The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association is now accepting responses for its 2012 Quality Survey which seeks to establish industry benchmarks for frequency of testing, quality control personnel, quality documentation and equipment monitoring. This is the second NRMCA Quality Survey; the first being conducted in 2010. Only by measuring quality among ready mix producers it is possible to improve it and this survey provides a means for companies to do so. Producers responding to the survey will be able to compare their systems to these industry benchmarks and improve their processes if necessary.

The survey is sponsored by the NRMCA Research Engineering and Standards Committee. Survey participants are asked to respond to a multiple-choice application form on a spreadsheet. The deadline for receiving the completed survey forms is Friday, March 2. Survey participants receive 5 points that count toward the NRMCA 2012 Quality Award. Survey responses of individual companies will be kept confidential while summarized survey responses will be shared with all the survey participants. A report of the survey results will be published in NRMCA’s quarterly Concrete InFocus magazine.

The survey form can be downloaded from NRMCA’s Web site or is available by e-mail from NRMCA’s Shawnita Dickens at A company must be an NRMCA member in good standing to participate. Companies can submit their responses as a company or a division.