National Precast Concrete Assn (NPCA)

National Precast Concrete Assn (NPCA)
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Recently, the NPCA Precast Concrete Pavement Committee recognized the need to identify and compile practical and authoritative information on jointed precast concrete pavement (JPrCP). Before that point, available information was generally limited to tech briefs on various pilot projects, papers presented at technical conferences and technical...

As part of the On-site Wastewater Optional Ballot, NPCA is increasing its presence at various on-site wastewater conferences and trade shows throughout 2017 and 2018. NPCA will represent the precast concrete industry at the National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association’s Mega-Conference in Dover, Del., Oct. 22-25. The NOWRA Mega-Conference will...

As an annual measure of the precast concrete industry in North America, the NPCA Benchmarking Report tracks sales in the five largest product sectors, compares the financial metrics of high-profit companies to the total sample, and includes granular data on salaries and benefits. The many graphs, charts and infographics tell the story of the last...

President Trump is just a few miles from NPCA headquarters today to announce the tax priorities of the administration and a major revision of the tax code. The White House released a 1-page summary of its priorities and a 9-page white paper on its major initiatives. We were pleased that our top three tax issues are all addressed. Early signs are...

Precast concrete stormwater structures can be manufactured in an endless array of shapes and sizes to meet the needs of any project. In all cases, these products serve to detain, filter and control the flow of stormwater. When properly maintained, precast stormwater structures can boast a service life of more than 100 years. Photo courtesy of Hydro...

Since 2015, more than 150 architecture and engineering students at Washington University in Saint Louis have toiled away on their entry into Solar Decathlon 2017, a competition that features energy-efficient homes powered by the sun. And while most teams entering this year’s competition turned to more traditional wood or steel as their building...

Any business owner looking to succeed will put an emphasis on staying competitive and innovative while maintaining steady upward growth. Precasters are no different. However, the size of an organization may affect how quickly these goals are realized. To compete with larger corporations, small- to mid-sized precast manufacturers can seek help from...

Update – 9/12/17 We are continuing to assess the impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma on NPCA members. NPCA members have reached out and asked how they can help affected member companies and their employees. If you are an NPCA member in one of the storm zones and have suggestions on how we can help or storm experiences to share, please complete...

Alkalis are soluble bases, meaning they possess a pH higher than 7. They are often used to dissolve fats and are found in many cleaning products. But how does this affect you as a precaster? Potassium and sodium oxides are minor constituents in cement clinker, but are substantial sources of alkalis in cement. This means alkalis are also found in...

The SHE Committee prepares bi-monthly safety training programs for precasters to use for conducting safety programs at their plant. This month’s featured safety program is on Hand Safety. Click on the link below to view the program material.