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Article: Office Hours With CIM Professor Mohammed Albahttiti

What a great article by Chico State Today’s Almendra Lawrence about CIM Professor Mohammed Albahttiti. “Office Hours with Concrete Industry Management Professor Mohammed Albahttiti” follows Albahttiti’s journey from American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates to Kansas State and finally the CIM program at Chico State. Concrete Industry Management (CIM) professor Mohammed Albahttiti

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MTSU Students Prepare For Competition At ACI Convention

Take a peek at this behind the scenes moment in the concrete lab as students prepare for the concrete bowling ball competition at the ACI Spring Convention April 2-6. Mentoring our students are industry partners Clark Gates (ECO Materials), Bryan Strevel (Sika Corporation) and CIM alumni Cody Eaton (National Cement) and Autumn Gates (Kosmos Cement).

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NJIT’s Armin Saadegh-Vaziri Receives “People’s Choice” Award

The PCI Foundation and the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute recently hosted its 4th annual student design competition called “Project Precast.” The goal of the competition is to introduce students to the many uses of precast/prestressed concrete and to showcase the availability of design assist by the precast industry. Each group of four students creates a design

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Chico State 3-Time Champ of Student Design Competition

Students from the CIM program at California State University -Chico recently “three-peated” as champion of the National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA) Foundation’s Student Design Competition, delivering its winning presentation at The Precast Show in Columbus, Ohio. The Student Design Competition provides a unique opportunity to engage students and academia with the precast concrete industry, teaching

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NJIT CIM Students Take Second Place In Student Design Competition

During the recent 2023 Precast Show held in Columbus, Ohio, four members of the NJIT CIM program competed in the NPCA annual student design competition. We are pleased to announce that, while competing against other teams across the country, our team of Maria Wagner-Gomez, Armin Saadegh-Vaziri, Sean Rancapan and Robert Mazzilli took second place. Congratulations

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Texas State CIM Students Compete at World of Concrete

Six concrete industry management students from Texas State University traveled to the World of Concrete 2023 Convention in Las Vegas to learn and compete in one of the largest concrete industry trade shows in the world. The students participated in concrete and construction-related courses and seminars at the convention, competed for scholarships, and helped to educate

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Chico State Student Awarded Bob Weatherton Scholarship

The founder of the American Concrete Pumping Association, Bob Weatherton, was recognized in 2014 as one of the Most Influential People in the concrete industry. To honor Weatherton’s memory and contributions to the concrete industry, in Feb. 2015, World of Concrete (WOC) established the Bob Weatherton award, a scholarship for a Concrete Industry Management student. The award

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Texas State CIM Program Director Guest on Concrete Logic Podcast

Each episode of the Concrete Logic podcast explores one concrete-related topic with the help of industry professionals that are shaping the future of the trade. The hosts talk with suppliers, contractors, architects, engineers, specialists, and even some proponents of competing materials about their views of concrete and their vision of its future. CIM Program Director Ryan

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