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This Week in the Ready Mixed Concrete Industry for August 15, 2016

 

IN THIS ISSUE: 

 

    Schwing America, 
Inc.       Fritz-Pak Corporation

 

Buildings

UL Launches New Comprehensive Chemical Disclosure Tool

To address the needs of architects and designers seeking more transparency about the impacts of chemicals in products, there are many organizations that are developing tools or services to meet demand. Much of this demand is driven by green building standards and the need for improving the approach of disclosing hazards.

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MIT Experts Tout Cost Effectiveness of Disaster Mitigation

More hazard-resistant buildings produce broad social benefits. If a community can recover from a disaster more quickly, the disaster’s negative impact on the economy and vital systems like health care and education can be reduced. Importantly, hazard resilience means lives can be saved. The MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub, funded by the RMC Research & Education Foundation and the Portland Cement Association, is creating life cycle cost analysis models to include the costs and benefits of mitigation efforts alongside operational costs such as utility bills and maintenance.

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    WAM USA, 
Inc.       Putzmeister America, 
Inc.

 

Resilience Is Key to Concrete Building Advocacy

Leaders from broad interest groups gathered at the State of Resilience Leadership Forum in Washington, DC, earlier this summer.

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Project Fail-Safe Begins with Literature Review and Modeling Meeting

Last week, NRMCA Vice President, Sustainability, Tien Peng joined 40 diverse stakeholders in Baltimore at the first meeting of the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) Project Fail-Safe. The event set the stage for a two-year research project funded in part by the RMC Research & Education Foundation, among others. Principle researchers from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute highlighted their literature review of sprinkler trade-offs and addressed modeling scope.

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    BASF Construction Chemicals       True Dispatch

 

Pavement

California Contractor/Engineering Firm Features Web site for Parking Lot Overlays

A concrete contractor/engineering firm in California is showing the capabilities of the firm by featuring concrete overlays of asphalt parking lots on its Web site, reports Jon Hansen, NRMCA senior vice president, local paving.

 

"I was introduced to Mark Bogh by Tom Tietz with the California Nevada Cement Association a couple of years ago," related Hansen. "During a visit, I told Mark I was going to send him a copy of the Guide to Concrete Overlays of Asphalt Parking Lots. A few months later Mark told me he did his first overlay project, so during a trip to California Tom took me by the project. It was textbook perfect. When I asked Mark how he accomplished such a perfect job on his first project, he simply replied, 'I just read the book.' Since that now famous quote, NRMCA’s industry rallying cry for parking lot overlays has become, 'Just read the book'."

 

Click here to download a PDF copy of the Guide to Concrete Overlays of Asphalt Parking Lots, developed in part by the RMC Research & Education Foundation. Printed copies are available from the NRMCA book store. For more information, contact Jon Hansen at jhansen@nrmca.org.

 

    McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, 
Inc.       The Euclid Chemical Company

 

Government Affairs

NRMCA Advocacy News Roundup Updated Through August 12

Media articles on Congress, transportation infrastructure, regulation, taxes and other subjects, each of which relate to the ready mixed concrete industry, are updated each week by NRMCA's Government Affairs staff. To access the most recent compilation of articles for August 8 - 12, 2016, please click here.

 

If you would like to receive this weekly updated link in a separate e-mail, or if you have questions or comments about the roundup, contact NRMCA’s Jill Landry at jlandry@nrmca.org.

 

CONCRETEPAC Seeks Feedback on 2017 Planning

CONCRETEPAC staff is working on plans for fundraising at this fall’s ConcreteWorks and future planning for 2017. The events around ConcreteWorks and NRMCA's Annual Convention next year are the largest gathering of NRMCA members and the biggest fundraisers of the year for CONCRETEPAC. To that end, we want your feedback on what you liked this year, what you didn’t like and how we can improve in the future. Please consider completing a brief survey (five questions) and thank you in advance for your comments.

 

For more information, contact Cara Gavagan at cgavagan@nrmca.org.

 

    McInnis USA, 
Inc.       Xypex Chemical Corp

 

Calendar

A Look Ahead

*Please note that e-mail and direct links to each event listed below can be accessed from NRMCA's Web site.

 

August 24, Orlando, FL

NRMCA Gulf Coast Regional ConcreteWorks

Email: twaugh@nrmca.org, 240-485-1132

 

September 18 - 20, Nashville, TN

NRMCA's ConcreteWorks 2016

Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

 

September 26 - 28, Seattle

Concrete Durability Course

Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

 

October 4 - 7, Silver Spring, MD

CCSP Module I: Concrete 101

Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

 

October 11, Webinar

Recruiting & Hiring Top Performing Ready Mix Sales Reps

Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

 

October 11 - 13, Indianapolis

NRMCA Safety Course

Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

 

October 12 - 14, Online Class 

Handling Concrete Specifications, Low Strength Problems and Mixture Submittals

Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

 

November 7 - 11, Silver Spring, MD

Annual "Short Course"

Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

 

November 29 - December 1, Orlando, FL

Environmental Course

Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

 

December 6, Webinar 

Sales Performance Assessments and Reviews...for Ready Mix Sales Managers

Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

 

December 6 - 8, Silver Spring, MD

CCSP Module II: Customer Business Knowledge

Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

 

December 13 - 16, Anaheim, CA

Plant Manager Certification Course

Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

 

2017

 

January 10 - 12, Orlando, FL

NRMCA Dispatcher Training Forum

Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

 

January 17 - 19, Kissimmee, FL

Effective RMC Supervisor Course

Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

 

January 24 - 26, Silver Spring, MD

CCSP Module III: General Business Knowledge

Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

 

March 21 - 23, Silver Spring, MD

CCSP Module IV: Professional Sales Skills

Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

   

    Continental Mixers       CarbonCure Technologies Inc.

 


 

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