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

CCSP Module I: Concrete 101 Technical/Product Knowledge – October 13-15, 2020 – 8am-5pm – CRMCA Office, Charlotte, NC | Register Here
Building and Parking Lot Design Series – Course Details & Dates 
Building Construction: Storm Resiliency – November 4, 2020 – 11am-12pm – Virtual, Charlotte, NC | Register Here
ACI 330R: Design for Industrial Concrete Parking Lots – November 11, 2020 – 11am-12pm – Virtual, Charlotte, NC | Register Here
Specifying Sustainable Concrete – November 18, 2020 – 11am-12pm – Virtual Charlotte, NC | Register Here
Building Construction: Net Zero Energy Schools – December 2, 2020 – 11am-12pm – Virtual, Charlotte, NC | Register Here

Future Education Offerings

Improving Concrete Quality – Certification Course – December 15, 2020 – CRMCA Office, Charlotte, NC | 7:30am – 4:30pm – Register now through NRMCA
ICF Installer Basics Course – Certification Course – December 17, 2020 – CRMCA Office, Charlotte, NC | 9am – 3:30pm – Register
Certified Concrete Sales Professional Courses – Course Details & Dates 
CCSP Module I – October 13 – 15, 2020, Register Online
CCSP Module II – December 8 – 10, 2020, Register Online
CCSP Module III – October 12 – 14, 2021, Register Online
CCSP Module IV – December 14 – 16, 2021, Register Online
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.

Project Spotlights & Design Assistance

Keep in mind as you are cross training employees on new tasks or providing “work from home” tasks don’t overlook the benefits of getting your projects uploaded to the Project Spotlights Page on the CRMCA Website. Once your projects are submitted via this form we can add them to the webpage as a featured project, create a Case Study for your use (pdf for print / website, etc.) and we can add the project to ConcreteTracker.org

The form is simple and self explanatory. Check it out today as well as some other projects that have been added to date.

In the event you have projects that need design assistance or you have past projects you would like to see a comparison on please send them our way via this form or learn more about the service here.

Contact Jessica Palmer (jessica@crmca.com) with any questions

Concrete Careers Academy – Virtual Training Options

The Concrete Career Academy is an education coalition of state concrete associations from the Carolinas, Kentucky, and Tennessee. The primary function of the academy is to enhance and advance the careers of all who work in the concrete industry, so content is targeted in more than one discipline.  Check out the site today for easy sign up options!  Sessions include Concrete In Practice Topics, Verified Operator, M.A.G.N.E.T and T.A.B.L.E Training Courses.

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:

 

Education & Training Blog Posts

Congress Passed a COVID Relief Package!
Dear Members: Yesterday, Congress passed legislation to fund the government through the balance of the fiscal year and provide long-awaited COVID relief. Included in this legislation are a number of NRMCA priorities – policies that we have consistently advocated for on behalf of the industry and that are significant policy wins. Clarification on tax treatment...
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Education Updates – DOT Schedule Releases & CCA Platform
Many of you have been asking about DOT trainings for the 2021 year – we just received the official schedule for NCDOT and their courses for January-March 2021 are NOW open online for sign up.  Based on the huge backlog from this year we suspect these will fill up fast so please review and act accordingly. NCDOT...
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Member Directory Updates
Member Directory Updates Dear CRMCA Members, During this time of year we like to remind all Members to update their information in our online Member Directory. The Member Directory allows customers and industry professionals alike to find your company’s most up to date information through CRMCA’s Find A Member webpage – don’t miss the opportunity...
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November Specifier Sessions
Session 1: Storm Resiliency (Presenter – Tien Peng) | 11/4/2020 Presentation Recording Session 2: ACI 330R – Design for Industrial Concrete Parking Lots (Presenter – Ken Justice) | 11/11/20 Presentation  Recording Session 3: Specifying Sustainable Concrete (Presenter – Donn Thompson) | 11/18/20 Presentation Recording Session 4: Building Construction: Net Zero Energy Schools (Presenter – Frank Gordon)) | 12/02/20...
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NC PAC Supported Candidates – October 2020
The CRMCA’s NC PAC has made candidate contributions this month in preparation for the November General Elections.  The NC PAC is a bipartisan, multi-candidate state political action committee organized with the specific goal of raising funds to support the election and service of pro-business, pro-industry candidates for all areas of state government. Contributions to CRMCA PACs...
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