Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

DEC 2018

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16 LC DBM Continued on page 18 HARDSCAPE ASSOCIATIONS American Society of Concrete Contractors The ASCC is a non-profit concrete contractors association dedicated to enhancing the capabilities of those who build with concrete. As the world's premier cast-in-place concrete associa - tion, the ASCC is committed to providing concrete contractors a unified voice in the construction industry. Concrete contractors with exemplary safety records for 2017 were recognized by the Safety & Risk Management Council of the ASCC at their Annual Conference in Charlotte, N.C. on September 20. W. Burr Bennett Awards for Safety Excellence were given to specialty contractor Lloyd Concrete Services, Rustburg, Va., (above, right) and general contractor Shiel Sex - ton Co., Inc., Indianapolis, Ind. These awards are presented in partnership with CNA, Chicago. Chris Sullivan, part owner and vice president of sales and marketing for Chem - Systems Holdings, Inc., has been named the decorative concrete specialist to provide leadership, advice and direction for the association's Decorative Concrete Council. One of the key responsibilities of the special - ist is answering two member hotlines; one for decorative concrete questions and the second covering polished concrete. Frank Lewis, who retired from Sundek Products, Arlington, Texas, and was the past director of the ASCC Decorative Con - crete Council from 2009-2011, received an ASCC Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual conference. The award is given to those members with an ex - emplary lifetime of service to the organization and the concrete construction industry. Presenting the award is Byron Klemaske from T.B. Penick & Sons in San Diego. Jessica Ledger-Kalen, Royale Concrete, Fairfield, Iowa, was the recipient of the first annual Gaining Strength Award, presented at the ASCC's Awards Dinner, which kicked off the annual conference. The new award, de - veloped under the guidance of the Emerging Leaders' Committee, acknowledges individu - als 40 and under, who go above and beyond to promote and professionally represent the concrete construction industry. International Erosion Control Association (Region One) The leading association for the stormwater, erosion and sediment control industry, the IECA helps professionals develop their skills and further their careers by providing access to unique and relevant content and exclusive member services. IECA's members represent over 30 countries and 22 fields of professional practice. The 2018 IECA Annual Conference and Expo was held in Long Beach, Calif., February 12-14. Keynote speakers included Penny Luer - ing, the Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) program leader for the USDA, Forest Service, and Andrew Wright, an attorney with more than 30 years experience as a senior congressional staffer, association executive and lobbyist. The Environmental Excel - lence Award, IECA's premier award, recognizes an outstand - ing stormwater and erosion and/or sediment control project, program or operation. Paul Kofi Nsiah, Brandenburg Technology University, Germany received the award for his biological geotextiles in an erosion and sedi - ment control project during gold mine reclamation in Ghana. For the Outstanding Professional of the Year Award, IECA board of directors' mem - ber, Jonathan Koepke, CPESC, LEED-AP, was nominated by last year's outstanding profes - sional of the year award recipient Adam Dibble, CPESC-IT, CESSWI. Gustavo Salerno, CPESC, PE won the 2018 Sustained Contributor Award, which recognizes an IECA member who has provided distinguished service to the associa - tion, has made outstanding contributions to improve the erosion and sediment control industry for a sustained period of time and demonstrated leadership by example to the industry and to the IECA. The winner of Presenter of the Year award, given to the person who received the highest classroom evaluation and the 2018 IECA most distin - guished technical paper voted on by industry peers, was Dr. Eve Brantley for "The Stormwa - ter Secrets to Success or When Did We Have to Learn People Skills." The most distinguished technical award was presented to Marc S. Theisen, M.Sc., CPESC, CPSWQ, CESSWI and J.P. Johns, PE for their paper, "Inspection and Data Collection Protocol to Monitor Performance of Biotic Soil Technology." IECA Region One welcomed Samantha Roe, IOM, as the new executive di - rector of the association. Roe brings a depth of involvement in chapter management, member - ship development and international experience. Penny Luering, Andrew Wright Paul Kofi Nsiah Jonathan Koepke Gustavo Salerno J.P. Johns Marc S. Theisen Samantha Roe Chris Sullivan Frank Lewis Jessica Kalen

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