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Argos, CalPortland, Thomas lead NRMCA Quality Awards

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

NRMCA will honor 20 producer members earning 2018 Excellence in Quality Awards during an October 1 luncheon capping the ConcreteWorks conference in National Harbor, Md. Recipients demonstrate how they abide and exceed quality management principles over a broad range of activities—from program commitment, materials and production facility management to product quality control and maintaining high customer satisfaction levels.

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Audit positions Master Builders portfolio for LEED v4 material credit

Sources: BASF Construction Chemicals, Beachwood, Ohio; CP staff

Successful audits through Pennsylvania environmental consultant GreenCircle LLC have enabled BASF to provide third-party verified Manufacturer Inventory Reports covering admixture and fiber products to meet U.S. Green Building Council LEED v4 Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Material Ingredients, Option 1 credit requirements.

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Sculptor guides UHPC into premium interior furnishings

Sources: Brizo Kitchen & Bath Co., Indianapolis; CP staff

Brizo Kitchen & Bath presents its new single-handle Vettis Concrete faucet, meticulously cast by British Columbia Christopher Shannon, as a first of its kind fixture: “A feat of engineering and craftsmanship, innovative in both design and material … [blending] the finest quality of raw materials and an exquisite geometric form to create architectonic harmony.”

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Past ACI President Ellis heads Pankow Foundation

Sources: Charles Pankow Foundation, Vancouver, Wash.; CP staff

The Charles Pankow Foundation, a leading benefactor for research advancing cast-in-place or precast concrete engineering and practice, has appointed Anne Ellis, P.E., FACI, F.ASCE, as executive director. Founder of Ellis Global and past American Concrete Institute president, she previous served as a special advisor to the Foundation Board to rally support for collaborative innovation in architecture, engineering and construction. 

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New ACI committee advances 3-D printing practice, standards

Sources: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.; CP staff

The newly formed ACI Committee 564, 3-D Printing with Cementitious Materials will report on three-dimensional printing and additive manufacturing with inorganic cementitious materials, and develop publications on the technology’s applications, challenges and impacts. 

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