Concrete Products

JUL 2014

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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32 • JuLY 2014 The National Precast Concrete Associa- tion noted the early-June passing of found- ing member Douglas Hoskin, a professional engineer and former president of Ontar- io-based Unit Step Woodstock. He joined a group of producers and suppliers to form NPCA in 1965, serving in variety of capac- ities with the association, including chair- man (1973). Hoskin is one of two association found- ers who have been honored with annual NPCA awards in their name. The Douglas G. Hoskin Award is presented during the Chairman's Banquet at the Annual Conven- tion to the member who has sponsored the most new members in the previous year. NPCA presented Hoskin with the other founder's award, named for Robert E. Yoa- kum, in 1967—the frst year of the honor. The American Society of Concrete Contractors will hold its 13th Annu- al Conference, September 18-21, at the Westin Westminster in Denver. Concrete contractors, equipment and product man- ufacturers, designers and other industry professionals will gather for three days of educational and networking opportunities. The keynote speaker will be Seal the Deal President Tom Woodcock, who ad- dresses thousands of contractors, sales personnel, and suppliers every year con- cerning the sales skills necessary to com- pete in this challenging economy. His top- ic for ASCC is "Beating Price Through Your Network." Joining him on the conference speaker roster are Jerry Holland, Bob Sim- onelli, Wally Adamchik, and Jeff Coleman. Half-day workshops, each designed to foster interaction between presenters and participants, will cover Field Leadership and Management Training; Talent Develop- ment and Recruitment; and, Communicat- ing in a Crisis. Rocky Geans Business School will be offered September 18-19. Seminar topics include Cutting Edge Technology, Simplifying Communication From Offce to Field, Contract Issues and Change Orders and The Latest and Greatest in Superfats. ASCC members will demonstrate deco- rative vertical applications, new stenciling methods, and epoxy metallic installation. The ACI Flatwork Finisher Certifcation class and exam will be offered September 18. Conference registration and additional de- tails can be obtained from ASCC, 866/788- 2722, or by visiting The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Insti- tute has appointed Scott Stevens chairman of the board, along with four new officers to guide the Institute through its next two years: Matthew Schewe, Commercial Metals Co., chair of Member Services; Giacomo Decorative Concrete Council Call for Award Entries ASCC's Decorative Concrete Council is accepting entries for the seventh annu- al Decorative Concrete Awards through September 30. Presented in partnership with Concrete Construction and Architect magazines and open to DCC members or non-members, the competition spans overlay, cast-in-place–stamped and spe- cial finish, stained, polished, countertop, vertical application, concrete artistry, and architectural concrete categories. With the exception of countertops, awards can be given in each category for projects under or over 5,000 square feet. Entries are judged on craftsmanship, aesthetics, functionality and creativity. The awards will be presented at World of Concrete 2015, February 3-6, Las Vegas. Entry form files and additional information can be obtained from ASCC, 866/788-2722; Acrusci, CFS Steel Co., Northeast Region director; Preston Sparkman, R&R Rebar Fabricators, as Southeast Region director; and, David Coker, Gerdau, at-large director. Joining them on the 2014/15 CRSI Board are Chairman Scott Stevens of Dimension Fab- ricators, Vice Chairman James Diggs of Ger- dau, and Treasurer Tim Thomas of American Steel Fabricators. Separately, CRSI has recognized 30 proj- ects in its inaugural HONORS program, suc- ceeding the Design Awards program. The focus of CRSI HONORS is less the structure itself and more the leadership and innova- tion demonstrated by design and construc- tion professionals, who under challenging Scott Stevens BRIEFS ORGANIZATIONS

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