NRMCA endorses performance-based criteria

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Board of Directors has endorsed the voluntary use of performancebased specifications for U.S. ready mixed concrete applications. This effort, coined the Prescription-to- Performance (P2P) Initiative, calls for design engineers to seriously consider incorporating performance-based criteria in job specifications as an alternative to prescriptive requirements that constrain the producer from optimizing concrete proportions and innovation.

The P2P concept has long been a goal of influential industry leaders, says NRMCA president Robert Garbini. The current initiative is a collaborative group effort of concrete producers through NRMCA to identify any barriers and to work with all stakeholders to make this initiative a success. Adopting the performance-based concepts will be voluntary.

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