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
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
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.
Illinois Ready Mixed Concrete Association
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
firstname.lastname@example.org | 240.485.1132