ICPI veteran Smith leads technical program at Solidia Technologies

Solidia Technologies has appointed David Smith as senior technical director. A charter Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute team member who most recently served as vice president of Research and Development, he brings decades of experience working with public or private organizations and federal, state, or municipal government agencies—all along demonstrating interlocking concrete pavement as a durable and functionally superior system to…

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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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ICPI, NCMA maintain Unification Plan

Sources: ICPI-NCMA, Herndon, Va.; CP staff The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute and National Concrete Masonry Association officially merged July 1. The new organization will operate as ICPI-NCMA pending announcement of a new identity and brand—subject to member approval during a charter meeting, August 15-18 in San Diego. It represents producers whose annual block, veneer stone, paver and segmental retaining wall…

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Unit makers unite

A visit with ICPI-NCMA Chair-Elect Matt Lynch Next month’s Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute and National Concrete Masonry Association unification will spawn an organization anchored by segmental concrete producers across North America whose annual output measures upwards of 2 billion square feet of horizontal or vertical surfaces, enclosures, and load-bearing structures.  ICPI-NCMA will be poised as a new information, education and…

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Registration opens for Hardscape North America 2022

Organizers of the nation’s largest hardscape event, Hardscape North America (HNA), have opened registration for the Kentucky Exposition Center gathering, October 19-21 in Louisville. With the recent addition of more than 35 companies who have not exhibited in the past, the 2022 show is on track to be bigger than ever. New this year, HNA will open earlier on Wednesday,…

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Precast Show 2022: Elevated enthusiasm, record participation

Sources: National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind.; CP staff The precast concrete industry was on full display March 3-5 in Kansas City, Mo., as record-setting attendee and exhibit numbers combined for an exciting and eventful Precast Show 2022. Registration exceeded 4,600 individuals, more than 90 percent of them experiencing 80,000-plus square feet of Kansas City Convention Center space harboring plant…

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Glen-Gery takes 2022 Collection to Fifth Avenue

Glen-Gery Corp. unveiled this year’s new brick offerings in New York during G21: Fashion on Fifth. The event was followed the launch of the Glen Gery Materiality book and a panel discussion co-hosted by NYCxDESIGN. G21: Fashion on Fifth previewed Glen-Gery’s 2022 collection to an audience of architects, designers and industry media. The collection features an assortment of new products…

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CarbonBuilt shoulders Habitat for Humanity home, builds out C-suite

BY DON MARSH Los Angeles-based CarbonBuilt, developer of a carbon dioxide utilization method proven in manufactured concrete, joined Cemex USA, the National Concrete Masonry Association, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association and Alabama Concrete Industries Association in the late-2021 dedication of a Habitat for Humanity Tuscaloosa (Ala.) home. Crews built the clay brick veneer-clad, single-story residence with concrete block from a…

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ICPI, NCMA merger set for mid-2022 following membership vote

Sources: National Concrete Masonry Association, Herndon, Va.; CP staff Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute and National Concrete Masonry Association members have approved a unification plan for their organizations. ICPI members voted 81 percent and NCMA members 97 percent in favor of a plan that has been the subject of formal discussions for more than two years. 

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Balancing Act

A visit with 2021 NCMA Chairman Rocky Jenkins BY DON MARSH Rocky Jenkins’ career in manufactured concrete products was launched from a management trainee program in the house that Florida legend M.E. “Doc” Rinker built. That experience will serve Jenkins as the 2021 National Concrete Masonry Association Chairman. 

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