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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ACI finalizes Orlando Concrete Convention agenda

Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich. Engineers, contractors, educators, manufacturers, and suppliers will muster at the ACI Concrete Convention in Orlando, March 27-31, to collaborate on concrete codes, specifications, and practices. Technical and educational sessions will provide attendees with the latest research, case studies, best practices, and the opportunity to earn Professional Development Hours. Select programming will also be…

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ORGANIZATIONS – December 2021

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association named 20 producer members in its 2021 Quality Awards program. Recipients have demonstrated that they excel at quality management principles over a broad range of activities—from commitment to quality and materials management to managing production facilities and product quality control—while maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction.  Recognized during the NRMCA ConcreteWorks Conference earlier…

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Critical ACI 318-19 Code changes streamline reinforced concrete structure design

By Lou Colarusso and Samuel Barker Throughout the past decade, committee members and key industry players attending meetings held by leading organizations [Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI), American Concrete Institute (ACI) and others] frequently engaged in unofficial discussions centered around what changes needed to be made to advance the reinforced concrete construction industry and to improve constructability and job site…

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