Online Learning

Online Safety Series

Online Safety & Environmental Series

The online Safety and Environmental Series comprise of stand-alone training resources to help ready mixed concrete drivers and operations staff stay safe while complying with regulations on the federal level. The goal of each lesson is to increase awareness while reducing violations and injuries. What’s unique about the library is that it is written by ready mixed concrete safety professionals.

Fundamentals of Concrete Part 1: Essentials of Quality Concrete (On-demand) | Register

Continuing Education: AIA-CES 3 LU | 3 PDH
This course provides an overview of concrete making materials and the properties required for plastic and hardened concrete. Factors that influence the quality of concrete will be covered. It will discuss some of the mechanical and durability characteristics required of concrete for various applications subjected to different exposure conditions. The materials used in concrete mixtures, including portland and blended cement, supplementary cementitious materials, aggregates, water and admixtures will be discussed along with the general concepts of proportioning concrete mixtures. This course also covers the basics of troubleshooting concrete, such as workability, placeability, finishability, and causes for cracking and other problems.

Learning Objectives

  • Have a general overview of all the materials used in concrete
  • Understand the chemical reaction between cementitous materials and water
  • Understand the properties of freshly mixed concrete as required for different applications.
  • Discuss factors that impact the compressive and flexural strength of concrete
  • Define curing and explain why it’s important
  • Understand factors that impact volume change and potential for cracking
  • Identify the concerns with heat of hydration in massive concrete members
  • Identify causes and solutions for durability of concrete, such as resistance to freezing and thawing cycles, alkali aggregate reactions, sulfate attack, and corrosion of reinforcing steel

Total Running Time: 3 hours

Certificate of Completion: Approximately 24 hours after watching the recording, you will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to take the course quiz and receive your certificate of completion.

Price: $100


Fundamentals of Concrete Part 2: Forming, Handling, Placing and Finishing Concrete (On-demand) | Register

Continuing Education: AIA-CES 3 LU | 3 PDH
This course is an overview of the proper methods and procedures for transporting, forming, placing and finishing concrete. The material covers transporting, forms, placement tips, concrete conveying devices, and curing concrete, as well as precautions for hot and cold weather concreting. It briefly discusses some problems associated with improper construction practices that can result in cracking, scaling and other defects in the finished structure and resources to select repair methods.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the different forming methods for concrete
  • Properly schedule the rate of delivery of ready mixed concrete
  • Recognize the responsibilities of the involved stakeholders
  • Equipment for conveying and placing concrete
  • Identify important aspects of preparing the subgrade and forming surfaces
  • Tools used for finishing concrete
  • Sequence of procedures when finishing concrete slabs
  • Joints in concrete and the different purposes of joints
  • Load transfer between pavement slabs
  • Tolerances for floor and slab flatness and levelness
  • Basic causes and remedies for defects in concrete construction

Total Running Time: 3 hours

Certificate of Completion: Approximately 24 hours after watching the recording, you will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to take the course quiz and receive your certificate of completion.

Price: $100


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NRMCA Webinar: The Seven Things You Can Do To Place More Concrete in Buildings

Are you tired of watching wood buildings going up and wondering why they are not concrete? Are you wondering you can change this alarming trend? Come learn about the seven things you can do to help win back share of concrete in buildings from wood and steel. In September 2015, the NRMCA Board of Directors adopted a comprehensive building promotion plan to stem and regain concrete’s loss of market share in the low/mid-rise buildings market. There are three main strategies. The key strategy is direct project promotion where NRMCA, members and industry partners work directly with developers to provide technical support and design assistance with the primary objective of converting wood and steel designs to concrete. Two other strategies provide support including communications and advocacy. This webinar will layout the seven basic steps towards gaining back that lost share and increase the amount of concrete placed in buildings.

Contact Lionel Lemay, 847-922-7995.

NRMCA Webinar: Learn How and When to Influence a Design team to Make Concrete the Material of Choice

Are you the person who drives strategic revenue goals and activities to increase the cubic yardage sold in your company? If so, this webinar might support your efforts. Do you know the phases every construction project goes through? And do you know at what phases your input can have the most influence on a buyer’s decision on the use of concrete for that project? And, who is the person you can influence the most – the architect, the engineer, the contractor? Why and how? The 60 minute webinar starts with an introduction to the phases every construction project goes through and includes insight about how to use those phases to influence a buyer’s decision to select concrete as the material of choice for that project.

Alan Sparkman, who has taught at MTSU’s CIM Graduate School of Business, is the Tennessee Concrete Association’s executive director, and teaches industry-specific sales courses for NRMCA, shares his expertise.

Contact Eileen Dickson, 703-706-4864.


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