Entries for 2023

Joe Whiteman, Director of Safety Services The Voice Newsletter September 2023 September is national suicide awareness month, a critical opportunity to shine a light on a topic that affects individuals from all walks of life. In industries like concrete construction where the pressure to meet deadlines and ensure safety is paramount, the importance of mental health awareness cannot be understate...

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Keep Your Revenue Flowing!

Posted on September 21, 2023 in: Newsletter

Rich Cofoid, DCC Council Director The Voice Newsletter September 2023 For many decorative concrete contractors, the change of seasons as summer gives way to autumn is the busiest, most hectic, and anxious time of the year. Evening comes earlier shortening our workday, and cooler weather means we have weeks, not months, left to complete our scheduled projects before freezing temps halt exterior ...

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Ryan Klacking, CPC Council Director The Voice Newsletter September 2023 In less than a couple of weeks, we’ll all come together for the ASCC Annual Conference in Grand Rapids, MI, close to my hometown. Grand Rapids has evolved into a beautiful place to be, and I’m excited to see many of you! I think it’s fair to say we all look forward to the Annual Conference, where we can...

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Clark Branum, Decorative & Polished Concrete Specialist The Voice Newsletter September 2023 Welcome to Fall, the leaves are changing, and the temperatures are cooling down in most areas.  This is welcome news for many of us that have had to deal with wildfires and record high temperatures. The ASCC Annual Conference is coming up at the end of the month, so we have a lot of preparation ...

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Jim Klinger, Concrete Construction Specialist The Voice Newsletter September 2023 Question:  We were recently awarded the subcontract for a reinforced concrete high-rise tower that features 3-ft thick shear walls with moderate to heavy reinforcing steel congestion. The shear walls in some sectors are up to 4-ft thick. This upcoming project has a fast-track schedule, the so-called "3-d...

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Mike Hernandez, Technical Director The Voice Newsletter September 2023 Several years ago, climate change and sustainability were not something the concrete construction community would hear much about. Now action on sustainability is increasing all around us, which translates to less cement in concrete and more supplemental cementitious materials. In the last few years, the following has occurr...

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Ray Hefner, Exectuive Director The Voice Newsletter September 2023 ASCC’s Annual Conference is here, and I know everyone is excited about being together again as am I. As we gather for the conference, I want all in attendance to be cognizant of what brings them to the conference. The are a wide range of educational activities, networking opportunities, speakers, committee meetings, and of...

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What’s Working ASCCSAFE September 2023 Grace Fox, Safety Director, Encore Concrete Construction Encore has participated yearly in the OSHA stand downs to prevent falls in construction. Though the emphasis on the topics of fall prevention and protection seems ever present in our discussions, we always get high returns from the increased weight given to the subject during stand downs. The ...

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The Latest ASCCSAFE September 2023 Dr. John S. Gaal, Director - Worker Wellness, Missouri Works Initiative Last fall, my wife and I were traveling from St. Louis to a large conference being held in Las Vegas. Prior to departing for the airport, we were issued boarding passes that seemed inconsistent with our fares. Upon reaching our gate, I spoke with an airline representative about the seat...

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Director of Safety Services Message ASCCSAFE September 2023 The term “Continual Improvement” is no stranger to discussions related to anything ASCC. The definition for continual improvement reads: “the ongoing improvement of products, services, or processes through incremental and breakthrough improvement.” It is a term that we impress upon our members whether it is for ...

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