Industry Education & Training Track
Concrete Industry Management Program
The RMC Research & Education Foundation is one of the single largest supporters of the CIM program including the flagship program at Middle Tennessee State University, and the expansion programs at Arizona State University, California State University-Chico, New Jersey Institute of Technology and Texas State. Additional information about the program may be found by clicking here. To read Foundation-published profiles of CIM students and graduates, please click here.
Concrete Preservation Institute
The Concrete Preservation Institute (CPI) is a nonprofit educational foundation based at Alcatraz Island that provides training and education in concrete repair, historic preservation and stewardship of important historic landmark concrete structures, and conducts industry research. Work at Alcatraz was initially performed by Concrete Industry Management (CIM) students at California State University-Chico as summer projects. The success of the original Alcatraz program lead to the establishment of CPI and the expansion of the programs educational opportunities to college students, military veterans and local high school graduates.
Industry Courses & Certifications
The Effective RMC Supervisor The Foundation funded the development of this course to assist supervisors who rise up through the ranks and need help transitioning into their new supervisory role. Please visit NRMCA's website for information on the next class.
Ready Mixed Concrete Plant Manager Certification Course The Foundation funded the development of this certification course, which covers product knowledge, environmental issues, safety, business principles, and operational skills. Please visit NRMCA's website for information on the next class.
Financial Management Course for the Ready Mixed Concrete Industry This course is designed for mid- to -upper level managers in the industry who do not have a background in financial management, reading and interpreting financial statements. Please visit NRMCA's website for information on the next class.
Ready Mixed Concrete Sales Manager Training Course This course helps sales managers learn how to best manage both their projects and their staff. Please visit NRMCA's website for information on the next class.
Plant Operator Certification Student Textbook and Corresponding Instructor Materials The Foundation funded the development of the Student Textbook and Instructor Materials for this program to assist with making it portable for companies and local groups to hold the program themselves.
Industry Training Publications and Guides
Guide to Concrete Overlays of Asphalt Parking Lots - This guide provides information and guidance in areas including, but not limited to, assessing the integrity of the exiting pavement, selecting project candidates, pavement design principles and design life, managing parking lot drainage, and dealing with entry evaluations of adjacent buildings. AutoCAD files are also available for some of the Guide's figures by clicking here.
Copies of the following publications are available from the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA).
Spanish Translation of the Concrete Delivery Professional Program Study Modules and Truck Mixer Driver Manual The Foundation funded the Spanish translations of these popular training tools to ensure that native Spanish-speaking drivers coming into the industry would be able to take full advantage of training materials.
Certified Concrete Delivery Professional (CDP) Training Videos These videos complement the comprehensive Concrete Delivery Professional program administered through NRMCA.
Pervious Concrete Contractor Certification Craftsman Text Proper placement of pervious concrete is vital for its success. That is why the Foundation funded the development of this text that serves as a main training tool to support a comprehensive certification for those who place pervious concrete. The certification is administered through the NRMCA and held through local supporting groups.
The RMC Research & Education Foundation Center The Center is a central part of the Foundation's efforts to improve educational offerings for the ready mixed concrete industry. This state-of-the-art education facility is adjacent to the national headquarters of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association.
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