Mike attends ACI conventions on local and national levels. He work closely with both Arkansas & Kansas Ready mix associations. Where he helps with certification programs and assisting in training. Mike is also highly involved in Concrete promotional groups of KC & Ozarks. Mike for years has spoken and provided workshops both educational and hands on classes.
Mike is still very active in programs at local Universities KU KSU PSU & University of Arkansas
Below is a concrete bowling ball Mike worked on for the Arkansas ACI student chapter. Mike has also worked with several universities on concrete projects. Including Concrete Canoes
Why use Mike?
He believes in our community's and strives to provide the best in concrete knowledge and solutions. Mike stays involved in community activity's and provides workshops and training programs for student ACI chapters. He has consulted for projects such as concrete bowling balls and the concrete canoe.Mike works to see concrete projects exceed expected life/cycle expectations
Mike is continuing to work on quality placement procedures for placement, consolidation, and curing of concrete
Quality concrete placements mean that the fresh concrete "MUST" be placed on firm even subgrades. failure to follow these procedures can lead to early failures of concrete. We carefully inspect subgrades before placement. The pictures below show what is correct and what is suspect. Uniform bearing capacity is key in concrete slab on ground construction
Concrete Constructions most influential person for 2015 Mike Murray
Involvement in the industry Mike and 2014 Concrete's most influential person Alise Martiny . At Worlds of Concrete
Mike with Bill Geiger at the ACI convention Mr. Geiger was awarded the William Allen award from the NRMCA
Owner Mike Murray has over 50 years of experience in placement, from setting, and finishing of concrete structures. Mike has placed and finished 1000s of yards of numerous types of concrete. Floors, curbs, pavements, driveways, high-rise slabs, walls, footings and many types of Decorative concrete applications. Mike has been involved with ACI for over 25 years. He serves on 7 ACI committees. 3 involving certification 610 640 & 601-D In 2014 Mike was honored as a fellow in the American Concrete institute. He is past president of the Kansas chapter of ACI.
Mike has experience in field installations, forming procedures, reinforcement placing and curing methods. His hands on and technical service set him apart.
Mike was a featured speaker at the yearly Mongolian concrete conference.
Mike takes pride in the knowledge of finding solutions for concrete problems. With the background experience to work with those involved and be sure the job runs smoothly. While no longer actively involved in decorative concrete, Mike is still considered an expert in Midwest. He works with concrete crews and polished contractors on the installation of vapor barriers& application of curing compounds His knowledge has now moved into floor flatness for both slab and polished floor systems. working with finishers to finish slabs with SCMs, providing incite & training on commercial & residential concrete placements in freeze-thaw environments. Mike now provides many educational workshops on several aspects of concrete construction.