Concrete In Practice

Concrete in Practice (CIP) is a series of 41 different information sheets, courtesy of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA), designed to explain many of the details of concrete in a quick, easy and non-technical way.

What we do here at Preferred Materials is incredibly precise, scientific, and technical, yet it often needs to be explained in ways that can be easily understood by non-experts. CIP is designed to do just that.

Print versions of the Concrete in Practice series can be ordered via email from NRMCA at or by calling (301) 587-1400 ext. 1165. Or contact us, and we’re happy to help explain any of these details to your staff, customers, or others who have questions about how we pour our custom “Ready” family of concrete mixes.

Testing Series

Troubleshooting Series

Best Practices Series

Ready Mixed Concrete (RMC) Series