Drawing on his industry expertise and Ph.D. in civil engineering, Richard Szecsy has helped develop and update the concrete industry's standards.
It didn't seem a big thing at the time to Steve Parker. So in 1998, when Doug Deno, the retiring chairman of ASTM C09.40, asked Parker if he would be interested in becoming chairman of the subcommittee, Parker said, yes.
Richard Szecsy, vice president, new product development/risk management, Lattimore Materials Co., McKinney, Texas responds to Allen Villere's "Science of Pricing Concrete" article from our December 2007 issue.
Faced with a challenge, the author led the task of building a two-ton, concrete conference table.
Changes in concrete and construction sometimes come at a glacial pace. But such changes also tend to be significant. One such change occurred at the semi-annual ASTM meeting in June. After 8 years of development and more than 20 years of existing as a part of another standard specification, a new document was created: ASTM C 1602/C 1602M-04, “Standard Specification for Mixing Water Used in the Production of Hydraulic Cement Concrete.”