For more than 30 years, NPCA has been committed to ensuring precast concrete products meet the highest quality standards through its Plant Certification Program. To implement these standards fairly, all plants enrolled in the program are required to meet the same stringent requirements and inspection guidelines.
In light of the continued travel restrictions in some areas across North America, the NPCA QA/QC Committee approved an extension of the current waiver policy through Friday, Dec. 31.
Renewal audits for 2021 can be of two types:
- In-person where possible.
- Virtual if travel and visitation restrictions are in place.
Plants that use a third-party for certifications, testing service or laboratory for annual testing and calibration requirements – such as batching scales, water meters, admixture batching equipment, compression test machines, temperature recorders, three-edge-bearing test machines, vacuum and hydrostatic testing equipment, concrete absorption, step testing and other machine calibrations – will receive a waiver on certifications, testing and calibrations through the end of 2021. The committee will re-evaluate this extension at that time.
A letter has been sent to NPCA-certified plants. The documents below, including a list of FAQs and documentation explaining the changes, provide additional information. Should you have any questions, email Phillip Cutler, P.E., director of quality assurance programs, or call him at (317) 582-2420.