Michelle Wilson, Portland Cement Association The Voice Newsletter February 2024 The Portland Cement Association was proud to work with the American Society of Concrete Contractors in co-hosting our first industry session at World of Concrete, Best Practices in Pre-Construction for PLC (Type IL) Projects, in Las Vegas on January 24. The event proved successful in providing real-world example...

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Heather Baines, Past Council Director The Voice Newsletter February 2024 Weekly safety meetings or safety talks are common practice in many workplaces, especially those with potentially hazardous environments such as construction sites, Theses meetings serve several important purposes: 1. Promoting Safety Awareness: Regular safety meetings help keep practices at the forefront of employees&r...

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Better Together

Posted on February 26, 2024 in: Polishing, Newsletter

Ryan Klacking. CPC Council Director The Voice Newsletter February 2024 January, no doubt, was a busy month as many of us were in Las Vegas for the 50th Anniversary of the World of Concrete. For me personally, this was not only my 18th year attending and my fourth year as an exhibitor, but also one of the best WOCs I have attended in all my years. The energy was palpable, the people were open t...

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Rich Cofoid, DCC Council Director The Voice Newsletter February 2024 As a successful contractor, you have proven to be self-motivated. However, all of us at some point go through fatigue, or lack energy, or just don’t feel like getting out of bed. I ran across an article on Hubspot by Leslie Ye that listed some easy and sensible ways we can use to build and strengthen our motivation. ...

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Clark Branum, Decorative & Polished Concrete Specialist The Voice Newsletter February 2024 Now that the World of Concrete is over, it’s time to get back to work. The show was a big success for everyone this year, and we were very happy with the Decorative Concrete Experience booth in the South Hall.  We had a lot of diverse traffic that we don’t normally see outside in the...

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Jim Klinger, Concrete Construction Specialist The Voice Newsletter February 2024 The Use of Laser Scanners Full Disclosure:  Imagine, if you will, the following scenario. You are an experienced project manager, patiently waiting to collect your retention for the reinforced structural concrete portion of a large, wood-framed condominium project. The stick framing begins at grade level--...

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Mike Hernandez, Technical Director The Voice Newsletter February 2024 As we begin 2024, ASCC collaboration with other trade associations continues to expand. The challenges with concrete expectations and particularly with low carbon concrete can’t be solved by the concrete contractor alone. Concrete has traditionally competed to be the paving and building material of choice with asphalt,...

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What’s Happening at the ASCC

Posted on February 26, 2024 in: Newsletter

Ray Hefner, Executive Director The Voice Newsletter February 2024 It’s been a busy beginning to the year, and there is a lot happening at the ASCC. To start, ASCC had its big presence at the 50th anniversary of the World of Concrete starting with a large crowd at the Annual Kickoff Bash. Attendees enjoyed a tropical theme featuring roasted pig and all of the trimmings. This year featured...

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Aaron Gregory, Treasurer  The Voice Newsletter February 2024 In the dynamic world of construction, achieving annual revenue goals should not be simply an accident, but a strategic pursuit guided by science and metrics. In this article we will skim the surface of looking at the symbiotic relationship between overhead costs, bid-to-hit ratios, and weekly business opportunities all to hit yo...

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The Voice Newsletter January 2024 Michael “Mike” Ireland, President & CEO, Portland Cement Association Hello American Society of Concrete Contractors! It’s tough being in the national spotlight, isn’t it? But we must get used to it, because in 2024, Americans will notice more orange cones and construction projects sprouting up in their hometowns by way of the f...

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