The Pennsylvania Aggregates & Concrete Association (PACA) announces the launch of a new concrete education web site, www.specifyconcrete.org.
The new web site was designed with architects and engineers in mind, and allows visitors to quickly and easily navigate, access and use a wealth of information and resources that are specific to their concrete project application needs and interests.
According to Eric Nicholson, President of Centre Concrete, State College, PA and Chairman of the PACA Concrete Promotion Committee (PCPC), "specifyconcrete.org is a natural extension and culmination of our concrete promotion initiative which began in 2005." Our goal from the beginning has been to promote the use of Ready Mixed Concrete (RMC) by targeting decision-makers and influencers in key markets, respond to inquiries pertaining to promotion, technical or design information on use of RMC, raise awareness, understanding and support of the concrete industry and position the industry as a good corporate citizen. We feel that www.specifyconcrete.org will help us achieve these goals, and it will position us as an innovator, and the leading concrete industry educator and provider of value-added services to the specifier community in Pennsylvania."
The site covers such topics as sustainability, parking lots, driveways and sidewalks, pervious concrete, decorative concrete, insulating concrete forms and more.
Interactive features include a comprehensive Project Profile library, complete with case studies, project photography and location via Google maps; an Education Center complete with specifications, technical data, white papers, courses, articles and related industry links; Concrete FAQ's and breaking Industry News.
Visitors may also locate a concrete producer in their area who can assist them with their projects and answer questions by using the Find A Producer tool to quickly and easily search by zip code.
The Pennsylvania Aggregates and Concrete Association (PACA), formed in 1982 by the consolidation of the Pennsylvania Aggregates Association and the Pennsylvania Ready Mixed Concrete/Sand & Gravel Association. In 2006, the Pennsylvania Concrete Promotion Council merged into PACA, becoming the concrete promotion arm of the organization. PACA is the industry's unified voice in Harrisburg, representing more than 200 member companies, large and small, across the state.