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31 Cut the Cost of Workers'
Compensation Insurance in the
Concrete Industry

You can control the cost of your
organization's workers' compensation
insurance by knowing a few insider
tips, including several proven methods
to reduce the cost of this mandatory
insurance to the absolute minimum.

Robert A. Garbini, P.E.,
President
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Kathleen Carr-Smith, Sr. VP,
Membership & Communications
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Frank Cavaliere, Director of
Communications & Association Editor
Managing Editor, Concrete InFocus
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NORMAN GOODMAN

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37 Engineering: Specifications for
Concrete Construction

The goal of a specification is to ensure
that requirements are achievable,
without conflicts and are clearly stated.
The task is challenging but necessary
to improve the reliability and growth of
concrete construction.

Codes & Standards
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Executive Office
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COLIN LOBO, PH.D., P.E., NRMCA
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, ENGINEERING

41 Predicting the Potential for
Plastic Shrinkage Cracks

Plastic shrinkage cracks are fine cracks
that occur on the surface of concrete
before final set. Although not usually
structurally detrimental, plastic shrinkage
cracks may be visually unappealing and
may impact the long-term durability
of concrete.

Financial Activities
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innovations in building
18 Strong and Efficient: Insulating
Concrete Forms for Multifamily
Residential Construction

Insulating Concrete Forms, or ICFs for short,
combine two well-established building
products: reinforced concrete for strength
and durability, and expanded polystyrene
(EPS) insulation for energy efficiency.
What makes ICFs different than traditional
concrete construction is that forms remain in
place after the concrete is cured to provide
thermal insulation. The combination of
reinforced concrete and insulation provides
an ideal load-bearing wall, thermal envelope,
fire barrier and sound barrier.

ANNE WERNER, MARK GRINTER,
DANIEL GROTE, BRYAN ALLEN AND
ZACK SMITH

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LIONEL LEMAY, PE, SE, LEED AP, NRMCA
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, STRUCTURES
AND SUSTAINABILITY,
TIEN PENG, ASSOC. AIA, LEED AP+,
PMP, NRMCA VICE PRESIDENT,
SUSTAINABILITY, CODES AND
STANDARDS

Strong and Efficient: Insulating Concrete
Forms for Multifamily Residential
Construction

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Concrete inFocus - Spring 2017

From the President’s Desk
Corporate Suite Column
Enviroscene Column
Strong and Efficient: Insulating Concrete Forms for Multifamily Residential Construction
Cut the Cost of Workers’ Compensation Insurance in the Concrete Industry
Engineering: Specifications for Concrete Construction
Predicting the Potential for Plastic Shrinkage Cracks
2017 Product Preview
Index of Advertisers
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Concrete inFocus - Spring 2017 - cover1
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Concrete inFocus - Spring 2017 - From the President’s Desk
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Concrete inFocus - Spring 2017 - Corporate Suite Column
Concrete inFocus - Spring 2017 - 14
Concrete inFocus - Spring 2017 - 15
Concrete inFocus - Spring 2017 - Enviroscene Column
Concrete inFocus - Spring 2017 - 17
Concrete inFocus - Spring 2017 - Strong and Efficient: Insulating Concrete Forms for Multifamily Residential Construction
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Concrete inFocus - Spring 2017 - Engineering: Specifications for Concrete Construction
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Concrete inFocus - Spring 2017 - Predicting the Potential for Plastic Shrinkage Cracks
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