NPCA professional staff member Kayla Hanson, P.E., director of technical services, offered a presentation on May 15 at the South Oakland Municipal Engineer’s monthly luncheon in Royal Oak, Mich. NPCA’s participation at the meeting, along with representation from four NPCA producer members, cultivated open dialog between precast manufacturers and specifiers with the intent to discern myth from fact.
NPCA Certified producer member Advanced Concrete Products requested NPCA’s presence at the luncheon after experiencing a statewide trend of misinformation based on the false claim that precast concrete gravity grease interceptors are not accepted by the Michigan Plumbing Code. This gave NPCA the opportunity to establish a voice for the precast industry and communicate with municipal engineers. Additionally, involvement from NPCA’s members helped to further develop the engineers’ understanding of precast concrete gravity grease interceptors.
The open exchange of information provided visibility for the precast industry and delivered transparency to the specifying community in South Oakland County, including a follow-up exchange between Hanson and an attendee to help clarify requirements.
Hanson’s presentation titled, “Clearing the FOG on Precast Concrete Gravity Grease Interceptors” involved a myth vs. fact segment.