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…Read More
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.Read More
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…Read More
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;…Read More
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…Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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]Read More
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.Read More
Sources: Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport; CP staff
A two-year associate degree in concrete science technology will be offered in the fall 2018 semester through the Penn College School of Construction & Design Technologies. Presented as the East Coast’s only program of its kind, it will prepare students for success in concrete production and analytical evaluation.Read More