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2  Shelter from the Norm

Alabama is a bull’s eye for severe

weather, and with the new Severe Weather Institute and Lightning Lab (SWIRLL) in Huntsville, studying these storms and severe outbreaks has gotten a whole lot easier.

6  Inside the Park Home Run

A new museum in the heart of

Birmingham tells the story of African-American baseball from a local perspective. The building is a concrete mecca designed by Clay Dorsey.

11 Ready to Rise

The Tuscaloosa Career and Technology Academy received

ACIA’s “Top Block Award” at the American Institute of Architect’s Annual Design Awards in Birmingham. Designed by Ellis Architects, this new educational building focuses on project-based education for students while collaboration with industries on real world workforce solutions. (On the Cover )

16 Keep Floating

Barrett Penney has always had a passion for art

and creativity, with an avid love for the outdoors. With more than 14 years of experience, his architectural portfolio (with lots of concrete) continues to grow.

20 In the Spotlight

We enjoy recognizing accolades of students and our

members throughout the year. If you have member news to share, please email Rebecca at rlindsay@alconcrete.org

22 Technicle Review

ALDOT recently agreed to use the site glass for

water measurement on transit mixers. This article explains how this change affects our industry.

24 2017 Spring Calendar


PROJECT SPOTLIGHT

QUICK FACTS 17,500 square feet with a one-story high-bay garage offices, labs, classroom and conference spaces Two-stories of

atrium/cone that leads to observation deck.

Three-story a roof

5 months to design and 14 months to construct


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SHFELOMTETHER R NORM ALA

bama is no stranger to severe weather, and the new Severe

Weather Institute, Radar and Lightning Laboratories (SWIRLL) on the campus of the University of Alabama Huntsville (UAH) is a national center for the study of severe storms. The facility includes severe weather research laboratories, high bay vehicle storage, a “war room” for observing incoming severe weather, and a tornado shelter designed to withstand winds up to 250 mph. SWIRLL is one of the nation’s top ten Atmospheric Science university programs. The central feature of the building is an inverted glass cone that contains a spiral stairway. The cone creates a visual reference to a tornado as the stair spirals up through the three-story glass enclosure. The terrazzo floor at the base of the cone features a classical wind rose paying homage to Aristotle, the ancient father of

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meteorology. This area is not only visually

The high-bay garage was designed with

striking, but is the hub of the building and

an exposed concrete floor and concrete

was designed to welcome visitors and

masonry unit (CMU) walls. This system

accommodate the missions of community

was ideal for creating a large volume area

outreach and K-12 educational activities.

to house multiple weather vehicles and equipment, and to support an overhead

The building site is located at the edge of

crane used to hoist equipment off the

the UAH campus and just inside the nation’s

trucks. One wall of this space also abuts

second largest Research Park. This small

the building’s tornado shelter. This space is

17,000 square foot structure was designed

fully enclosed by CMU walls and a concrete

to maximize its physical presence among its

lid, and can withstand the impact of an EF-5

much larger neighbors.

tornado with winds reaching 250 mph.

The building program included two important

The building is partially built into a hill-side

requirements: to house the University’s fleet

and the concrete retaining wall also serves

of weather vehicles, instruments, and labs,

as a finished wall inside the laboratory

and to visually emphasize the mission and

spaces. Adjacent to this wall is an exterior

purpose of the facility.

concrete stair.

“The building diagram started with a visual

The exterior entrance plaza utilizes three

representation of severe weather, which

shades of integral-color concrete, and the

developed into the central glass cone,

radial banding in the plaza is an extension

with offices, labs, and high bay organizing

of the wind rose design in the center of the

around this feature,” explains Christine

building’s cone.

Jones, AIA, Nola | VanPeursem Architects, “The building’s imagery further draws on

“Concrete was important in this facility

equipment used for weather experiments

because of its durability, strength, and

and monitoring, and its appearance calls

versatility,”

to mind a giant scientific instrument, from

achieved LEED Silver certification, and

the struts of the canopy to the experiment

the concrete materials helped maximize

platforms and crane on the roof.”

materials and resources points for locally

says

Jones.

