ASCC COVID–19 Resources

Posted on April 01, 2020 in: Safety

ASCC COVID–19 Resources Joe Whiteman, Director of Safety Services  4-2020 Hello ASCC members. Across the country, much of our industry has been deemed essential. As we navigate the challenges and health risks facing essential workers, please know that ASCC is continually updating its resources to meet the frequently changing guidelines. The ASCC website is one way to access those...

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The Concrete Polishing Council (CPC) a subsidiary of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO, has developed two preconstruction checklists for floors to receive a polished finish. They are “Checklist for the PreConstruction Conference” and “Checklist for the Polished Concrete Pre-Construction Conference.”

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The Concrete Polishing Council (CPC), a subsidiary of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO, has published five Position Statements on topics of concern to the polished concrete contractor and those who specify polished concrete. The position statements clarify the polished concrete contractor’s point of view for architects, engineers, owners and others.

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The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) St. Louis, MO, has launched a program of safety consulting services for its contractor members. Available services include Written Program / Policy Review, Site Safety and Risk Assessment, a Mock OSHA Inspection and an Assessment of Silica Dust Generating Conditions. Services are provided by Joe Whiteman, ASCC’s director of safety services,...

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Powder Actuated Nail Guns

Posted on March 01, 2020 in: Safety

Powder Actuated Nail Guns Phil Diekemper, Safety & Risk Management Council  3-2020 Many of our carpenters today utilize Powder Actuated Nail Guns. They have become lighter, more versatile, and convenient. Use of nail guns, however, has led to new accidents, in lieu of the historical accident of a thumb being smashed by a hammer while holding a nail. Our company has experienced several...

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Officers Elected 2020-2021

Posted on February 26, 2020 in: Press Release

Chris Forster, Largo Concrete, Tustin, CA, has been re-elected president of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO for 2020-2021. Bill Bramschreiber, Charles Pankow Builders, was elected first vice president. Anthony DeCarlo, TWC Concrete, LLC; Mario Garza, Barton Malow, and Chris Klemaske, Sundek, were re-elected vice presidents, and Kevin Riley, Belfast Valley Contrac...

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Bruce Suprenant, Technical Director, The Voice Newsletter February 2020 Gym floors in schools—the battle between the concrete contractor and gym floor installers was the beginning of the ASCC Position Statements. Concrete contractors were meeting the F-numbers stated in the project specifications but the gym floor installers were not happy with the concrete surface. They did not like the ...

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Situational Awareness

Posted on February 01, 2020 in: Safety

Situational Awareness Michael Schneider, Safety & Risk Management Council 2-2020 The industry has made much progress over the past few years creating safer working conditions. Today, most accidents occur from unsafe acts, not unsafe conditions. One of the challenges we all face on our projects on a daily basis is keeping our co-workers focused on the task at hand. Staying focused is depend...

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Input Needed – Rubbed Finishes

Posted on January 01, 2020 in: Technical

Bruce Suprenant, Technical Director, The Voice Newsletter January 2020 We need your assistance. Ward Malisch and I are working on a draft of an article on rubbed finishes. Over the past 50 years, there has been much confusion about a rub finish and how it is accomplished. In addition, concrete curing specifications requiring forms to be left in place for 3 to 7 days, and a trend toward stronger...

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Winter Driving Safety Tip

Posted on January 01, 2020 in: Safety

Winter Driving Safety Tip Jason Anglin, Safety & Risk Management Council 1-2020 As we continue to endure the cold weather months, winter driving has the potential to be hazardous. Often accidents and incidents can be avoided by simply preparing and planning. PREPARE Maintain Your Car – Keep your windows clear and regularly check the battery, tire tread, windshield wipers, no-f...

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