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National Ready Mixed Concrete Association

Schwing America, Inc.
Fritz-Pak Corporation
OES

Registration is still open for this year’s Environmental Certification Course to be held in Orlando, FL, November 28-30. Course attendees will be educated on industry-specific environmental issues that affect ready mixed concrete production, including the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, Discharge Permits, Stormwater Management, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Solids Management, Hazardous Materials, Dust Control, Recycling, Spill Prevention Plans, Air Quality Management, Noise Management, Environmental Auditing and much more.Those who should attend include plant managers, environmental managers, compliance managers, executives, or anyone with fiscal and/or environmental responsibilities that should know the details concerning your company’s responsibilities when it comes to EPA regulations, the Clean Water Act, Discharge Permits, Stormwater Management and numerous other critical environmental matters.

Click here for registration options and more information. You may also contact Gary Mullings at gmullings@nrmca.org or Jessica Walgenbach at jwalgenbach@nrmca.org.

WAM USA, Inc.
CarbonCure Technologies Inc.
Pavement

Each fall, the NRMCA paving team receives calls from owners, architects, and/or engineers in a panic to get a parking lot built before winter weather sets in. Concrete pavement offers owners the opportunity to extend their paving season further into winter. If you operate in a northern state, be on the lookout for such opportunities. The Design Assistance Program is well suited to offer a concrete alternative in these situations.

For more information, please contact Don Clem at dclem@nrmca.org or any member of the local paving team for assistance.

Recently, NRMCA’s Pavement Engineer Amanda Hult presented “Basic Design for Concrete Parking Lots” to a group of designers and industry professionals as a part of the “From the Ground Up” seminar hosted by the Arkansas Ready Mixed Concrete Association (ARMCA) in Springdale.

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BASF Construction Chemicals
True Dispatch

Nominations are now open for the NRMCA Promoter of the Year – Pavements Award, Promoter of the Year – Buildings Award, Affiliate Promoter of the Year Award and the John Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award for Promotion.

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Engineering

The NRMCA Regional Concrete Technologist Training and Certification program (Short Course) will be held at the Brookhaven College in Farmers Branch (Dallas area), TX, on February 5-9, 2018.

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McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc.
The Euclid Chemical Company
Education & Training

NRMCA's new Sales Management Development Program marries a workshop with follow-up online lectures to give ready mixed concrete sales managers the tools to have a positive, profound impact on their staff. Over the winter months, sales managers will work through a step-by-step process to assure their team kicks into full gear as the busy spring season starts.

Part 1: The Sales Management Leadership Workshop launches the program with a networking dinner of peers, followed by a two-day, intense workshop that focuses on the critical skills and tools needed by today’s ready mixed concrete sales managers. The content’s cornerstone is an industry-specific, real life case study where attendees team with colleagues to learn and implement new strategies that optimize the performance of a sales team while building personal management, leadership and sales coaching skills.

Part 2: Webinar lectures - Following the workshop, participants partake in a mandatory series of three Webinars:
• Sales Performance Assessments and Reviews...for Ready Mix Sales Managers | January 23, 2018
• Personal Leadership and Coaching | February 20, 2018
• Recruiting, Hiring, and Retaining Top Performing Ready Mix Sales Reps | March 20, 2018

This is a one-price package; you cannot register for separate pieces. Click here for more information, registration options and staff contact.

MAPEI
Xypex Chemical Corp
Sustainability

NRMCA’s Lionel Lemay has co-authored a book titled Engineering for Sustainable Communities published by the American Society of Civil Engineers in August 2017. Lemay authored the chapter on Mitigating and Adapting to Climate Change. Climate change or global warming is the increase in the average temperature of the Earth’s atmosphere and oceans resulting from greenhouse gases building up in the atmosphere. Most civil engineering projects contribute to climate change because buildings and infrastructure emit greenhouse gases throughout their useful lives. This chapter provides some guidance for civil engineers to adapt the structures they design to the future impacts of climate change. Some climate change mitigation strategies include minimizing embodied carbon of materials and products, minimizing energy use, utilizing renewable energy, using low-impact development techniques, reducing transport distances by using local materials, using recycled materials in lieu of virgin materials and using ecological engineering solutions. The chapter presents several recommendations for reducing lifecycle emissions of concrete buildings and several references to research completed at the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub.

Click here to purchase the book from ASCE. For more information contact Lionel Lemay at Llemay@nrmca.org or 847-918-7101.

Calendar

*Please note that e-mail and direct links to each event listed below can be accessed from NRMCA's Web site.

October 26, Silver Spring, MD
Regional ConcreteWorks Atlantic Region
Email: Tamara Waugh, 240.485.1132

November 2, Salt Lake City
Handling Concrete Specifications
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

November 2, Madison, WI
Regional ConcreteWorks Great Lakes Region
Email: Tamara Waugh, 240.485.1132

November 6 – 10, Silver Spring, MD
Annual Technical Short Course *Sold Out
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

November 13 – 14, Dallas
Leadership, Coaching for Operations Executives
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

November 14 – 17, Four Free Webinars
Building Green with Concrete
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

November 15 – 16, Dallas
Sales Managers Leadership Workshop
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

November 28 – 30, Orlando, FL
Environmental Certification Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

December 5 – 7, Silver Spring, MD
CCSP Module II: Customer Business Knowledge
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

December 12 – 15, Orlando, FL
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

2018

January 9 – 11, Orlando, FL
Dispatcher Training Forum
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

January 16 – 18, Silver Spring, MD
CCSP Module III: General Business Knowledge
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152


January 16 – 19, Minneapolis
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

January 17, Eagan, MN
Improving Concrete Quality
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152


January 23 – 25, Orlando, FL
RMC Effective Supervisor Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

February 5 – 9, Dallas
Regional Technical Short Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

February 20 – 22, 2018, Nashville, TN
CCSP Module I: Concrete 101
Email: Darla Sparkman, 615-360-6670


February 20 – 23, Albuquerque, NM
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

March 2 - 5, Houston
NRMCA's Annual Convention
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152


March 27 – 30, Louisville, KY
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

March 27 – 29, Silver Spring, MD
CCSP Module IV: Professional Sales Skills
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

September 29 – October 1, Metro Washington, DC
NRMCA's ConcreteWorks
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152


December 11 – 14, Austin, TX
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

Ryder Fuel Services
Mack Trucks, Inc.
Logo NRMCA
900 Spring Street
Silver Spring, MD, 20910
Phone: 301-587-1400 Toll Free: 888-84 NRMCA (846-7622)
Email: info@nrmca.org