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30 • August 2019 BRIEFS ORGANIZATIONS national promotion for you." Additional information on the 2019 Precast Days can be obtained from NPCA's Ashley Benson, 800/366-7731; Separately, Chris Frederick has joined the association as director of Specifications & Regulatory Services, serving a vital role in outreach to specifiers and agencies and promoting the NPCA Plant Certification Pro- gram. He arrived after 10 years as an Illinois and Indiana territory manager for a major building products supply company. NPCA has also announced the promotion of Kirk Stelsel, a nine-year communications team member, to director of Communications and Public Affairs. Michael Ayers, Ph.D., has been named Illinois Chapter–American Concrete Pavement Association executive director. A veteran concrete pavement engineer, he previously served ACPA National in var- ious roles, providing technical service and support with highway pavement technology, as well as education & training. Prior to that, he held senior technical management posts with ARA (then, ERES Consultants) and, fol- lowing a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers tenure, was associate professor of Civil Engineering at Oklahoma State University. The Concrete Polishing Council, a specialty council of the American Society of Con- crete Contractors, St. Louis, has relaunched Tradesman and Craftsman certifications, which were begun by CPC predecessor, the Concrete Polishing Association of America. A certified Tradesman requires knowledge on the proper procedure to polish concrete but lacks suffi- cient work experience to qualify as a Craftsman. Craftsman certification is open to those who have achieved Tradesman certification and have a minimum of 4,500 hours of work experience in surface preparation, grinding, edging, chemical application, honing, polishing and polishing equipment maintenance. Information on both programs, including exam materials and sched- ules, can be obtained at The U.S. Green Building Council, Washing- ton, D.C., is soliciting feedback and concepts for the next version of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, the 20-year-old green building rating program whose most recent update was released in April. The standard is revised through a continuous improvement pro- cess, USGBC challenging the building sector to be more resource efficient and sustainable with each new version. LEED v4.1 emphasizes the human experi- ence and pushes project teams to create spaces that reduce carbon emissions, energy, water use and waste, while also improving the health and well-being of the people who live, work, learn and play in certified buildings, cities and communities. "With LEED v4.1 we have fundamentally transformed our rating system development process," says USGBC CEO Mahesh Ramanujam. "It has allowed us to become more agile and adaptable to incorporate real time Michael Ayers 215.256.1700 s S S ss Sol l icl o s c si G S c vic o o v w S l o lic o iOS. l is clo - s G S s s c o wi ov - - so i o c l- . l i ci wi s. j - l S l ss i S s l l cc l ov s o s o so io s is visi l ov s result is better visibility of the fleet, improved asset utilization, and greater profits.

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