NPCA recently held the Bi-annual conference call with nearly 30 representatives from Department of Transportation agencies across the United States on June 24.
Each year, NPCA invites DOT specifiers and other personnel to participate in an hours-long conference call to keep them informed of updates to the NPCA Plant Certification Program and any current educational offerings that may be of interest.
NPCA President Frederick Grubbe, MBA, CAE, participated in the call along with Director of Certification and Regulatory Services Chris Frederick, Director of Quality Assurance Programs Phil Cutler, P.E., and several other NPCA professional staff.
During the call, Phil Cutler provided attendees with updated metrics for the NPCA Plant Certification Program and discussed the timeline and changes implemented for the 2022 Quality Control Manual for Precast Concrete Plants. Cutler also gave an update on the status of virtual audits conducted within the Certification Program.
Chris Frederick also discussed the DOT Notification Letter sent out by NPCA prior to the call, which informed DOTs of new NPCA Certified Plants. Part of this discussion included input from an Indiana Department of Transportation Materials Engineer Mike Nelson, P.E., on the advantages and ways in which NPCA’s Certification Program contributes to DOT programs.
Frederick finished up the call by bringing attention to NPCA’s free educational offerings that may be of interest to DOT personnel.
The NPCA Plant Certification Program is a verified way for precast and prestressed concrete plants to demonstrate their commitment to production of high-quality products. Specifiers expect the product that arrives on the job site to be of the highest quality, and NPCA is committed to ensuring its members live up to that standard.
For more information about NPCA’s Plant Certification Program contact Andi Pierce, plant certification manager, by email or calling (800) 366-7731.
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