“This

project


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manufactured materials that also contain recycled content.” The building also houses a “war room” that is located at the southwest corner with impact-resistant windows that wrap two walls of the room and allow researchers to observe approaching storms. This room is the command and control center for severe weather vehicles deployed in weather events, and houses monitoring equipment

“every aspect of the design was influenced by the work being done at this facility” for researchers that remain at the facility. “Weather phenomena and the study of severe weather has always been fascinating to me,” Jones says. “Our firm was excited to be a part of providing UAH with an iconic facility to highlight their top-ranked weather research program. Although this is a small building, every aspect of the design was influenced by the work being done at this facility, and all the elements came together to create a unique building that makes a big impact on this growing campus.”

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T

he Negro Southern League

footage of actual games,, and a 2,500

Museum (NSLM) is located

square foot restaurant on the first floor.

in the heart of Birmingham's

Parkside District. The museum tells the

Guests of the museum enjoy a self-guided

The second floor houses a 990 square foot

story of African-American baseball from a

tour that begins with the origins of the Negro

bar with garage doors and a 2,750 square

local perspective. The Museum honors the

Leagues, moving towards integration, and

foot roof top terrace that overlooks the

players of the Negro Leagues, and displays

the impact of the Civil Rights movement on

ballpark. There are decorative light poles

the artifacts that not only changed the way

baseball, to what we see today.

with banners of the Negro League teams

Birmingham residents enjoyed the game of

along the terrace area and an exterior

baseball, but influenced the way we see the

The Museum is a two-story modular brick

stair that leads down to restaurant’s main

game today.

building with ground-face polished concrete

entrance and landscaped promenade area.

masonry units with a steel column and beam With over 6,000 square feet of exhibit space,

structural system.

The museum consists

“The landscaped promenade area leads

the Negro Southern League Museum

of artifacts, interactive exhibits, and an

from the entrance of the restaurant to 1st

showcases the largest collection of original

oral history given by former Negro League

Avenue South,” says Clay Dorsey, AIA,

Negro League artifacts in the United States.

players. There is also a theater that features

who designed the museum. “In addition,

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we have provided on the north, south and west elevations silhouettes of former Birmingham Black Barons players framed over

ground-face

polished

concrete

masonry units that have an illuminating halo effect at night representing different Negro league team colors.� The main entrance doors of the museum are on 16th Street South (East elevation and South) and the restaurant’s main entrance is along the landscaped promenade off of 1st Avenue South, which makes the building a 360-degrees regarding the elevations; all four sides were designed as being the


PROJECT SPOTLIGHT

QUICK FACTS The building took seven months to design and 16 months to construct. There is a 3-’4” cast stone concrete base around the building, precast concrete accent squares along the top of the elevations, an 8” precast concrete band and precast concrete coping at the roof parapet. The total gross square footage of the building is 15,000 square feet. The building features polished concrete floors.

main elevation. Adjacent to ballpark and the west face of the building is a wrought iron fence with brick piers which separates the ballpark area. “A mini park was created adjacent to the south face of the building which consists of a serpentine sidewalk with a 1’-4” high brick wall that runs along the south edge,” explains Dorsey. “The serpentine wall is broken in three places with elongated home plates that create a pad for the metal benches, and we added trees and shrubbery to soften the rigid edge of the wall.”

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everal

factors

went

into

designing the museum. First, the team met with some of

the Negro League Players and Dr. Layton Revel, the executive director for the Center

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for Negro League Baseball Research,

Concrete was also used to add a strong

where he serves as resident historian and

contrast between the brick masonry units

curator and is considered one of the leading

on the elevations, and because of the

authorities on Negro League baseball in the

Concrete Masonry Units (CMU) durability

United States. His expertise, coupled with

for the parapet coping and as a backup

a full-time research team dedicated to the

material at the service corridor area and the

preservation of African-American baseball in

exterior rooftop terrace stair.

America, makes NSLM one of the premier baseball museums in the country.

F

“The rooftop terrace and the museum’s high volume open lobby with interior brick

urthermore,

the

team

and 3-’4” cast stone concrete units at the

worked with the city of

base of the building are probably my favorite

Birmingham, Dr. Revel, and

features of the building,” says Dorsey. “But

the Negro League Players. “We designed

sitting down meeting with some of the actual

the museum to be incorporated with a

players from the League was a highlight of

restaurant along with a roof top terrace

the entire process.”

which will help support the museum,” says Dorsey. “The restaurant was designed to be independent of the museum by having separate main entrances.”


