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Decorative Concrete Council calls for awards entries

Source: American Society of Concrete Contractors, St. Louis

Entries are being accepted through Sept. 30 for the fourth annual Decorative Concrete Awards, hosted by the DCC, a specialty council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors. The competition is open to Society members and non-members.

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Institute affirms strong masonry performance in Mineral earthquake assessment

Source: International Masonry Institute, Annapolis, Md.

In a preliminary take on the August 23 earthquake, centered in Mineral, Va., IMI National Director of Technical Service David Sovinski notes, “Reinforced masonry structures performed extraordinarily well when you consider that most were not designed for a 5.8 earthquake. This real-world experience supports recent testing done on the behavior of properly designed masonry buildings.

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Concrete Industry Management committee seeks World of Concrete auction donations

Sources: Concrete Industry Management (CIM) Program National Steering Committee; CP staff

The CIM National Steering Committee is accepting concrete material, equipment and service donations for its annual auction, staged on day three of World of Concrete in Las Vegas.

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ACI, PCA map 318-11 seminar schedule

Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.

ACI and Portland Cement Association will offer a seminar this fall covering changes in the newly released ACI 318-11, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary.

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Employers face November deadline to display union organizing rights poster

Source: National Labor Relations Board

Private-sector employers must notify employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act by November 14, a deadline marking 75 days after the NLRB published a related rule in the Federal Register.

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