NRMCA Concrete Durability Course Receives Strong Reviews

The NRMCA Concrete Durability Course was offered in Denver earlier this month in partnership with the Colorado Ready Mixed Concrete Association. The course was instructed by Michael Thomas, University of New Brunswick, Kevin Folliard, University of Texas at Austin and NRMCA's Colin Lobo. The 18 attendees included ready mix producers and material suppliers, designers and representatives from federal and state agencies. The course was very well rated by all attendees. 

Of 17 who attempted the exam, 14 passed and 10 were awarded the NRMCA Concrete Technologist Level 4 certification. The Level 4 certification is awarded if individuals have a current NRMCA Level 3 certification. This is not a requirement to attend the course and persons passing the exam can be awarded the Level 4 certification after they have completed the prerequisites. Congratulations to Alan Sparkman of the Tennessee Concrete Association for achieving the highest score on the exam.

NRMCA is in the final planning stages for the next offering of the Durability Course, tentatively scheduled for September 5-7 in Silver Spring, MD. People interested in attending the course can contact Karen Bean at for registration information after course details are finalized.

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