F E AT U R E

RtoEADY

SE

t

he

Tuscaloosa

Technology located

in

Career

Academy

and

(TCTA),

Tuscaloosa,

was

awarded the Alabama Concrete Industries Association’s “Top Block Award” at the American Institute of Architect’s (AIA) Annual Design Award program in Birmingham in February. The state-of-the-art high school

RI

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Real life training environments have been created to provide students with unlimited hands-on experiences


F E AT U R E

focuses on project-based education for

process resulted in the completed school

students while collaborating with industries

dedicated in August of 2013.

on real world workforce solutions. The school is built around classrooms as Through implementing the school’s mission

well as lab instructional spaces. All spaces

of building student confidence and creating

are built with flexibility in mind, and with open

competitive

floor plans and electrical/data connectivity

reality-based

educational

opportunities, the faculty and community are

at numerous locations.

molding future leaders through an aggressive and

in

“The lab spaces are built with concrete

education. The primary design theme is

proactive

masonry units (CMU) with ceiling heights

to enhance the student’s critical thinking

of over 20 feet in order to provide the

philosophy and the school’s project-based

expansive space for indoor projects,” states

student training experiences by creating

Eric Requist, lead architect for the project.

real-world workplace environments. Industry

“The school also contains a certified storm

leaders work alongside educators to direct

shelter built with concrete slabs, walls

curriculum towards actual industry needs.

and roof. Built for ICC 500 storm shelter

Focused on student success, the facility

code compliance and its 250 MPH wind

provides the education for our future leaders.

requirements, the space houses their multi-

t

hands-on

approach

purpose community center and has the he design process began in January

capacity to accommodate the students,

2012, starting with an extensive

educators and visiting public during bad

program phase focused on the best

weather events.”

career and technology educational centers and curriculums across the country. Through

The storm shelter provided a challenge

site investigation at multiple locations, the

in its overall design height requirement

educators and design team collectively

of 24-foot high clear ceilings. A space

created the basis for the curriculum and

for the gathering of hundreds of people

the characteristics for the design. This year

requires a ceiling height that is reflective

long process created the physical program

of its volume needs. Concrete walls were

that defined the school design and its

the natural solution given their flexibility

curriculum. The design concept was created

to reach these heights economically with

and vetted with educators as well as industry

significant strength. Additionally the use of

and community leaders. This collaborative

the pre-manufactured concrete T-beams

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provide the clear span across the space.

allowed graduates to create long-term

These components provided the easily-

employment possibilities at an early age,

achievable structural characteristics which

and the school’s flexible design is intended

were needed for the space and its strength

to support local businesses and their

requirements.

evolution by creating workforce potential

Also,

concrete

masonry

units were used extensively to provide the

that replicates their changing needs.”

128,000 sq. ft. The building is centered

t

around a common entry with its half-round

Concrete has specific characteristics like

About Ellis Architects

assembly space for academic instruction.

strengthen and durability, which naturally lend

This lecture hall provides a flexible format

themselves to completing difficult projects.

for presentations but also for instructors.

Additionally the economics of concrete

Similar to a collegiate assembly hall, the

proves a benefit when you have one product

space is the center of activities on the

completing a floor or wall surface. Concrete

school campus and is used extensively

also offers the length of life and durability

Ellis Architects goal is to provide an

for guest speakers. A one-story wing has

needed for a facility like TCTA.

exceptional client experience. Thorough

the high-bay lab studios for the hands-

listening and experience-proven actions are

on learning curriculums like automotive,

“Concrete

implemented daily to provide professional

engineering, construction, and welding.

implementing our designs, especially when

services with innovative designs that

A two-story educational wing mirrors the

height is a significant characteristic of large

exceed expectations, meet a client’s

courtyard with its general instructional

gathering spaces and instruction lab spaces,”

budget and provide a greater return on

studio spaces for computer technologies,

Requist says. “These parameters prove to be

their investment.

video production, public service, and other

a challenge with building components, but

curriculum offerings.

concrete masonry units provide the modular

flexible building component in high bay labs, selective corridors and stairs. The entire building square footage is

hese types of designs have to meet the program characteristics of the spaces, but also meet the

rigid requirements of the project’s budget.

provides

the

flexibility

for

flexibility to combine ease of construction “Real life training environments have been

with efficient of cost. Additionally their

created to provide students with unlimited

durability has proved that they will sustain the

hands-on

test of most all environments with minimum

experiences,”

says

Requist.

