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Build With Strength Coalition Update
BWS is educating the building and design communities and policymakers on the benefits of ready mixed concrete, and encouraging its use as the building material of choice for low-to mid-rise structures. Join us to learn more about these efforts, and obtain the tools necessary to stand up for stronger and more resilient buildings in your own community.


FMCSA Regulations/Hours of Service
Over the past 9 years there has been an unprecedented number of regulations that have been promulgated by the federal government. Many of these newly finalized and proposed rules have come from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), particularly from the DOT agency known as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). FMCSA oversees regulations surrounding commercial motor vehicles (CMVs), such as ready mixed concrete trucks. These regulations include driver’s Hours of Service (HOS), Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Sleep Apnea, CMV Insurance and Speed Limiters, just to name a few. If you’re unclear about what these regulations are or how they’ll impact your business, this session will fill in those blanks.



Defining the Role of the Ready Mixed Concrete Producer in the Construction Process
The construction process requires teamwork to complete a project. From the acquisition of the materials or components of the desired finished project to the process of assemblage requires rules and conditions which each party involved should fully understand and agree. Assumptions by any party in the process creates grounds for disagreement in the ‘field’ environment. The ready mixed concrete producer is a supplier of construction materials and as such should consider providing supplier conditions to the recipient of their quote for concrete to ensure there are no ‘open’ assumptions from which conflict can arise. This presentation will cover model provisions from which a ready mixed concrete producer may provide supplier conditions as part of their quote for ready mixed concrete. The presentation does in no way suggest that these conditions are absolute or should be used by a ready mixed concrete producer but only for consideration.

(QC/QA) Specifications for Concrete Flatwork and Pavements
Over the last couple of decades, QC/QA specifications have been more readily adopted by owners for transportation related projects. The focus of this presentation will define the different types of specifications used by owners, reasons for using QC/QA specifications, pertinent points regarding QC/QA specifications, advantages of QC/QA specifications, and some statistical background to help understand how risk is better balanced between owners and contracting partners when using QC/QA specifications.





Thursday, October 26, | 7:30 am - 12:30 pm


7:30am - 8:00am Registration and Breakfast
8:00am - 8:30am Welcome and Introductions
8:30am - 9:15am Making the Case for Concrete Buildings (Build With Strength)
9:15am - 10:15am FMCSA Regulations/Hours of Service
10:15am - 10:30am Break
10:30am - 11:15am Defining the Role of the Ready Mixed Concrete Producer in the Construction Process
11:15am - 12:15pm (QC/QA) Specifications for Concrete Flatwork and Pavements
12:15pm - 12:30pm Conclusions and Closing Remarks



Hotel Information:

The Madison Concourse Hotel is located less than 15 minutes from the airport (code MSN). For those needing overnight accommodations in connection with this event, there is a small block of rooms available at a special group rate of $179 US plus taxes & fees. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-356-8293 and referencing group National Ready Mixed Concrete Assn or Group ID #644490. Rooms are available on a first-come first-served basis, but reservations MUST be made by Friday, October 13th to receive the group rate.



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Indiana Ready Mixed Concrete Association

Michigan Concrete Association

Ohio Concrete Association

Ready Mixed Concrete Association of Ontario

Wisconsin Ready Mixed Concrete Association



For more information please contact NRMCA's
Tamara Waugh: twaugh@nrmca.org | 240.485.1132






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