North Central Region
Brought to you by NRMCA, ARM, MCC and State
Dates & Times
March 14 & Thursday, March 15, 2018
The Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Mall of America,
Conference Registration and Flyer
is Limited to 40 Attendees
March 14, 11:30am - 5:00pm
||- Welcome, Introductions & NRMCA Update
||- Performance Based Specifications - State of the Industry and Way
||- Environmental Product Declarations
||- Recent Changes to Industry Standards Impacting the Industry —ACI
318, ACI 332, ACI 301, ASTM C94
||- Building Partnerships with Contractors and Engineers for Pursuit of Projects in your Local Markets
||- Industry Data Survey & Building Forecasting
March 15, 8:00am - 12:00 noon
Build with Strength Workshop
Build with Strength Workshop
March 15, 12:00 noon - 4:00pm
Pave Ahead Workshop
Topics | Wednesday,
OF THE INDUSTRY AND
This presentation will cover some recommendations for minimizing prescriptive
requirements in specifications and options for performance-based requirements.
The recommendations are based on current industry standards.
Resources for the P2P initiative will be discussed.
There is a great deal of confusion about what makes a product green. Now,
a new tool, Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), can help project
teams make decisions to meet sustainability goals. The new MR Credits in
LEED v4 focuses on quantitative metrics, moving away from single attributes
to a holistic life-cycle perspective for building products. This shift utilizes
EPDs to report environmental impacts for building products. Several programs
developed by the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association
(NRMCA) to help concrete producers in reporting will be presented.
RECENT CHANGES TO
IMPACTING THE INDUSTRY
ACI 318, ACI 332, ACI 301,
NRMCA Engineering Division will provide an update on developments and
some initiatives in the standards area that can benefit the ready mixed concrete
industry. Updates will cover standards within ACI, ASTM and AASHTO
that impact private and public construction.
WITH CONTRACTORS AND
ENGINEERS FOR PURSUIT
OF PROJECTS IN YOUR
Recent efforts to work with contractors and engineers early in the promotion
and selling of concrete paving is showing dividends. These efforts have been
applied at both the national and local level and can include intense training
and education sessions on design and construction. This session will discuss the
current efforts, offer project case studies of early engineer and contractor
engagement, and discuss how members can work with engineers/contractors
more effectively in sales, promotion, and technical design.
INDUSTRY DATA SURVEY &
We will review the results of the 2017 edition of the NRMCA Industry Data Survey
and will also discuss possible outcomes for the current year given varying economic
and political considerations. Detailed information concerning components of a cubic
yard of concrete will be discussed as well as trend analysis of various industry metrics.
You don’t want to miss this session as the information in the NRMCA Industry
Data Survey is a unique compilation of data that can be found nowhere else.
Topics | Thursday,
Two 3-Hour Workshops
Build with Strength Workshop
Build with Strength: Communication
& Project Promotion
NRMCA’s building promotion
activities around the country have resulted in the
conversion of numerous projects from wood frame to
concrete. This session will focus on what you can do as
an NRMCA member to make full use of the Build With
Strength program and convert projects in your market.
The Concrete Design Center provides valuable cost and
design information to building owners and developers
explaining why concrete should be their material of
choice for upcoming projects.
Build with Strength: Advocacy that
Favor Concrete Construction
This session will
present the strategies to introduce legislation and
regulations at the state and local level that can favor
concrete construction. It will present the tools and
available from NRMCA, including lobbying advice, bill
writing, outreach and coalition building. This session
will also provide recommendations for defeating
legislation that is detrimental to concrete and tie
directly into NRMCA’s Build with Strength campaign that
provides resources to help members and state affiliates
advocate for resilient construction, including model
legislation, talking points and public relations.
Build with Strength Updates
Mike Laverdure with DSGW Architects, will describe his
extensive experience designing projects using concrete
and insulated concrete forms. This session will explore
a variety of recent DSGW case studies where
the integration of concrete improved the performance,
sustainability, and durability of the projects.
Under Chad Regnier’s leadership,
Concrete, Inc. has shifted a significant portion of its
concrete contracting work to insulating concrete forms.
This session will highlight how his company has expanded
by tapping demand for the superior performance of ICFs.
ICFs provide a clear opportunity for Concrete Inc. to
differentiate itself from its competitors; a solid
formula for success!
Pave Ahead Workshop
PavementDesigner.org: Introduction and Demonstration
Concrete pavement design just became faster, easier, and more
cost effective with a revolutionary new web resource. This session will describe PavementDesigner.org, a free, web-based
pavement thickness design platform, which was created for city, county, and consultant engineers, academia, or anyone
involved in design of roadway, industrial, and parking area pavements. Additionally, the evolution and development of PavementDesigner.org will be discussed and the basis of the design methodologies will be described. Lastly, a demonstration
of the website will be completed showing sample pavement designs for various applications/facilities.
NRMCA and Contractor Partnering: A Success Model for Moving Your Paving Market
This session will present the strategies
and tactics that concrete producers and concrete contractors can use to partner, sell, convert and build concrete paving
projects. Dylan Milis, owner of Milis Flatwork in Kaukauna, WI and an ASCC contractor, will outline the steps they take to
approach key clients to present concrete options for street and parking lot projects. He will also describe how concrete
producers can take advantage of the Pave Ahead Design Center and Boot Camps to convert projects to concrete. Time
will also be allotted for a question and answer session with Dylan so that attendees can explore specific topics of interest
and learn from his experiences.
Available Tools for Local Paving Promotion and Technical Support
The Local Paving team has developed numerous tools to
assist with paving promotion and technical support. Recently, the PaveAhead brand was developed to provide a recognizable
platform for local paving with NRMCA members and our external industry partners and clients. This session will tie
together all the platforms available to promote, sell and technically support street and parking lot projects. The
PaveAhead website and Design Center will be introduced as well as the Rigid Pavement Technical Assistance Resource for
Local Jurisdictions both which are aimed at project level pursuits.
The Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Mall
of America is located 5-10 minutes from Minneapolis-Saint Paul
International Airport (code MSP). For those needing overnight
accommodations in connection with this event, there is a block of
rooms available at a special group rate of $139 US plus taxes &
fees. Reservations can be made by calling 1-952-854-2100 and
referencing group NRMCA North Central Regional Concrete-
Works. Rooms are available on a first-come first-served basis, but
reservations MUST be made by Wednesday, February 28th to
receive the group rate.
Brought to you by NRMCA and State Affiliate
Aggregate & Ready Mix Association of Minnesota
Iowa Ready Mixed Concrete Association
Manitoba Ready Mix Concrete Association
Minnesota Concrete Council
Nebraska Concrete and Aggregates Association
North Dakota Ready Mix & Concrete Products Association, Inc.
South Dakota Ready Mixed Concrete Association
For more information please contact
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