The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) has recognized A & B Concrete Pumping (2007) Ltd. with the prestigious Excellence in Innovation Award at the CCA’s 94th annual conference on March 14th in Savannah, Georgia. The award was given to acknowledge the A & B Concrete Washout Program – a unique program that eliminates concrete waste left behind on construction sites from concrete pumps in the Edmonton area.

The A & B Concrete Washout Program was created in response to growing concern and attention from home builders and general contractors alike, with issues spanning from the environment to general site cleanliness and congestion. Historically, the waste from the concrete pump washout was left on site, to be hauled away to landfill. Studies have shown that between 25-35% of solid waste in Canadian landfills comes from the construction industry, and approximately one quarter of that waste is concrete. This program is a first for the Alberta construction industry, and gained recognition at the Edmonton Construction Association (ECA) Awards of Excellence Gala in 2011, winning the Sustainable Construction & Innovation Award, along with the award for Manufacturer and Supplier of the Year.

“We are extremely proud to be recognized by the CCA for our Concrete Washout Program,” said Jason Mercier, General Manager of A & B. “It was an honor to be recognized at a local level through the ECA Annual Awards this past fall, but this takes things to another level for us. Our program is something that our team, along with our program partners at Smart-Way Disposal & Recycling, has put a lot of work into developing over the past four years. We are proud to offer an economical solution to an issue for all sectors of construction whether it is Commercial, Residential or Industrial based.”