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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Revised ACI Proportioning Guide factors SCM, binary and ternary mixtures

Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich. American Concrete Institute Committee 211–Proportioning Concrete Mixtures has updated its signature publication to include the latest information on supplementary cementitious materials, chemical admixtures, and particle packing. ACI PRC-211.1-22: Selecting Proportions for Normal-Density and High-Density Concrete—Guide offers various examples incorporating binary or ternary mixes, plus key mixture proportioning parameters such as paste-to-void volume and…

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ASTM Committees CO1, C09, C15 honor PCA, ACI, Cemex USA, NCMA veterans

ASTM International has presented ICPI-NCMA Vice President of Engineering, Masonry Nick Lang with the Award of Merit and accompanying title of Fellow for his contributions to Committee C15 on Manufactured Masonry Units. Award of Merit is the highest Society recognition for an individual’s distinguished service and committee participation. Lang joined the National Concrete Masonry Association in 2006 and most recently…

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Second ACI Resource Center opens on O’Hare International periphery

The American Concrete Institute’s new Resource Center – Chicago/Midwest will help meet the region’s increased demand for knowledge through hands-on training, educational offerings, and on-demand ACI Certification Program access. The facility is the second of its kind, following a charter Resource Center opened two years ago in southern California. Both offer a diverse array of custom training programs designed to…

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Structural Group’s Emmons heads Construction Industry Round Table

Sources: Construction Industry Round Table, Washington, D.C. The Construction Industry Round Table (CIRT) elected Peter Emmons, president and CEO of Baltimore-based Structural Group Inc. and a top American Concrete Institute-recognized concrete repair authority, as 2022-23 Chair during its Annual Spring Conference in Washington, D.C. He succeeds Greg Cosko, his counterpart with Hathaway Dinwiddie, San Francisco.  CIRT is comprised of approximately…

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Master Builders engineering chief Nmai elected ACI president

Sources: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.; CP staff The American Concrete Institute has named Master Builders Solutions Admixtures US Head of Engineering Charles Nmai, FACI, president for a 2022-23 term. A 35-year veteran of the admixture market leader, he is involved in technology transfer/standards activities and specification efforts to advance the use of durable and sustainable solutions in the…

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ORGANIZATIONS – April 2022

The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute joined other organizations around the world in recognizing International Women’s Day. The early-March event is aimed at increasing awareness about issues impacting women’s equality; calling out inequality while working to forge positive action; recognizing where important gains are being made; and, celebrating women’s accomplishments.  “I want to work with members to achieve the goal of creating…

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ACI launches Center of Excellence for Carbon Neutral Concrete

Source: American Concrete institute, Farmington Hills, Mich. The latest ACI Center for Excellence will focus on transforming the concrete industry into a proactive, unified group actively engaged in developing and employing existing or new technologies to reduce finished structures’ carbon footprint. NEU: An ACI Center for Excellence for Carbon Neutral Concrete, was launched at the Institute’s spring convention in Orlando.  …

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ACI releases 2022 Codes, Specifications, and Practices Collection

Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich. The 2022 ACI Collection spans 50-plus code or specification and 200-plus practice guides or reports, including more than 10 newly published documents addressing such topics as thermal bridge mitigation, polished slab finishes and crack repair.  Billed as the most comprehensive and largest single source of information on concrete design, construction and materials, the…

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ACI Center, Composites Manufacturers eye FRP plant certification

The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA), along with the American Concrete Institute and recently chartered NEx: An ACI Center of Excellence for Nonmetallic Building Materials, will develop a plant certification program for concrete-grade, fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite bars and tendons. ACMA, ACI, and NEx agree the program should a) comply with applicable American National Standards Institute, International Organization for Standardization…

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