Foundation Board Meeting and Concrete Canoe 2018 Recap

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In June, the NPCA Foundation Board of Directors held a strategic planning meeting in San Diego, in conjunction with the 2018 ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition, where they discussed the future of the Foundation and how to best advance the precast concrete industry. During the meeting, the board refined their mission and identified new opportunities to help NPCA members with their …

Silica Rule Enforcement Has Begun

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June 23, 2018, has come and gone. Are you in compliance with OSHA’s new silica exposure rule? NPCA Staff Report There are many ways silica dust is created in a precast concrete plant, as well as numerous ways to mitigate the threat it poses to workers. With a 30-day grace period now concluded, manufacturers must ensure their workplace and safety …

Improving Precast Sustainability

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A sustainability software program is available for NPCA members to use for benchmarking sustainable development. By Claude Goguen, P.E., LEED AP The NPCA Sustainability Committee has recently acquired a software program to help NPCA members determine how they are performing in terms of sustainability and monitor their progress through plant and process improvements. Why is this important? Depending on where …

Taking Denver by Storm

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Precast plays a winning role in Denver’s largest-ever storm drainage project. By Bridget McCrea The city of Denver stakes its claim to fame on the fact that it sits at one mile above sea level. However, it’s what’s going on below ground that has been generating headlines lately. The city has taken on a huge infrastructure replacement project that incorporates …