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Organizers call for papers at co-located 2016 SCC, Sustainability Conferences

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association and Missouri University of Science & Technology invite abstracts for the 2016 Self-Consolidating Concrete Conference and the International Concrete Sustainability Conference (ICSC), May 15-18 in Washington, D.C. Engineers, architects, public works officials, material suppliers, researchers, academics, students, contractors and concrete industry professionals are encouraged to share their research, experiences and accomplishments in advancing SCC and sustainable concrete design, production and construction.

 

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ORGANIZATIONS - JULY 2015

The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute has named Robert Risser its new president. He joins the group with 20-plus years’ of executive association management experience, including nearly a decade as president and CEO of the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute in Schaumburg, Ill., and succeeds James Toscas, who left PCI in late-2014 to lead the Portland Cement Association.

 

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Man’s best friend hones rescue skills at Aggregate Industries NE facility

36 AggregateI 150Aggregate Industries US, Northeast Region recently hosted an International Rescue Dog Organization (IRO) Rubble Trial at its Littleton, Mass., K-9 testing facility. Four teams competed at two different levels (RH-T-A and RH-T-B), which involved the rescue of two and three victims within 20 minutes and 30 minutes, respectively, in a simulated rubble pile.

 

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