PCA News: CD offers life-cycle assessments,energy analyses

The latest CD-Rom from the Portland Cement Association, “Concrete: Sustainability and the Life Cycle,” sets the record straight on the environmental characteristics of concrete and concrete materials and provides contextual results of concrete’s impact on the environment. First unveiled during the nationwide Environmental Council of Concrete Organizations (ECCO) Sustainability Road […]

NRMCA News More instructors to be approved

Responding to industry feedback, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has expanded training instructor options for its Certified Concrete Sales Professional program. Sponsoring bodies that are holding a CCSP class will now receive streamlined approval from NRMCA for use of their own qualified program instructor. This policy change recognizes ready […]

ASCC News: Newsletter offers solutions for contractors

Another ASCC publication, “Troubleshooting Newsletter #52,” provides solutions to problems encountered by ASCC contractor members on actual job sites. Contractors call the Concrete Hotline, a service exclusively for ASCC members, to obtain answers to their questions. Selected questions are published in the newsletter. Included in this issue are questions about […]

ASCC News Position statements target key issues

The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) has published the second three in a series of 12 position statements on key issues of interest to concrete contractors. The papers are written by Bruce Suprenant, vice president, engineering and technical services, Baker Concrete Construction, and reviewed by the ASCC technical committee. […]

Grace adds research manager

Dr. Arnon Bentur has joined Grace Construction Products as research manager for its global Specialty Construction Chemicals business. In this newly created position, Dr. Bentur becomes responsible for all materials research projects and the concrete fabrication laboratory. An internationally recognized expert on the chemical and mechanical properties of concrete, Dr. […]