The Concrete industry is a huge field. There are some incredible things being done with ready mix every day. Whether you are starting a new project, you are just day dreaming about your next big project, or you are in the concrete industry and working on projects for some one else, there are a lot of resources out there to help you on your way. Here are some of our favorite Concrete Industry websites.
American Concrete Institute
“The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is a leading authority and resource worldwide for the development and distribution of consensus-based standards, technical resources, educational programs, and proven expertise for individuals and organizations involved in concrete design, construction, and materials, who share a commitment to pursuing the best use of concrete.”
Southeast Cement Promotion Association
“The mission of Southeast Cement Promotion Association is to grow market share and markets for cement-based products through effective promotion and advocacy programs.”
National Ready Mix Concrete Association
“National Ready Mix Concrete Association is the leading industry advocate. Our mission is to provide exceptional value for our members by responsibly representing and serving the entire ready mixed concrete industry through leadership, promotion, education and partnering to ensure ready mixed concrete is the building material of choice.”
Tennessee Concrete Association
“Tennessee Concrete Association was formed in 1986 (originally known as the Tennessee Ready Mixed Concrete Association) with the primary purpose of promoting the increased use of ready mixed concrete in Tennessee. Today, we have 38 ready mix producer member companies representing approximately 70% of the annual ready mix production in Tennessee. The TCA is organized as an IRS 501 C (6) non-profit trade association.”
American Concrete Pavement Association
“American Concrete Pavement Association is the world’s largest trade association that exclusively represents the interests of those involved with the design, construction, and preservation of concrete pavements. ACPA supports research and promotion to improve the quality of concrete pavements and expand their use. ACPA provides engineering expertise, design tools, pavement specifications, construction best practices, and education to members and agencies.”
Portland Cement Association
“Portland Cement Association is the premier policy, research, education, and market intelligence organization serving America’s cement manufacturers. PCA members represent 92 percent of US cement production capacity and have facilities in all 50 states. The Association promotes safety, sustainability, and innovation in all aspects of construction, fosters continuous improvement in cement manufacturing and distribution, and generally promotes economic growth and sound infrastructure investment.”
Ready Mix Concrete Research & Education Foundation
Ready Mixed Concrete (RMC) Research & Education Foundation – “The research and educational programs supported by the RMC Research & Education Foundation represent a broad spectrum of projects that are helping to keep the concrete industry on the cutting edge”
Each of these resources serves to educate about the benefits of concrete as a building material. Offering everything from environmental studies, individual and business certifications, project ideas, and general information about concrete, these sites are valuable to everyone in the industry from customers to concrete manufacturers.