Concrete & Cement Education Resources
At Heidelberg Materials, we recognize that customers determine our success and we are committed to giving them an exceptional experience. We believe customer service and education separates us from our competitors, moving us beyond just being a supplier of cement and concrete products. We provide value to our customers by partnering with them for their business success and contributing to the construction industry by helping grow the market for all. We don’t just sell products, we provide solutions for our customers. We want to give you a sampling here of some of our activities:
Our Educational Resources Delivered through AEC Daily
We currently offer two classes that can help you gain continuing education credits from various groups such as AIA, GBCI, AIC, ICC and others through AEC Daily. This is a free online/on-demand self-paced education process. We proudly offer these highly acclaimed classes for our customers and their clients:
- Advantages of Slag Cement for Improving Today's Concrete
- Concrete That Cleans Itself and the Environment
You can access these free classes by clicking on the AEC Daily logo that is linked to our mini university page.
Heidelberg Materials' exclusive i.check app turns your smart phone into a technical resource for concrete and masonry troubleshooting with visual demonstrations, technical instructions and checklists on how to resolve and prevent common issues.
Concrete producers and masonry contractors are using the i.check app as part of Quality Assurance programs. Our goal is to provide on-site solutions to help customers identify, solveand prevent issues. If your student club (ASCE, AGC, ACI, etc.) would be interested in a written project competition using i.check, we will sponsor a technical judge and a few prizes. Try a fun activity identifying issues you may see on your campus by doing a 300-500 word write up with a few photos. If interested use the contact us function in our i.check app.
Heidelberg Materials Coloring Pages
Heidelberg Materials has designed a series of activity sheets for kids of all ages. These sheets explore the business of building materials from the science behind our products to where our quarries are located. Click here to download our coloring pages.
Shaped By Concrete
The Portland Cement Association's (PCA) Shaped by Concrete campaign promotes building resiliency and educates the public on the importance of cement and concrete. Visit shapedbyconcrete.com to learn more.
As members of the National Concrete Masonry Association, Heidelberg Materials offers our customers free access to the NCMA Solutions Center. Here you can find TEK pages, concrete masonry designs, manuals, guides and much more for your masonry needs. You can access these free resources on our NCMA landing page.
ACI – Concrete Testing Videos
Heidelberg Materials technical services team produced six training videos on the proper ASTM testing of concrete. A playlist for our ASTM training videos can be accessed on Lehigh Hanson’s YouTube Channel.
Mastery of the ASTM procedures listed below are required to pass the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Field Technician Certification Program – Concrete Field Testing Technician, Grade I.
ASTM C231 - Standard Test Method for Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Pressure Method
ASTM C138 - Standard Test Method for Density (Unit Weight), Yield, and Air Content (Gravimetric) of Concrete
ASTM C31 - Standard Practice for Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Field
ASTM C143 - Standard Test Method for Slump of Hydraulic-Cement Concrete
ASTM C173 - Standard Test Method for Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Volumetric Method
ASTM C1064 - Standard Test Method for Temperature of Freshly Mixed Hydraulic-Cement Concrete
Partners in Promotion
We are trusted contributors to the Ready Mixed Concrete Education and Research Foundation, who partnered with the American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA), PCA and NRMCA to develop new concrete pavement design software PavementDesigner.org is a free web-based pavement design tool launched in 2018 for streets, local roads, parking lots and intermodal facilities. For more resource you can also visit the links to the associations websites from our Industry Relations page. As members of all these organizations, Heidelberg Materials is regularly connected with the National Concrete Pavement Research Center (CP Tech Center) at Iowa State University (ISU). Their student resources may interest you at CP Tech Center Student Resources.
The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) publishes a series of information sheets on technical and troubleshooting topics related to concrete.
Heidelberg Materials has collected the resources below to support your current project. If you have questions regarding our products, please contact your local sales representative.