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Morning Meeting in Missouri on Concrete Basics Proves Popular with Home Builders

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The Home Builders Association of Springfield, MO, heard about “Concrete Basics” during a breakfast meeting last month, courtesy of Tom Baird IV of NRMCA Producer member Conco Companies in Springfield and NRMCA Senior Vice President, Local Paving, Jon Hansen. They spoke to a large audience of home builders from the Springfield area on topics that included the roll of cement in the concrete mix, what water to cement ratio is and the importance of understanding it, basic admixtures and what they do, supplementary cementitious material (SMC), jointing basics and, finally, cold weather concreting best practices. During the presentation, Hansen used the NRMCA Concrete in Practice (CIP) as reference material for most topics.

“During, and at the end of the presentation, I awarded a complete set of CIP to two attendees that had the best questions. After I gave out the first set early in the meeting, there was a flurry of questions from a number of the attendees, all wanting the CIP’s. The questions were excellent and what I would expect from a home builders group,” said Hansen, himself a former National Association of Home Builders and Life Spike Club member.

The presentation proved to be so popular, Hansen was invited to return in Spring 2018 to present an expanded concrete program customized to the home builder audience.

For more information on presenting concrete basics to your local chapter of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) contact Jon Hansen at


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