Concrete Products

AUG 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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12 • August 2014 PRODUCERS Ernest Maier has added the CarbonCure technology to its Maryland concrete masonry operation, and is poised to be the frst Washing- ton, D.C., market operator to issue Environmental Product Declara- tions and Health Product Declarations for block. An EPD covering CMU processed with a carbon dioxide-based curing system will time with the ongoing implementation of the District of Columbia's Green Building Act, the frst local law requiring new, private buildings to meet LEED rating system standards. EPD will especially factor into projects for which certifcation under the new LEED v4 is targeted. "We're in a market that has committed to the best green con- struction standards and we fully support this commitment," says Ernest Maier President Brendan Quinn. "CarbonCure is allowing us to better serve this market and meet the demands of our customers." Quikrete Cos. has been awarded a 2014 Golden Hammer Award in the building materials category from Home Channel News. "For more than 75 years, Quikrete has been committed to helping home improvement retailers meet market demand by offering the most comprehensive line of concrete and masonry building and repair products," says Vice President of Marketing Frank Owens. "We ap- preciate being recognized by customers for our efforts in areas like new product development, distribution, advertising and marketing, and quality control." A number of initiatives during the past year helped garner Qui- krete's Golden Hammer: a new line of concrete stains and coatings; television ad campaign launch; online how-to video library expan- sion; and, Custom Building Products acquisition. ORGANIZATIONS ASTM International Committee C01 on Cement presented the Award of Merit to David Norris, assistant plant manager at Riverside Ce- ment, Oro Grande, Calif., citing his technical and administrative contributions to the industry, especially in hydraulic cement stan- dards development. The award is ASTM's highest recognition for in- dividual contributions to standards activities. Norris currently serves as C01 executive subcommittee member at large, and participates in Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates activities. He joined Riverside Cement in 1989 as chief chemist; under TXI ownership, he became a technical services man- ager in 2000 and assumed his current role in 2007. Prior to Riverside, he held managerial, chemist and engineering positions at General Portland Inc./Lafarge North America plants in Texas and Ohio. The American Concrete Institute's ACI Foundation is accepting through October 15 applications for 10 undergraduate fellowships, plus one undergraduate and eight graduate scholarships during the 2015-2016 academic year. Fellowships range from $7,000 to $10,000, and are awarded to high-potential students who are studying engi- neering, construction management or related felds of study in the area of concrete. Applicants must be nominated by a faculty member who belongs to ACI. Fellowship recipients are also provided travel and registration to two ACI conventions, assignment to an indus- try mentor, and prospective summer internships. Among Institute members and sponsors for whom Fellowships are named: Dan Baker, Elmer Baker, Richard White, BASF Construction Chemicals, Cagley & Associates, Charles Pankow, and Richard Stehly. BRIEFS PRODUCERS

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