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EDUCATION

Concrete BC is pleased to provide various training opportunities each year

Basic Concrete

Technology Workshop

This 2-day course presents an overview of the properties of concrete as needed in concrete construction, including strength and durability. Students receive a copy of ‘Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures (8th edition)’, published by the Cement Association of Canada, that is used as the basis for the presentations that include:

For more information on this course please contact Concrete BC office at concrete@concretebc.ca, call 604-626-4141,
or click below to find when the next course is being offered.

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Driver Training

Concrete Delivery Professional Certification Course

A qualified Concrete Delivery Professional (CDP) must have a good basic understanding of the product he mixes and delivers. This two-day course covers the fundamentals of concrete, vehicle maintenance and operation, environmental stewardship, safety, and customer and company relations.

This CRMCA certification course is offered by Concrete BC to drivers who work for Concrete BC members only and requires pre-qualification of a minimum number of 2000 hours experience, validated by employer. Students must pass a written exam and physically perform a pre-trip inspection on a ready-mix truck to receive CDP Certification that is valid for three years with the member company employer. It is not transferable to another company. Certified drivers will receive a certificate and laminated wallet card.

Course materials (a manual and PowerPoint presentation of each of the 5 modules) may be purchased by Concrete BC member employers for self-study and in-house training sessions and can be presented by a company representative who has either taken the course or has thoroughly studied the course material. A senior driver or mechanic with a thorough knowledge of, and experience in pre-trip inspections, is qualified to perform the mandatory pre-trip inspection evaluations. The course instructor can administer the exam which would then be forwarded to Concrete BC for grading.

For more information on this course please contact Concrete BC office at concrete@concretebc.ca,
or call 604-626-4141

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Dispatch Training

Forum

The goal of the Dispatcher Training Forum is to give dispatchers, schedulers, shippers and managers the practical, technical, concrete-specific, customer-centered skills that help them succeed. The course focuses on how to take orders, schedule and deliver concrete that meets all the requirements as agreed to with customers.

It begins with a discussion of ready mixed concrete’s technical standards as they specifically relate to dispatcher’s job functions, including why CSA A23.1 is critical to their job requirements. The course then hones in on a dispatcher’s job skills, including taking orders, dealing with priority customers, using advance notices to ease scheduling and delivery, callbacks, clean ups, add on orders, will calls, small load charges, excessive unloading times, scheduling math, plant vs. central dispatch, and managing the dispatch office and personnel.

Technical job performance is addressed and also rapid problem solving skills, including value selling, expert phone listening skills, and maintaining a proper attitude under stress. All skills are immediately applicable when the participant returns to his/her workplace.

For more information on this forum please contact Concrete BC office at concrete@concretebc.ca, call 604-626-4141,
or click below to find when the next course is being offered.

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Pervious Certification

Pervious Concrete Technician Certification Program

The goal of this certification program is to ensure that knowledgeable contractors are selected to place the product and thereby minimize the chance for failure. Concrete BC is the local sponsoring group in BC for the Pervious Concrete Technician Program through the National Ready-Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA).

3 levels of certification are available:

A Pervious Concrete Technician is a person who demonstrated knowledge about proper procedures to place, compact, finish, edge, joint, cure and protect pervious concrete pavements, but who lacks the requisite field experience to qualify as a pervious concrete Installer or Craftsman.

A Pervious Concrete Installer is a person who has demonstrated the ability to place, compact, finish, edge, joint, cure and protect pervious concrete pavements but has documented limited project-based field experience in placing pervious concrete.

A Pervious Concrete Craftsman is a person who has demonstrated the ability to place, compact, finish, edge, joint, cure and protect pervious concrete pavements and has documented a higher level of field time-based experience in placing pervious concrete.

For more information on this program please contact Concrete BC office at concrete@concretebc.ca,
or call 604-626-4141

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ACI Certification

Knowledge of basic concrete technology and proper concrete flatwork practices are critical to produce durable concrete flatwork that meets industry standards and the satisfaction of project owners. To increase the technical knowledge and quality of work provided by the concrete industry, ACI, British Columbia Chapter, in partnership with Concrete BC have collaborated to present the ACI Concrete Flatwork Finisher & Technician Certification courses. These courses provide concrete flatwork finishers, contractors and engineers with recognition of their knowledge, skills and expertise.

Participants of the full-day lecture, who obtain a passing grade of 70% on the written exam, will receive a 5-year Concrete Flatwork Technician certification. Individuals with this certification can upgrade to full Flatwork Finisher status upon submittal and approval of sufficient work experience and/or successful completion of the ACI performance evaluation.

For more information on ACI Certification Programs please contact Concrete BC at info@concretebc.ca or 604-626-4141 or visit the American Concrete Institute website.

The ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician Certification Course, is presented locally by Concrete BC member KDR Engineering Consultants Ltd. Participants of this course will gain an understanding of basic concrete field testing, and with hands-on practice will develop skills needed to pass the performance exam and written exam for ACI Field Testing Technician – Level 1. This certification is based on the 2004 CSA Standard A23.2 test methods.

For more information on the ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician Certification Course please contact Kathie Kompauer at kdreng@shaw.ca or 604-847-0570.

For more information on these certifications please contact Concrete BC office at concrete@concretebc.ca, call 604-626-4141,
or click below to see if it’s listed in the our calendar.

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Concrete Pump Operator

Safety Training

Concrete BC Pumping Committee and the BC Construction Safety Alliance (BCCSA), with support from WorkSafe BC, are pleased to launch BC’s first ever Concrete Pump Operator’s Safety Training Manual. The manual identifies and clarifies the specific basic information needed for concrete pump operators to perform their work safely and effectively. This course was updated in 2016 to reflect the changes in this dynamic industry. Please contact the office if you are interested in purchasing a training manual.

Concrete BC will be delivering this information in a series of 1 day workshops focused on teaching this basic training standard.

For more information on this program please contact Concrete BC office at concrete@concretebc.ca, call 604-626-4141, or click below to find out when the next Concrete Pump Operator Safety Training is being offered.

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