Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md
NRMCA is honoring 14 members in its 2011 Quality Awards competition. Following NRMCA Research Engineering and Standards Committee criteria, producers enter as a single entity or division within a company, submitting applications and validation of claims.
Source: National Concrete Masonry Association, Herndon, Va.
Preliminary results from NCMA Research and Development Laboratory tests on concrete masonry units and prism specimens indicate a one-to-one correlation in compressive strength at the 2,000-psi range. The measurement of 2,000-psi unit strength yielding 2,000-psi prism strength is one-third higher than widely referenced tables in current codes acknowledge.
Source: NineSigma, Cleveland
Technology and licensing specialist NineSigma has issued a request for proposals to test or develop uses for milled stainless steel slag in prospective markets including construction materials and road building.
Source: Compli, Portland, Ore.
“Distracted Driving: Are You in Compliance?” is the theme of a free September 22 webinar during which Compli staff, ZoomSafer CEO Matt Howard and Attorney Todd Clement will address a) Legal framework and case law regarding employer responsibility for employee cell phone use while driving;
Source: High Conrete Group LLC, Denver
AltusGroup, Inc., the first-ever partnership of precast manufacturers, is spotlighting sustainable precast building enclosure systems in its “More with Less” seminars, structured for architects and other construction industry professionals seeking continuing education opportunities. AltusGroup founding member High Concrete Group will present in five of 16 venues around the United States.