Introduction to Concrete Fundamentals – Concrete 101
October 18 – 21, 2022 | Dallas, TX
This course is SOLD OUT. To be added to the waitlist and/or to receive information on the next course offering once it becomes available, please send your request to [email protected].
Cost: Member: $995 | Non-Member: $1,395
DoubleTree by Hilton Dallas Near the Galleria, 4099 Valley View Lane, Dallas, TX 75244
Phone: (972) 385-9000
Meeting Room Location: Teak (subject to change, check hotel reader boards on-site for latest updates)
Parking: Complimentary self-parking is available to guests. Valet parking is not available.
Airport: The closest airport is the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) located 12 miles from the DoubleTree. The second closes airport is Dallas Love Field, located 15 miles from the DoubleTree.
Transportation: The hotel does NOT offer shuttle service. A taxi to/from the Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport (DFW) will cost approximately $20 each way.
Cancellation Policy: Full cancellation refunds, less a $100 administration fee, will be extended until Monday, September 26, 2022. All cancellations after September 26 will not be refunded. Fee cancellations cannot be transferred to a future class. Substitutions can be made at any time with no penalty. Registration cancellations must be made in writing here.
Confirmation of Event: After registration and payment is processed, a registration receipt will be provided (allow up to 72 hours).
A class confirmation, confirming the course will run as scheduled, will be sent via email no later than COB, Monday, September 26, 2022. It is advisable not to make travel arrangements until you receive the class confirmation.
Important/Class Confirmation: NRMCA reserves the right to cancel this event. Class confirmations will be sent to registrants via email no later than COB, Monday, September 26, 2022.
In the unlikely event the class is cancelled, NRMCA will refund the entire registration fee, but is not responsible for airline and hotel reservation fees. You are responsible for making and paying for your own hotel and travel arrangements.
Recommended for any non-technical personnel needing a general background in concrete.
Class times: Day 1-3: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm | Exam time: Day 4: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
SESSION 1: Fundamental of Concrete
An overview of concrete, including its properties and basic components, the properties required for plastic and hardened concrete, and the variables that influence the quality of concrete. An in-depth review of the ACI Publication E-701 as it pertains to concrete’s component materials: Portland cement, aggregates, water, air and cementitious materials.
SESSION 2: Component Materials of Concrete
An introduction to admixtures and an explanation of their purpose. Explores air entraining and water reducing admixtures, accelerators and retarders, as well as other “value added” admixtures. Also covers synthetic fibers.
SESSION 3: Proportioning Concrete Basics; Pre-Placement Conference
Understanding the basics of proper mix designs and the properties needed for quality mix proportioning. An overview of the salesperson’s role in specifications review and mix design submittals. Pre-placement conference: why they are critical, who is involved and the benefits associated with them.
SESSION 4: Batching, Mixing and Delivery
An exploration of ready mixed concrete types, ASTM C 94 requirements, the benefits of using ready mixed concrete, how specifications for concrete are determined, the requirements for remixing concrete and the preparations necessary for product delivery. Includes yield, tolerances in slump and entrained air, batch control systems, batch plants, concrete inspection and testing.
SESSION 5: Handling, Placing and Finishing and Curing Concrete
An overview of the proper methods and procedures used in consolidating and finishing concrete. Covers transporting, forms, placement tips, concrete conveying devices, and curing concrete, as well as precautions for hot and cold weather concreting.
SESSION 6: Basic Concrete Troubleshooting
Provides the basics of troubleshooting concrete slabs, such as workability, place-ability, finish-ability, and the problems associated with cracking, crazing, and dusting. Also covers troubleshooting yield and provides an introduction to troubleshooting concrete strengths.
For more information, contact Shawnita Dickens at 703-706-4854.
NRMCA’s COVID Disclaimer:
“The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) cannot prevent you from becoming exposed to, contracting, or spreading COVID-19 while attending the NRMCA CCSP Module I Course at the DoubleTree by Hilton Dallas Near the Galleria in Dallas, TX. It is not possible to prevent against the presence of the disease. Therefore, if you choose to attend the NRMCA CCSP Module I Course and/or enter onto rented premises you may be exposing yourself to and/or increasing your risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19. You are traveling to attend NRMCA CCSP Module I Course aware of and understanding the general risks and particularly the risks of COVID, and you are accepting responsibility for those risks on your own, and while NRMCA is taking steps to provide for a safe event, NRMCA is not liable for any illness or death resulting from your participation in its event.”