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NRMCA Fast Response Proves Crucial in Converting New York Parking Lot Project

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A rapid response from the collective efforts of NRMCA’s Build With Strength and Pave Ahead teams led to a recent conversion of a concrete parking lot at a New York waste transfer station, reports Senior Director, Building Innovations, Doug O’Neill and Senior Director, Local Paving, Luke McHugh.

NRMCA’s involvement began when Brendan Clemente, an operations manager at NRMCA Producer member Bonded Concrete, contacted O'Neill for help with promoting a change of pavement from asphalt to concrete at a waste transfer station in Halfmoon, a small community about 30 minutes north of Albany. After discussing the project with him, O’Neill referred the owner of the transfer station to McHugh who utilized NRMCA’s Design Assistance Program to propose a concrete thickness to handle the high daily volume of garbage trucks. To supply a concrete pavement thickness, McHugh requested approximate daily truck traffic, soil conditions and vehicle loads. In just two days from the initial request, NRMCA proposed a 6.5-inch concrete pavement over 12 inches of existing aggregate subbase with a 12-foot joint spacing. Bonded Concrete’s mix design included an air entrained 4,500 psi concrete with ASTM #57’s and 3.5 lbs. of macro fiber reinforcement.

The project (seen here) used an estimated 3,360 cubic yards of concrete. Clemente’s daughter, Sophia, reported that the general contractor, Northwoods Concrete, Inc., was initially wary of the mix design, but praised the completed project, quoting Northwoods owner Brad King as stating, "everyone was surprised how fast you can broom it. My crew and I were brooming the concrete in less than 45 minutes after pouring with no problem. Also, little prep was needed for placement. I think it is the way to go for driveways and big slabs. I wish more people used this form of concrete."

For more information, contact Luke McHugh at


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