Bill Drakeley, SWD Master, ACI

Drakeley is principal and founder of Drakeley Pool Company, a luxury design and build firm based in New England, and Drakeley Industries, an international consulting firm focusing on shotcrete applications and techniques, notably providing training for the New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority underground tunneling projects. Bill is the first and only pool builder to sit as a Voting Member of the American Concrete Institute’s (ACI) Committee 506 – Shotcrete and serves as Secretary of ACI C660 Nozzleman Certification Task Group. Bill is also the incoming President of the American Shotcrete Association (ASA) and the Chairman of the ASA’s Pool and Recreational Shotcrete Committee. An educator and advocate for high industry standards, Bill has conducted trainings for GENESIS® Construction School, the Colorado School of Mines, the American Society of Landscape Architects CT Chapter, World of Concrete, and the Aqua Show, among others. His technical writings have been widely published in trade magazines.