Concrete Products

JUN 2017

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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Page 32 of 51 June 2017 • 31 CHAIRMAN'S REPORT DAN JUNTUNEN, PCI Wells Concrete enclosed 400 Marquette Ave. South, or 4Marq Apartments, in downtown Minneapolis. The producer de- livered 476 horizontally stacked wall panels with acid etch finish, all bearing on the 30-story structure's cast-in-place floors. The 29- x 11-ft. panels had to be large in scale for economy, but with large punched window openings left little room for reinforcing the 14-in. top and bottom concrete sec- tions, plus 22-in. wide vertical legs and 8-in. thick beveled punch openings. Panel area on the 260-unit project approach- es 95,000 square feet. Wells Concrete worked with Marq4's A/E/C team of UrbanWorks Architecture, Palanisami Associ- ates and Mortenson Construction. PHOTOS: Wells Concrete Founded in 1954, PCI is the leading developer of standards and methods for designing, fabricating, and constructing precast concrete structures and systems. The Institute maintains a staff of technical and marketing pro- fessionals to foster greater understanding and use of precast/prestressed concrete. It also operates the world's leading certification program for plants and individuals in the pre- cast concrete business. Members include precast concrete struc- tures and components producers, as well as architects, consultants, contractors, developers, educators, engineers, materials suppliers, ser- vice providers, and students. PCI publishes a broad array of technical manuals, reports, period- icals, an award-winning technical journal, and other informational documents. Additionally, it con- ducts research and development projects, conferences, plus building and transportation structure awards programs. The Institute headquar- ters is at 200 W. Adams St., Suite 2100, Chicago, IL 60606; 312/786- 0300;; PRECAST/PRESTRESSED CONCRETE INSTITUTE At-A-Glance 2017 CHAIRMAN DAN JUNTUNEN President/CEO Wells Concrete Albany, Minnesota IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIRMAN CHUCK PRUSSACK Sales/Engineering/QC Manager Oldcastle Precast, Inc., Spokane Spokane Valley, Washington CHAIRMAN-ELECT MASON LAMPTON Chief Executive Standard Concrete Products, Inc. Columbus, Georgia SILICA RULE COMPLIANCE PCI is monitoring the phased implementation or enforcement of the OSHA silica exposure rule, originally June 2017 for Construction and June 2018 for General Industry workplaces. Enforcement for Construction has been delayed until September. PCI estimates the annual compliance cost for producer members, erectors and customers is in the neighborhood of $40 million. Jointly developed by PCI and NPCA, the Exposure Control Plan for Respi- rable Crystalline Silica provides information on the hazards associated with silica dust and outlines the steps to take to ensure employees who work with, or around silica are not exposed to hazardous levels of dust; and to provide procedures for common silica related work duties to minimize exposure in accordance with the OSHA Air Contaminants standard. The manual consists of the following basic components: Respiratory health effects of exposure to silica; appli- cability of the standard to OSHA-defined General Industry and Construction workplaces; conducting an exposure assess- ment, including workplace sampling; methods of com- pliance, including exposure control plans; housekeeping, training, recordkeeping, respi- ratory protection and medical surveillance; plus, communi- cation of respirable crystalline silica hazards to employees.

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