Concrete Products

MAY 2018

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 • May 2018 ACI also elected four new directors to three-year board terms: Dr. Heather Brown, FACI, director of the newly formed School of Concrete and Construction Management at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfrees- boro; Mark Cheek, vice president of The Beta Group in Gretna, La.; Michael Paul, principal structural engineer, Larsen & Landis, Phila- delphia office; and, Michelle Wilson, director of Concrete Technology, Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill. Separately, ACI and the American Society of Concrete Contractors have designated ACI Committee 310, Decorative Concrete, a joint ACI-ASCC committee, tasked with compiling and releasing information on the application of artistic finishes of cast- in-place concrete; avoiding duplication of efforts; and, speeding document develop- ment. Joint participation also offers greater prospect of funds for research and experi- mentation, wider acceptance of results, and a pre-Summer launch of ACI Decorative Concrete Flatwork Finisher and Technician certification programs. Both certifications require comple- tion of a written exam, plus current Concrete Flatwork Technician certification. ASCC will be offering the exams at its 2018 conference, September 20-23 in Charlotte, N.C. "As the leading authority and resource worldwide for the concrete industry, ACI is pleased to expand our partnership with the American Society of Concrete Contractors to develop resources of importance to the industry," says ACI Executive Vice President Ronald Burg, P.E. "By working together, our organizations are better positioned to provide additional resources to serve the needs of the decorative concrete industry." "The ability to collaborate with the Amer- ican Concrete Institute on publications and educational programming relative to decora- tive concrete is a fantastic opportunity for ASCC and the Decorative Concrete Council," notes ASCC Executive Director Beverly Gar- nant. As a Society specialty council, DCC focuses on the issues, trends and work of the decorative concrete industry, she adds, and is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Anthony Tilton of Cotney Construction Law, LLP was recently named general counsel of the Tile Roofing Institute, Tallahassee, Fla. He will assist the concrete and clay tile producer group in market development and code mat- ters; corporate structure and bylaws guidance; plus, board of director, operations, regulatory compliance, and governance policies. Tilton covers all aspects of construction law, but concentrates on matters relating to the Occu- pational Safety & Health Administration and licensing defense, specifically litigation and the appeals process for citations involving catastrophic construction or industry related accidents. He also manages and develops safety and health strategies for construction contractors and industrial facilities across the United States. ASTM STANDARDS GUIDE The National Precast Concrete Association has released 2018 Selected ASTM Standards for Precast and Prestressed Concrete, avail- able for $475 ($630 nonmembers) in book or CD format, from the NPCA Shop at www. or by call- ing 800/366-7731. BRIEFS ORGANIZATIONS

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