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Due to unforeseen circumstances, the location for this regional ConcreteWorks meeting has changed. The meeting will now be held at the Doubletree Silver Spring in the Ambassador Meeting Room. This hotel is located less than 2 blocks from the original location, the RMC Research & Education Foundation Center. There is a public parking garage across the street from the hotel and will cost $1/hr. There is also metered parking along the streets of downtown Silver Spring but please remember that the meters are strictly enforced.

 

 


 

Agenda

 

10:30am - 10:45am: Welcome and Introduction
10:45am - 11:45am: Strategies for Implementing Life Cycle Assessment
11:45am - 12:45pm: Forensic Investigations of Newly Constructed Concrete Pavement Failures: How to Protect Yourself
12:45pm - 1:30pm: Lunch
1:30pm - 2:30pm: National Check-Off Program for the Ready Mixed Concrete Industry

 

 

Topics listed in order of presentation:

 

STRATEGIES FOR IMPLEMENTING LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT

Environmental impact accounting or measurement (known as Life Cycle Assessment or LCA) is becoming another tool that owners use to select the pavement type to be used on a given project. Additionally, LCA can be used during the asset management phase to prioritize rehabilitation and maintenance decisions and help determine strategies that may improve the overall environmental impact of the roadway network. This discussion will focus on how to present the value of these ideas to owner agencies and point out methods that may be used to drive change at the state, county, and city level.

 

FORENSIC INVESTIGATIONS OF NEWLY CONSTRUCTED CONCRETE PAVEMENT FAILURES
Inevitably we all encounter challenges and early development of distress on a concrete pavement, sometimes even during the construction phase. Many times blame tends to focus on the concrete or constituent materials as the cause of the distress without the appropriate supporting data. in this discussion, material producers will hear how a pavement forensic investigation is to be carried out to help determine the cause of the early distress development and how the problem can be avoided and/or remediated. Understanding what data is to be collected and then interpreted can help the producer protect themselves from inappropriate blame and financial loss.

 

NATIONAL CHECK-OFF PROGRAM FOR THE READY MIXED CONCRETE INDUSTRY
Plainly put, if you produce concrete, you need to be aware of and informed about this proposed initiative. 

Check-off programs have benefitted the agricultural sector for decades, and it is believed a check-off program for the ready mixed concrete industry will reap similar rewards. Check-off programs are a way for diverse commodity industries to come together to pool resources and fund product promotion, industry and public education and ground-breaking research. A national check-off program would make sure every ready mix producer that benefits from the work of the program makes a contribution toward the future of the industry. This is a program initiated, designed, managed and ultimately voted upon by the entire industry.

 

Why You Should Attend:

  • Learn about what a check-off program could do for the future of our industry.

  • If adopted, every ready mixed concrete company will be affected through the program’s development and mandatory assessments.

  • NRMCA will be “polling” U.S. producer participants about their support or opposition to the program. It is vital that your voice is heard during this debate and you register your support or opposition to the program through our testing mechanism.

  • Now is the time to be aware, be engaged and contribute to the formation of this program through active participation.


 

Travel Information


Hotel Information: For those needing hotel accommodations in relation to this event, there are several properties within a block’s walking distance of the event location. More details can be found by clicking here.

 


For more information please contact NRMCA's Nicole Maher

at nmaher@nrmca.org or 1-888-846-7622, ext. 1158.

 
 

 


 

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