NCMA, NRMCA, PCA align with AIA-led Resilience Building Coalition

Sources: American Institute of Architects (AIA), Washington, D.C.; CP staff

AIA and National Institute of Building Sciences officials, along with representatives of 38 design and construction industry organizations, have released “Preparing to Thrive: The Building Industry Statement on Resilence – Helping communities construct a more certain future,” a progress report surrounding a 2014 Resilience Building Coalition initiative.

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Dallas-based Vince Hagan Co. has appointed Stu Bentley as Western regional sales manager & products plants/mixing specialist. With nearly 30 years of experience in the construction industry, Bentley joins the batch plant manufacturer from the BHS-Sonthofen North America Division in Charlotte, N.C., where he managed twin shaft mixer sales and installations.

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Michael Wymant, LEED AP+ has joined National Ready Mixed Concrete Association as senior director, Building Innovations. From a Chicago base, his primary objective will be to offer technical expertise to developers and design professionals in order to incorporate cutting-edge concrete solutions into their projects. A building operations expert with 15-plus years of experience providing sustainable and economical building practices, he will integrate teams of architects, engineers and contractors to offer durable, energy efficient and economical concrete solutions that meet the needs of both building developers and their tenants. Wymant is a LEED-Accredited Professional in Building Design and Construction and Operations and Maintenance.

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United Kingdom-based clay and concrete building product specialist Ibstock Plc recently appointed Doug Rende as president of Glen-Gery, a leading brick producer in the U.S. Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions. He succeeds Steve Matsick.

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Silicon Valley builder patents optimized reinforced concrete structural scheme

Sources: Swenson Group, San Jose, Calif.; CP staff

Northern California contractor and developer Swenson Group has secured a patent for a reinforced concrete design suited to mid- to high-rise buildings, with strategically located outer columns and perimeter shear walls; optimal interior column placement; deflection-resisting, cantilevered floor slabs of 6- to 8-in. thickness; and, up to four-hour fire-rated assemblies. Equal to California Seismic Safety Codes for Hospitals and Emergency buildings, the Landmaker has been used in six Swenson projects around Silicon Valley, most recently San Jose’s Century Center Towers and Centerra Apartments.

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U.S. Concrete’s Johnson chairs CIM National Steering Committee

Sources: Concrete Industry Management /National Steering Committee, Silver Spring, Md.; CP staff

The CIM National Steering Committee (NSC) has elected officers to terms beginning July 1: Chairman Wally Johnson, vice president of Marketing & Sales for U.S. Concrete Inc.; Vice Chairman Alan Nedza, director of Sales, BASF Admixture Systems North America; Secretary/Treasurer Nicole Maher, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association chief operating officer; and, Immediate Past Chairman Michael Schneider, vice president of Operations, Baker Concrete Construction.

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