ACI Center of Excellence model reaches Productivity

Sources: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.; CP staff The American Concrete Institute has chartered PRO: An ACI Center of Excellence for Advancing Concrete Industry Productivity as a catalyst for solving constructability barriers. PRO will collaborate with design and engineering professionals, material suppliers, plus contractors to resolve issues that negatively impact output in concrete site operations.

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Concrete Excellence

The eighth annual American Concrete Institute Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards recognized one Canadian and four U.S. projects, among a field of 14 in seven categories.  The program was created to honor the visions of the most creative projects in the concrete industry, while providing a platform to recognize concrete innovation, technology and excellence across the globe. To be eligible…

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ACI Committee 440 code breaks ground for GFRP structural concrete

American Concrete Institute Committee 440 Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Reinforcement has published the first comprehensive building code covering the use of nonmetallic, glass fiber-reinforced polymer bars in structural concrete conditions. Developed by an ANSI-approved consensus process, ACI Code-440.11-22 addresses cast-in-place or precast structural systems or members, plus composite construction.  GFRP reinforcement has been in use for decades as an alternative to steel…

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NPCA, PCI veteran Frank leads ACI Center for Carbon Neutral Concrete

Sources: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.; CP staff The American Concrete Institute-aligned NEU: Center of Excellence for Carbon Neutral Concrete has named Dean Frank, P.E. as executive director, following prior roles as NEU director of Validation and ACI program developer. He brings extensive experience in sustainability, International Standards Organization standards, and certification development of personnel, products and concrete operations.…

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Organizations – December 2022

Joel Sheets, vice president of Operations for Spartanburg, S.C.-based Tindall Infrastructure, was elected 2022-23 National Precast Concrete Association chair during the group’s 57th annual convention, staged last month in Amelia Island, Fla.  “I will work with the Board to increase the visibility and significance of precast concrete products through every channel,” he said. “I look forward to helping this association…

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ACI publishes groundbreaking code for GFRP structural concrete

Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich. American Concrete Institute Committee 440 Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Reinforcement has published the first comprehensive building code covering the use of nonmetallic, glass fiber-reinforced polymer bars in structural concrete conditions. Developed by an ANSI-approved consensus process, ACI Code-440.11-22 addresses cast-in-place or precast structural systems and members, plus composite construction.  GFRP reinforcement has been in use…

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ACI commences search for successor to EVP Burg

Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich. In anticipation of the retirement of Executive Vice President Ron Burg, the American Concrete Institute Search Committee and executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates have released specifications for his successor. Russell Reynolds has detailed the position and related responsibilities, which include carrying out the vision, mission, and objectives of the global organization; directing…

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Fundamentals course kicks off ACI Building Officials webinar series

Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich. The American Concrete Institute Building Officials Webinar Series begins November 8 with “Fundamentals of Quality Concrete,” covering basic materials and the essentials of designing and controlling mixtures for a wide variety of applications and exposures. The series will focus on topics the International Code Council has approved for building officials to earn professional…

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Organizations – October 2022

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association is recognizing 20 producer members operating individual plants or multiple divisions or regions in the 2022 Excellence in Quality Awards program. Winners have demonstrated commitment to materials and production facilities management and related measures behind delivery of quality concrete, while maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction.  These Excellence in Quality Award recipients were…

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Organizations – September 2022

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Developing Industry Leaders group is gathering producer member data to benchmark the industry’s returned concrete transfer and process spend. Compiled figures will inform a “Cost of Returned Concrete Calculator,” posted at www.nrmca.org and equipping users to compare handling process outlays based on industry averages. Assisting NRMCA Vice President, Technical Services Karthik Obla in the…

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