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.

The St. Louis-based ASCC is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the capabilities of those who build with concrete, and to providing them a unified voice in the construction industry. Members include concrete contracting firms, manufacturers, suppliers and others interested in the concrete industry such as architects, specifiers and distributors. There are approximately 460 member companies in the United States and eight foreign countries.

NRMCA supports the continued expansion and improvement of the ready mixed concrete industry through leadership, advocacy, professional development, promotion and partnering. Founded in 1930, the organization represents the producers of ready mixed concrete and the companies that provide materials, equipment and support to the industry.

For more information or a copy of the Checklist, contact ASCC at ascc@ascconline.org. Visit www.nrmca.org and www.ascconline.org for more information.