Following its recent donation of a fully automatic batch plant (LabMix 375) to the University of New Hampshire in Durham, Advanced Concrete Technologies,
Following its recent donation of a fully automatic batch plant (LabMix 375) to the University of New Hampshire in Durham, Advanced Concrete Technologies, Inc. pledged $50,000 to the Foundation for the Future Campaign, the latest initiative of the National Precast Concrete Association Educational Foundation.
Affirms ACT President Max Hoene, We have made it our practice to find ways to support R&D that advances the concrete industry. Both donations to UNH and the NPCAEF ÎFoundation for the Future CampaignÌ will help continue these efforts.
UNH through its civil engineering department has a long history of encouraging students and graduate students to explore the boundaries of what’s possible in concrete research and development. Simulating the mixing technology used in the concrete industry, our donation of a LabMix 375 provides hands-on experience that will advance concrete quality, applications, and technologies in addition to preparing students to solve challenges on the job.
Our recent pledge and donation to the NPCAEF’s Foundation for the Future Campaign will go a long way in all our efforts to make precast a much more viable competitor with other building products and materials. An initiative like this is far reaching because it will impact suppliers and users alike.
Following ACT’s pledge commitment, NPCA President Ty Gable observed, Max Hoene and his company have always been at the forefront of helping to support the precast industry. The NPCA Educational Foundation has embarked on a $3 million campaign to create an endowment that would fund a host of education and technical training programs for production personnel, engineering and architecture students, specifiers, owners and end users in the precast industry, he adds. More than $1 million has been pledged thus far.
In 1989, the NPCA Educational Foundation began awarding scholarships to students preparing for future careers as engineers and architects in the construction industry. The new Foundation for the Future Campaign expands NPCA’s scope to aggressively promote the benefits of precast over other materials through a multipronged education initiative targeting the specifying community. The endowment will fund efforts in four core areas: (1) workforce development, quality control and safety; (2) growing precast markets through education; (3) precast education for specifiers (architects and engineers), owners and end users; and, (4) expanding precast education for architectural and engineering students.