RMC Foundation endows center named for Grace veteran R. Turner

Sources: RMC Research and Education Foundation, Alexandria, Va.; CP staff The RMC Research & Education Foundation’s Board of Trustees has established the Robert P. Turner Center for Professional Excellence, honoring a Grace Construction Products veteran who passed away in July 2021. The Center will include an endowed fund within the RMC Foundation specifically to support industry education and recruitment courses…

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ACI to host conference on fiber-reinforced polymers

Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich. The virtual ACI Concrete Conference on Fiber-Reinforced Polymers, 8-11 a.m. EST on June 1-2, will offer technical presentations on innovative ways FRP is being used in the industry and highlight the practical application of how such reinforcements can extend structures’ service life. Presentations will focus on projects where risk of corrosion leads to…

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ACI ‘frees’ education, practice assets under new membership terms

Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich. Effective January 2021, American Concrete Institute members enjoy free ACI University live webinars and 260+ on-demand courses, plus unlimited use of the Institute’s practices and symposium online volumes. Expanded knowledge resource access joins membership offerings that include periodical subscriptions and publication or event registration discounts.

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ACPA opens registration for 2021 Pipe School

Source: American Concrete Pipe Association, Irving, Texas The American Concrete Pipe Association will offer its 2021 Pipe School on a virtual platform, with half-day Technical sessions—Transportation, Sales & Engineering, Train-the-Trainer Tracks—running live, February 1-3, and Production Track sessions for ACPA members on demand throughout February. The annual program suits members, state or local transportation agency representatives, consulting engineers, contractors, subject…

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S. Dakota State set for fifth Concrete Industry Management program

Sources: CIM National Steering Committee; CP staff The Concrete Industry Management National Steering Committee (NSC) is on track to formalize an agreement whereby South Dakota State University, Brookings, begins offering a four-year CIM degree program in fall 2022. The school would become the Midwest companion to existing CIM venues, each backed by active patrons groups: Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro;…

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ICPI opens 2021 virtual education event registration

Sources: Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, Chantilly, Va.; CP staff To address an industry education void attributable to the cancellation of this month’s Hardscape North America gathering, the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute has developed a 10-hour virtual event, with 42 interactive sessions around Business, Installation and Marketing & Sales learning tracks. The January 26-27 program will expand HNA’s educational opportunities beyond…

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Geiger RM veteran spearheads premier ACI Resource Center

Sources: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.; CP staff

The inaugural American Concrete Institute Resource Center will open next month in San Bernardino, Calif., tasked with coordinating ACI chapter or sponsoring group offerings of direct, on-demand access to all Institute certification and educational products. Managing the facility will be William “Rusty” Owens III. He previously served as quality control general manager for Kansas City-based Geiger Ready-Mix Co. and holds ACI, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, and state department of transportation certifications, along with a University of Kansas bachelor’s degree in architecture.

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NCMA reformats Midyear Meeting, holds on Milwaukee

Sources: National Concrete Masonry Association, Herndon, Va.; CP staff

Due to safety and travel restrictions, the National Concrete Masonry Association is postponing its Midyear Meeting in Milwaukee until August 2021, but will leverage a user-friendly online conference platform for the new 2020 Midyear Event: Going Virtual!, August 4-6. Participants can customize their experience around general sessions, forums plus learning and networking opportunities—all offering insight on the association, industry conditions, and evolving business climate.

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Committee opens call for Greenbuild 2020 presentation proposals

Source: U.S. Green Building Council, Washington, D.C.

Organizers of the 2020 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, November 4-7, San Diego, are accepting education session proposals through February 10. Individuals, companies, organizations or agencies with green building perspectives in architecture, engineering, construction and planning are invited to submit outlines covering such topics Materials, Infrastructure Systems, Resilience, Building Peformance, Energy Efficiency, Affordable Housing, and Smart Buildings. The Greenbuild 2020 education program will run concurrent with networking, USGBC committee and exposition activities at the San Diego Convention Center. Additional information on submissions can be obtained from the Greenbuild Program Team, [email protected]

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ICPI installs Hardscape Institute platform in online learning portal

Source: Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, Chantilly, Va.

ICPI launched the new Hardscape Institute, an online learning center for contractors/installers, hardscape sales professionals, designers, government officials and building owners. It will be the gateway to all ICPI education offerings, including trainings, live courses, online courses, demonstrations, live and on-demand webinars and Lunch & Learn Presentations.

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