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American Society of Concrete Contractors Publishes 45th Position Statement

The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO, has published its forty-fifth Position Statement, “Managing Concrete Projects: Concrete/Steel Price and Delivery Volatility Risks.”  ASCC Position Statements clarify the concrete contractors’ point of view for architects, engineers, owners and others.

Position Statement #45 explains that the recent unpredictable market fluctuation and supply shortages for materials are beyond the contractor’s control, making it difficult to maintain the costs and schedules anticipated at bid time.

The Position Statement calls for early involvement in project design for the concrete contractor and their suppliers to best manage the material supply chain. “Early collaboration can maximize benefits to the owner,” says ASCC technical director Bruce Suprenant, “and help minimize project risk.”

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The ASCC is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the capabilities of those who build with concrete, and to providing them a unified voice in the construction industry. Members include concrete contracting firms, manufacturers, suppliers and others interested in the concrete industry, such as architects, specifiers and engineers. There are approximately 710 member companies in the United States and 12 foreign countries. For more information visit the website at or call (866) 788-2722.