South Dakota Ready Mix Concrete Association

**ACI Updates as of 3/22/21**  Registrations for ACI Events will be accepted online only beginning 3/22/21.

All ACI Events will require masks and a COVID questionnaire at check in.  Please do not attend if you are not feeling well.

You must be physically able to perform the tests or request ADA accommodations from ACI in advance of testing.

SAMPLE Calculations,  Sample solution sheets

ACI Field Testing Videos of procedures can be reviewed on the Colorado Ready Mix Concrete Assoc's linked here: you tube channel - (see Field 1 videos).  They are also linked individually here:  C1064 TempC172 Sampling, C143 SlumpC138 DensityC231 Air -PressureC173 Air - VolumetricC31 Cylinders, and Cyl Storage

**Thank you to CRMCA for sharing their video training resources as we work to reduce class sizes during the pandemic.**

Events/Training

    • 19 May 2021
    • 8:00 AM (CDT)
    • 20 May 2021
    • 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • 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 workbooks, detailed agendas and policies will be mailed prior to the event to the address provided with registrations.

    Day One: (Ramkota)

    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)

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

    7:30am Check In/Exam Instructions

    8:00am Written Exam (1 hour)

    9:15am Performance Exams Begin (SDDOT Wash Bay - Door 301)

    (Scheduled times will be provided 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.

    **A Covid Questonnaire and temp checks will be completed upon entry to testing facilities each day.

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

    **Please Note**:  Enrollment is limited.  Detailed agendas and event information will be mailed to the address provided on the registration form.  We reserve the right to cancel/combine classes that do not meet the minimum number of attendees or as COVID conditions may require.  Substitutions are welcome but must be communicated to SDRMCA in advance.

    • 20 May 2021
    • 8:00 AM (CDT)
    • Webinar

    Overcoming Concrete Pavement Objections

    Date: May 20, 2021

    Time: 8:00 – 9:00 am CDT

    Presenter: Jason Kruger (Concrete Paving Consultant, Wisconsin Ready Mixed Concrete Association)

    Credits:1 PDH (No AIA credits)

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

    Description: Many design engineers, contractors and project owners appreciate and fully recognize the significant value of concrete parking lots.  However, there are some that still need some convincing.  This presentation covers concrete parking lot features and benefits and gives suggestions for addressing common concrete paving misconceptions.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Attendees will learn suggestions for addressing common concrete paving misconceptions.
    2. Attendees will be able to identify concrete parking lot features and benefits.
    3. Attendees will learn ways to overcome common objections to concrete parking lots

    Speaker Bio: Jason Kruger graduated in 1988 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Iowa State University, working the last 30+ years as an engineer in the concrete industry doing educational seminars, specification reviews and related tasks.

    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)


    • 17 Jun 2021
    • 8:00 AM (CDT)
    • Webinar

    Hot Weather Concrete    

    Date: June 17, 2021

    Time: 8:00 – 9:00 am CDT   

    Presenter: Ryan Scott (Technical Services Manager - GCP Applied Technologies)

    Credits: 1 PDH and/or 1 AIA CES LU (AIA Course #MCC0617821)

    Registration Link: https://cvent.me/Xn7z5o

    Description: Hot weather conditions are not solely related to the air temperature when placing concrete. Those conditions are defined in ACI and ASTM documents. This presentation will focus on being able to define hot weather conditions and its effects on concrete in the plastic and hardened state. This presentation will also provide details on how to overcome the conditions of hot weather when placing concrete.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Learn how to define Hot Weather Concrete
    2. Learn the effects of hot weather on plastic and hardened concrete properties
    3. Learn how to combat the common issues related to hot weather conditions
    4. Learn the industry guidelines for hot weather concrete placement and where to find them


    Speaker Bio: Ryan Scott started in the concrete industry in 2001 in the lab environment.  For the past 15 years he has been on the technical side for cement and admixture suppliers.  Ryan’s main responsibilities are troubleshooting various concrete issues in the field.


    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)


    • 29 Jul 2021
    • 11:30 AM (CDT)
    • Elmood Golf Course - Sioux Falls, SD

    Save the Date:  SDRMCA Annual Golf Outing & Social

    When:  July 29, 2021 ~ Noon Shotgun

    Where:  Elmwood Golf Course, Sioux Falls

    More Details to Come........

    • 03 Feb 2022
    • (MST)
    • 04 Feb 2022
    • (MST)
    • The Lodge, Deadwood

    Annual Concrete Conference - Rescheduled to February 3 - 4, 2022

    Due to CDC guidelines for group gatherings, SDRMCA/SD ACPA has rescheduled the Annual Concrete Conference to 2022.

    The Lodge - Deadwood, SD

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