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National Concrete Pipe Week a nod to vital infrastructure

Source: American Concrete Pipe Association, Irving, Texas

Proclamations from 11 governors across the U.S. have positioned August 16-22 as the inaugural National Concrete Pipe Week, formally recognizing the importance of reinforced concrete pipe and precast concrete products to citizens’ health, safety and well-being. The contributions of thousands of workers, hundreds of manufacturing plants and other industries that support producers will likewise be acknowledged.

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NRMCA adds Pre-Trip Inspection lessons to online safety training library

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; CP staff

Pre-Trip Inspection lessons for rear discharge and front discharge mixer trucks are the latest additions to NRMCA’s Online Safety Series for drivers and fleet personnel. They contain the latest daily best practice, seven-step inspection procedures to help meet federal regulations, plus pointers for rear or front discharge models bearing liftable axles.

 

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New ready mixed specification series support outreach to engineers

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association; CP staff

The NRMCA Research Engineering and Standards Committee has unveiled Specification in Practice (SIP), a series of two-page information sheets written in an easily understandable "What, Why and How?" format. The first five topics address commonly found, high priority prescriptive issues that impact the ability to produce concrete mixtures that are sustainable and attain target performance.

 

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