Concrete Products

AUG 2014

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18 • August 2014 BRIEFS ORGANIZATIONS A 42-year National Ready Mixed Concrete Asso- ciation and National Aggregates Association veteran, widely recognized for contributions to development of cement, concrete strength and durability testing, plus returned mix and truck wash water reuse standards, Richard Gaynor died July 16 in Maryland. "To say Dick achieved legendary status within our industry would be an understate- ment," affrms NRMCA President Robert Garbini. "His knowledge, dedication, contri- butions and kindness will be his legacy. I was honored to consider him a mentor, colleague and friend." "Dick was one of those people who could get things done and understood how things worked—whether it was mechanical, chemical or electrical," adds Federal Highway Adminis- tration consultant and longtime NRMCA/NAA colleague Richard Meininger. A Mobile, Ala., native, Gaynor earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Al- abama and master's in engineering from the University of Maryland. He arrived at the NRMCA and (NAA forerunner) National Sand & Gravel Association in 1954, poised to man- age their Joint Research Laboratory in College Park, Md., for more than two decades. He be- came NRMCA director of Engineering in 1971; vice president of Research and Engineering in 1975; and, executive vice president in 1984. He also served as National Industrial Sand Associa- tion director of Engineering from 1979–1993. Throughout much of his association ten- ure, Gaynor provided technical support to the Truck Mixer Manufacturers Bureau and Concrete Plant Manufacturers Bureau, both NRMCA affliates. Through the NRMCA Tech- nical Short Course, technical information letters, publications and industry presenta- tions, he educated many industry leaders, along with engineering, quality control and production personnel. Upon retirement in 1996, Gaynor was ap- pointed an honorary member of the NRMCA Board of Directors. The following year, the Re- search Engineering and Standards Committee established the Richard D. Gaynor Award to recognize individuals who have made signif- icant contributions to the ready mixed con- crete industry along the technical front. A lengthy track record of committee par- ticipation earned Gaynor the title of Fellow at the American Concrete Institute, where he served on the Building Code Committee (ACI 318) and Specifcations Committee (ACI 301); and, ASTM International, where he was a pri- mary driver in evolving C94, Specifcation for Ready Mixed Concrete, and ultimately named honorary member of Committee C1 on Cement and C9 on Concrete and Aggregates. Standards catalyst Richard D. Gaynor, 1931-2014 Dick Gaynor ® U S A SPONSORED BY COLOR SPONSOR Concrete professionals gather annually for the Concrete Decor Show — the only national trade event devoted entirely to decorative concrete. The Concrete Decor Show offers three days of exhibits and live demonstrations from top manufacturers, plus a full week of classes covering all aspects of decorative concrete. This is the place to sharpen your skills, meet other concrete artisans, and talk with product manufacturers. Join us in Fort Worth for the 2014 Concrete Decor Show! HONE YOUR SKILLS AT THE CONCRETE DECOR SHOW View the Show Preview and register to attend now at or call 877 - 935 - 8906. FORT WORTH · SEPT. 29 - OCT. 3, 2014 · EXHIBITS: OCT. 1 - 3 HONE YOUR SKILLS AT THE CONCRETE DECOR SHOW Photo courtesy of David Padgett, Concrete Polishing Solutions

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