ICPI-NCMA members approve new, straightforward identity

Sources: ICPI-NCMA, Herndon, Va.; CP staff More than 90 percent of ICPI-NCMA members voting for a new organization name checked the simple and explicit choice: Concrete Masonry and Hardscapes Association. With assistance from an agency seasoned in branding, the group will officially unveil a new identity and logo during its annual meeting, February 20-24 in Columbus, Ohio. The event dovetails…

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NPCA, PCI veteran Frank leads ACI Center for Carbon Neutral Concrete

Sources: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.; CP staff The American Concrete Institute-aligned NEU: Center of Excellence for Carbon Neutral Concrete has named Dean Frank, P.E. as executive director, following prior roles as NEU director of Validation and ACI program developer. He brings extensive experience in sustainability, International Standards Organization standards, and certification development of personnel, products and concrete operations.…

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Caltrans officials embrace PCI education course requirement for engineers

California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) engineers are now required to complete Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute education courses as part of their training. The top U.S. agency of its kind, Caltrans manages more than 50,000 miles of highways, while California ranks second among states for total bridge inventory. “These courses, some of which were sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation and…

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Organizations – November 2022

A new logo the National Precast Concrete Association has unveiled puts a fresh, contemporary stamp on The Precast Show, the largest North American gathering of its kind. The logo represents the show’s growing reach within the manufactured concrete industry, indicated for 2023 by two peer groups’ participation, ICPI-NPCA and the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute. Together, the three organizations represent 1,200-plus member…

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Caltrans adds PCI course requirement for engineers

Sources: Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Chicago; CP staff California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) engineers are now required to complete Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute education courses as part of their training. The top U.S. agency of its kind, Caltrans manages more than 50,000 miles of highways, while California ranks second among states for total bridge inventory. “These courses, some of which were sponsored…

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Alabama, Minnesota student teams top PCI Big Beam competition

Source: Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Chicago The University of Alabama – Teams B and A took first and third place in the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute’s 2022 Engineering Design Competition, also known as the Big Beam competition. Sponsors ALP Supply and PCI’s Aspire Magazine will present Teams B and A respective cash prizes of $2,000 and $1,500, and the University of Minnesota…

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Quikrete assimilates Forterra Precast as sister Rinker Pipe brand

Atlanta-based Quikrete Holdings LLC acquired all outstanding Forterra Inc. shares late last month and established the Irving, Texas concrete pipe, drainage structure, structural precast and ductile iron pipe giant as a wholly owned subsidiary. The incoming assets significantly extend the drainage and short-span bridge market footprints of sister Quikrete businesses, Rinker Pipe and Contech Engineered Solutions; add precast, prestressed plants…

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ORGANIZATIONS – March 2022

Timothy Cullen has joined the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute as director of Technical Activities, tasked with developing and disseminating the PCI Body of Knowledge necessary for designing, fabricating, and constructing precast concrete structures. Before joining PCI, he was vice president of Blue Ridge Design, a structural engineering consulting firm in Winchester, Va., and was previously a design engineer with High Concrete…

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Knight’s Cos. broadens Carolinas reach with Tekna, Sovereign Steel deal

Summerville, S.C.-based Knight’s Companies has strengthened its coastal Carolinas presence with the acquisition of Tekna Corp., a Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute-certified beam, slab and pile producer, and sister company Sovereign Steel, a concrete reinforcement fabricator, both of Charleston, S.C. The businesses bring diversification to the 13 ready mixed and three precast plants Knight’s Cos. operates from South Carolina Midlands and Lowcountry…

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