June 2, 2023
Registration: 8:00 AM (coffee and doughnuts)
Certification Class: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM with 2-Hour Exam to follow
Lunch: Will be provided
Location: 2063 Frontage Road, Des Plaines, IL 60018
Cost: $600 per person
Please register by May 26th
|CLICK HERE TO ONLINE REGISTER|
|CLICK HERE TO PAY BY CHECK|
The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Pervious Concrete Certification is required for most, if not all pervious concrete projects in Illinois. The Illinois Ready Mixed Concrete Association teaches the certification throughout the State of Illinois. If you are a contractor who is interested in bidding this type of work, an engineer looking to design pervious concrete on your projects, or a concrete producer who is interested in learning about pervious concrete this certification is perfect for you.
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.
The program is designed to be administered locally by local sponsoring groups in conjunction with planned training sessions or demonstrations of pervious concrete placement. NRMCA provides certification exams and performance evaluations to approved local sponsoring groups for administering the certification.
Three levels of certification are available:
1. A Pervious Concrete Technician is a person who demonstrated knowledge by successful completion of a written exam 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. The Technician level is intended for contractor and non-contractor personnel in learning the proper techniques of installing pervious concrete. It is assumed that contractor personnel who are certified as technicians will be supervised by an individual with a higher level of certification and they will upgrade to the higher levels when they achieve the work experience criteria for Installer and Craftsman levels to qualify to install pervious without supervision. This level is also intended for any non-contractor persons such as ready mixed concrete personnel, testing labs, inspectors, admixture personnel, specifiers and engineers that need to understand the pervious concrete system. This certification level is also recommended for individuals who are knowledgeable about pervious concrete who intend to participate in training programs for local sponsoring groups.
2. A Pervious Concrete Installer is a person who has demonstrated the ability to place, compact, finish, edge, joint, cure and protect pervious concrete pavements and has documented a limited project-based field experience in placing pervious concrete. The Installer level is intended for contractor personnel who have achieved this intermediate level of certification by completing installation of work as indicated by the certification criteria. Installers are expected to assume leadership roles when installing pervious concrete and make decisions on placement conditions and procedures. It is anticipated that contractor personnel will upgrade to Craftsman level when they achieve the work experience criteria for that level.
3. 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. The Craftsman level is intended for contractor personnel who have achieved this highest level of certification by completing the work experience as indicated by the certification criteria. Craftsman are expected to lead an installing crew, work with the concrete supplier to ensure the mixture is appropriate for the installation, designate duties and assignments to the crew, evaluate site and placement conditions and make decisions when the pour needs to be stopped or re-scheduled.
Back to IRMCA News