CCSP Module I

Introduction to Concrete Fundamentals – Concrete 101

October 15 – 18, 2024 | Denver, CO

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NOTE: Please login and register as the person who is attending the event. You should NOT register another individual under your personal profile. Each registrant must log in and register separately.

Logging in is easy if your company is a member of NRMCA or you receive emails from NRMCA. Your login name is your full email address and your password is: concrete.

If you need to set up a profile for a registrant, please contact NRMCA Membership or 703.706.4800.


Cost: Member: $1,150 |  Non-Member: $1,500

Course Schedule: October 15-17 (days 1-3): 8:00 am – 4:00 pm | October 18 (day 4/Exam): 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Note: Lunch will be provided on days 1-3.

Course & Hotel Room Block Location:
Courtyard by Marriott Denver Downtown, 934 16th Street, Denver, CO 80202
P: (303) 571-1114

Meeting Room Location: Victory I & II (subject to change)

Hotel Parking: Self-parking is available at the Courtyard Denver Downtown. There is a parking charge of $44 for each vehicle parked overnight and $31.00 for each vehicle parked for the day.

Room Rate: NRMCA has contracted a discounted room rate of $239/night plus applicable taxes.

The cut-off date for the discounted room rate is Monday, September 23, or whenever the room block sells out, whichever occurs first.

Airport: The closest airport is the Centennial Airport, located 18.3 miles from the course location. The second closest airport is the Denver International Airport (DEN) located 24 miles from the course location.

Transportation: The hotel does NOT provide shuttle service. To schedule SuperShuttle or shared ride transportation, please contact SuperShuttle directly at 1-800-258-3826.

Rental Car: Enterprise and National are extending special rates to NRMCA Members. As rental car pricing continues to fluctuate, NRMCA has negotiated a special Member rate through our partners at National/Enterprise Car Rental. The NRMCA Member Rate may be used for any scenario – personal travel, work travel – any time you need a vehicle. Register for a FREE Emerald Club account to skip the lines at the airport and go straight to your car!

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Note: these links may be shared with friends & family.

Cancellation Policy

Full cancellation refunds, less a $125.00 administrative fee, will be extended until Monday, September 23, 2024. All cancellations after Monday, September 23, 2024, 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 and substitutions must be made in writing to: [email protected].

NRMCA reserves the right to cancel this event. A class confirmation, confirming the course will run as scheduled, will be sent via email no later than COB, Monday, September 23, 2024. It is advisable not to book your airfare (unless it’s fully refundable) until you receive the class confirmation. In the unlikely event the class is cancelled, NRMCA will refund the entire registration fee, but is not responsible for airline or 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 am

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 ConcreteWorks 2024

Registration and Event Details Will Be Released in May