ST. LOUIS, MO March 10 – The Concrete Polishing Council (CPC), a subsidiary of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO, has published five Position Statements on topics of concern to the polished concrete contractor and those who specify polished concrete. The position statements clarify the polished concrete contractor’s point of view for architects, engineers, owners and others.
The five statements are:
#1 Slab Protection by Others
#2 Slip Resistance of Polished Concrete
#3 Coordinating the Concrete and Polishing Contractors’ Subcontracts
#4 Separation of Semirigid Concrete Floor Joint Fillers
#5 Effects of Slab-Surface Finish Density of Polished Concrete
The statements are written by ASCC technical director, Dr. Bruce Suprenant, P.E., Phd, FACI.
“The statements explain the concerns that can arise during construction and/or the polishing process, and explain how CPC member contractors will work with the project team for the best possible outcome,” says Suprenant.
The CPC provides standards, education and a professional network for polishing contractors and others in the industry. The primary goals of the Council are to furnish training opportunities and certification programs for their members and to share information on best practices with the design and construction community.
The ASCC is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the capabilities of those who build with concrete, and to providing them a unified voice in the construction industry. Members include concrete contracting firms, manufacturers, suppliers and others interested in the concrete industry such as architects, specifiers and distributors. There are approximately 760 member companies in the United States and 13 foreign countries.
For more information, visit www.ascconline.org or call the ASCC office at (866) 788-2722.