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

Return of the Economist: COVID19 Economic Update –  August 19, 2020 – 10am-11am – CRMCA Office, Charlotte, NC | Register Here, limited to 250 participants
Virtual Concrete Pavements & Trail Design Series – August 13, 20, 27 & September 3, 2020 – 11am-12 noon | Learn More Here
  • Thin Bonded Concrete Overlays of Asphalt – August 13, 2020 – 11am-12 | Register Here
  • Concrete Pavement Design Basics – August 20, 2020 – 11am-12 | Register Here
  • Diamond Grinding, Concrete Preservation & Next Generation Concrete Surface – August 27, 2020 – 11am-12 | Register Here
  • Concrete Trail Design – September 3, 2020 – 11am-12 | Register Here
NRMCA Pervious Concrete Technician Certification ClassSeptember 15,  2020 – 7:30am – 3:30pm – CRMCA Office, Charlotte, NC | Register Here
CCSP Module I: Concrete 101 Technical/Product Knowledge – October 13-15, 2020 – 8am-5pm – CRMCA Office, Charlotte, NC | Register Here

Future Education Offerings

Improving Concrete Quality – Certification Course – December 15, 2020 – CRMCA Office, Charlotte, NC 7:30a am – 4:30pm – Register now through NRMCA
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

CRMCA hosts ACI 330 for the ASCE York County Chapter
As more and more meetings are transitioning to online platforms to meet the restrictions in place and lessen the spread, CRMCA is continuously working to ensure we bring education and design resources to the specifying communities. We want to ensure we remain the trusted industry resource for the Carolinas concrete industry. We were working closely...
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Affinity Program: NPP Seasonal Promotions
National Purchasing Partners (NPP), a trusted Affinity Partner with CRMCA, advertises Seasonal Promotions for NPP Members! Here are the most current offerings: Batteries + Bulbs Up to 73% off retail pricing for nearly 200 core items Quality products from brands you know. Fast, local delivery, competitive volume pricing and free on-site assessments. Batteries Plus Bulbs...
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Modifications to Table 1000-1 – Slump Requirements for Concrete
  STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION  ROY COOPER J. ERIC BOYETTE  GOVERNOR SECRETARY  DATE: July 20, 2020  TO: Division Engineers  FROM: Todd W. Whittington, PE State Materials Engineer  SUBJECT: Modifications to Table 1000-1 – Slump Requirements for Concrete    To improve workability, finishing, and concrete consolidation in structures with congested steel designs, the allowable...
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CRMCA Concrete Week Success & Recordings
CRMCA hosted it’s first Virtual Concrete Week July 13-16, 2020 with great success!  CRMCA Members logged on each day from 2-2:45pm for an interactive presentation from NC and SC Legislators and DOT Leaders.  All of the sessions were recorded and can be viewed via the links below! We greatly appreciate the time and insight from...
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Project Spotlight: NCDOT’s First Concrete Roundabout
CRMCA is excited to announce the newest addition to our project spotlights page The NCDOT concrete roundabout highlights sound design and resiliency. To have your project spotlighted, fill out this short form and let us do the rest. Each case study will be available in a downloadable and printable pdf format directly from the spotlight page...
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