Source: National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind.
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation recently approved the National Precast Concrete Association’s Plant Certification program as an accepted quality certification option for manufactured precast concrete facilities in the state. It joins 40 other states and more than 75 municipalities in recognizing NPCA certification when specifying construction projects.
The program is dedicated to increasing the quality of precast concrete and assisting specifiers in obtaining products or structures from certified operations. Plants are evaluated on quality control and assurance procedures and documentation, management, personnel training and equipment. NPCA certifies the processes involved in the production of drainage or sanitary sewer structures or elements, manholes, box culverts, septic tanks and grease interceptors.
“Our industry-leading certification program will benefit Rhode Island residents by ensuring that precast concrete plants consistently provide best-in-class products to meet the needs of infrastructure, road, bridge and general contracting projects across the state,” says NPCA President and CEO Fred Grubbe.