Concrete Products

AUG 2015

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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www.concreteproducts.com August 2015 • 23 The National Ready Mixed Concrete Associa- tion has restructured its promotion, techni- cal services and sustainability programs and staff into two separate departments. Pend- ing board approval, the National Resource Directors Division, known more informally as Promotion, will be renamed Local Pav- ing and operate under Brian Killingsworth, senior vice president/division head. Amanda Hult, previously senior director, Pavement Structures, has been named senior director, Local Paving. She will report to Kill- ingsworth along with Senior Vice President, Local Paving Jon Hansen; Senior Vice Presi- dent, National Resources Glenn Ochsenreit- er; and, Senior Directors, Local Paving Phil Kresge and Doug O'Neill. Hiring of an addi- tional director of Local Paving is pending board approval. Killingsworth joined NRMCA in 2011 and has 20-plus years in pavement engineering. He provides technical expertise and edu- cation to producers and their customers to advance application of ready mixed concrete for streets, local roads and parking areas, and represents the association on pavement codes and standards development. Killing- sworth is a professional engineer and holds a bachelor's and master's degree in civil engi- neering from Texas A&M University. The NRMCA Sustainability Division, spanning Buildings and Pavements Depart- ments, will transition to Structures Promo- tion and Sustainability Department and remain under Senior Vice President/Division Head Lionel Lemay. Continuing to report to him are Vice President, Sustainability, Codes and Standards Tien Peng and Senior Director, Building Promotion Gregg Lewis. "This restructuring will more accurately reflect the long-term strategic goals of the ready mixed concrete industry and fulfill the wishes of our membership," says NRM- CA President Robert Garbini. "Both Brian and Lionel, and their respective staff, have clearly defined roles, which will no doubt advance [our] overall mission of promoting concrete as the building material of choice." DEVELOPING LEADERS Separately, NRMCA has named participants for its 2015-2016 Developing Industry Lead- ers program: Michael Baldoni, Irving Materi- als, Nashville; Don Bassett, Eastern Concrete Materials, Elmwood Park, N.J.; Patrick Ber- gin, Aggregate Industries, Golden, Colo.; Eri- ca Biser, Chaney Enterprises, Gambrills, Md.; Herbert Burton, Patrick Frawley and Mike Tornquist, Central Concrete Supply, San Jose, Calif.; Anthony DiMaio, Superior Concrete Materials, Washington, D.C.; Branon Evans, Ingram Concrete, Brownwood, Texas; Joseph N. Ferrara, Ferrara Bros., Flushing, N.Y.; Reid Harris, Concrete Supply Co., Charlotte, N.C.; Dustin Heiland, Redi-Mix, Inc., Euless, Texas; Danielle Leines, Trimble Construction Logis- tics, Tempe, Ariz.; Bubba Metts, Concrete Supply Co., Morrisville, N.C.; Bo Morgan, United Companies, Grand Junction, Colo.; Todd Morris, Concrete Supply Co., Green- ville, S.C.; Margaret Ramirez, Cemex, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; and, Rickey Swancey, BASF Corp., Vestavia Hills, Ala. Developing Industry Leaders organizers aim to broaden participants' understanding of the ready mixed concrete industry at a national and strategic level with a peer-cen- tric program. It encourages participants to make lifelong, career friends as they gain insight into a specific, national challenge. The group will start its work at NRMCA's Con- creteWorks Conference and Expo, September 18–22 in San Antonio, and present its find- ings at the 2016 convention. NRMCA department shift prioritizes Local Paving, Building Structures BRIEFS ORGANIZATIONS PROMOTING PERFORMANCE-BASED SOLUTIONS The NRMCA Research Engineering and Standards (RES) Committee has revised Guide to Improv- ing Specifications for Ready Mixed Concrete (2PE004) to reflect the recently released ACI 318- 14, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete. First published in 2009, the document is a tool for ready mixed producers to minimize prescriptive provisions in actual project specifi- cations and encourage performance-based solutions. Available in PDF as a free download, the 28-page document fol- lows the format used in typical Office Master Specification, Section 03300; includes only sections pertinent to ready mixed concrete; and, provides architects or engineers rationale for suggested specifi- cation language. Print versions of Guide to Improving Specifications for Ready Mixed Concrete can be obtained from NRMCA Manager, Cus- tomer Service Jacques Jenkins, jjenkins@nrmca.org. Suggestions for future revisions to the guide can be directed to NRMCA Senior Vice President, Engineering Colin Lobo, clobo@nrmca.org.

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