South Dakota Ready Mix Concrete Association


Events/Training

    • 13 Dec 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • 14 Dec 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • Ramkota/SDDOT Wash Bay-Door301 - Sioux Falls
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    This is a CERTIFICATION EVENT.  IT IS IMPORTANT TO STUDY THE WORKBOOK and PRACTICE THE PROCEDURES PRIOR TO ARRIVAL.

    Study workbook, ASTM's and detailed agendas will be mailed prior to the event to the address provided with registrations. 

    Class policies & study videos are posted at www.sdrmca.org/certifications.

    Day One: (Ramkota- Amphitheater 2)

    Bring:  Mask, workbook, pencil/highlighter, non-programmable calculator

    8am Check In/Introductions

    8:15 Review of ASTM Procedures

    Noon Lunch (on own)

    1pm Review of ASTM Procedures, Equipment available

    Day Two: (Ramkota-Amphitheater 2)

    Bring:  Mask, Photo ID, workbook, #2 pencils, non-programmable calculator, PPE-safety glasses, gloves, steel toe/work boots-shoes

    8:00am Review (Breakfast on your own)

    9:00am Written Exam (1 hour)

    Performance Exams  - Immediately following by scheduled time (SDDOT Wash Bay Door 301)

    (Test times will be provided for performance exams to space out attendees.)

    The certification was designed by ACI to promote better understanding of the ASTM procedures related to testing and acceptance of plastic concrete. This understanding will provide more reliable and accurate test results for better measurement of concrete performance.

    Certification requires successful completion of both a hands on performance and written exam.

    CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

    A Concrete Field Testing Technician Grade I is an individual who has demonstrated the knowledge and ability to properly perform and record the results of seven basic field tests on freshly mixed concrete: Upon successful completion of the program, participants will have an International Certification and better understanding of the following ASTM testing procedures:

    ASTM C 1064: Temperature of Freshly Mixed Portland Cement Concrete

    ASTM C 172: Sampling of Freshly Mixed Concrete

    ASTM C 143: Slump of Hydraulic Cement Concrete

    ASTM C 138: Unit Weight, Yield & Air Content (Gravametric) of Concrete

    ASTM C 231: Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by Pressure Method

    ASTM C 173: Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by Volumetric Method

    ASTM C 31: Making & Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Field

    Certification is valid for 5 years.

    **Steel toe boots/shoes, gloves, mask and safety glasses required.

    **You must be physically able to perform the tests or request ADA accommodations from ACI's Certifications Department PRIOR to exam day.

    • 07 Feb 2023
    • (MST)
    • 08 Feb 2023
    • (MST)
    • The Lodge, Deadwood

    2023 Annual South Dakota Concrete Conference - February 7 & 8, 2023

    WHERE:  The Lodge, 100 Pine Crest Lane, Deadwood, SD 

    WHY ATTEND?

    • Network with contractors, producers, engineers, designers, owner agencies, inspectors, material suppliers, academia and others engaged in all types of concrete projects. 
    • Learn about state-of-the-practice & innovations in concrete technologies and other long-term and cost-effective concrete solutions for resilient infrastructure.
    • Learn about bringing out the best in our different generations in the workforce by keynote speakers Jeff Kortes and Randy Wilinski.
    • Earn professional development hours.

    Conference Schedule/Agenda 

    Online Registration

    Sponsorship Form 

    LODGING:  The Lodge, Deadwood, SD

    Room Reservations:  Call 877-393-5634, Mention: SD Concrete Conference 

    Room Block Cut Off - January 13, 2023 or when filled 

    State Room Rate Reservations must contact The Lodge at 605-571-2109 for availability.

    INFO: 

    This conference is hosted jointly with the SD American Concrete Pavement Assoc.

    For registration questions/assistance, contact Jason Reaves, SDACPA at jreaves.sdacpa@midconetwork.com or 605-940-9938.


