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Sources: National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind.; CP staff

Following a rigorous review and documentation process, Arcom has elected to include NPCA Plant Certification in precast related content of the MasterSpec program, which the Salt Lake City firm operates for the American Institute of Architects. Architects and engineers use MasterSpec to create construction specifications and choose from prequalified certification programs; the change in precast concrete content will push NPCA certification into more contract documents. 

“The addition of NPCA’ s certification program is a significant boost for Certified Plants and a high-level recognition of the program,” says NPCA President Ty Gable. Crediting five-plus years of work by NPCA Director of Certification & Regulator Services with Arcom, he adds, “This was no easy task. It took persistence and lots of documentation, but the end result achieved on behalf of our members is substantial.”