The 2021 Concrete Contractor Editorial Advisory Board

Members of the 2021 Concrete Contractor Editorial Advisory Board

To be able to serve you a clear message on the issues and trends in the concrete industry, we at Concrete Contractor have reinstated its editorial advisory board. Combined, the years of experience in our members count to decades upon decades. Please welcome the members of the Concrete Contractor 2021 Editorial Advisory Board. 

James Baty II, Executive Director for the Concrete Foundations Association (CFA), is currently chair of ACI 332 and a voting member for ACI 306 with priorities of establishing better guidance and structure for residential concrete construction. As a regular contributor to this magazine, his credits also include the development of a number of thermal design and engineering tools.

Kim Basham is president of KB Engineering LLC which provides engineering services to the concrete industry and a registered professional engineer in 19 states. Dr. Basham also teaches seminars and workshops dealing with all aspects of concrete including concrete technology, concrete construction, and troubleshooting for the American Concrete Institute, World of Concrete and other concrete/construction organizations.

A former editor for Concrete Contractor (2013 to 2019), Ryan Olson now applies his experience and insight to Ligchine as the company's director of marketing. He proudly returns to the magazine as the newest member of our editorial advisory board.

Jim Cuviello has been in the concrete polishing industry since 2002. He is the owner of Cuviello Concrete, a concrete polishing contractor in Stevensville, Md., and a founding member of the Concrete Polishing Association of America. Cuviello has been in the stone restoration business since 1996 and the concrete polishing industry since 2002. He brings the methodology and technicalities of mechanical polishing stone to concrete and brings a scientific approach to polishing concrete.

Chris Klemaske joined Sundek as Director of Commercial Development in 2019, where she continues her role as an industry leader working with designers, architects, and commercial developers on projects nationwide. Along with her many career accomplishments, Klemaske is a champion for the architectural concrete industry and a sought-after industry spokesperson.

Dennis Purinton of Purinton Builders Inc. has built a successful foundation, site work, and waterproofing business by taking advantage of opportunities to expand his company and implement new technologies to improve quality and efficiency on the work site. Always one to stay on the industry's cutting edge and share his knowledge and experiences with other contractors, he received the CFA Contractor of the Year award in 2007.

We are honored to have these members offering their guidance and

support. Thank you all. Here's to a great 2021!

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