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Schwing America, Inc. Fritz-Pak Corporation
Pavement
A Texas construction company is working with NRMCA to provide follow up and cost estimates on leads generated from the International Conference of Shopping Centers (ICSC) RECon conference held earlier this year in Austin. Willert Construction Inc. has been serving the Dallas-Fort Worth area since 1994.
Continuing a tradition of support begun by the PCA Rocky Mountain Region, Don A. Clem, PE, was invited to be a guest lecturer before engineering students at the University of Colorado at Denver. Clem spoke before 15 students in Professor Caroline Clevenger’s Material and Methods class on how hot and cold weather affects construction of concrete for parking lots.  Additionally, students were introduced to NRMCA as a resource for technical assistance as they embark on their careers and were encouraged to utilize the NRMCA DAP program for paving and buildings.

For more information contact Don A. Clem at dclem@nrmca.org.
The Delaware Department of Transportation has just completed construction of a pervious concrete park & ride facility in Lewes, reports NRMCA Senior Director, Local Paving, Ken Justice.
Concrete and cement professionals from across Pennsylvania recently attended NRMCA’s "Promotion Training for the Concrete Professional" seminar hosted by the Pennsylvania Aggregates and Concrete Association (PACA).
WAM USA, Inc. Putzmeister America, Inc.
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. Click here to access the most recent compilation of articles for September 26 -September 29, 2016.
 
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 Jill Landry at jlandry@nrmca.org.
NRMCA is now accepting entries for its 2017 Kids Art Contest, sponsored by the Truck Mixer Manufacturers Bureau. The theme for the contest is "Build with Strength - Building to Withstand the Test of Time." The contest is open to children up to grade 12 who have a relationship with an NRMCA member.
The October 2016 issue of Concrete Capitol Connection is now available online. The issue includes updates on the federal budget, WRDA bill, estate tax rulemaking and other action affecting the ready mixed concrete industry.

Click here to read more.
Buildings
Recently, NRMCA state and local government affairs professionals met with a homebuilder group to discuss implementing an optional appendix for resilient construction into a particular state’s building code. The homebuilders expressed concern that resiliency should not be mandated and that even an optional implementation would be seen as a slippery slope.
According to a new poll released earlier this week, Georgia voters support the recently-passed Sandy Springs, GA, construction regulations that require buildings over three stories tall or more than 100,000 square feet in total size to be constructed with enhanced quality materials like concrete or steel (96% support).
In late September, Philadelphia hosted the 11th Annual Passive House Conference September. Why should NRMCA members care about this relatively small group of building science experts and forward-thinking green building proponents?
NRMCA’s Michael Wymant and Gregg Lewis exhibited the Build with Strength program at the National Multifamily Housing Council Student Housing Conference and Expo in New Orleans last week to offer concrete solutions for student housing.
NRMCA Senior Director, Sustainability Initiatives, James Bogdan presented "Progress of EPD Development within the Concrete Industry" at the 16th Annual Life Cycle Assessment Conference (ACLCA) held last week in Charleston, SC.
BASF Construction Chemicals True Dispatch McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc. The Euclid Chemical Company McInnis USA, Inc. Xypex Chemical Corp
Calendar
*Please note that e-mail and direct links to each event listed below can be accessed from NRMCA's Web site.

October 11 - 13, Indianapolis
NRMCA Safety Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
October 12 - 14, Online Class 
Handling Concrete Specifications, Low Strength Problems and Mixture Submittals
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
October 24, Rosemont, IL
Regional ConcreteWorks Great Lakes Region
Email: Tamara Waugh, (240) 485-1132
 
November 7 - 11, Linthicum, MD
Annual "Short Course"
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
November 29 - December 1, Orlando, FL
Environmental Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

December 6, Webinar 
Sales Performance Assessments and Reviews...for Ready Mix Sales Managers
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
December 6 - 8, Silver Spring, MD
CCSP Module II: Customer Business Knowledge
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
December 13 - 16, Anaheim, CA
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 

Sustainability
Last week, NRMCA Vice President of Sustainability Tien Peng presented the Build with Strength building promotion campaign to the renewed Southern Nevada Cement and Aggregate Association (SNCAA).
NRMCA, as part of its Build with Strength building promotion program and in partnership with the California Nevada Cement Association (CNCA), presented to the Structural Engineers’ Association of California (SEAOC) in San Diego last week.
Continental Mixers CarbonCure Technologies Inc.
News Links
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s commitment to developing a greener skyline doesn't go far enough. Instead, one writer argues that it is "a great time for the economically and environmentally-conscious citizens of Chicago to call on government officials to incorporate life-cycle thinking into building design decisions."

The writer is Jeremy Gregory, executive director of the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub which is co-funded by the RMC Research & Education Foundation and the Portland Cement Association. Read the article here as it appeared online in the October 4 edition of the Chicago Business Journal.
2017
 
January 10 - 12, Orlando, FL
NRMCA Dispatcher Training Forum
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
January 17-19, Kissimmee (Metro Orlando), FL
Effective RMC Supervisor Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
January 18, Sacramento, CA
Improving Concrete Quality
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
January 19, Ontario, CA
Improving Concrete Quality
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
January 24 - 26, Silver Spring, MD
CCSP Module III: General Business Knowledge
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
January 24 - 27, Kansas City, MO
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
March 4 - 6, Las Vegas, NV
Annual Convention
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

March 21 - 23, Silver Spring, MD
CCSP Module IV: Professional Sales Skills
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152