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   WAM USA, Inc.       CarbonCure Technologies Inc.    

A Webinar titled The Environmental Impacts of Building Materials: Comparing Concrete, Steel and Wood, will be held Wednesday, July 28, from 10 to 11 a.m. Mountain time. In addition to performance, budget and esthetics, design professionals are now being asked to evaluate the environmental burdens of their design choices. Measuring the impacts of buildings, assemblies and products can be complex. Every design decision, from material and product selection to envelope design and construction, can have an impact on the environment and the methods used to evaluate those decisions are still not widely understood. Learning objectives include:

  • Recognize how design decisions, from material and product selection to envelope design and construction, can affect environmental impacts of a building;
  • Learn how the life cycle perspective when making design decisions, such as material and product selections, can help create sustainable projects;
  • Identify how critical issues such as land use, human health, energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions can impact environmental and functional performance; and
  • Understand how life cycle assessment from production through end-of-life can play a role in evaluating environmental impacts of design decisions for the structures that are built.

Course credits include AIA 1 LU | HSW, 1 Learning Credit, PDH Potential 1 Hour. Click here to register. Presenters are Chris Dagosta, NRMCA senior director, building innovations, and James Bogdan, QEP, LEED-AP, NRMCA vice president, sustainability initiatives.

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Association & Industry News

NRMCA is looking for individuals to serve on its Board of Directors. While serving on the Board requires both commitment and energy, it is a rewarding opportunity to give back to the industry. The NRMCA Nominating Committee encourages the recommendation of nominees from diverse backgrounds to ensure that the Board reflects the Association’s membership. NRMCA represents a broad range of ready mixed concrete companies across the U.S. and our success is a direct result of the skills and expertise of our professional staff working in conjunction with Board members.

Nominees are vetted by the Nominating Committee which consists of the current chairman of the Board, the immediate past chairman of the Board and past chairs for the previous seven years who are still active in the industry. The selected slate of nominees is then presented to and elected by the general membership and will serve a three-year term that begins immediately following the Annual Convention in 2022.

The basic requirements, in addition to their willingness to be an active and engaged participant, stipulate that each candidate must be committed to promoting NRMCA programs and working in the best interest of its membership and the industry as a whole while operating in accordance with NRMCA’s Strategic Plan and Vision 2030 objectives. The Board provides strategic direction, fiduciary oversight and governance of the organization’s operations.

NRMCA members can submit a nomination and individuals are also free to nominate themselves. Please note that members who have served a three-year term and are going off the Board in 2022 are not eligible for re-election until 2023. The exception to this is Board Members who are filling an unexpired vacant seat. NRMCA producer members in good standing are eligible to serve. You are encouraged to share the NRMCA Board Job Description and discuss your nomination with the candidate prior to submission to determine his or her interest to serve as a director.

Please complete and submit the nomination form to Heather Houck by Friday, July 23.

Add your company's name to the growing list of sponsors for NRMCA’s most exciting event of the year. With the continued growth of both NRMCA’s ConcreteWorks and the National Mixer Driver Championship, enhanced sponsorship opportunities still include the ConcreteWorks Event Mobile App, Awards Banquet, Driver Briefing, Beverage Station and many more. Click here to view all the exciting sponsorship selections available. NRMCA encourages you to circulate these opportunities within your company and help support the ready mixed concrete industry.

For more information, contact Jacques Jenkins at or 703-706-4865.

   Master Builder Solutions US LLC       Sika Corporation    

NRMCA’s Commitment to Environmental Excellence Awards competition offers producers national recognition for outstanding contributions to protecting the environment and maintaining sound management practice in their operations. The program salutes companies that have not only met, but surpassed governmental compliance measures and demonstrated a commitment to environmental excellence through plant and staff investment. NRMCA member companies producing ready mixed concrete from a fixed plant location in the U.S., its territories or Canada are eligible to enter. Awards will be determined upon individual plant merits.

Winning entrants will be honored at the Awards Luncheon at NRMCA‘s ConcreteWorks this October in Orlando, FL. Winners will also be featured in a 2021 edition of NRMCA’s Concrete InFocus magazine as well as Concrete Products magazine.

Entries and photos must be e-mailed to by Friday, July 23. Click here for more information and to download the entry form. The staff contact is Gary Mullings at

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   Xypex Chemical Corp       MAPEI    
   Hendrickson Auxiliary Axle Systems    

The next NRMCA Concrete Durability Course will be offered as an online course between September 10 - 20. The course will use presentation recordings from a previous offering for attendees to access as their schedules permit. There will be quizzes and live sessions for review and Q&A during this period. Course handouts will be provided on the NRMCA online education portal. The exam for this course that provides the NRMCA Concrete Technologist Level 4 Certification will be on September 20. Details on the schedule are tentative at this time.

The course is taught by Michael Thomas, University of New Brunswick, Kevin Folliard, University of Texas at Austin, and NRMCA Engineering Staff. The course provides a fundamental understanding of the nature of cement and concrete as they relate to durability of concrete. Topics will cover cracking, alkali aggregate reactions, sulfate attack, corrosion of reinforcing steel, freeze-thaw durability and other aspects. A group exercise will be facilitated to familiarize attendees with the ConcreteWorks software used for mass concrete and service life prediction. The course also discusses the durability provisions in the Building Code - ACI 318-19 and how specifications can be structured to address durability.

Comprehensive reference material is provided as course notes that is an excellent resource to concrete producers and associated technical personnel. Those with the NRMCA Level 3 Certification obtain the NRMCA Concrete Technologist Level 4 Certification when passing the exam offered with the course. It is not essential to have attended the NRMCA Technical Short Course to attend the Durability Course. The course provides required learning units toward the technical track of the NRMCA STEPS certification program.

Persons interested in attending this course are encouraged to register as soon as possible. Click here to access the registration link and for more information on the course. You may also contact Colin Lobo at

   GCP Applied Technologies       Penetron USA    

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

August 3 - 5, Smyrna, TN
CCSP Module III, General Business Knowledge
Sponsored by Tennessee Concrete Association
Email: Darla Sparkman, 615-360-7393

August 10, Online Webinar
Learn about FMCSA’s Entry Level Driver Training Rule - It Could Help Increase Your Driver Pool and Safety Performance
Email: Eileen Dickson, 703-706-4864

September 29 - October 3, Kissimmee, FL
NRMCA’s ConcreteWorks 2021
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 703-706-4852

October 18 - 20, Orlando, FL
Ready Mixed Concrete Safety Course
Email: Mason Jean, 703-706-4835

November 9 - 11, Dallas
Effective RMC Supervisor Course
Email: Mason Jean, 703-706-4835

November 30 - December 2, Orlando, FL
NRMCA Environmental Certification Course
Email: Mason Jean, 703-706-4835

December 7 - 10, Orlando, FL
Plant Manager Certification Course
Co-located with Florida Concrete & Products Association
Email: Mason Jean, 703-706-4835

   Kryton International       BCMI Corp.