Jim Klinger, Concrete Construction Specialist The Voice Newsletter May 2024 Question: We are estimating a mid-rise, pump-place-finish only job (P-P-F) that bids roughly 2 months from now. The base building structure is framed in steel, featuring seismic frame columns founded on a network of pile caps and connecting grade beams. The slab on grade (SOG) has a footprint of 44,585 square feet (SF)...

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Jason T.K. Anglin, Safety Director at Christman Construction The Voice Newsletter May 2024 Injury management is one of the more critical elements that can help determine if a workplace accident will eventually be categorized as a first aid, OSHA recordable, restricted duty or a Time Loss Accident. An essential key to injury management is planning and knowing where your team will take an inj...

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Ryan Klacking, CPC Council Director The Voice Newsletter May 2024 As we get into the summer months, workload picks up, and safety becomes more prevalent. Every month should be about safety awareness, but May is designated to ‘Building Safety Month’, with this year’s theme of “Mission Possible.” Building Safety Month is presented by the International Code Council (...

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Rich Cofoid, DCC Council Director The Voice Newsletter May 2024 I had the opportunity recently to do research for an upcoming NRMCA webinar on decorative concrete innovations in sustainability and thought I’d share some comments. Any of us who deal with architects and designers will tell you that over the past few years, sustainability and environmental issues have gone from an afterthou...

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Clark Branum, Decorative & Polished Concrete Specialist The Voice Newsletter May 2024 Welcome to Spring 2024, even though we still have snow in some places it is officially Spring now, and work seems to be moving again. We just finished our trip to ACI in New Orleans; what a great city to visit. The meetings were very productive and the food there is amazing as always. ACI-310 guide to Dec...

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Mike Hernandez, Technical Director There has been much discussion about the challenges associated with mixes with high water demand, which can be a side effect of some high blaine I/II and IL cement, manufactured sands, and SCMs. Because of this higher water demand, early moisture loss has become more of an issue with these mixes. To keep the water inside the mix, most members have reported a s...

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Ray Hefner, Executive Director The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) Committee Week held at the Missouri Athletic Club in Downtown St. Louis on April 21st and 22nd was a resounding success, bringing together industry professionals from across the nation for a week of collaboration, networking, and shared learning. Against the backdrop of the historic Missouri Athletic Club, attend...

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Anthony DeCarlo, Vice President The Voice Newsletter May 2024 As a long-time member of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), I've experienced firsthand the profound impact that membership in this esteemed organization can have on personal and professional growth. From networking opportunities to educational resources and industry insights, my experience and time spent with A...

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DCC Awards 2024

Posted on April 17, 2024 in: Press Release, Decorative

April 15, 2024 – The Decorative Concrete Council (DCC) of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO is excited to announce the launch of its Sixteenth Annual International Decorative Concrete Council Awards program for the year 2024. This prestigious award program recognizes and celebrates exceptional decorative concrete projects from around the globe.

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Joe Whiteman, Director of Safety Services, The Voice Newsletter, March 2024 Attention ASCC member companies operating in California: California's recent enactment of SB 553/California Labor Code Section 6401.9 mandates comprehensive workplace violence prevention plans for almost all employers in the state. This development, often exemplified by the saying "as goes California, so goe...

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