Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 252 0 1 5 A N N U A L R E P O R T N AT I O N A L C O N C R E T E M A S O N R Y A S S O C I AT I O N 7 W E E D U C AT E SRW Contractors The product is only as good as the installation. In NCMAs zero failures campaign for segmental retaining walls members recognized that educated SRW contractors was of paramount concern. In 2015 NCMA producers conducted more than 35 seminars across the country to educate the users of our members products about design and installation strategies and provide SRW Installer Certifications. The industry encourages the hiring of Certified Installers and NCMA has the program to provide the quality knowledge the contractors need. Government Officials In an effort to continually target professionals involved in government transportation and building projects NCMA hosted three Government Officials Seminar webinars to provide design tools to implement paving and wall systems to meet a range of federal requirements. By holding these webinars NCMA becomes a valuable resource for government officials. Our Industry Emphasizing the importance of educating the industry NCMA launched Concrete Products University Online CPU Online for on-demand education of concrete products materials construction and systems. CPU Online provides a variety of educational opportunities for industry professionals and designers to learn about all things concrete masonry. Additional modules for the segmental retaining wall and manufactured stone veneer market segments will be added in the future. These are just some of the current courses available at CPU Online Introduction to Concrete Masonry Production Concrete Masonry Overview Concrete Masonry Codes Standards and Specifications Sound Abatement Grouting Concrete Masonry Assemblies Crack Control Fire Safety Introduction to Sustainability Architectural Enhancements with Concrete Masonry Thermal Performance Introduction Moisture Penetration Resistance In partnership with the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute NCMA developed an education program that prepares sales representatives who sell to the commercial market. This inaugural course included an overview of competitive hardscape systems and provides technical background specific to permeable interlocking concrete pavement systems segmental retaining walls and articulating concrete block. Current SRW Educational Opportunities SRW Installer Course Advanced SRW Installer Course ICPI-NCMA Commercial Sales Course Government Officials Webinars SRW Advancements Webinar Erosion Control with Articulating Concrete Blocks