Entries for 2024

At ASCC, we’re all about enhancing the capabilities of those who build with concrete, and safety is a big part of that mission. One of the best resources we offer is through our Safety Consulting Services Program is the On-Site Safety Evaluation Service. This is a tool and resource any member can utilize to have an objective evaluation of site conditions and work practices on your projects. ...

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In this quarter's H2H column, we are proud to celebrate the remarkable contributions of three member companies and their representatives—Mike Poppoff with Poppoff, Inc., Clay Fischer with Woodland Tilt-Up, and Jack Cooney with Somero Enterprises—who have generously donated to a groundbreaking study on safety helmets conducted by Virginia Tech. Their support, facilitated through the...

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ASCCSAFE: What's Working

Posted on June 12, 2024 in: Safety

By Joshua Tienken, M.S., W.E. Beaty, Inc. Safety professionals tend to wear a lot of hats throughout their career. From risk management and compliance to conducting training and holding meetings at all levels of their establishment. While we spend a lot of time on various tasks, we can all agree that the core focus of our profession is our people. We strive for participation and engagement in o...

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As we continue through another year full of safety initiatives, I'd like to highlight an important upcoming event: the 2024 ASCC Fall Safety Summit. This event is rapidly approaching in a few months, and it's the perfect time to bookmark the date. The Safety Summit is obviously my favorite event that ASCC hosts and is fantastic opportunity for members from all over the country to come toge...

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Jim Klinger, Concrete Construction Specialist The Voice Newsletter June 2024 Full disclosure: I received a call a few days ago from a former co-worker who is nearing retirement. Both of us started working concrete construction in the 1970's We spent some quality time on the phone looking back on our years in this tough business of ours. We talked as old men do. We first met on a large publ...

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Beat the Heat!

Posted on June 03, 2024 in: Safety, Newsletter

Joe Whiteman, Director of Safety Services The Voice Newsletter June 2024 As the summer months approach, ASCC members face the challenge of combating heat illness among their workers. With the sun beating down and temperatures soaring, it's crucial to prioritize the health and safety of workers on all our projects. Proper onboarding, acclimatization, and adherence to federal standards are e...

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Rich Cofoid, DCC Council Director The Voice Newsletter June 2024 We know many of you are familiar with our annual ASCC/DCC Community Project, where we give back to the community by transforming plain, dull areas into beautiful works of art for everyone to enjoy. Over the years, your generous contributions of time, talent, money, and materials have made these projects possible, and for that, we...

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Clark Branum, Decorative & Polished Concrete Specialist The Voice Newsletter June 2024 As we dive into the busy season, it is full steam ahead. At the of April, the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) held its Annual Committee Week in the vibrant city of St. Louis. Industry leaders convened to exchange insights, innovations, and best practices, enriching our collective pursuit ...

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Lean Construction

Posted on June 03, 2024 in: Technical, Newsletter

Dave MacNeel, Principal and Lean Coach, On Point Lean Consulting The Voice Newsletter June 2024 In lieu of Technical Director Mike Hernandez's article, this month we present an article from Dave MacNeel, Principal and Lean Coach, On Point Lean Consulting. His firm, On Point Lean Consulting, coaches general contractors and specialty trade contractors to apply Lean principles and tools in th...

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You Have to Read This Book

Posted on June 03, 2024 in: Newsletter

Ray Hefner, Executive Director The Voice Newsletter June 2024 I recently read “Getting Naked: A Business Fable" by Patrick Lencioni (Five Dysfunctions of a Team), and the good read was courtesy of the DPR Lending Library (Thank you Marc Ness!). Getting Naked explores the principles of vulnerability and transparency in client relationships. The book tells the story of Jack Bauer, an ...

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