South Dakota Ready Mix Concrete Association


Events/Training

    • 24 Aug 2022
    • 2:00 PM
    • 25 Aug 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Brookings, SD

    CIM Golf Outing & Strategic Planning Dinner

    When:  August 24 & 25, 2022

    Where:  Brookings, South Dakota

    Agenda:

    Wednesday, August 24, 2022: Pheasant Restaurant, Brookings

    2:00-5:00pm: State Association Executives Meeting (invitation only)

    5:00-9:00pm:  North Central Region Strategic Planning Dinner

    Thursday, August 25, 2022:  (all welcome)

    8:00am-9:30am: Campus and CIM Facilities Tour

    10:00am-3:00pm:  Golf Outing at Brookings Country Club, 2180 Clubhouse Drive

    Registration Deadline:  Has been extended!!

    CLICK TO REGISTER

    Flyer - CIM North Central Region Golf Outing.pdf


    • 05 Oct 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar

    Concrete Cracking – Best Practices

    Date: October 5, 2022

    Time: Noon – 1:00 pm CDT  

    Presenter: Kim D. Basham, PhD, PE, FACI. (Senior Structural Engineer, KB Engineering, LLC)

    Credits: 1 PDH and/or 1 AIA CES LU (AIA Course #MCC091720)

    Registration Link: https://cvent.me/9eM72A

    Description: Concrete provides structures with strength, rigidity, and resilience from deformation. These characteristics, however, result in concrete structures lacking the flexibility to move in response to environmental or volume changes. Cracking is usually the first sign of distress in concrete. Cracking of concrete flatwork is natural, expected, and accepted. However, cracks may affect appearance, performance, and maintenance costs. This presentation will discuss the various types of concrete cracks and how to best minimize their occurrence.

    Learning Objectives:

    • 1.    Understand the different types of cracking in concrete.
    • 2.    Understand what causes concrete to crack.
    • 3.    Understand how to evaluate the difference between structural cracks and cosmetic cracks
    • 4.    At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will know how to minimize concrete cracks.

    Speaker Bio: Dr. Kim Basham is a senior structural engineer at KB Engineering, LLC.   He obtained his B.S. and M.S. in Structural Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Wyoming. 

    Dr. Basham is a member of the ACI 306 - Cold Weather Concreting Committee, ACI 302 – Concrete Floor and Slab Construction and ACI 347 – Formwork Construction of the American Concrete Institute; American Society of Civil Engineers; The Concrete Society, American Society of Concrete Contractors; and International Concrete Repair Institute.

    Dr. Basham specializes in structural analysis, concrete design, mix designs, concrete specifications and preconstruction, formwork, shoring and reshoring, temporary structures, mass concrete placements, slabs on grade, as-cast surface finishes, concrete forensic investigations, structural evaluations, condition surveys, destructive and nondestructive testing, concrete repair, concrete construction techniques, concrete technology and research.

    Sponsors: This webinar was developed cooperatively by concrete-related associations from Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.  The goal of the cooperative effort is to bring a greater awareness of cast-in-place concrete to the design and construction communities via quality continuing education programs.  (MCC, NDCC, SDRMCA, WRMCA)


    • 07 Dec 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar

    How Technology is Shaping the Future of Concrete Delivery

    Date: December 7, 2022

    Time: Noon – 1:00 pm CST  

    Speaker: Chris Strickland, Sr Vice President of Strategy & Innovation - Command Alkon

    Registration Link:  https://cvent.me/Zqzae3

    Description: Like any industry, the construction sector is heavily influenced by technology. Even more so in recent years. While materials such as concrete might not conjure images of sci-fi films, lasers and androids, the industry itself has been immeasurably shaped by technological innovations, and this is set to continue. This presentation will discuss current and future technologies that will help automate processes, boost productivity, increases savings, and assist in reducing carbon emissions, all while improving communication and collaboration amongst all construction trading partners. New technologies like in truck concrete monitoring, sustainability trends, fleet tracking, inbound materials management, and other new technologies will be discussed.

    Learning Objectives:

    • 1.    Understand N. America & Global industry mega-trends (challenges and opportunities) and how technologies are being applied to solve them.
    • 2.    Gain understanding of new technologies associated with sustainability including: property measurement in transit, carbon reduction, EPDs, quality management, and more
    • 3.    Learn how recent technological innovations are helping to improve communication and collaboration amongst all Trading Partners in the construction industry.
    • 4.    Gain better understanding of what the future might hold for production automation as well as materials, supply chain, and trucking management.

    Speaker Bio: Chris Strickland is the Senior Vice President of Strategy & Innovation for Command Alkon.  Chris joined Command Alkon in 2001 and has served domestically as well as internationally, including relocations to Australia and Switzerland.  His past roles include Sr. Project Management, Application Consulting, International Services, Solutions Assurance, Strategic Marketing and Business Planning to name a few.  As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, Chris has been responsible in his past for various Business Units, Product Development, Services and Product Management.  He has various certifications including Project Management Professional (PMP) and Pragmatic Marketing.  Chris attended Auburn University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in business with a major in Management Information Systems (MIS).  Outside of work he enjoys golf, fishing, Auburn football and time at the lake with family and friends.

    Sponsors: This webinar was developed cooperatively by concrete-related associations from Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.  The goal of the cooperative effort is to bring a greater awareness of cast-in-place concrete to the design and construction communities via quality continuing education programs.  (MCC, NDCC, SDRMCA, WRMCA)


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