2013 ASCC Annual Conference Features New Workshop Schedule, Adhesive Anchor Certification

The annual event will be held September 12-15 in Columbus, Ohio

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The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) Annual Conference will take place September 12-15 in Columbus, Ohio. The event offers education and networking opportunities for members of the concrete construction community.

New this year is a series of four workshops:

  • "Construction Leadership A – Z" presented by Wally Adamchik, Firestarter Speaking and Consulting. Friday, September 13, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Everything you need to know about how to succeed as a leader in the construction industry. Ideal for anyone who supervises or hopes to one day supervise people. Class looks at attendees' leadership style, the eight drivers of construction site productivity and how to build a post-program action plan.
  • "Promoting Your Company: How To Gain Awareness And Tell Your Story To Increase Business And Profit" presented by Steve Boughton, FMI; Rob Fox, Baker Concrete Construction; and Tom Ralston, Tom Ralston Concrete. Friday, September 13, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. A communications consultant from FMI along with two contractors will lead this interactive workshop to help you understand all the tools available to help promote your company and which ones are right for you.
  • "Using Smart Technology In The Field" presented by Greg Miller, Webcor Concrete; Cory Hanneman, element7concretedesign; and Mario Garza, Barton Malow. Friday, September 13, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Are you making the most of technology in the field? From BIM to simple apps, and everything in between, this workship helps you make sense of IT tools and understand how to integrate with the rest of the industry. 
  • "Rocky Geans Concrete Construction Business School" presented by Rocky Geans, L.L. Geans Construction Co. Thursday, September 12, 12:00 noon – 5:30 p.m. and Friday, September 13, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. With over 40 years of experience in concrete contracting, Rocky shares his hard-learned lessons with inspiring and motivating style. Seminars cover marketing, proposals, job site management, bidding, timesheets, inventory control, job scheduling boards, yard management, communication with the field, job close-out sheets, information management, billing, collections, financial statements, construction equipment, and more.

ASCC will also offer the ACI-CRSI Adhesive Anchor Certification at this year's conference. Developed jointly by American Concrete Institute (ACI) and Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI), this new certification program has been designed to reflect minimum qualification requirements for installers of adhesive anchors in concrete. Recent changes to ACI 318-11, “Structural Concrete Building Code,” require anyone installing adhesive anchors in certain orientations to be ACI/CRSI certified. To become certified as an ACI/CRSI Adhesive Anchor Installer, candidates must pass a written exam and hands-on performance exam.

This one-day program will be presented by certified Ohio Concrete engineers and examiners and includes a half-day training session followed by the administration of the ACI/CRSI certification examinations. The ACI/CRSI Adhesive Anchor Installer workbook and companion DVD is included with program registration. Class, exam and workbook $540.

Click here to download the 2013 ASCC Annual Conference brochure.