FMCSA shifts on electronic logs, FHWA hears Concrete Bridge Council

From the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association … To provide federal, state and local motor carrier enforcement officials uniform information regarding computer software and devices heavy duty truck drivers use in recordkeeping, Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration has issued guidance indicating it will accept electronically generated hours of service record of duty status logs with electronic signatures.

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Top ASTM Honor To NRMCA’s Lobo

ASTM International

In addition to centennial observances in Toronto, ASTM Committee C09 recognized NRMCA Senior Vice President of Engineering Colin Lobo with the Award of Merit and ASTM Fellow title. As the Society’s highest individual recognition, the award is based on nominations from peers citing candidates’ service on a range of levels. The committee underscores Lobo’s “outstanding contributions to technology transfer, specifications for concrete materials, test methods for fresh and hardened concrete, evaluation of data, and assessment of laboratories.”

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Standards catalyst Richard D. Gaynor, 1931-2014

Richard D. Gaynor

A 42-year National Ready Mixed Concrete Association and National Aggregates Association veteran, widely recognized for contributions to development of cement, concrete strength and durability testing, plus returned mix and truck wash water reuse standards, Richard Gaynor died July 16 in Maryland.

 
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FHWA, AASHTO gauge real-time concrete pavement quality

Crews deploy real-time pavement smoothness technology on Texas’ DFW Connector, a design-build project of Northgate Constructors, Kiewit-Zachry joint venture.

In an effort to reduce costs, increase pavement quality, and minimize travel delays caused by road construction, the Federal Highway Administration, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and Transportation Research Board will help agencies implement a tool that allows contractors to identify concrete pavement surface irregularities during construction.

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FHWA, AASHTO gauge real-time concrete pavement quality

Source: Transtec Group, Austin, Texas

In an effort to reduce costs, increase pavement quality, and minimize travel delays caused by road construction, the Federal Highway Administration, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and Transportation Research Board will help agencies implement a tool that allows contractors to identify concrete pavement surface irregularities during construction.

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FHWA, MIT, Webcor officials lead International Concrete Sustainability Conference program

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; CP staff

Toward the 9th annual International Concrete Sustainability Conference, May 12-14, in Cambridge, Mass., NRMCA has secured 60-plus experts to cover the latest developments in design, specification, production, testing, construction, maintenance and research of concrete as they relate to sustainability.

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