ORGANIZATIONS – September 2014

William “Jay” Hall has returned to Portland Cement Association as manager of Codes and Standards, working out of Keysville, Va. He will represent the cement-based products industry in the codes and standards development process for organizations like the International Code Council and the National Fire Protection Association. 

In addition to his engagement in the development of fire protection provisions at the national level, he will also be involved in code activities related to fire protection criteria for use at the state and local level and enhanced resiliency. Hall was a code specialist of regional code services at PCA in 2007, and served as a Virginia state fire marshal, assistant building official and commercial plant review superior since. He has also served on various committees of Building Officials and Code Administrators International, in addition to receiving ICC building official and fire official certification.

Norbert Krogstad, principal at Wiss Janney Elstner Associates, Chicago, has received the ASTM International Award of Merit and accompanying title of ASTM fellow, the highest organizational recognition for individual contributions to standards activities. A member of ASTM International since 1986, he was honored for his contributions to the development of standard test methods related to the use of manufactured masonry units of fired clay and shale, concrete and sand-lime units within Committee C15 on Manufactured Masonry Units.

Krogstad is active on several C15 task groups and currently chairs C15.05.07 on Masonry Construction Tolerance. Committee officials especially note his contributions to the C15-sponsored Masonry Symposium in 2010 and 2014, both technical and as co-chair. He is also active on Committees C12 on Mortars and Grouts for Unit Masonry and E06 on Performance of Buildings.

A graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he received a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in architecture, Krogstad joined WJE in 1983. He has investigated distress conditions in several hundred existing buildings and provided consulting services on numerous cladding systems during his tenure at WJE.

The Northern New England Concrete Promotion Association has named Phil Nunley as its new executive director, responsible for promoting the use of ready mixed concrete in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Nunley joins NNECPA after 30-plus years in the construction industry and ready mixed production. He most recently oversaw all concrete operations as vice president of Hissong Ready Mix & Aggregate, Kennebunk, Me., serving concurrently on the NNECPA board since 2011.

Baker Concrete Construction Vice President of Operations Mike Schneider has been elected head of the Concrete Industry Management National Steering Committee, joined by BASF Admixture Systems NA Director of Sales Alan Nedza, vice chairman, and National Ready Mixed Concrete Association COO Nicole Maher, treasurer.

Newly elected to the committee board are Grace Construction Products Director of Sales Steve Cox, American Concrete Pipe Association President Matt Childs, American Society of Concrete Contractors Executive Director Beverly Garnant, O’Neal Inc. Director of Marketing Brian Gallagher, and Sika Corp. Senior Vice President Mike Campion.

New members rounding out the existing board are Trinity Industries Vice President Rex Cottle, U.S. Concrete Vice President of Marketing & Sales Wally Johnson, RMC Research & Education Foundation Executive Director Julie Garbini, CIM Patrons of California State University, Chico Chairman Douglas Guerrero, Concrete Producer Editor Rick Yelton, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute President James Toscas, Walter P. Moore Managing Director Randy Beard, and Cemex Regional President Peter Brewin.