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ORGANIZATIONS July 2014

The National Precast Concrete Association noted the early-June passing of founding member Douglas Hoskin, a professional engineer and former president of Ontario-based Unit Step Woodstock. He joined a group of producers and suppliers to form NPCA in 1965, serving in variety of capacities with the association, including chairman (1973).

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Decorative Concrete Council Call for Award Entries

ASCC’s Decorative Concrete Council is accepting entries for the seventh annual Decorative Concrete Awards through September 30. Presented in partnership with Concrete Construction and Architect magazines and open to DCC members or non-members, the competition spans overlay, cast-in-place–stamped and special finish, stained, polished, countertop, vertical application, concrete artistry, and architectural concrete categories.

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ASTM Subcommittee Weighs Standard To Measure Rcc Density, Air Content

A proposed ASTM International standard will provide a test method for properties of fresh roller compacted concrete, its development coinciding with the increasing specification of RCC for highway road base, streets, roads, parking lots and heavy industrial pavements.

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Associated Builders office carries early Green Globes certification

Associated Builders & Contractors’ 19,300-sq.-ft. national headquarters in Washington, D.C., is one of the first buildings to be certified under Green Globes for Sustainable Interiors, a program available to owners or individual commercial space tenants from the Green Building Initiative (GBI), Portland, Ore.

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NRMCA frames Improving Concrete Quality

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association is releasing this month discusses concrete quality measurement, along with tangible and intangible benefits attributable to improved product quality. Co-published with CRC PressA publication that the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association is releasing this month discusses concrete quality measurement, along with tangible and intangible benefits attributable to improved product quality. Co-published with CRC Press, Improving Concrete Quality shows ready mixed company executives and managers how to boost operational performance; reduce labor and material costs; and, lower the environmental footprint of concrete while raising the overall quality of concrete construction.

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