Entries for 2018

Bruce Suprenant, Technical Director, The Voice Newsletter November 2018 ACI’s newest committee, 134, Constructability, has been providing contributions to a constructability column in ACI Concrete International. Members of 134 include Jim Cornell of JN Cornell Associates as chair, Bruce Suprenant, TAC contact, and Bev Garnant as a voting member, along with the following ASCC contractor me...

Online Learning Opportunities

Posted on July 01, 2018 in: Technical

Bruce Suprenant, Technical Director, The Voice Newsletter July 2018 I hope you’re familiar with the ASCC on-line learning through the webinar series. ASCC offered 10 webinars in 2017 and has offered four in 2018. They are a great opportunity to learn from experienced presenters. While you might be aware of the ASCC webinars, ACI also offers online training through its ACI University. ACI ...
Bruce Suprenant, Technical Director, The Voice Newsletter June 2018 The concrete industry relies heavily on the results of concrete compressive strength tests to determine specification compliance or to allow construction activities such as form removal or post-tensioning to take place. While testing the strength of concrete is a simple test and controlled by an ASTM standard, the measured resu...
Bruce Suprenant, Technical Director, The Voice Newsletter April 2018 ACI-ASCC 117 joint tolerance committee met in Salt Lake City last month to discuss our favorite topic—how realistic are the tolerances? And of course, everyone has an opinion. The unfortunate problem is that there is no rationale presented for the tolerances in the document. The committee wants to change that problem wit...

Watch Your Back Charges

Posted on March 01, 2018 in: Technical

Bruce Suprenant, Technical Director, The Voice Newsletter March 2018 Yes, every concrete contractor has felt the dreaded pain of back charges. Concrete contractors can face back charges that are unfair, including: No prior notice of defective work No time to investigate whether the work is defective No time allowed to fix the work No documentation that the cost of the back charges a...
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