Blindsided by COVID-19

Posted on March 15, 2021 in: Technical

Jim Klinger, Concrete Construction Specialist, The Voice Newsletter, March 2021 Veteran concrete contractors will tell you one of the worst parts of getting blindsided is that you never see it coming. And so it is with COVID-19. How many are there among us who left World of Concrete last year without collecting our personal copies of “The COVID-19 Owner’s Manual” that explains...

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Spearin Doctrine

Posted on February 15, 2021 in: Technical

Jim Klinger, Concrete Construction Specialist, The Voice Newsletter, February 2021 In his suspense novel Skyscraper, author Robert Byrne employs lead character Brian Mitchell, an intrepid Colorado-based consulting engineer, as a foil to introduce and explain a massive construction failure and its aftermath to a non-technical audience. To oversimplify enormously, Google Books advertises the nove...

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ASCC's New Monthly Safety Roundtables and Why You Should Participate Joe Whiteman, director of safety services  2-2021 For those who have attended our COVID-19 Roundtables, you have seen the value in sharing your experiences and listening to others challenges or lessons learned. The Safety & Risk Management Council realized what a great tool and opportunity it provides members to ...

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WWR Lap Splice Requirements

Posted on January 15, 2021 in: Technical

Jim Klinger, Concrete Construction Specialist, The Voice Newsletter, January 2021 Hotline Question “We have a project featuring a 6-inch thick concrete slab-on-ground over an 85,000 SF footprint of prepared subgrade. Reinforcing for the slab is plain welded-wire mesh (WWR 6x6). We installed the WWR using a lap splice of one square overlap, or 6 inches. The project inspector has rejecte...

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Safety Moments: The Value in Sharing Lesson Learned Joe Whiteman, director of safety services  1-2021 One of the many great benefits of being an ASCC member is the knowledge base that comes with it. We pride ourselves on the quality of our members and the professionalism they bring to the association. Whether it be experience with technical knowledge, operations, or means and methods, eac...

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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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Safety Owner Award 2020

Posted on December 07, 2020 in: Press Release, Safety

The Safety and Rick Management Council (SRMC) of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, is pleased to announce that Ken Fender, Senior Vice President, Baker Concrete Construction, Washington D.C., received the ASCC Member Owner/Executive Safety Award for 2020, presented September 23 at the association’s Annual Conference.

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Gaining Strength Award 2020

Posted on December 02, 2020 in: Press Release

The Emerging Leaders Committee of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, Mo., presented its third Gaining Strength Award to Thomas Glenn, a project manager for Gregory Construction, Columbus, MS at the organization’s Annual Conference in September.

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A Wish for Happy Holidays and a Reminder for Holiday Safety Joe Whiteman, director of safety services  12-2020  We are nearing the end of 2020 and welcoming the holiday season; time to spend with friends and family, along with participating in holiday traditions. I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of a few holiday safety statistics to help keep your mind focused on s...

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Winter is Upon Us, Enter Flu Season

Posted on November 01, 2020 in: Safety

Winter is Upon Us, Enter Flu Season Joe Whiteman, director of safety services  11-2020 As if we do not already have our plates full dealing with the effects and hazards of COVID-19, the winter months are here and bringing with it, flu season. It’s important that we get out in front of this by talking about the similarities and differences between the two. As you will see, the sympto...

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