The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association and the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) have jointly published Checklist for Concrete Producer – Concrete Contractor Fresh Concrete Performance Expectations. The document is in keeping with an initiative to facilitate a construction industry change from prescription specifications to performance specifications (P2P). The Checklist is intended for use in a pre-contract meeting between the producer and contractor to clearly define the responsibilities of each party for the performance of the fresh concrete, according to Bev Garnant, executive director, ASCC. It applies only to the properties of the fresh concrete and is not a part of the contract documents.
“Completing the Checklist and discussing these items in a pre-contract meeting go a long way toward assuring that the concrete properties will meet the requirements in the contract documents,” said NRMCA Senior Vice President of Engineering Colin Lobo.