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Southwest Dinner Meeting and Concrete Tech Tour

Concrete Technology Corporation (CTC) was established in 1951 as one of the first dedicated prestressed concrete manufacturing facilities in the nation. Precast/prestressed concrete products are a material of choice for thousands of bridge, marine, floating structure and building projects throughout the Puget Sound.  The evening will include both a presentation and a facility tour.

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Presentation topics will include:

  • Product applications

  •  An overview of the plant production process for precast products and floating structures

  • Review of standard concrete and reinforcing raw materials, as well as less common materials such as lightweight concrete, self-consolidating concrete and premium reinforcing options 

  • Supplier specification perspectives

  • Discussion of alternate project delivery methods and their impact on suppliers

 Convene at the plant at 3:00 pm and offer a tour followed by a presentation and dinner.

Touring the facility will require the following Personal Protective Equipment (CTC has PPE available to borrow if attendees forget their own):

  • Hard hat

  • High visibility vest

  • Safety glasses 

  • Ear protection (optional)

  • Sturdy, closed toed shoes (No tennis shoes. Shoes not available to borrow from CTC)

  • Some of the tour will be outside which may be more comfortable with warmer layers depending upon weather

Cameron West, P.E. is the Chief Engineer for CTC. He has 15 years of experience in the design, manufacture, and quality control of precast/prestressed concrete products. Cameron was instrumental in CTCs development and implementation of SCC and lightweight concrete mixtures for numerous agencies and owners. He is a member of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) Committees on Concrete Materials Technology and PCI Design Handbook.

Jim Parkins, P.E. is Director of Marketing for CTC. In his first three years at CTC he was a project manager for bridge and commercial products. For the past 16 years, Jims role has been development, estimation and contracting for marine construction and Sound Transit aerial guideway products. Jim has recently been involved with marine structures at Pier 4 Tacoma, Terminal 5 Seattle and Colman Dock, as well as Sound Transit guideways for the East, Lynnwood, Federal Way and Redmond links.