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Bruce Suprenant, Technical Director, The Voice Newsletter, December 2020 You might not have met Jim yet, but you will. He has been assisting ASCC on developing company certification, especially related to the company certifications. And he is also involved in ACI committees for ASCC including: ACI 318A-General Concrete and Construction, ACI 134-Concrete Constructability and ACI/ASCC 117-Toleran...

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Bruce Suprenant, Technical Director, The Voice Newsletter, October 2020 For the past few years, ASCC has been reviewing literature on constructability, especially that from the Construction Industry Institute (CII). CII started their constructability efforts in the mid-1980’s and have continued with a number of publications. We also reviewed constructability publications by AISC, ASCE, AA...

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Bruce Suprenant, Technical Director, The Voice Newsletter October 2020 For the past few years, ASCC has been reviewing literature on constructability, especially that from the Construction Industry Institute (CII). CII started their constructability efforts in the mid-1980’s and have continued with a number of publications. We also reviewed constructability publications by AISC, ASCE, AAS...

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How to Search for Products

Posted on September 15, 2020 in: Technical

Bruce Suprenant, Technical Director, The Voice Newsletter, September 2020 Recently two Hotline inquiries were looking for concrete repair products; one project in Iowa and one in Colorado. They were looking for products to recommend to the owner and architect/engineer for approval. There are many different repair products on the market for a variety of uses in different durability requirements....

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How to Search for Products

Posted on September 01, 2020 in: Technical

Bruce Suprenant, Technical Director, The Voice Newsletter September 2020 Recently two Hotline inquiries were looking for concrete repair products; one project in Iowa and one in Colorado. They were looking for products to recommend to the owner and architect/engineer for approval. There are many different repair products on the market for a variety of uses in different durability requirements. ...

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Bruce Suprenant, Technical Director, The Voice Newsletter August 2020 Two studies -- “Impact & Control of RFIs on Construction Projects (2016)” and “The Impact of Rework on Construction & Some Practical Remedies (2012)” -- both by Navigant Construction Forum, provide quantitative insight into the harsh realities of two jobsite issues. Contact bsuprenant@asccon...

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Bruce Suprenant, Technical Director, The Voice Newsletter July 2020 ASCC is looking to advance the implementation of constructability concepts for concrete construction. Case studies by the Construction Industry Institute (CII) cited cost reductions of between 6 and 23 percent, benefit/cost ratios of up to 10 to 1, and significant schedule reduction. Now we want to hear from ASCC concrete contr...

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Bruce Suprenant, Technical Director, The Voice Newsletter June 2020 ACI Concrete International has featured a Q&A section at the end of the magazine for years. Recently, some of the Q&As are originating (see titles in italics) from the ASCC Contractor Email Forum. There have been a great number of these articles of value to contractors. Because of that, I have listed specific Q&A of...

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Bruce Suprenant, Technical Director, The Voice Newsletter May 2020 Since 1996, ACI 301 “Specifications for Concrete” provided an option in which the specifier could require the contractor to submit a plan for wet-weather protection activities. The specification language for ACI 301-16, 5.1.2 Submittals is shown below. During placement of concrete, unless protection is provided, ACI ...

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Bruce Suprenant, Technical Director, The Voice Newsletter April 2020 The ASCC Hotline has been in existence for about 50 years, taking calls on business, contracts/specifications and technical issues. The success of the Hotline is not about the person answering the calls, but the contractors that call in. As contractors call, more information is obtained about an issue or project, which collect...

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