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Basics & Theory

NRMCA: Basics Of Ready Mixed Concrete
National Ready Mixed Concrete Association describes ready mixed concrete including what it is, how it is made, how it is produced, delivery, inspection & testing, types of concrete, and concrete in practice.

PCA: Overview Of Ready Mixed Concrete
Portland Cement Association provides a brief history and overview of ready mixed concrete.
Education & Training

BCRMCA: Move Toward Concrete Pump Operator Manadatory Certification In BC
BC Ready Mixed Concrete Association says WorkSafeBC should be approached to establish a new regulation to require the certification of Concrete Pump Operators for competency and safety. (PDF)

PCA: Online Course On Design & Control Of Concrete Mixes
Portland Cement Association e-learning program Design and Control of Concrete Mixes was developed for ready-mix concrete personnel who need fundamental yet practical concrete knowledge. The course consists of more than 10 hours of instruction covering materials for concrete, mixing, transporting, placing, finishing, curing, designing, and proportioning concrete.
Industry Information

BCRMCA: BC Awards For Excellence In Concrete Construction
BC Ready-Mixed Concrete Association hosted the CONNIE Awards From 2006 to 2009. Nicknamed the CONNIEs for "CONcrete CONstruction", the Awards for Excellence in Concrete Construction recognized works that exemplified vision and innovation in the use of concrete in a variety of applications throughout British Columbia. These awards showcased the high calibre of expertise and hard work associated with the sophisticated construction market in BC.
Industry Sectors

BCRMCA: BC Ready Mixed Concrete Association
BC Ready Mixed Concrete Association is the BC trade association for the ready-mixed concrete industry. Their site has a members directory, contact information and articles of local interest.

NRMCA: US National Ready Mixed Concrete Association
National Ready Mixed Concrete Association serves the US ready mixed concrete industry through education, promotion, codes & standards, research, and more.
Information Sources

BCRMCA: Technical Reports On Concrete
BC Ready-Mixed Concrete Association offers general information articles on selecting and using concrete.
Issues & Performance

Concrete Network: How To Get Good Ready Mixed Concrete In Hot Weather
Concrete Network says the objective is to get ready mixed concrete that is as cool as possible, and any concrete warmer than about 80° could be a problem.
Procedures

BCRMCA: Best Practice Guidelines For Contractors Using Concrete Pumps
BC Construction Safety Alliance and BC Ready-Mixed Concrete Association online Best Practice Guidelines for Contractors using Concrete Pumps provides information, diagrams and suggested best safety practices for the concrete pump operator, and also outlines the responsibilities of the Site Super to provide a safe jobsite for all involved. (PDF)

Concrete Network: Concrete Mix Design
Concrete Network article covers importance of mix design, mix design basics, concrete materials & components of a mix, how to design a mix, and finding a ready mix supplier.

JLC: Best Mix for Pumped Concrete
Journal of Light Construction says you don't just add more water to make concrete easier to pump.

JLC: Ordering Ready Mixed Concrete
Journal of Light Construction article describes how right admixtures can help you get stronger, more durable concrete, and make placement easier, too. (PDF) Free Registration Required
Product Supply

BCRMCA: Listing Of BC Suppliers Directory Of Concrete & Related Prodicts
BC Ready Mixed Concrete Association lists their members from BC who supply concrete and related products. (PDF)
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