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

Concrete Pavements Design & Maintenance Series
May 5, 2021 – 9:30am -10:30am – Virtual | Maintenance of Concrete Pavements – Register Here
May 12, 2021 – 9:30am -10:30am – Virtual | Concrete Trail Design – Register Here
May 19, 2021 – 9:30am -10:30am – Virtual | Thin Bonded Overlays of Asphalt – Register Here
May 26, 2021 – 9:30am -10:30am – Virtual | Concrete Pavement Inspection & Project Pitfalls – Register Here
NRMCA NCDOT/SCDOT Plant Inspector Certification CourseAugust 24, 2021, Register Online

Future Education Offerings

Concrete Sustainability Design Series
September 1, 2021 – 11:00am -12:00pm – Virtual | Embodied Pathways: Material Innovations and SpecificationsRegister Here
September 8, 2021 – 11:00am -12:00pm – Virtual | Concrete Trails and Pathway DesignRegister Here
September 15, 2021 – 11:00am -12:00pm – Virtual | Innovative Technologies in Residential Concrete Home ConstructionRegister Here
September 22, 2021 – 11:00am -12:00pm – Virtual | Net-Zero Ready School DesignRegister Here
ICF Installer Basics Course –  September 21, 2021 – 10:00am – 3:30pm – Charlotte, NC | Register Here
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

SC Legislative Update – 4.9.21
SC Legislative Updates Ben Homeyer Activity Updates This week was crossover week for the General Assembly.  Bills which originated in one body needed to make it to the other or risk not being taken up this year.  Being that it is year one, bills will carry over to next year.  Exceptions can be made if...
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OSHA’s New Inspection Program
OSHA’s New Inspection Program By Gary L Gresh – CRMCA Safety Advisor Many CRMCA Members may have missed the recent March 4, 2021 article In the Wall Street Journal about OSHA’s unprepared response to the Covis19 pandemic. If not, you can view the article here. If you missed the article or do not have access to...
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Safety & HR Summit – Register Now
Safety & HR Summit – March 30th – Space is limited Register Online Here The Concrete Careers Academy is please to bring our first ever Safety & HR Summit to an interactive virtual platform.  We invite you to join members of the Carolinas Ready Mixed Concrete Association (CRMCA), the Kentucky Concrete Association (KCA) and the Tennessee...
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Governor Cooper’s COVID Budget Requests
Governor Cooper’s COVID Budget Requests By Cady Thomas The Governor has laid out his priorities for COVID relief spending in the document linked here. This is not his full budget proposal for the biennium. Please note he has requested federal funds be used for the following of transportation: Highway Infrastructure of $258,995,900 Airport Grants-in-Aid of $63,938,525 None...
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SCDHEC Asks Businesses to Fill Out Vaccine Survey for 1b Rollout
SCDHEC Asks Businesses to Fill Out Vaccine Survey for 1b Rollout The SC Department of Health and Environment Control (DHEC) released information on the Phase 1b vaccination plan and asked South Carolina businesses to fill out a survey to determine how many frontline essential workers are eligible for the vaccine within the Phase 1b category. Phase 1b will include...
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