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NMSU’s 51st Quality Concrete School set for January

New Mexico State University’s Engineering New Mexico Resource Network will start off the New Year with its 51st Annual Samuel P. Maggard Quality Concrete School that includes workshops and lectures covering various concrete-related topics.

The Quality Concrete School will be held Jan. 9-10 for professional engineers and others involved in the construction industry to provide the latest technologies and information used in concrete applications. The workshops encompass a range of competency levels to accommodate those attending. Among the sessions offered will be precast/prestressed 101, basic properties, sampling and testing, polishing and concrete mix design. The course will be held on the NMSU main campus in Las Cruces, N.M.

The Quality Concrete School is a combined effort by NMSU and the New Mexico Ready Mix Concrete and Aggregates Association. NMSU civil engineering professors and the New Mexico Ready Mix Concrete and Aggregates Association will facilitate the lectures and workshops.

“Our main goal is simply to improve the quality of concrete construction and engineering industries in our region,” said Craig Newtson, associate professor of civil engineering at NMSU and chair of the school.

For more information or to register, visit http://www.engr.nmsu.edu/outreach_concrete.shtml or email engr-nm@nmsu.edu.