“Mentoring from industry partners has

destruction.”


F E AT U R E

Concrete provides the flexibility for implementing our designs

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ARCHITECT SPOTLIGHT

BARRETT Y PEENE LOA T F

ON

Barrett Peeney works for Sherlock, Smith & Adams (SS&A), a full-service, employee owned Architecture-Engineering (AE) firm established in 1946. The firm offers the following services: architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, structural engineering, civil engineering, fire protection engineering, estimating, and construction administration. They specialize in design for healthcare, senior living, education, training, research, and diverse Department of Defense facilities. SS&A designs projects throughout the United States as well as abroad and is adept at dealing with various soil conditions, wind conditions such as from hurricanes and typhoons, and seismic conditions for some the most intense seismic zones in the world. A recognized award-winning leader, SS&A has stood the test of time by delivering exceptional quality service and excellent design.


ARCHITECT SPOTLIGHT

"I consider concrete to be timeless, and is the most durable building material that becomes stronger over time" Barrett Penney’s lifelong passion for art and

worked for the last five years, included the

“I

creativity led him to the field of architecture.

Assisted Living Facility and a Medical Clinic

construction and how things fit together

Growing up in the small town of Scottsboro

for the Band of Poarch Creek Indians.

to form a structure,” says Penney. “One

in Northeast Alabama, Penney spent a

have

always

had

an

interest

in

of my favorite features of these projects is

lot of time on Lake Guntersville. He is an

These projects consisted of a twenty-six

the courtyards and living/ recreation area

avid outdoorsman, and has enjoyed being

acre site, with the buildings’ combined

located centrally within the Assisted Living

outside as long as he can remember.

area totaling 127,707 square feet. The

facility.

The courtyards include winding

facilities were constructed simultaneously

concrete walks, gardens and gathering

“Fishing is my outdoor activity of choice,

using a fast-track construction method.

areas with a fountain and fire pit.”

and I grew up enjoying bass fishing,” he

The architectural concept was inspired by

says. “While I will fish for anything that’s

the Poarch Creek tribal heritage and the

Penney has always been impressed with

biting, salt water and freshwater fly are two

elements of nature. Rough sawn timbers,

the architecture by Tadao Ando, a Japanese

of my favorite types of fishing.”

steel and concrete combine to create the

architect who became famous for his

structure for these facilities. Each structure

simplistic, yet refined conceptual approach

With more than 14 years of experience,

is finished with stone siding, brick veneer,

to building design and used concrete as his

he has many projects under his belt. His

expansive glazing and vaulted ceilings with

predominant building material.

first two projects with Sherlock, Smith and

exposed wood decking.

Adams in Montgomery, AL, where has

“His architecture creates the illusion of

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weightlessness, which is amazing given

a corrosive coastal atmosphere, high

that we know concrete to be a heavy

seismicity and typhoon-force winds. These

material,” says Penney. “The Church of the

conditions require building materials that

Light, located in Osaka, Japan, is a notable

perform in the most extreme conditions.

project by Tadao Ando. Natural light enters

The

the building through the shape of a cross

constructed primarily of concrete, one of

and is cast onto the meticulously formed

the only materials that can withstand the

concrete panels which shape the interior of

harsh conditions found on small islands in

the church. The result is aesthetically and

this part of the Pacific Ocean

current

building

design

will

be

spiritually moving.” “I consider concrete to be timeless, and Many of his projects take him across the

is the most durable building material that

United States and abroad. Currently, his

becomes stronger over time,” he says.

firm is working on a new medical clinic on

“You need not look far to see examples

the island of Guam, which is a small US

of concrete that has withstood the test of

territory in the western Pacific Ocean. The

time, as well as serving as monuments to

island’s

construction.”

