为了解决上个月的Hardscape北美大会取消导致的行业教育空白联锁混凝土路面研究所has developed a 10-hour virtual event, with 42 interactive sessions around Business, Installation and Marketing & Sales learning tracks. The January 26-27 program will expand HNA’s educational opportunities beyond traditional in-person classrooms to a much wider international online audience.

Sessions will provide a wide range of choices where participants can earn up to 30 continuing education credit hours needed for ICPI Concrete Paver Installer Certification. Registration for the two-day event provides individuals with an all-access pass to participate in as many courses as they choose across all three tracks. Sessions are led by recognized industry pros with many years of experience in their area of expertise.

学习平台功能将使参与者能够根据选择安排课程,设置提醒,与其他参与者建立联系,并通过方便的移动或桌面活动应用程序轻松与项目赞助商联系。赞助商还将为参与者提供仅限活动的独家促销活动。Early bird注册,ICPI会员99美元,非会员149美元,截止12月15日,可在www.icpi.org/virtual-hna.

The国家预制混凝土协会55th Annual Convention, staged in virtual format last month, saw the election of Ron Sparks, vice president and general manager ofColumbia Precast Productsin Woodland, Wash., as chairman for a one-year term. He was also presented with the Douglas G. Hoskin Award, named for one of NPCA’s founders and honoring producers for new member recruitment.

“The association has allowed me to push toward ideals I hold in the highest regard, including giving back to the industry and the people who have given so much to me,” Sparks told members during the annual business session. “My two predecessors have implemented key initiatives, including research and pushing our association forward on marketing. Along with sales training, these will form the groundwork of our efforts well into our future.”

与他一起加入2020-21年度军官名单的还有候任主席马克·维泽(Mark Wieser),美国陆军副总统威瑟混凝土制品in Portage, Wis.; and, Secretary/Treasurer Joel Sheets, vice president and general manager of廷德尔公司。in Spartanburg, S.C. Directors elected to three-year terms are Asher Kazmann ofLocke Solutions, Houston; Charles Piwowarski ofForterra Pipe & Precast, DeLand, Fla.; and, Sam Lines of混凝土密封剂俄亥俄州蒂普市。此外,NPCA基金会选举了密歇根的Aaron Ausen。罗塞塔硬景观酒店as chairman for a two-year term.

The NPCA Convention had 450-plus registrants and 53 sponsors. It opened with a keynote from U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, followed by an economic outlook fromAssociated General Contractors of America首席经济学家肯·西蒙森。节目结束时,CNBC分析师兼金融业专家罗恩·英萨纳宣布了行业奖得主,并发表了讲话。NPCA第五十六年度大会将于十月在科罗拉多斯普林斯州的布罗德穆尔举行。

The预制/预应力混凝土协会在今年秋天的虚拟委员会日和技术会议结束时,提名了年度个人奖项的获得者:Educator of the Year,北卡罗来纳州立大学副教授达娜·古林和研究副教授格雷戈里·卢西尔;Distinguished Educator of the Year, Clemson University Associate Professor of Architecture Michael Carlos Barrios;欧文·J·斯派尔青年职业奖,Metromont Corp.Chief Engineer Suzanne Aultman, PE, FPCI;Norman L. Scott Professional Engineer Award,Mike Malsom,PCI研究员,美国前总统Consulting Engineers Group Illinois. Members of the task group for ANSI/PCI 128-19: Specification for Glass-Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Panels received theLeslie D. Martin Certificate of Merit.

莱海大学教授克莱·纳托和斯宾塞·奎尔,以及研究助理奥马尔·阿拉瓦德和马修·贡贝达获得了这一奖项Martin P. Korn Award,honoring the best design or research paper appearing in PCI Journal. Also for Journal content,具体的技术公司。Vice President Stephen Seguirant, along with Washington State Department of Transportation Bridge Software Engineer Richard Brice plus Bridge Engineers Anthony Mizumori and Bijan Khaleghi, received theRobert J. Lyman Award这篇论文在一年内对工厂生产、现场安装或预制混凝土结构的一般施工做出了最大的贡献。

TheGeorge D. Nasser Award认可来自40岁或以下作者的与预制混凝土结构的设计、研究、生产或施工相关的PCI期刊论文。今年的奖项颁发给林天耀国际桥梁设计师维迪亚·萨加尔·罗南基;Sriram Aaleti,阿拉巴马大学教授;和所有者J.P.比纳德,预制系统工程师ing.The查尔斯·C·佐尔曼奖通过将特定主题的所有可用知识整合到一份报告中,促进对预制预应力混凝土的一般理解和知识的优秀PCI期刊论文。今年的奖项颁发给密歇根州立大学的学生Puneet Kumar;密歇根州立大学结构火灾工程与诊断中心教授文卡特什·K·R·科杜尔。

TheAmerican Society of Concrete Contractorshas named Cleveland general contractor唐利公司。以及北卡罗来纳州专业承包商戴维森Wayne Brothers Inc.根据2019年的标准,获得W.Burr Bennett优秀安全奖。ASCC安全与风险管理委员会(ASCC Safety&Risk Management Council)与主要承销商CNA合作,根据三年的业绩指标评判候选人;公司实践的自我评估清单;以及安全计划和文化的详细说明。

Among top-performing general contractors, Donley’s also earned an Outstanding Safety Achievement Award for lowest incident rate (160,000-650,000 work hours), joining桑德建筑公司。, Tempe, Ariz. (> 650,000 work hours) andQuesenberry’s Inc., Big Stone Gap, Va. (< 160,000 work hours). Leading Outstanding Safety Achievement Award recipients among specialty contractors areTAS Commercial Concrete Systems,Houston (> 400,000 work hours);普罗肯公司。, Rocky Mount, Va. (90,000-400,000 work hours); and,阿尔巴内利水泥施工公司, Livonia, Mich. (> 90,000 work hours).

TheWorld Cement Association已与Decarb Connect建立了知识合作关系,该组织支持测量较低的工业过程碳产量。Decarb Connect的目标是帮助推动能源最密集的行业,即那些需要解决复杂挑战的行业,如水泥行业,走向脱碳。它提供了难以获取的信息,并促进了整个行业的网络关系。因此,WCA的成员受益于特价机票,并在更广泛的Decarb Connect计划中有一位代表他们观点的倡导者。

WCA首席执行官伊恩·赖利(Ian Riley)表示:“在这些充满挑战和不确定的环境下,通过分享专业知识、在其他行业建立关系和支持全球的行业,与各种组织和个人进行互利合作比以往任何时候都更为重要。”。“这种伙伴关系将使我们有机会与其他领域的脱碳领导人建立联系,这些领域需要走向净零排放,并探索一系列正在进行的举措。”

“Our mission is to help hard to abate sectors accelerate industrial decarbonization decisions and deployments. Through the digital festival and network our goal is to shine a light on the international projects and strategies that are already achieving results in energy intensive sectors like cement and aggregates,” adds Decarb Connect CEO Alex Cameron. “WCA has been supportive of our plans and it’s clear that their commitment to helping their worldwide membership deliver on carbon commitments makes them an ideal partner.”