Inaugural CRMCA Tech Tuesday Session a Success!

Initial Curing: Theory vs. Reality marked the inaugural presentation event in the CRMCA Tech Tuesday series, kicking off a sequence of informative sessions. The session was hosted in conjunction by the CRMCA, American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), and the Rocky Mountain ACI Chapter.

This first presentation delved into the nuances of initial curing processes, emphasizing correct methods to meet Standards and create more consistent testing results. By addressing both the theories and realities in curing environments, attendees gained valuable insights to apply in real-world scenarios, setting a precedent for future discussions on concrete industry topics.

Attendees engaged in conversations exploring fresh concrete testing and initial curing expectations as compared to real-world observations, as well as historical information collected in recent years in Colorado the differences. The session aimed to reduce the gap between ideal conditions and practical scenarios. Industry leaders JT Mesite with CRMCA and Michael Hernandez with ASCC provided valuable insights into effective curing methods, addressing the challenges and misconceptions surrounding initial curing processes in concrete construction around the region. With the content presented and discussions, the hope is to enhance industry knowledge and collaboration, fostering consistency and best practices.

We thank all the attendees, both in-person and on-line, for participating. We also graciously thank our sponsors for their support in making the CRMCA Tech Tuesday Initial Curing presentation a success, the first of many.

For those interested in viewing the Initial Curing presentation again, or for the first time, it is available on CRMCA’s YouTube page. Please follow this link to access the presentation:

The Tech Tuesday series will continue next month, on May 14, 2024 with the next informative discussion on Hot Weather Concrete, as Colorado gets into the busy spring and summer projects! More information for the next session and future presentations can be found at


JT Mesite, P.E.
Program Manager


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