ASTM D04 pens slag product classification standard

Sources: ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa.; CP staff The latest document from ASTM Committee D04 on Road and Paving Materials, D8021, Standard Guide for Blast Furnace and Steel Furnace Slag as Produced During the Manufacture of Iron and Steel, assists manufacturers, regulatory bodies and consumers in raw slag characterization. 

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ORGANIZATIONS – OCTOBER 2020

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has announced Membership Department staff changes as part of a broader, increased focus of delivering more value-added services, education, research and certification offerings. Amanda Muller and Alex Land have joined the department, each holding the title of director of Membership Engagement.

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NPCA, PCI clarify certification requirements for products and structures

The National Precast Concrete Association and the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute have issued a joint document to alleviate marketplace confusion regarding certification programs for precast and prestressed concrete products. The document allows specifiers to easily determine whether products require NPCA or PCI certification, or if either is allowable. The clarification ensures the accurate specification of certification programs, and that all appropriately…

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ORGANIZATIONS – FEBRUARY 2020

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Doug Dayton, P.E., has been named president of the American Concrete Pipe Association, transitioning from that same capacity at Professional Services Industries Inc., a major consulting engineer and construction materials testing firm.

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ORGANIZATIONS – APRIL 2019

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The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute elected new directors during its 2019 convention: Matt Ballain, Coreslab Structures; Jenny Frost, Wells Concrete; Harry Gleich, Metromont Corp.; Matt Graf, International Concrete Products; Chris Mosley, Consulting Engineers Group; Bob Pabst, High Concrete Group; Jay Stracener, Precast Erectors; and, Randy Wilson, Meridian Brick.

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ORGANIZATIONS – FEBRUARY 2019

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Milwaukee-based Scott Campbell, Ph.D., P.E. is the newest National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Building Promotion team member. As senior vice president of Structures and Codes, he will join colleagues in advancing industry interests through model codes and technical standards, and support state and local advocacy efforts. He will work closely with engineers and architects, code advocates, and legislative specialists to offer technically correct code-related solutions that maintain public safety and increase building resilience. Campbell holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. He moves to NRMCA from Portland Cement Association, where he served as director of Code Technology.

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ORGANIZATIONS – JUNE 2018

The American Concrete Institute has provided the ACI Foundation with an additional $360,000, earmarked for funding research in collaboration with the work of ACI committees. The one-time contribution follows ACI’s commitment in 2017 to up ACI Foundation support by providing $500,000 of annual mission funding and fully covering all operational expenses.

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ORGANIZATIONS- FEBRUARY 2018

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CTLGroup has appointed Dennis McCann, Ph.D., P.E., vice president and chief operating officer, succeeding Tim Tonyan, who has left the Skokie, Ill., testing and engineering organization. Dr. McCann has been a key member of the leadership team since joining CTLGroup as a principal engineer in 2011, leading efforts in structural performance assessment or monitoring and failure investigation. His technical expertise includes structural dynamics and mechanics, as well as risk and decision analysis.

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ORGANIZATIONS – JULY 2017

The National Concrete Masonry Association and Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute honor 142 plants in their 2016 Safety Awards Program, recognizing members who demonstrate exemplary accident prevention and worker protection. Eligibility is based on the lowest number of or no reportable injuries as documented by OSHA 300A logs (or equivalent Canadian injury reports) for the year.

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ORGANIZATIONS – JUNE 2017

The National Concrete Masonry Association is participating in this month’s National Thought Leaders Forum on Disaster Mitigation Resiliency for a Stronger and Safer America. Staged on Capitol Hill, it brings together top policymakers, industry representatives, and experts to examine the power of disaster resiliency in construction to save lives and taxpayer dollars, and explore solutions and incentives for strengthening buildings and mitigating damage from natural disaster. The event is in cooperation with the American Institute of Architects, American Society of Civil Engineers, Federal Alliance for Safe Homes and the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety.

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