The Concrete Industry Management program is a business intensive program. It awards students with a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Concrete Industry Management. The program is seeking donations for their 2020 CIM Auction. They will hold the auction at the World of Concrete. The auction will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The silent auction will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the live auction begins at 1 p.m.
“The proceeds from the 2020 CIM Auction will benefit the CIM National Steering Committee (NSC) and support the current CIM programs at Middle Tennessee State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Texas State University and California State University – Chico, the Executive MBA program, as well as help fund scholarships,” said Ben Robuck, Chairman of the CIM Auction Committee.
Once again, the CIM Auction organizers are hoping for another record event in 2020. According to CIM Marketing Committee Chairman Brian Gallagher, the 2019 auction was the best ever, raising a record-breaking $1.2 million in gross revenue.
“The annual CIM Auction is a critical funding mechanism for the CIM NSC,” said Gallagher. “We’ve been blessed with tremendous support from the concrete industry, and the World of Concrete Show Management has been an amazing partner.”
World of Concrete exhibits are open from Feb. 4-7, 2020 and seminars run Feb. 3-7, 2020.
Previous auction items have included concrete mixer trucks, cement, skid steers and concrete saws. IT also included drills, mixers, vibrators, scaffolding, safety equipment, screeds, fiber transport systems, dust collectors, NDT equipment, decorative concrete tools, water meters, pumps, generators, training sessions, reference books, advertisements, laptop computers, mobile computers, sports memorabilia, sports travel packages, golf packages and vacation travel packages.
Those interested in making a donation should contact CIM Auction Committee Chairman Ben Robuck at [email protected] or (404) 456-6867.
Receiving tremendous support from the concrete industry, the CIM program was the first of its kind in United States. It is a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Concrete Industry Management. Since its humble beginning, the CIM program has expanded and offered at Middle Tennessee State University, California State University, Chico, Texas State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology and beginning in the fall of 2021, South Dakota State University. Today, there are almost 1,400 graduates of the Concrete Industry Management program working in the industry.
The goal of the CIM program
The goal of the program is to produce broadly educated, articulate graduates grounded in basic construction management, who are knowledgeable of concrete technology and techniques and are able to manage people and systems as well as promote products or services related to the concrete industry. It entails a broad range of courses, from English and history to science and mathematics also. Students also take a series of required business courses such as finance, marketing, management and business law throughout the length of the program.
The concrete-specific courses teach the fundamentals of concrete, properties and testing, concrete construction and more. All of these courses provide much more than what is simply in the text. They also emphasize problem-solving, quality assurance and customer satisfaction. They utilize practical case studies and an internship to make sure the student obtains real-world experience essential to starting a successful career. Additional opportunities include on-campus socials and also other events providing industry networking and professional development.
In 2012, the CIM National Steering Committee added an Executive MBA program. The CIM Executive MBA is specifically designed for individuals with three or more years of experience in the industry.
The CIM program has provided and also continues to provide future leaders for the concrete industry. To learn more about the program, you can also visit www.concretedegree.com.