Lawmakers reintroduce Disasters Savings and Resilient Construction Act

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association is part of a broad coalition of building and construction materials associations, civil engineering and environmental advocacy interests, codes and standards organizations, and insurance underwriters that are supporting the reintroduction of legislation aimed at securing a tax credit to foster the construction of resilient residential and commercial buildings. The Disasters Savings and Resilient Construction…

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PCA revises three Industry-Wide EPD, inaugurates Portland-Limestone declaration

New Industry-Wide Environment Product Declarations (IW-EPD) for Portland Cement, Portland-Limestone Cement, Blended Hydraulic Cement and Masonry Cement offer private and public construction interests an exhaustive profile of material, fuel and energy factors attending production of the key ingredient in concrete, grout and mortar. The documents inform updates to companion EPDs that ready mixed and manufactured concrete producers, along with bulk…

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Fire safety-minded city council members embrace better building practices

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association-chartered Build with Strength Coalition reports progress among its Los Angeles allies in promoting safe construction methods. Los Angeles City Councilmember Monica Rodriguez led the Public Safety Committee in advancing a motion that would ultimately enact an ordinance mandating fire life safety building practices. The action followed preliminary measures her colleagues initiated in 2019 and…

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NRMCA ConcreteWorks 2021, Driver Championship: Game on

Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Alexandria, Va. NRMCA has confirmed plans for in-person staging of its ConcreteWorks 2021 conference and National Mixer Driver Championship, September 30-October 4 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, Fla. Current conditions support the decision, although the Association will abide federal, state, county and local governing board actions that could impact…

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Concrete Sustainability Council names NRMCA a System Operator

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Alexandria, Va.; CP staff NRMCA has joined the Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC), Geneva, and becomes a Regional System Operator (RSO) for the U.S. marketplace. Launched in 2017 with input from the Portland Cement Association and a Global Cement and Concrete Association predecessor, CSC administers the only industry-specific system certifying the sustainability performance of concrete…

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ORGANIZATIONS – MARCH 2021

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has chartered a Small Producer Council, aimed at shaping the future of committee and staff work supporting the group’s widest range of members. The SPC was formed to ensure participants have an opportunity to lead a conversation on their unique needs and consult peers on issues of most consequence to their businesses. James Schelzi…

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Build with Strength Coalition, Habitat team on far-ranging ICF home schedule

In partnership with Habitat for Humanity International and affiliates, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association-aligned Build with Strength Coalition will donate ready mixed concrete for homes planned across 16 locations. With an eye to sound building methods and noncombustible material specifications, work is set to start next month on three two-bedroom projects, each of insulating concrete form construction, in Paradise,…

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Build with Strength Coalition underpins robust Habitat project schedule

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Alexandria, Va.; CP staff In partnership with Habitat for Humanity International and affiliates, the NRMCA-aligned Build with Strength Coalition will donate ready mixed concrete for homes planned across 16 locations. With an eye to sound building methods and noncombustible material specifications, work is set to start in April on three two-bedroom projects, each of…

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United Materials veteran earns NRMCA Driver of the Year Award

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Alexandria, Va.; CP staff William J. Youngers, based at VCNA United Materials’ Lancaster, N.Y. plant, is the NRMCA Ready Mixed Concrete Delivery Professional Driver of the Year. The award recognizes professionalism, driving competency, customer service skills, and a safety record with no at-fault-accidents nor on-the-job-accidents over a 23-year career. Younger has had no at-fault…

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