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Optimism Abounds at The Precast Concrete Show 2018 in Denver

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Mar 5, 2018 12:13:39 AM

The trade show floor buzzed with optimism at The Precast Show 2018 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, as more than 4,500 attendees did business at the largest annual precast-specific trade show in the industry.

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Steady post-recession growth continued for the event, as the trade show floor ballooned to 73,000 net square feet and 375 exhibitors – a sign that the industry is healthy and headed in the right direction, according to Ty Gable, president of the National Precast Concrete Association, which sponsors the event with the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute.

“Last year, we saw optimism and enthusiasm, and we knew there was some pent-up demand for new equipment and new technology,” Gable said. “This year, that translated into more purchases and serious product comparisons on the trade show floor. I heard from many exhibitors that they sold more this year than any time since before the Great Recession 10 years ago.”

The Precast Show features heavy equipment, technology and services that span all segments of the precast and prestressed concrete industry. It has been held annually under various names since 1979. In addition to the three-day trade show, the event featured education and training courses, tours of precast plants and an industry networking event at Mile High Stadium, home of the NFL’s Denver Broncos. During the week, NPCA also announced its 2018-19 class for Leadership NPCA, held a graduation ceremony for 32 Master Precasters and 12 Leadership NPCA students from the 2017-18 class, and presented awards for plant certification and sustainability.

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The Class of 2018 Master Precasters in Denver

NPCA and PCI sponsor the annual trade show, joined by two participating groups: the Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute and the Cast Stone Institute. PCI also held its annual Convention and National Bridge Conference in conjunction with The Precast Show.

The Precast Show 2019 will be held at the Kentucky International Center in Louisville, Feb. 28 – March 2, 2019. Visit The Precast Show website for details.


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Improving certifications for precast concrete

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The Canadian Precast Concrete Quality Assurance (CPCQA) Certification Program takes the place of two existing programs.
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The Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (CPCI) and the Canadian Concrete Pipe and Precast Association (CCPPA) have announced a new certification program which will take the place of two existing ones.

The Canadian Precast Concrete Quality Assurance (CPCQA) Certification Program is the amalgamation of the CPCI Certification Program for Structural, Architectural, and Specialty Products and Production Processes (CPCI Certification) and the Plant Prequalification Program for Precast Concrete Drainage Products (PPP). The introduction of CPCQA, which operates as a separate entity from both CPCI and CCPPA, establishes a more independent entity for an enhanced and expanded third-party administered and audited certification program for both prestressed and non-prestressed precast concrete manufacturing facilities across Canada.

The program is incorporated under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act and complies with all government rules of the act, as well as a jointly-signed services agreement between CPCI and CCPPA. Additionally, the program is governed by its own board of directors, which is reported to by an independent Quality Assurance Council (QAC).

“We are pleased to offer a program that will be more effective, independent, transparent, and provide clarity for some precast concrete product groups that may have been unclear under the two separate certification programs,” says Peter Quail, QAC chair. “We believe this is a step in the right direction and look forward to working with all parties involved to provide a more robust program for the benefit of the entire construction industry and the end customer.”

For more information on the program, click here.


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What's Your Favorite Concrete Form Release?

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Feb 24, 2018 7:03:33 PM

The Precast Show wrapped up today in snowy Denver, Colorado. It was a great show with record breaking attendance and exhibitors. The weather was perfect for the four plant tours. See you next year in Louisville, Kentucky.

We walked the show asking attendees and exhibitors what their favorite concrete form release was? Barrier or Reactive? Oily or Soapy? The answers indicated a lot more education is needed. Here are some Twitter posts from the event.

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Most of the form exhibitors answered the question, "What concrete form release do you recommend to your customers?" with "Anything they want." Some silicone forms don't need release but if you want a bughole free surface you're going to want to recommend a reactive release that dramatically reduces the chances of bugholes, "The tiny voids the form on the surface of forms. "

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There are two types of release agents available: barrier and reactive.

Barrier release agents, petroleum and/or vegetable oil combinations, prevent adhesion by the development of a physical film or barrier between the forming surface and the concrete.

Reactive release agents work by a reaction between the release agent and the free limes. A soapy film prevents adhesion. There's little residue left on the form, which makes a cleaner process.

Which is your favorite? We'd love to know. 


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See You At The Precast Show 2018 Booth 1527

Posted by Hill and Griffith Company on Feb 15, 2018 2:20:13 PM

 

The Precast Show is the largest precast-specific trade show in North America and the one place where you can find the industry’s most important suppliers and foremost equipment experts under one roof. Come see the Hill and Griffith Company at Booth 1527.

February 22-24, 2018 – Denver, CO
Colorado Convention Center
Hill and Griffith Company Booth 1527

Thursday, Feb. 22 – 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 23 – 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 24 – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Precast Show is sponsored by the National Precast Concrete Association and the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute with additional collaboration from the Canadian Precast Prestressed Concrete Institute and the Cast Stone Institute.

EDUCATION

The Precast Show offers attendees many benefits beyond the trade show floor. Information about The Precast Show 2018 education courses offered, special events, awards programs and plant tours are found below. Learn more.

Precast University

Starting with the fundamentals of precast concrete production and progressing through advanced technical, safety and leadership topics, NPCA’s Precast University offers a comprehensive series of precast-specific training courses for anyone who wants to advance in the industry. Precast University brings together all NPCA’s Production & Quality School courses in a career path that concludes with an industry-recognized certification – the Master Precaster designation. Learn more.

Read how Jodi Zwart's life changed after she attended Precast University, “I really had no interest in it when I was younger, other than when I needed a summer job,” said Jodi Zwart, daughter of Bobby Zwart, the company’s president. “And when I did work at the plant, dad would have me weed whack and do all the dirty work.”

Plant Tours

Lindsay Precast Inc. Colorado – Dacono Plant
5294 Grandview Blvd., Dacono, CO 80514
Learn more.

Vaughn Concrete Products
12650 Tucson St., Henderson, CO 80640
Learn more.

Front Range Precast Concrete Inc.
5901 Dexter St., Commerce City, CO 80022
Learn more.

Rocky Mountain Prestress
5801 Pecos St., Denver, CO 80221
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Hill and Griffith Customer Service

We're known for our hands-on approach. Let us visit your plant and recommend concrete release agents, packerhead concrete form releases, concrete form seasoning, potable water and non-petroleum concrete form release, biodegradable releases, rust inhibitors and concrete dissolver products that suit your needs.

Hill and Griffith Samples

Product Samples

We are pleased to provide samples in quantities large enough to allow you to "try before you buy."
Contact Us »

 

Hill and Griffith Customer Service

Technical Services & Support

On-site casting defect investigations, product testing, machine start-ups and much more. Also, lab facilities are available to provide testing upon request.
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