Concrete Industry Management


World of Concrete 2023

CIM students went to World of Concrete in Las Vegas. There, 3 of our students competed in the Bob Wheatherton Presentation awards against other CIM students acorss the nation. Each of our students were awarded a prize, including the grand prize of $2500. WOC gave our students the opportunity to learn emerging technologies in the concrete industry and opportunities to network with concrete executives. 

 CIM students at WOC

Women in Concrete

The Women in Concrete (WIC) student club is inviting women in the concrete industry to serve as guest speakers. The event will be held at Stoble Coffee on March 3rd from 10am to 1pm. This will be an opportunity for our students to hear from leading women in their respective concrete career fields. Our guest speakers will offer insight into the concrete industry and advice to our young women entering the industry.

Women from the concrete industry

Concrete Day

This April we are hosting our first annual Concrete Day. We are inviting high school and college students, as well as parents to join us. The event will be held in the O'Connell Technology Center and adjoining laboratories at Chico State. This event is an opportunity for students to explore different career paths in the concrete industry. The event will start at 9am and end at 12pm. There will be lunch provided! Students will get insight into the concrete industry and learn basic concrete techniques.

Here is the link to sign up: Concrete Day Registration

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Upcoming Student Competitions

NPCA Foundation Student Design Competition at The Precast Show February 2023

CIM and civil students will be competiting to  solve real-world problems using precast
concrete as the solution. After teams submit their entries to a panel of judges for review, the top teams are invited to present their entries to the industry at The Precast Show 2023 in Columbus, Ohio, where a winning team is chosen. First place team wins $2,000 (divided equally among the student team members) and $5,000 for the school program.

ACI Competition in San Francisco April 2023

This is an international competition. Students will demonstrate the behavior of fiber reinforcement within concrete, gain experience in forming and fabricating a fiber-reinforced concrete element, and encourage creativity in engineering design predictions and analysis testing. Prize money is awarded for First, Second, and Third Place within both categories.