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Connecticut Promoter Helps Make "Concrete 202" Day A Success

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The Connecticut Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, with the help of Connecticut Concrete Promotion Council Executive Director Jim Langlois, built upon last year’s successful "Concrete 101" Day by sponsoring another day-long continuing education program for landscape architects, engineers and contractors dealing with hardscapes in the state: "Concrete 202". Langlois helped bring in speakers on a number of topics, including NRMCA Senior Director, Local Paving, Doug O’Neill who addressed the issue of pavement cracking. O’Neill provided the attendees with a better understanding of the hydration process and expanded into why proper jointing procedures are so important, when reinforcement might be necessary and the need for improved testing. He concluded the day with a presentation on the environment and concrete, informing the audience on the concrete industry’s efforts to develop a Product Category Rule, Environmental Product Declarations, responsible sourcing guidelines and material ingredient disclosures.

Of the 55 attendees, the promotion team gathered cards from numerous design firms seeking further information, including representatives from the University of Connecticut which is working on several pavements on its Storrs campus.

For more information, contact Doug O’Neill at

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