Pre-construction meetings are of prime importance in planning concrete construction work because many potential problems can be avoided at the right time – before the start of the project when the cost impact is relatively low.
The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) and the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) joined in a partnership to enhance the quality of concrete construction and established these checklists.
NRMCA and ASCC recognize the benefits resulting from participating in these pre-construction meetingsto assist the decision makers and participants on a project – representing the owner, specifier, general contractor, concrete contractor, concrete producer, other material suppliers and testing agency – in planning quality concrete construction work.
The checklist on pumping was developed additionally with the American Concrete Pumping Association (ACPA)
The checklist on concrete acceptance testing was extracted and modified for ease of use from the longer NRMCA/ASCC Checklist for Concrete Pre-Construction Conference
These checklists allocate responsibilities and establish procedures related to concrete construction and ensure timely communication between the stakeholders.
These checklists cover some of the issues that need to be discussed at a pre-construction meeting and are not intended to be all-inclusive.