For two weeks this fall, members of the Colorado Ready Mixed Concrete Association (CRMCA) volunteered in training and administering the American Concrete Institute’s (ACI) Concrete Field Testing Technician Grade 1 certification at the Colorado State University (CSU) in Fort Collins. This year, a total of 104 upper class engineering students (37% increase in class size from 2017) engaged in learning the basics of concrete testing procedures, the purpose of the testing, and the benefits to their career during and after their studies. The students had the opportunity to observe demonstrations of the test procedures, including tips and insight for each, as well as multiple days of hands-on practice where volunteers were available for questions. We hope that every student will be successful in their career, beginning at the front of the line with this certification in concrete testing!
Thank you to the CSU College of Engineering, the Civil Engineering students and Professor Rebecca Atadero for being enthusiastic and excited to get dirty for a second year! We continue to look forward to another successful year in 2019. We would also like to thank all the volunteers over the course of training and certification from our member companies:
A. G. Wassenaar, Inc.
Colorado Dept of Transportation
Ground Engineering Consultants, Inc.
Holcim (US), Inc.
Loveland Ready-Mix Concrete
Martinez Associates, Inc.
RockSol Consulting Group, Inc.
Yeh and Associates, Inc.
JT Mesite, P.E.
Colorado Ready Mixed Concrete Association