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IN THIS ISSUE:
NEWS LINKS
PROMOTIONS
ASSOCIATION & INDUSTRY NEWS
OPERATIONS, ENVIRONMENTAL, SAFETY & HR
GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
PRODUCTS & SERVICES
CALENDAR
 
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NEWS LINKS
Andrey Rudenko, a contractor in Minnesota, has completed his 12-foot-tall concrete castle made with a 3D printer that he built. Rudenko developed a concrete-spewing extruder that doles out layer after layer following a programmed pattern. To get the right mix, he used cement, play sand and additives. He now plans to build a home with his invention, saying, "not just someday, [but] I can print a house in like a couple months."

Source: A September 2 article by the Minneapolis Star Tribune which was included in the AGC SmartBrief e-newsletter for September 3.
 
Concrete's lower maintenance costs has apparently won over officials in an Oregon community. A proposed third bridge across the Willamette River in Salem would likely be made of concrete rather than steel arches or steel girders. After narrowing the list of potential bridge designs, the Salem River Crossing Oversight Team on Thursday made a final selection. The group chose a design known as "segmental precast concrete box." The bridge design uses concrete sections that would be cast off-site, trucked to the construction area and then installed. The design would be more expensive to build than than a steel girder bridge — the lowest cost option — but the oversight team said concrete would require less maintenance than steel.

Source: A September 20 article by the Statesman Journal.
 
PROMOTIONS
The NRMCA Pervious Concrete Promotion Subcommittee will meet Friday, October 10, in conjunction with the Annual Pervious Concrete Roast, hosted by Bunyan Springs, Inc., in Sloan, NV. The meeting will begin at 2 p.m. at the Roast/Test site on 4310 Roark Ave. The subcommittee meeting is open to all NRMCA members and invited guests. Topics of discussion will include progress in the overhaul of existing pervious concrete maintenance guidelines and owner education literature, development of further pervious concrete freeze/thaw research with test panels and a report on RFP for development of the new pervious concrete guidebook.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Phil Kresge at pkresge@nrmca.org.
 
ASSOCIATION & INDUSTRY NEWS
The Fall 2014 edition of NRMCA's quarterly magazine, Concrete InFocus, is now available online. This latest issue includes a number of timely and informative articles available only online, among them a summary of the findings in the 2014 NRMCA Fleet Benchmarking and Cost Survey, one of the most anticipated of NRMCA's Producer member surveys.

The current magazine edition and past issues of Concrete InFocus can be found here. For more information on the magazine, contact Kathleen Carr-Smith at kcarrsmith@nrmca.org.
 
OPERATIONS, ENVIRONMENTAL, SAFETY & HR
NRMCA's OES department will host four face-to-face classes during the winter months. Registration is open for all. With a clear understanding that operations people now multitask, these classes focus on giving participants immediate skills to help juggle all their balls within compliance parameters as well as learn efficiency processes and organizational methods. A registration fee discount is extended to those companies that send three or more people to one class title.

• The Effective RMC Supervisor Certification – Silver Spring, MD, November 18-20
• Environmental Professional Certification – Phoenix, December 3-5
• Plant Manager Certification Course – Orlando, FL, December 9-12 
• Dispatcher Forum – Silver Spring, MD, February 17-19, 2015

These classes are required to earn NRMCA's STEPS "Operations and Production" Track certification, CCPf. STEPS is the ready mixed concrete’s industry most prestigious employee professional development program, supporting career development and job retention/succession planning.

Click here to access each calendar listing for the above classes. For more information, you may also contact NRMCA's Eileen Dickson at edickson@nrmca.org.
 
GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
Media articles on Congress, transportation infrastructure, regulation, taxes and other subjects, each of which relate to the ready mixed concrete industry, are updated each week by NRMCA's Government Affairs staff. To access the most recent compilation of articles for September 8 - 19, please click here.

If you would like to receive this weekly updated link in a separate e-mail, or if you have questions or comments about the roundup, contact NRMCA’s Elizabeth Fox at efox@nrmca.org.
 
PRODUCTS & SERVICES
The NRMCA September Internet Spotlight, good through Tuesday, September 30, are the NRMCA promotion brochures. NRMCA promotion brochures help you support your business by promoting specific concrete applications and benefits. Designed to inform specifiers, engineers, architects, contractors and their clients, each features four, 8.5"x11" pages of important information, supported by detailed charts and attractive photos. There is also room on the back for a label with your contact information. Make them part of your promotion efforts.

