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Pavement

The long-awaited updates to NRMCA’s Pervious Concrete Contractor Certification Program have now been completed and roll-out of the latest version is underway, said Senior Vice President, Local Paving, Phil Kresge. NRMCA is asking current Local Sponsoring Groups (LSG’s) to renew their intent to administer the program and to update contact information. E-mails are being sent to each LSG and include re-approval applications.

NRMCA’s local paving engineers and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) will present a 2-day Design of Concrete Pavements course in the Cincinnati/Covington, KY area beginning December 6. This course will provide instruction on how to design and detail concrete pavements used in highways, streets and parking lots by considering the traffic loads, soil conditions and resulting pavement stresses. In addition to designing conventional concrete pavements, this course will provide introductions to innovative products such as pervious concrete, concrete overlays and roller compacted concrete.

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SEO

On Tuesday, the NRMCA Safety, Environment and Operations (SEO) Department professionals were on hand for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) announcement of the Top 10 Violations across both the construction industry and industries in general for fiscal year 2018. The rollout of the latest data took place at the National Safety Council (NSC) Congress & Expo held in Houston. OSHA annually releases the new information at the NSC event. 

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Government Affairs

NRMCA is still accepting entries for its 2019 Kids Art Contest, sponsored by the Truck Mixer Manufacturers Bureau. The theme for the contest is "Ready Mixed Concrete – Building America from the Ground Up.”

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Engineering

The American Concrete Institute's Fall Convention was held last week in Las Vegas. The following is a summary of committee activity involving NRMCA staff representation:

Buildings

Build With Strength is partnering with the Insulating Concrete Forms Manufacturers Association (ICFMA) to enhance the construction infrastructure to build with ICFs. Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs) are quickly becoming the method of choice for all forms of construction, including single and multi-family, hotels, schools and offices – all forms of residential and commercial construction. The training is driven locally by NRMCA state affiliates and is targeting concrete contractors, framers, masons and other trades that will learn the techniques to expand their construction services portfolio and be more competitive in today’s construction environment. This course will provide basic ICF training to begin building with one of the fastest growing building systems on the market. Four events are currently scheduled, including:

  • November 27 – Seattle area
  • December 5 – Boston area
  • December 6 – Hartford, CT area
  • January 15, 2019 – Minneapolis area

Click here for more details on each event and to register. For more information, contact James Bogdan at jbogdan@nrmca.org or 412-420-4138.

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December 4 – 6, Silver Spring, MD
CCSP Module II: Customer Business Knowledge
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

December 5, Boston
Insulating Concrete Form Contractor Training Course
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

December 6, Hartford, CT
Insulating Concrete Form Contractor Training Course
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

December 11 – 14, Austin, TX *Sold Out
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

2019

January 8 – 10, Orlando, FL
Dispatcher Training Course
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

January 15, Minneapolis
Insulating Concrete Form Contractor Training Course
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

January 15 – 17, Silver Spring, MD
CCSP Module III: Accounting, Finance, Business Law
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

January 15 – 18, Tucson, AZ
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

January 22 – 24, Kissimmee, FL
Effective RMC Supervisor Course
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

February 5 – 6, Phoenix
Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs) Roundtable & Site Tour
Email: Lionel Lemay, 847-918-7101

February 11 – 15, Orlando, FL
Regional Short Course
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

February 19 – 22, Charlotte, NC
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

February 27, Milwaukee
Handling Concrete Specifications
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

March 19 – 21, Silver Spring, MD
CCSP Module IV: Professional Sales Skills
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

April 16, Denver
Improving Concrete Quality
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

Calendar

*Please note that e-mail and direct links to each event listed below can be accessed from NRMCA's Web site.

October 30, Okemos, MI
Regional ConcreteWorks, Great Lakes Region
Email: Nicole Maher, 240-485-1158

November 5 – 9, Silver Spring, MD *Sold Out
Annual Short Course
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

November 14 – 15, Fort Worth, TX
Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs) Roundtable & Site Tour
Email: Lionel Lemay, 847-918-7101

November 27, Seattle
Insulating Concrete Form Contractor Training Course
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

November 27 – 29, Orlando, FL
Environmental Certification Course
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

Fall/Winter, Cheyenne/Casper, WY
Registration Information Forthcoming
Regional ConcreteWorks, Northwest Region
Email: Nicole Maher, 240-485-1158

November 29, Kansas City, KS
Registration Information Forthcoming
Regional ConcreteWorks, South Central Region
Email: Nicole Maher, 240-485-1158

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