ORGANIZATIONS – MARCH 2018

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The Utah Ready Mixed Concrete Association has named 35-year industry veteran Brad Stevenson as executive director, setting the stage for the recently chartered group to be fully functioning in 2018.

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ORGANIZATIONS – SEPTEMBER 2017

The National Precast Concrete Association Nominating Committee has submitted its slate of 2017-18 officer and director nominees, the vote scheduled during the NPCA 52nd Annual Convention next month in Atlanta. Nominees on track to join previously elected 2017-18 NPCA Chairman Ashley Smith of Smith-Midland Corp. are: Chairman-Elect Michael Hoffman of Lindsay Precast Inc. and Secretary/Treasurer Jon Ohmes of Champion Precast Inc.; plus Directors Jeff Malcolm of Norwalk Concrete Industries, Joel Sheets of Tindall Corp., Mark Wieser of Wieser Concrete Products, and Wes Dees of Seaman Corp. (Associate).

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ACI, ASCC team on Tolerances

Sources: American Society of Concrete Contractors, St. Louis

ACI 117 – Tolerances has become a joint American Concrete Institute and American Society of Concrete Contractors committee, tasked with collecting, developing, coordinating, and specifying construction and materials tolerances through liaison with other ACI committees and related industry organizations.

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Contractors, CIM research finds mockups best ACI 347 formed-surface criteria

Sources: American Society for Concrete Contractors, St. Louis; CP staff

Researchers evaluating the American Concrete Institute’s Guide to Formed Concrete Surfaces (ACI 347.3R-13) contend that a) suggested measurements or other criteria used in assigning a given formed surface to one of the document’s four categories is neither objective nor practical; b) converting ACI 347.3R-13 recommendations to specification requirements could result in disputes and litigation; and, c) preparation of concrete mockups for architect or engineer approval is superior to the guide’s methodologies.

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OSHA-recommended construction safety and health program practices

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has released Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs in Construction to help industry employers develop proactive measures keeping their workplaces safe. The recommendations may be particularly helpful to small- and medium-sized contractors who lack safety and health specialists on staff.

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ORGANIZATIONS – November 2016

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The National Precast Concrete Association elected Greg Stratis, president of Wilmington, Mass.-based Shea Concrete Products, to a one-year term as chairman during its 51st annual convention in Austin, Texas. Joining him as 2016-17 officers are Chairman-Elect Ashley Smith of Smith-Midland Corp. in Midland, Va., and Secretary/Treasurer Michael Hoffman of Lindsay Precast in Canal Fulton, Ohio.

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ORGANIZATIONS – APRIL 2016

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The Concrete Industry Management Program’s National Steering Committee grossed more than $925,000 at its annual auction, held in conjunction with the World of Concrete 2016. “[It] surpassed our highest gross proceeds total ever,” affirms Auction Committee Chairman Mike Philipps (Cemex USA). “We had a record in terms of the value of donated items and attendees that helped make this year’s event a tremendous success.”

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University of South Florida polytechnic building scores top DCC award

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The Decorative Concrete Council has announced the winners of its eighth annual Decorative Concrete Awards competition. Awards were presented to 27 projects in cast-in-place stamped, stained or special finish, polished, overlay, vertical application, architectural concrete and artistry categories. A specialty council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors, DCC announced the winners last month at World of Concrete 2016 in Las Vegas.

 
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