Order any of the promotion brochures online today and receive 30% off. Use Discount Code: SEPT14. You may also call NRMCA's Jacques Jenkins at jjenkins@nrmca.org to order.
 
CALENDAR
*Please note that e-mail and direct links to each event listed below can be accessed from NRMCA's Web site.

September 29, Free Webinar
Roller-Compacted Concrete for Streets and Local Roads
Email: Jacques Jenkins, 240-485-1165
 
September 30, Webinar
Roller Compacted Concrete: Another Choice for Pavement
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
September 30, Webinar
Introduction to Concrete Pavement Analyst Program
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
October 6, Webinar
Pathway to Resilience - A Guide to Developing a Community Action Plan
Email: Tien Peng, 206-913-8535
 
October 7, Webinar
Sustainable Design with Concrete
Email: Shawnita Dickens, 888-84-NRMCA, x1154
 
October 7, Free Webinar
Design Assistance Program and Joint Plan Assistance Program
Email: Jacques Jenkins, 240-485-1165
 
October 7-10, Silver Spring, MD
CCSP Module I, "Concrete 101" - Technical/Product Knowledge
Email: Shawnita Dickens, 888-84-NRMCA, x1154
 
October 8, Webinar
Green-Star Auditor Certification
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
October 14, Free Webinar
Streets & Roads Elected Official Advocacy
Email: Jacques Jenkins, 240-485-1165
 
October 15, Silver Spring, MD
Improving Concrete Quality
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
October 17, Free Webinar
Streets & Roads Promotion & Advocacy Overview
Email: Jacques Jenkins, 240-485-1165
 
October 22, Free Webinar
Streets & Roads Team Building & Situation Analysis
Email: Jacques Jenkins, 240-485-1165
 
October 23, Free Webinar
Streets & Roads Promotion for DOTs, Counties & Municipalities
Email: Jacques Jenkins, 240-485-1165
 
November 3-7, Silver Spring, MD
Annual Concrete Technologist Training and Certification Course "Short Course"
Email: Karen Bean, 240-485-1168
 
November 5, Webinar
STEPS - A Long Term Career Tool for the RMC Industry
Email: Shawnita Dickens, 888-84-NRMCA, x1154
 
November 7, Webinar
Designing Concrete Parking Lots the Right Way!
Email: Amy Miller, 904-264-8850
 
November 11, Free Webinar
Roller-Compacted Concrete for Streets and Local Roads
Email: Jacques Jenkins, 240-485-1165
 
November 18-20, Silver Spring, MD
The Effective RMC Supervisor - Silver Spring, MD
Email: Shawnita Dickens, 888-84-NRMCA, x1154
 
November 19, Webinar
Sales Performance Assessments and Review for Ready Mix Sales Managers
Email: Shawnita Dickens, 888-84-NRMCA, x1154
 
November 20, Webinar
Sustainable Design with Concrete
Email: Shawnita Dickens, 888-84-NRMCA, x1154
 
December 2-5, Austin, TX
CCSP Module I, "Concrete 101" - Technical/Product Knowledge
Email: Shawnita Dickens, 888-84-NRMCA, x1154
 
December 3-5, Phoenix
Environmental Professional Certification Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
December 5, Free Webinar
Winning Initial Streets & Roads Projects in Counties & Municipalities
Email: Jacques Jenkins, 240-485-1165
 
December 9-12, Phoenix
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
December 10, Denver, CO
Handling Concrete Specifications
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
December 16-18, Silver Spring, MD
CCSP Module II: Customer Business Knowledge - Understanding the Concrete Contractor's Business
Email: Shawnita Dickens, 888-84-NRMCA, x1154
 
 2015
 
January 15, Free Webinar
Streets & Roads Elected Official Advocacy
Email: Shawnita Dickens, 888-84-NRMCA, x1154
 
January 16, Free Webinar
Streets & Roads Promotion & Advocacy Overview
Email: Jacques Jenkins, 240-485-1165
 
February 17-19, 2015, Silver Spring, MD
Dispatcher Training Forum
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
February 24-26, Silver Spring, MD
CCSP Module III: Business Skills Basics for Profit - General Business Knowledge
Email: Shawnita Dickens, 888-84-NRMCA, x1154
 
March 18, Webinar
STEPS - A Long Term Career Tool for the RMC Industry
Email: Shawnita Dickens, 888-84-NRMCA, x1154
 
March 31-April 2, Silver Spring, MD
CCSP Module IV: Professional Sales Skills Workshop - 24 hours
Email: Shawnita Dickens, 888-84-NRMCA, x1154
 

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