The Maryland Ready Mix Concrete Association (MRMCA) has earned the American Concrete Institute’s Distinguished Achievement Award, recognising its efforts in the areas of promotion, government relations, technical matters, training and education. The award was presented at the ACI Fall 2014 Convention in Washington DC, on 26 October 2014.
The award is given to ACI nonmembers who have made notable contributions to the advancement of the concrete industry. Hensel Phelps were honoured for providing leadership in the advancement of the sustainable use of concrete through innovation and efficient use of local resources. The reasons why MRMCA earned the award are given in a press release on the ACI website:
‘MRMCA provides promotional support to help increase market share for concrete products on residential, commercial buildings, and paving projects. They provide the design community and building industry with the latest knowledge of new products and industry innovations.
MRMCA has a legislative voice to ensure that lawmakers understand the needs of the concrete industry. Recently, they introduced life-cycle cost legislation that would help transportation agencies select the best pavement alternatives.
MRMCA is a technical resource providing support for their members’ questions and industry challenges. They work with the Highway Administration to review standards and develop specifications for new products and applications such as pervious concrete, early-strength mixtures, and concrete overlays.
MRMCA provides educational and training opportunities related to the concrete industry. They are an American Institute of Architects (AIA) provider, offering continuing education for architects, and they administer the ACI certification programs for the Maryland Chapter – ACI by offering a variety of classes and exams throughout each year.
MRMCA is an Affiliate of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) and is a Partner in Promotion with the Portland Cement Association (PCA). Their active members and member volunteerism make them an effective and productive trade association.’
Adapted from press release by Katherine Guenioui
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/the-americas/29102014/mrmca-wins-aci-distinguished-achievement-award-755/