Ryan Klacking, CPC Council Director The Voice Newsletter August 2023 I think I can speak for everyone who reads this newsletter or who participate in other work-related activities such as associations, that often, we’re struggling to find a solid work-life balance. It’s all too often that our work, especially as owners, takes precedence over almost everything else in our lives. We a...

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Marginal Gain Theory

Posted on August 31, 2023 in: Decorative, Newsletter

Rich Cofoid, DCC Council Director The Voice Newsletter August 2023 Are you familiar with something called the Marginal Gain Theory? It has been famously used by the British cycling team who, since its implementation, have earned a 1st and 2nd place in the Tour de France and over 32 Olympic metals since 2008. What it entails is simply focusing on tiny improvements, which accumulate over time res...

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Clark Branum, Decorative & Polished Concrete Specialist The Voice Newsletter August 2023 Now that Summer is in full swing, it seems like our businesses are really starting to ramp up. Early in the season, it looked like projects were on hold and many contractors were reporting a slow start to the summer. With that comes new updates and workload for us on the development side of things. The ...

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Mike Hernandez, Technical Director The Voice Newsletter August 2023 There are various new and developing technologies on the market that are of use to concrete contractors. ASCC technical staff and Associate Members can assist you with many of them. Members can also ask for feedback from the general membership in the ASCC Forum. Total Station The most accessible technology may be to inves...

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Millennials Have It Right

Posted on August 31, 2023 in: Newsletter

Ray Hefner, Executive Director The Voice Newsletter August 2023 At one time or another, we have all heard the statement, “work smarter not harder,” which is the mantra of the Millennials and something each practices every day. One of the many things I have learned during my career is to have an open mind and be willing to learn every step of the way. In other words, have an open min...

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Maizer Ouijdani, Vice President The Voice Newsletter August 2023 One of the most important steps of pre-planning and field efficiency is the development and use of shop drawings for our trade. Reflecting on my early days as a field engineer, I vividly recall manually scrutinizing construction documents along with shop drawings our team of detailers put together. Back then, the procedure was str...

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ALERT! Bulletins

Posted on July 10, 2023 in: Press Release, Technical

July 10, 2023 – The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, has published its first ALERT!, a new bulletin to apprise members of issues and developments in the concrete construction industry. The first ALERT! covers Portland-Limestone Cement Concrete. “ALERT! bulletins will be published as needed to provide timely notice of unusual, challenging, and sometimes comple...

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ASCCSAFE Spring 2023

Posted on June 05, 2023 in: Safety

May 22, 2023 – The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) announced that Bruce Suprenant, P.E., PhD., FACI, and Bev Garnant, HACI, have been retained to develop and manage the association’s sustainability initiative. Suprenant and Garnant are ASCC’s former technical director and executive director respectively.

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Jason T.K. Anglin, SRMC director The Voice Newsletter May 2023 In recent years, one of the more complex challenges facing the construction industry is attracting new workers to the industry. As construction professionals, we also understand new workers pose a special hazard to both the project site and to themselves.  Inexperienced workers historically have higher rates of both incident...

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