NRMCA e-news

 

Schwing America, Inc. Fritz-Pak Corporation
Pavement
NRMCA, partnering with the Oregon Concrete & Aggregates Producers Association (OCAPA) and the Northwest Cement Council, conducted concrete flatwork seminars/demonstrations in Wilsonville, Eugene and Bend, OR, from September 26 - 28. The classroom portion of the program was presented by NRMCA Vice President, Local Paving, Don A. Clem, PE, while his colleague, Ken Justice, PE, NRMCA senior director, local paving, demonstrated how to properly place and finish concrete.
NRMCA Senior Director, Local Paving, Ken Justice recently taught a full day concrete pavement design seminar in Jessup, MD. More than 50 engineers and municipal and public works officials attended.
Dave Gray of GCC of America and recent NRMCA Promoter of the Year has released a new promotional video on YouTube, reports NRMCA Vice President, Local Paving, Don Clem, PE. The video documents the construction of a 26,000 square foot concrete overlay over an asphalt parking lot in Thornton, CO. The parking lot was constructed by American Society of Concrete Contractor member Leonard Velasquez of SLV Quality Concrete. Gray worked with Clem, Velasquez and the City of Thornton on the design of the concrete overlay.
 
Click here to view the video. For more information, contact Don Clem at dclem@nrmca.org.
Association & Industry News
The Portland Cement Association (PCA) is revising its standard called PCA100, Prescriptive Design of Exterior Concrete Walls for One- and Two-Family Dwellings. Provisions of PCA100 apply to the design and construction of concrete footings, foundation walls and above-grade walls, both load bearing and non-load bearing, intended primarily for use in detached one- and two-family dwellings. PCA100-2017 is based on the 2014 edition of the American Concrete Institute Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and the 2015 International Residential Code.
WAM USA, Inc. CarbonCure Technologies Inc.
Buildings
Last week, Build with Strength teamed with the Alabama Concrete Industries Association to present its seminar for architects, engineers, builders and developers. "Days of Concrete Knowledge" was offered on Tuesday, September 26, in Mobile; Wednesday, September 27, in Birmingham and Thursday, September 28, in Huntsville.
BASF Construction Chemicals True Dispatch
OES
Find out how your driver pool stacks up regionally and nationally from accessing NRMCA’s 2017 Mixer Driver Recruitment and Retention Survey report. This year, research uncovered a brighter picture and more stable driver pool than in the past. Nevertheless, 36 percent of producers walked away from business due to a lack of mixer drivers. The comprehensive report also includes additional insight and comparisons from a number of entities, including the American Transportation Research Institute, the Society of Human Resource Management, and employment numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 
 
Click here to download the report. For more information, contact Eileen Dickson at edickson@nrmca.org or 240-385-1164.
With the good times rolling, it is challenging to schedule safety training, but that's when it's needed most. NRMCA offers a solution with online safety lessons accessible from any computer, seven days a week, 24 hours a day. The videos are shot at ready mixed concrete producers’ plants and at onsite pours so your employees can quickly connect concepts directly to their jobs. Viewing access is purchased in units of 10 participants for a 30-day streaming period. Each person who completes the safety lesson can print an individualized certificate. Behind the scenes, busy supervisors or HR can track employees’ individual progress and retrieve their proof of training.
 
Watch previews of lessons here. Questions? Contact Jacques Jenkins at jjenkins@nrmca.org or 240-485-1165.
McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc. The Euclid Chemical Company
Engineering
The NCC E-News is issued by the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center. The following are covered in more details with links to research reports.
 
• The September 2017 MAP Brief, "Concrete Pavement Recycling – Project Selection and Scoping" provides guidance on identifying projects that may be good candidates for concrete recycling as well as considerations for uses of recycled concrete aggregate.
• The Michigan DOT polled NCC members regarding pullout testing for tie lanes.
• The Texas DOT recently investigated the replacement of coarse aggregate in concrete pavements with recycled asphalt pavement.
• A recent Louisiana DOT research project investigated the structural performance and load carrying capacity of thin roller compacted concrete surfaces under accelerated pavement testing.
• The University of Utah recently completed a research project with the objective of determining the impact of fiber-reinforced concrete on bonding.
• A recent TRB project evaluated the short- and long-term effects of load transfer restoration with diamond grinding.
 
Click here to access the newsletter.
MAPEI 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 10 - 13, Silver Spring, MD
CCSP Module I: Concrete 101 *Sold Out
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
October 17 - 18, 2017, Saratoga Springs, NY
Regional ConcreteWorks Northeast Region
Email: Tamara Waugh, 240.485.1132
 
October 17 – 19, Denver
Safety Certification Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
October 24, 26, 31 & Nov 2, 2017, Webinars
Concrete's Role in Sustainable Development
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
November 2, Salt Lake City
Handling Concrete Specifications
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
November 6 – 10, Silver Spring, MD *Sold Out
Annual Technical Short Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
November 13 - 14, Dallas 
Leadership, Coaching for Operations Executives
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
November 15 - 16, Dallas
Sales Managers Leadership Workshop
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
November 28 – 30, Orlando, FL
Environmental Certification Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
December 5 – 7, Silver Spring, MD
CCSP Module II: Customer Business Knowledge
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
December 12 – 15, Orlando, FL
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
2018
 
January 9 – 11, Orlando, FL
Dispatcher Training Forum
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
January 16 – 18, Silver Spring, MD
CCSP Module III: General Business Knowledge
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

January 16 – 19, Minneapolis
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
January 17, Eagan, MN
Improving Concrete Quality
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

January 23 – 25, Orlando, FL
RMC Effective Supervisor Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

February 20 – 23, Albuquerque, NM
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

March 27 – 30, Louisville, KY
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
 
March 27 – 29, Silver Spring, MD
CCSP Module IV: Professional Sales Skills
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

December 11 – 14, Austin, TX
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152
Ryder Fuel Services Mack Trucks, Inc.