The Wisconsin Ready Mixed Concrete Association has issued a call for entries to the 31st Annual Concrete Design Awards. The awards are a part of a prestigious program showcasing best uses of ready-mixed concrete in Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (UP). The Wisconsin Ready Mixed Concrete Association (WRMCA), GRT Admixtures, and the Wisconsin Chapter of ACI International are cosponsoring the annual award program. Award winners are determined by a distinguished panel of Wisconsin/UP educators and construction professionals.

The award program recognizes excellence in the ready-mixed concrete industry in the following categories: Agricultural, Commercial, Decorative Commercial, Decorative Residential, Education, Healthcare and Public, Environmental Management, ICF, Industrial, Municipal Facilities, Municipal/Infrastructure, Parking Lot, Pervious, Residential, Site Cast Tilt-Up and other projects.

Award winners benefit from industry recognition, networking opportunities, and free publicity in WRMCA publications and press releases.

The Concrete Design Awards provide a great opportunity for members of the Ready-Mixed Industry to showcase cutting edge applications that are being used in structures such as farms, schools, bridges, public buildings, and residential homes. Projects that have been completed in 2009, 2010 or 2011 are eligible to enter. Engineers, architects, contractors, project owners, developers, and producers are encouraged to apply. The ready mixed concrete producer must be a member of the Wisconsin Ready Mixed Concrete Association.

The deadline to enter is Friday, December 2, 2011. The Concrete…Driving Wisconsin Forward themed Concrete Design Award Ceremony will take place on Friday, March 9, 2012 at the Harley-Davidson Museum® in Milwaukee.

A call for entries brochure for the Concrete Design Awards has been sent out to statewide and UP members. Entering is easy…applications are available to download at the WRMCA website at For more information or to request an entries brochure, please contact Cherish Schwenn at or at 800.242.6298.

The Wisconsin Ready Mixed Concrete Association is a statewide trade association consisting of ready-mixed concrete producer and associate members throughout the state and Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Its mission is to advance the ready-mix industry through legislative action, promotion, and education.