ORGANIZATIONS – SEPTEMBER 2020

The Concrete Industry Management Program National Steering Committee has named to its 15-member board Master Builders Solutions Vice President, Admixture Systems Bruce Christensen; Silvi Group Cos. Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Counsel Frank Flatch; and Forterra Chief Executive Officer Karl H. Watson, Jr. They join 17 others on the board, including the 2020-21 NSC officers Executive Director Eugene…

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ORGANIZATIONS – JUNE 2020

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association and Portland Cement Association have named Joe Roche as chief financial officer, reporting to NRMCA President Mike Philipps and PCA CEO Mike Ireland. Roche arrives with 30-plus years’ management experience supporting non-profit and trade organizations, and immediately transitions from the National 4-H Council in Chevy Chase, Md. He will lead ongoing evaluation, development and implementation of NRMCA and PCA financial processes and systems, and oversee the groups’ Finance Shared Services agreement. Based primarily at the Alexandria, Va., association offices, Roche will work with external finance partners to implement process improvements, maximize system capabilities, and focus on staff development.

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MANUFACTURERS – MAY 2020

The Roanoke Cement Co. Troutville, Va., campus has earned Gold certification under the TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) rating system. Administered by Green Business Certification Inc., TRUE helps facilities define, pursue and achieve zero waste goals while becoming more resource efficient.

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Record Concrete Industry Management auction surpasses $1M

Sources: Concrete Industry Management National Steering Committee

The annual fund raising auction for CIM degree programs grossed $1.1 million from a pool of concrete fleet, plant and construction equipment and material offerings, along with sports, travel and entertainment packages. CIM Auction Committee Chairman Mike Philipps calls the event, staged at the Las Vegas Convention Center on World of Concrete 2018 day two, “our best ever … We had a record in terms of the value of donated items and attendees.”

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Mack, McNeilus muster once more for Concrete Industry Management auction

Sources: CIM National Steering Committee, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; CP staff

Continuing their support of Concrete Industry Management degree programs at universities in California, New Jersey, Tennessee and Texas, McNeilus Cos. and Mack Trucks Inc. will donate the 2018 CIM Auction centerpiece: A Granite Axle Back-mounted, 10.5-yd. M77 transit mixer.

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California State University, Chico CIM director earns top ASTM award

Sources: ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa.; CP staff

California State University, Chico Assistant Professor of Engineering Feraidon Ataie, Ph.D. has been named ASTM 2017 Professor of the Year, recognizing the contributions of educators in developing students’ understanding of standards. He joined the faculty in 2014 and has been the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) programs director since 2015.

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Applications open for 2018-19 CIM Executive MBA Program

Sources: CIM National Steering Committee, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; CP staff

The Concrete Industry Management program is accepting applications for the next cohort of CIM Master of Business Administration degree candidates until November 1. Offered through the Jennings A. Jones College of Business at Middle Tennessee State University, the program will run in seven-week blocks and combine distance learning, webinars, plus two on-campus visits.

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CIM patrons call for donations to 2018 auction at World of Concrete

Source: Concrete Industry Management National Steering Committee, Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Concrete Industry Management program supporters have begun pooling equipment, tool, travel package and other donated items for the 2018 CIM Auction, January 24 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Customarily scheduled on World of Concrete day two, the event will see silent bidding from 11 a.m. through the 1 p.m. live auction start.

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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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World of Concrete 2016 tops organizers’ bullish projections

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World of Concrete 2016 exceeded expectations across the board, logging the largest attendee and exhibitor counts in seven years, Informa Exhibitions confirms. This year’s staging, February 2-5 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, drew just over 60,000 registered professionals, up from 55,800 last year; featured more than 1,532 manufacturers, suppliers and service providers, up nearly 300 year-over-over; spanned 744,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor space, a gain of 67,000 sq. ft. compared to 2015. Seminar registrations were 6 percent higher this year over last.

 
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