Report questions 90-minute discharge window in ASTM C94

Sources: Ready Mixed Concrete Research & Education Foundation, Alexandria, Va.; CP staff

Findings in a new RMC Research & Education Foundation report, “Impact of Extended Time to Discharge on Concrete Durability and Performance,” support reexamination of the 90-minute delivery threshold in ASTM C94, Standard Specification for Ready Mixed Concrete. 

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Foundation guides industry to the next concrete pavement frontier

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Looking beyond roads, streets, parking lots and traditional flatwork, the Ready Mixed Concrete Research and Education Foundation responds to an emerging pavement market opportunity for ready mixed concrete producers in its latest publication. The 36-page Guide to Concrete Trails covers project background and funding; choice of concrete versus alternative paving materials; design and engineering; concrete mix designs, delivery and placement; paving machinery and slab finishing methods; plus, jointing, curing and maintenance.

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RMC Foundation releases driver recruitment, onboarding resources

With an eye to helping ready mixed producers introduce prospective truck drivers to the industry and their own companies, the Ready Mixed Concrete Research & Education Foundation has released two- and nine-minute recruitment videos plus 30- and 60-second radio spots. The videos can also serve as interview and onboarding resources to give candidates and new-hires an in-depth look at “A Day in the Life” of a professional mixer truck driver.
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RMC Foundation releases LEED v4 Material Ingredient Reporting Guidance

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In collaboration with the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association and San Francisco-based architectural/engineering giant Arup North America Ltd., the Ready Mixed Concrete Research & Education Foundation has funded development of NRMCA Ingredient Reporting Guidance, detailing how concrete producers can contribute toward the LEED v4 Materials and Resources: Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Material Ingredients credit. To position customers for up to two LEED v4 M&R credit points, producers must obtain comprehensive information on the material ingredients and chemical constituents of all components used in their mixtures.

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RMC Foundation releases driver recruitment, onboarding resources

Sources: Ready Mixed Concrete Research & Education Foundation; CP staff

With an eye to helping ready mixed producers introduce prospective truck drivers to the industry and their own companies, the RMC Foundation has released nine-minute and two-minute recruitment videos plus 30- and 60-second radio spots. The videos can also serve as interview and onboarding resources to give candidates and new-hires an in-depth look at “A Day in the Life” of a professional mixer truck driver.

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RMC Foundation releases LEED v4 Material Ingredient Reporting Guidance

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Sources: Ready Mixed Concrete Research & Education Foundation, Silver Spring, Md.; CP staff

In collaboration with the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association and architectural/engineering giant Arup North America Ltd., RMC Foundation has funded development of NRMCA Ingredient Reporting Guidance, detailing how concrete producers can contribute toward the LEED v4 Materials and Resources: Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Material Ingredients credit.

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Charter supporters pledge $3.2 million at RMC Foundation campaign launch

Sources: RMC Research & Education Foundation, Silver Spring, Md.; CP staff

The Ready Mixed Concrete Research & Education Foundation (RMC Foundation) kicked off a major fundraising campaign and celebrated its 25th anniversary at a reception during the 2016 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Convention in San Diego.

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Troesh Foundation to match up to $3M in RMC Foundation pledges

Source: Ready Mixed Concrete Research & Education Foundation, Silver Spring, Md.; CP staff

The Troesh Family Foundation, backed by founders of southern California’s Robertson’s Ready Mix, has pledged up to $3 million to the RMC Research & Education Foundation (RMC Foundation), matching on a 1:3 basis new commitments from the industry over the next five years.

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Backing accident prevention kicks off online driver training series

In advance of an online driver training series to be formally released this month at the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s ConcreteWorks Conference & Expo, the RMC Research and Education Foundation has posted on YouTube a preview of a two-lesson module addressing truck backing safety. The series will offer participants e-learning lessons 24/7, with backing accident prevention to be followed by lessons on equipment lock out/tag out procedures, plus slip, trip and fall prevention—topics that lead Occupational Safety and Health Administration citation activity among ready mixed producers. The lessons were shot at NRMCA producer members’ plants and at onsite pours so viewers relate to how a concept applies directly to their circumstances. 

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