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NCMA, ICPI name 2016 Safety Award recipients

Sources: National Concrete Masonry Association, Herndon, Va.; Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, Chantilly, Va.

NCMA and ICPI honor 142 plants in their 2016 Safety Awards Program, recognizing members who demonstrate exemplary accident prevention and worker protection. Eligibility is based on the lowest number of or no reportable injuries as documented by OSHA 300A logs (or equivalent Canadian injury reports) for the calendar year.

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FMCSA tables costly scheme raising baseline truck insurance

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, Grain Valley, Mo.; CP staff

Citing “insufficient data or information to support moving forward with a rulemaking,” the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has withdrawn a proposal expanding the scope of commercial motor vehicles warranting a minimum amount of insurance per truck, potentially increasing annual coverage from $750,000 to $4 million.

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ASTM E06 sets symposium on building science, enclosure performance

Source: ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa.

ASTM Committees E06 on Performance of Buildings and D08 on Roofing and Waterproofing invite abstracts of papers for the Symposium on Building Science and the Physics of Building Enclosure Performance, October 21, 2018, at the Washington Hilton, Washington, D.C.

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NRMCA publishes 2017 Hours of Service guide

Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.

NRMCA’s updated Compliance Guide for the Federal Drivers' Hours of Service (HOS) addresses key aspects of new Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration rules, especially in light of ready mixed producer exemptions from 30-minute break and driver logging requirement extension to 14 hours.

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Contractors, CIM research finds mockups best ACI 347 formed-surface criteria

Sources: American Society for Concrete Contractors, St. Louis; CP staff

Researchers evaluating the American Concrete Institute’s Guide to Formed Concrete Surfaces (ACI 347.3R-13) contend that a) suggested measurements or other criteria used in assigning a given formed surface to one of the document’s four categories is neither objective nor practical; b) converting ACI 347.3R-13 recommendations to specification requirements could result in disputes and litigation; and, c) preparation of concrete mockups for architect or engineer approval is superior to the guide’s methodologies.

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