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Registration Now Open for 56th Annual Convention

NPCA’s 56th Annual Convention is Oct. 28-30 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Don’t miss your opportunity to be there!

Registration for the event and reservations at the luxurious Broadmoor Hotel are now available through Along with three days of celebrating the precast concrete industry and reuniting with old friends, the Annual Convention includes: the election and installation of new committee members and Board members, including Chairman of the Board; free educational courses that come included with each registration; Plant Tours that include visits to Lindsay Precast and Stresscon Corporation; an NPCA Foundation golf fundraiser; optional tours taking in the sites and tastes of Colorado Springs; and a closing celebration at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum.

Early bird registration ends Sept. 30, so sign up today in order to reserve your spot at the best possible prices.

ASTM Compass Changes Will Necessitate Password Change

During the next few weeks, ASTM Compass will send an email to all users highlighting important updates, including a requirement to change your password. This includes all NPCA members who subscribe to the service to access “Selected ASTM Standards for Precast and Prestressed Concrete.”

Users who previously registered on Compass will receive an email from [email protected] outlining the process. The password reset link included in the email expires after seven days. If you miss the email or need help, you must contact ASTM directly either through email ([email protected]) or by calling (877) 909-2786.

Along with an improved dashboard and simplified navigation, ASTM changes include: dynamic home page reflecting your personal activity; easy-to-find documents in both PDF and HTML; new color-coded annotations for categorizing notes; new ability to add notes to PDFs anywhere in a document; and save and view notes via a new Notes page.

Virtual and In-person Audits and Waiver Deadline Extended Through Dec. 31

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.