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City council stares down combustible-material specs in code amendment

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; CP staff

The Sandy Springs (Ga.) City Council has voted unanimously to amend the city’s building code to include new requirements prohibiting use of combustible materials in the frames and load bearing walls of structures above three stories or 100,000 square feet. The measure comes at a time when many cities are weighing similar measures to increase the resiliency of new buildings.

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Besser marks National Concrete Pipe Week with scholarship launch

Sources: American Concrete Pipe Association, Irving, Texas; CP staff

In recognition of the American Concrete Pipe Association’s annual (mid-August) National Concrete Pipe Week, Besser has established a $2,500 ACPA Foundation scholarship for a student whose course of study relates to concrete pipe production, application, installation or research.

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New York City leader U.S. Concrete adds Brooklyn’s Kings Ready Mix

Sources: U.S. Concrete Inc., Euless, Texas; CP staff

U.S. Concrete continues a Big Apple market roll up, most recently closing on the assets of Brooklyn’s Kings Ready Mix—its fifth concrete production and delivery deal in New York City since March 2015. With four plants and a 60-plus mixer fleet, Kings Ready Mix serves a range of project types, but maintains a leading stake in non-union, low- and mid-rise building jobs across Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan.

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Maryland, Virginia RMCAs host inaugural Concrete Buildings with BIM Workshop

Sources: Vectorworks Inc., Columbia, Md.; CP staff

Maryland Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Virginia Ready Mixed Concrete Association, and American Concrete Institute Maryland Chapter will join global design software developers Vectorworks Inc. and SCIA Inc. for a September 20 workshop suiting architects, engineers, contractors, developers, owners and educators.

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Murray, O’Malley head new Schwing America leadership team

Sources: Schwing America Inc., St. Paul, Minn.; CP staff

Parent company Schwing Group moved decisively on a new executive team following the mid-August departure of Schwing America CEO Brian Hazelton, appointing as successor Bill Murray, chief financial officer since 2012, and promoting Tom O’Malley from vice president to senior vice president of Sales & Marketing.

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