extreme

environment

includes


ARCHITECT SPOTLIGHT

ABOUT BARRETT What is the one tool you can't live without? My sketching pencil is a tool I use daily and cannot live without. My preferred sketch pencil is a Pilot G2 0.7mm Mini pencil, which is about half of the length of a standard mechanical pencil. I prefer the mini because it’s easy to hold and fits easily in my front shirt pocket. What is your favorite thing about your profession? Like most architects, I enjoy design. Designing a building from the ground up can be a very rewarding experience. Working directly with clients is my favorite thing in this profession. Each and every client is different and every project is unique in its own right. What's the last book you read? Nonfiction books are my book of preference. I really enjoy book based on historical or interesting events. The last book I read was ‘Dead Mountain’ by Donnie Eichar. The book is about a group of hikers that mysteriously disappeared in the Ural Mountains of Russia in 1959, which is around the time of the Cold War. What is an interesting fact that most people don't know about you? I was on my hometown swim team for eleven years. I, along with three teammates, still hold a state record for the medley relay. I alternated swimming freestyle and the backstroke, which were my two strongest strokes.

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

THE SPOTLIGHT On Thursday, Jan. 19th, more than 85 professionals of the concrete industry attended the Alabama

ACIF Scholarship Recipients Michael Dunn is a student at the University

serving as the construction captain for the Department of Civil Engineering Concrete Canoe Team and performing research at the University Transportation Center.

Concrete Industries Association’s Annual

of Alabama majoring in civil engineering. He

Business Meeting at the Hyatt Regency-

currently carries a 4.0 GPA, and has received

Dalton Clark is also a student at the

formerly Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham.

many honors including Outstanding Junior,

University of Alabama majoring in civil

Civil Engineering, 2015-2016, Outstanding

engineering.

The meeting is held each year to recognize

Academic Achievement Award, Dept. of

3.86 GPA and was selected the 2016

the association’s scholarship recipients,

Civil Engineering, (2014, 2015, and 2016),

Outstanding Engineering Senior. He has

award the coveted Chairman’s Award and

and the Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate

been selected twice to the President’s list,

introduce the new Board of Directors.

Scholar in 2015. He is a member of Tau

and been on the Dean’s List five times.

He

currently

carries

at

Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society and For the past 24 years, the Alabama Concrete

Industries

Foundation

awarded scholarships to students enrolled in

building

science,

engineering

or

architecture at our state’s universities. Since 1993, we have awarded 48 scholarships totaling over $272,000, and since 2006 the foundation has given away two $8,000 scholarships annually. This year there were 61 applicants for the 2017 scholarships, the largest number of applications ever received. Fifteen of the students carried a GPA of 4.0 in either their major or overall.

Mortar Board National Honor Society.

has

While he excels in the classroom, he has also gained valuable real-world experience

He also has hands-on concrete experience

serving as an assistant superintendent for Maxus and Dunn Construction Companies in Birmingham.


IN THE SPOTLIGHT

 am Reed Memorial S Scholarship Recipient This

year,

the

Sam

Reed

Memorial

Scholarship was created to honor and remember Sam Reed, a great leader and past board chairman. Following Sam’s untimely passage this year, the board of directors established the scholarship for students enrolled at Auburn University in

building

science,

architecture

or

engineering. For the inaugural $5,000 scholarship, the association received 41 outstanding applications.

College in 1968 with a degree in business

Chairman’s Award

management, Cosby was drafted by the army in 1969 and was sent to Korea to fight

We would also like to congratulate Cosby Carmichael

for

receiving

the

in the Vietnam War.

annual

Chairman’s Award for his outstanding career

When he was discharged in 1971, Cosby

and leadership in the concrete industry.

returned to Selma to work for the family business, only to be given an ultimatum. His

As World War II was coming to an end,

father told him he needed to cut his hair or

Cosby Carmichael’s father, Harry Kendrick

he would be fired. Cosby chose the latter,

Carmichael, who worked for Loan Star

wanting to preserve his ‘nice sideburns’ and

Cement Company in Demopolis, and

decided to start selling insurance instead.

