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Gulf Coast Region


Brought to you by NRMCA and State Affiliate Partners


Dates & Times

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 | 8:00 am - 2:30 pm CST



$75 per person for NRMCA members and non-members


Hilton Garden Inn Jackson/Downtown

235 West Capitol Street, Jackson, MS 39201


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Space is Limited to 60 Attendees



Over the last 8 years and 7 months federal transportation issues and funding have been a rollercoaster. From dozens of new regulatory proposals, to diminished federal transportation dollars, the industry has constantly been playing catch-up, fighting to stay compliant and trying to find new ways to supply a vital material for the nation’s infrastructure. This session will take a brief look at what the transportation arena looked like over the last 8 years, what is currently happening and what the industry can reasonably expect over the next few years on the regulatory side and with federal transportation spending.

A discussion of overall NRMCA efforts in States and Cities to change how lightframed, combustible construction is treated by local and state building codes. There are several statewide efforts and many local jurisdictions that are trying to (or already have) change the use of wood in mid-rise construction through legislation and ordinance. We will discuss those efforts and focus on what is working and what isn’t. An update on the National Timber Innovation Act and NRMCA’s efforts to defeat it will also be provided.


Build with Strength 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.

The NRMCA’s Design Assistance for Mid Rise Buildings was launched last year. This session will discuss the details of the program and the benefits to members through its success. Further, learn more about the Build with Strength Campaign in the region. This course will be an overview of how Build with Strength is impacting the concrete industry and what YOU can do.



Agenda | Tuesday, August 15


8:00am - 8:30am: Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30am - 9:00am: Welcome and Introductions

9:00am - 10:00am: Transportation Centric Updates/Issues

10:00am - 11:15am: BWS & Building Codes - Fire Safety Bills & Efforts Nationwide

11:15am - 11:30am: Break

11:30am - 12:30pm: BWS Coalition Update

12:30pm - 1:15pm: Lunch

1:15pm - 2:15pm: Design Assistance for Mid-Rise Buildings

2:15pm - 2:30pm: Conclusions and Closing Remarks




Hotel Information

The Hilton Garden Inn Jackson/Downtown is located less than 25 minutes from the airport (code JAN). For those needing overnight accommodations in connection with this event, there is a small block of rooms available at a special group rate of $111 US plus taxes & fees. Reservations can be made by calling 1-877-782-9444 and referencing group NRMCA or with this link. Rooms are available on a first-come first-served basis, but reservations MUST be made by Tuesday, August 1st to receive the group rate.



Brought to you by NRMCA and State Affiliate Partners

Alabama Concrete Industries Association

Asociación Puertorriqueña del Concreto

Concrete & Aggregates Association of Louisiana

Florida Concrete & Products Association, Inc.

Florida Independent Concrete & Associated Products, Inc.

Mississippi Concrete Association

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






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