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SEP 2018

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Page 27 of 56 September 2018 • 25 Denver-based geotechnical engineer and testing lab operator CTL|Thompson is welcoming back a former principal and one of Colorado's foremost materials experts, Jeffrey Groom, who ended a 21-year tour of duty in 2007 as interna- tional assignments beckoned. He returns to CTL|Thompson as senior principal engineer with specific oversight of the cement/fly ash/concrete materials engi- neering and testing laboratory. Groom helped create national testing and spec- ification of concrete and concrete aggregate norms for the American Society of Testing and Materials. He is a past American Concrete Institute Rocky Mountain Chapter president and recognized ACI International Certification program examiner. The ICC Evaluation Service in Brea, Calif., has announced its 2018- 2019 Board of Managers roster, to include four reappointments and two new members. Board members advise ICC-ES management and help advance the organization's position as the leader in technical evaluations of building products. The reappointments are Jeff Ellis, P.E., S.E., director of Codes and Compliance for Simpson Strong-Tie; Catherine Low, S.E., P.E., principal structural engineer for C.A.P. Low SE; Michael Nugent, building official for the City of Rock Hill, S.C.; and, Ravi Shah, Associate AIA, director of Development Services for the City of Carrollton, Texas. Named to the ICC-ES board are City of Santa Clara (Calif.) Building Official Sharon Goei and Hartford County (Md.) Government Deputy Director Richard Truitt. AUDITORS RAISE ENERGY-RATING BAR Energy Inspectors Corp., PEG LLC, TopBuild Home Services Inc., and US-EcoLogic/TexEnergy have chartered Leading Raters of America (LRA), Fairfax, Va., to promote best practices for energy rating ser- vices provided to home builders, commercial developers, institutional users and property managers. "A key strategic element of U.S. eco- nomic and environmental wellbeing is the assurance to consumers, builders, operators, utility companies, building code professionals and government officials that third-party energy efficiency verifi- cation is credible, of the highest quality, and impartial to outside influence," LRA affirms. Members envision "the highest quality and consistency for independent energy rating of new and existing buildings in accordance with building codes, industry standards, built-environment science and a paramount code of ethics." MANUFACTURERS Command Alkon has named Dexter Bachelder as vice president, Con- tractor Solutions, responsible for growing the information technology provider's mindshare in the contractor vertical and championing the value of a digitally integrated bulk material supply chain. He joins Birmingham, Ala.-based Command Alkon after 11 years with Aconex, a collaborative construction and engineering management software developer where he served as senior vice president, Global Business Development. "As we further expand into the Heavy-Civil and Mega Project market, Dex's global experience, customer focus, deep expertise and leadership skills make him ideally suited to lead our Contractor Solu- tions group," says Command Alkon CEO Phil Ramsey. Jeffrey Groom BRIEFS MANUFACTURES

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