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Connecticut Building Code Officials Briefed on ICF Construction

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In an effort to educate building code officials on the basics of ICF construction, Connecticut Concrete Promotion Council (CCPC) Executive Director Dominic Di Cenzo recently teamed with NRMCA Senior Director, Building Innovations, Doug O’Neill and NRMCA member company O&G Industries of Torrington, CT, to discuss ICF construction at the Litchfield County Building Officials Association’s meeting. Attendees from O&G Industries included TJ Oneglia, vice president operations - concrete division; Sue Duffy, assistant vice president - aggregates, concrete & specialty products and Jim Maher, technical services director - concrete division.

At left, NRMCA’s Doug O’Neill and O&G’s Jim Maher address building officials from Litchfield County, CT and at right, CCPC’s Dominic Di Cenzo speaks to students at Hanford High School about opportunities in the concrete industry.

The initial goal was to give Connecticut building code officials a better understanding of ICF construction along with the current state of the local market, O'Neill said. While trading e-mails during the planning of this meeting, it was clear there were many concrete-related questions which the group wanted answered. The team from O&G fielded questions from the 38 attendees ranging from mix designs and quality control to advances in concrete technology. There were some great questions and the group was very interested in visiting an active ICF project, O'Neill said.

Di Cenzo is working on another “Concrete & Coffee Hard Hat Tour” where the CCPC hosts interested designers, contractors and building officials on a tour of an ICF project. And on a lighter note, the team of Di Cenzo and O’Neill also attended a local high school career fair, highlighting the tremendous opportunities for young people in the concrete industry.

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