Newsletter Articles

2017

February 2017: What's Wrong with My Concrete

2016

December 2016: ASCC Sponsoring Finisher Certification at World of Concrete 2017

November 2016: "Pre-construction Checklist for Concrete Slabs to be Polished" Under Development

October 2016: Does Your Concrete Bleed?  Consider a New Provision in ACI 301-16

September 2016: Consider Excluding Formed Concrete Surface Specifications in Your Bid

August 2016: New Publications Highlight Concrete Construction

July 2016: Beware of Structural Designs that Use Reinforcing Steel for Shrinkage and Temperature Crack Control

June 2016: Concrete Slabs Under Operable Partitions

May 2016: Rounding for Specification Compliance

April 2016: How to Join an ACI Technical Committee

March 2016: ASCC Hotline from Beginning to Now - the 30 years of Ward R. Malisch

February 2016: Rethinking Effects of Time and Construction Procedures on Compliance with Construction Tolerances

January 2016: Concrete Finishing Activities at World of Concrete 2016

2015 

December 2015: Field Acceptance of Air Content, Slump and Temperature of Fresh Concrete

November 2015: Using Welded Wire Reinforcement (WWR) for Worker Safety

October 2015: ASCC Staff Activities at ACI Convention in Denver

September 2015: Improving ACI 301 by Public Discussion

August 2015: Getting Help Faster When Calling the Hotline

July 2015: Do Contractors' Inserts in Concrete Affect Fire Resistance?

June 2015: Bugholes: How many are too many, if they can be measured?

May 2015: What a Mockup Should and Should Not Be

April 2015: We Can Make a Difference in ACI Documents!

March 2015: Reaching Out To Specifiers

February 2015: Bidding Is Not Suppose To Be A Guessing Game: Part 2

January 2015: Specification for Concrete Strength: Minimum 4000 psi - Maximum 5500 psi

2014 

December 2014: Construction Specification Institute (CSI) Recommendations for Specifications

November 2014: Construction Measurements for ACI 117 Tolerance Committee

October 2014: What Causes My Concrete to Crack? 

September 2014: Technically Speaking at the Annual Conference

August 2014: Concrete Encased Underground Electrical Duct Banks

July 2014: General Principles of Tying Reinforcing Bars

June 2014: ASCC Provides Help with Core and F-number Testing

May 2014: ACI 318 - 14 Building Code Out for Public Discussion

April 2014: Busy May – Technical Committee, Topping Slab Workshop and ACI 318

March 2014: Can Concrete Contractors Meet These Requirements?

February 2014: ACI Cold Weather Provisions for Massive Metallic Embedments

January 2014: ASCC Announces Concrete Topping Slab Workshop During Committee Days

2013

December 2013: Assessing the Owner's Responsibility and Authority

October 2013: Thin Concrete Cover Reduces Fire Resistance

August 2013: Cracks, Cracks, Cracks... What is a Reasonable Level of Cracking?

July 2013: The Answer According to ACI - Simple But Requires Thinking!

June 2013: Strategy for a Hotline Call

May 2013: Limits on Pour Sizes - Balancing Cost, Schedule and Quality

April 2013: Reorganizing ACI 318 - What Does That Mean to Concrete Contractors

March 2013: ASCC and NRMCA Cooperate on Fresh Concrete Performance Expectations

February 2013: ACI/CSRI Adhesive Anchor Certification at Annual Conference

January 2013: Bidding Is Not Supposed To Be A Guessing Game