Clark Branum, Decorative and Polished Concrete Specialist The Voice Newsletter November 2023 The Fall ACI Conference in Boston just finished last week, and there is always a lot of committee work to follow up. The Concrete Mixer (gathering) on Tuesday night was well attended, and because it was Halloween, it was a colorful event to attend. The DCC has held its last meeting for the year this wee...

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Jim Klinger, Concrete Construction Specialist The Voice Newsletter November 2023 Question: We are building a large, 6-story reinforced concrete parking structure with a footprint of 113,832 gross square feet (GSF). Typical slab thickness is 7 inches, post-tensioned (PT), normal weight concrete (NWC). The building geometry is such that there are very few level slabs; typically, those are loca...

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Mike Hernandez, Technical Director The Voice Newsletter November 2023 ASCC members continue to work on numerous ACI Committees to monitor and influence the documents and present the contractor’s position. There are ACI committees on nearly any subtopic in concrete you can imagine. ASCC/ACI members have provided feedback on the work happening in the committees in which they are involved. F...

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Ray Hefner, Executive Director The Voice Newsletter November 2023 Back in April of 2023, I wrote a brief article about “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team” focusing on the first dysfunction, Absence of Trust. This article focuses on the next fur dysfunctions with some simple solutions to avoid them. It is important to understand that each builds off the next. Listed below are the issue...

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Cory Lee, Vice President The Voice Newsletter November 2023 In the world of concrete construction, the paradigm is shifting from merely erecting structures to crafting immersive experiences. Beyond the nuts and bolts, construction projects today are about creating environments that resonate with a deeper connection to both functionality and relationship. It's not just about building structu...

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Article Courtesy of Webcor The Voice Newsletter October 2023 When flying loads with a crane on the projects, weather conditions can greatly affect the safety and productivity of your work. One such weather condition that has these affects is wind. Wind can cause materials to blow off the buildings, can cause loads to be unstable/unsafe when flown by the cranes, and can cause cranes to be s...

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Ryan Klacking CPC Council Director The Voice Newsletter October 2023 To piggyback on my newsletter from September and how sponsorships, support, and education are not only critical to our future workforce, but also to the industry, I would like to bring awareness to the month of October, as it is Careers in Construction Month (CICM). Since 2005, October has been touted as National Careers in...

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Rich Cofoid DCC Council Director The Voice Newsletter October 2023 Exciting news about the next World of Concrete!! The Decorative Concrete Council and the Concrete Polishing Council are joining forces to bring THE DECORATIVE CONCRETE EXPERIENCE to the W.O.C 2024, which is the 50th anniversary of the largest tradeshow in the U.S. dedicated specifically to our concrete industry. As you know, ...

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Clark Branum Decorative & Polished Concrete Specialist The Voice Newsletter October 2023 The Annual Conference was a big success! Many of us met up with old friends and made some new ones. For me, it is always exciting to meet new, young people coming into our industry and organizations who possess fresh, innovative ideas and a willingness to learn from the industry veterans. These young pe...

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Jim Klinger, Concrete Construction Specialist The Voice Newsletter October 2023 Full disclosure: Sometimes it takes a bit of background confected with lore borrowed from other structural building trades to help illustrate obliquities particular to our own concrete trade. As it turns out, this right here is a classic example of that. To oversimplify enormously, any time a licensed design pro...

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