Mike Hernandez, Technical Director, The VOICE Newsletter, December 2023 ASCC just issued Alert! #2 on portland limestone cement (PLC) (members click here to view). In it, ASCC recommends two tests, one for bleed rate and one for initial set. Because reduced bleed is a common issue raised about PLC, this test was recommended, per ASTM C232. One response from experts regarding our recommendations...

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Ray Hefner, Executive Director, The VOICE Newsletter, December 2023 The days on the 2023 calendar are beginning to dwindle down, and we are all focused on the holidays, friends and family but, don’t forget 2024 is around the corner. 2024 is a clean slate for everyone, and we can put the successes and failures of 2023 in the rearview mirror (don’t look back)! It is time to start thin...

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What Keeps Me Up at Night

Posted on December 21, 2023 in: Newsletter

Chris Klemaske, President, The VOICE Newsletter, December 2023 I have discovered that 3:00 a.m. thoughts are something I have in common with most of my friends and colleagues so I have decided to share one of my reoccurring 3:00 a.m. thoughts that I finally googled, and it seemed like it would be appropriate for our newsletter. What is the difference between Gratitude and Grateful? Gratit...

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Hard Hats to Helmets

Posted on December 07, 2023 in: Safety

ASCCSAFE Fall 2023 Cassie Hilaski, VP of Safety and Health, Nibbi Brothers Concrete In September 2023, Nibbi started requiring all individuals on our jobsites (including subcontractors, vendors, clients, inspectors, and visitors) to make the switch from hard hats to safety helmets. But the journey started in 2018. As part of our constant pursuit to provide the best, most innovative safety e...

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What's Working ASCCSAFE Fall 2023 In the construction industry, the rise of opioid misuse presents a significant challenge for companies striving to maintain a safe and healthy work environment. As opioid overdoses become a pressing concern, construction businesses grapple with the need for effective prevention and response strategies. The nature of the industry, with its physically demandi...

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The Latest ASCCSAFE Fall 2023 As we get ready to usher in the new year, it is important for our group to stay up to speed with the latest regulatory changes impacting our industry. One such crucial update comes from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), who revised the rule on submitting workplace injury and illness information is set to take effect on January 1, 2024. These...

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Director of Safety Services Message ASCCSAFE Fall 2023 November was a busy month and brought forth a lot of excitement as safety professionals, owners and executives gathered for the third annual Safety Summit, which surpassed all expectations! The anticipation leading up to the summit was everywhere, resonating through numerous emails, safety roundtables and direct calls from the ASSC team. If...

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2023 DCC Award Winners

Posted on December 06, 2023 in: Press Release, Decorative

December 6, 2023 – The Decorative Concrete Council (DCC) of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO is pleased to announce the winners of its 15th Annual Decorative Concrete International Awards competition at ASCC’s annual conference in September, in Grand Rapids, MI.

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Kristin McKenzie, Martin Concrete Construction, SRMC Board Member, The Voice Newsletter November 2023 As a longtime attendee of the ASCC Safety Summit, I can confidently say that this event has been instrumental in elevating our safety department at Martin Concrete. The resources and knowledge gained from this event have proven to be invaluable, not just for our safety team, but for our company...

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Rich Cofoid, DCC Council Director The Voice Newsletter 2023 With the end of the year in sight it is not too early to start planning for the 2024 World of Concrete in Las Vegas. You don’t want to miss this year’s event as it is the 50th anniversary and promises to be the best ever! Brand new this year...The DCC and CPC have joined forces to bring you The Decorative Concrete Experi...

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