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NRMCA Participates in Great Lakes Cement Promotion Summit

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Last week, NRMCA kicked off the educational sessions at the promotion summit hosted by the Great Lakes Cement Promotion Council in Farmington Hills, MI. Shamim Rashid-Sumar, NRMCA vice president, fire codes and standards, joined Kerry Sutton, code advocacy engineer for the American Concrete Institute (ACI), on the opening panel to present Coalition Building within the Codes and Standards Community. The summit also featured several industry updates, including a legislative/infrastructure bill update by Andrew Tyrrell, NRMCA executive vice president, government affairs. The event aimed to engage cement and concrete state affiliates in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin in dialogue and collaboration on code advocacy and legislative issues.

NRMCA encourages the adoption of statewide building codes and legislation that benefits the built environment to be more durable, resilient and sustainable. NRMCA can assist in the adoption of statewide or local legislation by providing example model language for issues including, but not limited to, Resilient Construction Incentives, Wildland Urban Interface Code Adoption, Fire Districts and Model Fire Resistance Legislation.

For more information, including model legislation language, visit NRMCA’s state and local advocacy webpage or contact Tien Peng, senior vice president, codes and standards, at


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