Technical Notes

Developed by the NZRMCA Technical Committee, this series of seven Technical Notes set out specific requirements around important practical and procedural considerations in the production of ready mixed concrete. Topics covered include imported cement, mixer efficiency and water addition. [Read]

General Publications

Outside of its Technical Note the NZRMCA has made available more general advice on for example, the appropriate management of concrete washwater, along with monitoring of chloride content of fresh concrete and alkali content of concrete mix water and aggregates. [Read]

NZRMCA Publications

Over recent years the NZRMCA has developed a small collection of guidelines for exposed aggregate, decorative concrete, cracking in concrete floors, concrete on the farm and concrete truck driver hand signals. These publications are available in (bulk) hardcopy from the NZRMCA Secretary. [Read]


The NZRMCA endeavours to produce a regular newsletter to inform and inspire its members around all things ready mixed concrete. Topics consistently covered include industry announcements, regulatory updates, along with project summaries, member profiles and international stories. [Read]

Ready Mixed Concrete Posters

Taken from the NZRMCA / CCANZ Handbook for Concrete Placers, this series of 6 posters covers best practice for the supply, moving, placing and compaction, vibration, finishing and curing of ready mixed concrete. The competence of the concrete placer is crucial to the quality of the product. [Read]

NZRMCA Driver Training video

CCANZ Flexural Tensile Strength Test video

VIRGIN CONCRETE COMES OF AGE IN NORTHLAND 03 Jul 2015 - VIRGIN CONCRETE COMES OF AGE IN NORTHLAND Virgin Concrete Ltd, situated in Kamo just north of Whangarei, has been supplying ready mixed concrete to the local market as an NZRMCA member since 2009 – almost seven years....
CCANZ STUDENT WORKSHOP GOES FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH 12 Nov 2014 - CCANZ STUDENT WORKSHOP GOES FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH The third CCANZ ArchEng Workshop was recently held in Christchurch, with 22 architecture and structural engineering students from across New Zealand in attendance......
GETTING YOUR HEAD AROUND OUR YOUNGER GENERATION 10 Sep 2014 - GETTING YOUR HEAD AROUND OUR YOUNGER GENERATION Ever thought that your apprentices don't know what hard work is? Chances are your boss thought the same when you were starting out in the job......
FIRTH INDUSTRIES OVERCOME ALL OBSTACLES 10 Aug 2014 - FIRTH INDUSTRIES OVERCOME ALL OBSTACLES In early 2013 Firth Industries were awarded the concrete supply (to main contractor McConnell Dowell) for the Waitaki Bridge Replacement Project near Kurow......