EDUCATION & TRAINING

The Carolinas Ready Mixed Concrete Association services the ready mixed concrete industry throughout the Carolinas by providing an extensive array of educational opportunities and industry certifications to anyone looking to learn more about designing, specifying, producing or building with concrete.  Our members are dedicated to advancing the industry and choose to do so through furthering their education and participating in updates, forums and much more.  Visit our Calendar of Events and search Education & Training for upcoming offerings.

Upcoming Education Offerings

NRMCA Pervious Concrete Technician Certification Class
The CRMCA is pleased to offer the NRMCA Pervious Concrete Technician Certification Class.  The industry standards for pervious concrete are found in the documents published by the American Concrete Institute (ACI):

​522R – “Report on Pervious Concrete”, and
522.1 – “Specification for Pervious Concrete Pavement”

Both of these documents provide guidance, direction and criteria for design and construction of pervious concrete mixtures, pavements, infiltration systems and construction practices.  Also included in the Specification are criteria that contractors and testing technicians must meet.  These requirements are:
For contractors, according to ACI 522.1 – “The Contractor shall employ no less than one NRMCA Certified Pervious Concrete Craftsman who must be on site, overseeing each placement crew during all concrete placement, or the Contractor shall employ no less than three NRMCA Certified Pervious Concrete Installers, who shall be on site working as members of each placement crew during all concrete placement unless otherwise specified.”

For testing technicians, according to ACI 522.1 – “Field tests of concrete shall be performed by an individual certified as both an NRMCA Certified Pervious Concrete Technician or equivalent and an ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician-Grade 1 or equivalent.”

The NRMCA Pervious Concrete Technician Certification is a required step in becoming a NRMCA Pervious Concrete Certified Installer.  Note this Class is for the Technician Certification level only.  Contractors are encouraged to further pursue performing the necessary requirements to become a Certified Installer.

Contact CRMCA for additional information.

Contractors, are you looking to get certified to place pervious concrete?…
Technicians, are you looking to get certified to test pervious concrete?…
Engineers, are you looking for an opportunity to learn about Pervious Concrete?…
This Class is for you!

June 26, 2018 – CRMCA Office, Charlotte, NC  Register Online

Future Education Offerings

BWS: Value & Innovation Webinars
Pervious Concrete Technician Course – Oct. 2018
NRMCA Plant Inspector Course – Oct. 2018
Looking for a Course or Topic – Give us a Call at 704-717-9199 or email us your requests at jessica@crmca.com. 
Interested in volunteering your time as a speaker or education resource – enter your info in our Speakers Database.

ON-SITE EDUCATION & TRAINING

If your company or organization is interested in a specific topic or presentation let us know!  We are available to travel to your location, company meeting, conference or group event to present on a variety of topics.  We often speak to Architects, Engineers, Producer Member Contractors and many others.  Many of our programs are offered free of charge – let us bring our expertise to you!  Contact Jessica Palmer, Director of Business Development & Education, jessica@crmca.com today to discuss availability and topic needs or to request a session, training or speaker.  View our CRMCA Professional Education Opportunities for Specifiers.  We also encourage members to giveback to the association through volunteerism with the Speakers Database.

Certifications, Seminars & Forums

CRMCA Certifications and Trainings are offered to various professional groups including:

  • Certifications for contractors
  • Certifications for Licensed Professional Engineers
    • NCDOT & SCDOT Concrete Plant Inspector
    • NRMCA Pervious Concrete – Audit Option
  • Certifications for technicians assisting Licensed Professional Engineers
    • NCDOT & SCDOT Concrete Plant Inspector’s Assistant
  • Forums
    • Safety Essentials
    • Environmental Updates
  • Professional Education Opportunities
    • Parking Lot Design
    • Streets & Local Roads Specifications
    • Build with Strength – Concrete Design Center