The first winner of the Sam Reed Memorial

Columbus Pierson Cosby (his father-in-law)

Scholarship is Steven Jones, who has a

founded Cosby & Carmichael Ready Mix,

Later that same year, Cosby’s father passed

GPA of 3.69 overall and a 4.0 in his major.

forming a partnership that would supply

away, which led him back to the concrete

For the past seven years, he has worked

concrete needs in Selma and Dallas County.

industry. Forty-five years later, Cosby is

as a cook at Cracker Barrel. Two years ago

still running the family business. Cosby

he added a second job at Zoe’s kitchen.

Carmichael’s previous experience with Loan

Carmichael Concrete employs 24 people,

Between the two he is working an average

Star made him familiar with the cement

including two of Cosby’s three sons.

of twenty hours per weekend while still

industry, and with local citizens in the

maintaining a full load of classes.

community. Columbus Cosby had worked

The

company

was

founded

on

the

in the Sand & Gravel business in Selma

philosophy of commitment to a quality

During Christmas and summer breaks, he

since 1914, so the two men were a natural

product, and good service for every

works at least 40 hours per week at the

fit, and the business was an early success.

customer at a fair and reasonable price, and

restaurants.

for these reasons the company has been As a sixteen-year-old high school student,

successful. After being in business for more

Steven has also excelled by being selected

the younger Cosby began working for his

than 70 years, they have definitely made

as member of Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering

father at the family business, and remembers

their mark on the community.

Honor society and is a member of Tau Beta

taking his family to dinner in Montgomery

Pi Engineering Honor Society.

after receiving his first paycheck.

Cosby has served three terms on ACIA’s board of directors, also serving as secretary

After graduating from David Lipscomb

and treasurer.

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TECHNICAL REVIEW

Truck Site Tubes Approved for Water Measurement

was not providing improvement in our measurements. Bo Canning with Kirkpatrick stated it best, “The thought that water meters are more reliable than site glasses is simply wrong”. The issues often seen with water meters are as follows:  Freezing temperatures breaking inner parts.  Dial visibility clouded from cement and acid etching the surface glass.

In the fall of 2016, the Alabama Department

 Covers broken off or never closed.

of Transportation agreed to use the site

 Water leaks within the meter.

glass for water measurement on our transit mixers.

This was no small feat for your

In late 2015, John Sorrell armed with a

Association to accomplish. The effort took

binder full of NRMCA inspected trucks

over 14 months including multiple meetings

certifications presented his argument to

with ALDOT Materials and Tests Bureau and

ALDOT and was given the OK.

the amassing of considerable data. Truth be known, ACIA staff was asked to have the site glass reinstated multiple times over the past 15 years. It was not until new

The Challenge Going Forward

leadership at ALDOT that the time was right

Simply stated, the future maintenance of

to make our case. The effort began with

our site glasses will dictate if this approval

near unanimous feedback from our Ready

will have lasting effect.

Mix Producer members, explaining of the

deficiencies noted during the reviews were

added expense of water meters which

as follows:

The site glass


TECHNICAL REVIEW

 Scale Missing  Clogged Tubes – Causing Measurement  Inaccuracies  Broken, Leaking & Missing Tubes ACIA suggests the following five point plan for each producer member that will be relying on site tubes: Point #1 Driver Education – Drivers must understand

the

importance

of

water

measurement. Point #2 Driver Accountability – Driver must inform when their site tubes are not working properly. Point #3 Annual NRMCA Truck Inspection – During inspections, the fittings connecting the water tank and the site tube must be cleaned out as well as the base of the tank. This requires the fittings to be removed and cleaned of sand, cement and trash. Point #4 Tank fill hose secured in much the same way a hose is secured at the gas pump. Dropping the fill hose on the ground after the tank has been filled picks up cement, sand and trash that ends up in the next tank. Point #5 You're encouraged to inspect your site gauges every 90 days when performing your DOT inspections. Taylor Consulting Group is proud to be a member of the ACIA and to have been a part of this project. Our industry offerings include NRMCA Truck and Plant Certifications, and

Spill

Prevention

Countermeasure

Plans,

Control Quality

Control Plans, Expert Witness, and other Professional Engineering Services.

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