    • 14 Feb 2023
    • 8:00 AM
    • 15 Feb 2023
    • 5:00 PM
    • Dakota Event Center ("The DEC")/SDDOT Office, Aberdeen, SD
    • 2
    Register

    This is a CERTIFICATION EVENT.  IT IS IMPORTANT TO STUDY THE WORKBOOK and PRACTICE THE PROCEDURES PRIOR TO ARRIVAL.

    Study workbook, ASTM's and detailed agendas will be mailed prior to the event to the address provided with registrations. 

    Class policies & study videos are posted at www.sdrmca.org/certifications.

    Day One:  (The Dakota Event Center - "The DEC")

    Bring:  Mask, workbook, pencil/highlighter, non-programmable calculator

    8am Check In/Introductions

    8:15 Review of ASTM Procedures

    Noon Lunch (on own)

    1pm Review of ASTM Procedures, Equipment available

    Day Two:  (The Dakota Event Center - "The DEC")

    Bring:  Mask, Photo ID, workbook, #2 pencils, non-programmable calculator, PPE-safety glasses, gloves, steel-toe work boots/shoes

    8:00am Review (Breakfast on your own)

    9:00am Written Exam (1 hour)

    Performance Exams  - Immediately following by scheduled time (SDDOT Region/Wash Bay, US Hwy 12)

    (Test times will be provided for performance exams to space out attendees.)

    The certification was designed by ACI to promote better understanding of the ASTM procedures related to testing and acceptance of plastic concrete. This understanding will provide more reliable and accurate test results for better measurement of concrete performance.

    Certification requires successful completion of both a hands on performance and written exam.

    CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

    A Concrete Field Testing Technician Grade I is an individual who has demonstrated the knowledge and ability to properly perform and record the results of seven basic field tests on freshly mixed concrete: Upon successful completion of the program, participants will have an International Certification and better understanding of the following ASTM testing procedures:

    ASTM C 1064: Temperature of Freshly Mixed Portland Cement Concrete

    ASTM C 172: Sampling of Freshly Mixed Concrete

    ASTM C 143: Slump of Hydraulic Cement Concrete

    ASTM C 138: Unit Weight, Yield & Air Content (Gravametric) of Concrete

    ASTM C 231: Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by Pressure Method

    ASTM C 173: Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by Volumetric Method

    ASTM C 31: Making & Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Field

    Certification is valid for 5 years.

    **Steel toe boots/shoes, gloves, mask and safety glasses required.

    **You must be physically able to perform the tests or request ADA accommodations from ACI's Certifications Department PRIOR to exam day.

    • 01 Mar 2023
    • 8:00 AM (MST)
    • 02 Mar 2023
    • 4:00 PM (MST)
    • Holiday Inn Rushmore Plaza/SDDOT, Rapid City, SD
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    This is a CERTIFICATION EVENT.  IT IS IMPORTANT TO STUDY THE WORKBOOK and PRACTICE THE PROCEDURES PRIOR TO ARRIVAL.

    Study workbook, ASTM's and detailed agendas will be mailed prior to the event to the address provided with registrations. 

    Class policies & study videos are posted at www.sdrmca.org/certifications.

    Day One: (Holiday Inn Rushmore Plaza)

    Bring:  Mask, workbook, pencil/highlighter, non-programmable calculator

    8am Check In/Introductions

    8:15 Review of ASTM Procedures

    Noon Lunch (on own)

    1pm Review of ASTM Procedures, Equipment available

    Day Two: (Holiday Inn Rushmore Plaza)

    Bring:  Mask, Photo ID, workbook, #2 pencils, non-programmable calculator, PPE-safety glasses, gloves, steel toe/work boots-shoes

    8:00am Review (Breakfast on your own)

    9:00am Written Exam (1 hour)

    Performance Exams  - Immediately following by scheduled time (SDDOT Office/Wash Bay)

    (Test times will be provided for performance exams to space out attendees.)

    The certification was designed by ACI to promote better understanding of the ASTM procedures related to testing and acceptance of plastic concrete. This understanding will provide more reliable and accurate test results for better measurement of concrete performance.

    Certification requires successful completion of both a hands on performance and written exam.

    CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

    A Concrete Field Testing Technician Grade I is an individual who has demonstrated the knowledge and ability to properly perform and record the results of seven basic field tests on freshly mixed concrete: Upon successful completion of the program, participants will have an International Certification and better understanding of the following ASTM testing procedures:

    ASTM C 1064: Temperature of Freshly Mixed Portland Cement Concrete

    ASTM C 172: Sampling of Freshly Mixed Concrete

    ASTM C 143: Slump of Hydraulic Cement Concrete

    ASTM C 138: Unit Weight, Yield & Air Content (Gravametric) of Concrete

    ASTM C 231: Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by Pressure Method

    ASTM C 173: Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by Volumetric Method

    ASTM C 31: Making & Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Field

    Certification is valid for 5 years.

    **Steel toe boots/shoes, gloves, mask and safety glasses required.

    **You must be physically able to perform the tests or request ADA accommodations from ACI's Certifications Department PRIOR to exam day.

    • 21 Mar 2023
    • 8:00 AM
    • 22 Mar 2023
    • 4:00 PM
    • Casey Tibbs, Ft. Pierre/SDDOT, Pierre, SD
    • 22
    Register

    This is a CERTIFICATION EVENT.  IT IS IMPORTANT TO STUDY THE WORKBOOK and PRACTICE THE PROCEDURES PRIOR TO ARRIVAL.

    Study workbook, ASTM's and detailed agendas will be mailed prior to the event to the address provided with registrations. 

    Class policies & study videos are posted at www.sdrmca.org/certifications.

    Day One: (Location: Casey Tibbs Conf Center, Ft Pierre)

    Bring:  Mask, workbook, pencil/highlighter, non-programmable calculator

    8am Check In/Introductions

    8:15 Review of ASTM Procedures

    Noon Lunch (on own)

    1pm Review of ASTM Procedures, Equipment available

    Day Two: (Location: Casey Tibbs Conf Center, Ft Pierre)

    Bring:  Mask, Photo ID, workbook, #2 pencils, non-programmable calculator, PPE-safety glasses, gloves, steel-toe work boots/shoes

    8:00am Review (Breakfast on your own)

    9:00am Written Exam (1 hour)

    Performance Exams  - Immediately following by scheduled time (SDDOT Area/Region Shop and Wash Bay, Building B) 

    (Test times will be provided for performance exams to space out attendees.)

    The certification was designed by ACI to promote better understanding of the ASTM procedures related to testing and acceptance of plastic concrete. This understanding will provide more reliable and accurate test results for better measurement of concrete performance.

    Certification requires successful completion of both a hands on performance and written exam.

    CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

    A Concrete Field Testing Technician Grade I is an individual who has demonstrated the knowledge and ability to properly perform and record the results of seven basic field tests on freshly mixed concrete: Upon successful completion of the program, participants will have an International Certification and better understanding of the following ASTM testing procedures:

    ASTM C 1064: Temperature of Freshly Mixed Portland Cement Concrete

    ASTM C 172: Sampling of Freshly Mixed Concrete

    ASTM C 143: Slump of Hydraulic Cement Concrete

    ASTM C 138: Unit Weight, Yield & Air Content (Gravametric) of Concrete

    ASTM C 231: Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by Pressure Method

    ASTM C 173: Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by Volumetric Method

    ASTM C 31: Making & Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Field

    Certification is valid for 5 years.

    **Steel toe boots/shoes, gloves, mask and safety glasses required.

    **You must be physically able to perform the tests or request ADA accommodations from ACI's Certifications Department PRIOR to exam day.

    • 23 Mar 2023
    • 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Pierre, SD - SDDOT Reg Lab - Garfield Ave Building B
    • 0

    ACI Strength Certification -

    Study Workbooks & ASTM's will be mailed in advance.

    Brief morning review, followed by written and performance exams.

    This is a review class only.  You are expected to study the materials and procedures before attending.

    A detailed agenda will be mailed with course materials.

    For more information visit this link to ACI's website.


    This class must have a minimum of 10 registrants to take place.

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