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Schwing America, Inc. Fritz-Pak Corporation
Pavement
NRMCA Senior Director, Local Paving, Ken Justice, PE, recently spoke about the design and benefits of pervious concrete at the New Jersey Pervious Pavements seminar held at the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT) at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. Representatives of the concrete, asphalt and paver industry as well as municipal engineers and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection also spoke about their experiences with pervious pavements. Over 65 consulting and municipal engineers were in attendance, as well as numerous industry representatives. The event’s moderator, David R. Smith, technical director of the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute said, "Based on the attached evaluations, it appears the participants learned much from the presentations."
 
The event was held at the home of the New Jersey Local Transportation Assistance Program (LTAP) center. The state LTAP for New Jersey, based at Rutgers’ CAIT, trains approximately 7,000 transportation  professionals each year.
 
For more information, contact Ken Justice at kjustice@nrmca.org.
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. Please click here to access the most recent compilation of articles for October 3-7, 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.
Buildings
Recently, Sandy Springs, GA, passed an ordinance banning light-framed combustible construction in buildings three stories or more and over 100,000 square feet due to fire safety and smart growth concerns.
NRMCA Senior Director, Sustainability Initiatives, James Bogdan last week presented "Transparency Initiatives within the Concrete Industry" at the Contractors Environmental Conference (CEC) hosted by The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) in Washington, DC. NRMCA was included in a panel discussion titled "Materials and Technology Spotlight: Environmental Advancements in Asphalt, Cement, and Ready Mix." Environmental Product Declarations, responsible sourcing and life cycle assessment are leading to changes in the materials industries. How are these trends playing out with asphalt, cement and concrete?
BASF Construction Chemicals True Dispatch
OES
Registration is now open for this year’s Environmental Certification Course to be held in Orlando, FL, November 29 – December 1. Course attendees will be educated on industry-specific environmental issues that affect ready mixed concrete production, including the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, Discharge Permits, Stormwater Management, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Solids Management, Hazardous Materials, Dust Control, Recycling, Spill Prevention Plans, Air Quality Management, Noise Management, Environmental Auditing and much more.
NRMCA's Ready Mixed Concrete Delivery Professional Driver of the Year Award acknowledges the significant contribution of ready mixed concrete truck drivers to the growth and success of individual companies and the ready mixed concrete industry.
The December Plant Manager Certification class in Anaheim, CA, is sold out, however registration for 2017 classes is now open. It is never too soon to reserve a seat; these classes typically fill to capacity months in advance. Please note the certification received from this class is required for many Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), state and local contracts. If your company might bid work for these entities, assure your batchmen and plant operators meet the contract specifications.
 
• Kansas City, MO - January 24-27
• Atlanta - February 21-24
• Seattle - April 25-28

Click here for more information, registration options and staff contact.
McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc. The Euclid Chemical Company McInnis USA, Inc. Xypex Chemical Corp
Education & Training
With the annual CCSP I class concluding last week, now is the time for sales reps to register for CCSP Module II, Understanding Your Concrete Contractor's Business, December 6-9 in Silver Spring, MD, at the RMC Research & Education Foundation Center. The course is an in-depth look at residential, commercial and government jobs, and the role of producers. Topics tie directly into what a sales rep should know that impacts business, including learning about contractors’ estimating methods, bidding, design, procurement, blue print reading, project planning and scheduling. Those that pass the optional exam receive credit toward CCSP Module II certification. (Please note that this is a required class for STEPS recognition).

Click here for registration options, more information and staff contacts.
Calendar
*Please note that e-mail and direct links to each event listed below can be accessed from NRMCA's Web site.

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 *Sold Out
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 

Sustainability
The annual 2016 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo wrapped up last week at the Los Angeles convention center. Still the largest green building gathering held each year, hundreds of booths filled the expo hall where tens of thousands of attendees explored green innovations.
Continental Mixers CarbonCure Technologies Inc.
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
 
February 21 - 24, Atlanta
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 20 - 22, Atlanta
NRMCA Safety Course
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
 
April 25 - 28, Seattle
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152