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May 9th Southwest Chapter Meeting

Join us for a Basalite Block Plant Tour!

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Date: Thursday, May 9th, 2019
Time: 4:00 - 7:00 PM

Location: Basalite Block Plant
3299 International Place Dupont, WA 98327-7707. Click here for directions.

Registration Fees:
SEAW Members - $35
Students - $20‌
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4:00 - 5:00 PM: Tour of the Block plant and Sack Plant
5:00 - 7:00 PM: Hosted Dinner & Presentation

Basalite began as a part of Basalt Rock Company, Napa, CA in the mid 1930's and was acquired by Pacific Coast Building Products in 1979 becoming one of the largest suppliers of concrete masonry products in Western North America.  Product lines include structural block, interlocking paving stones, wall systems, retaining walls, ornamental and garden products, and a full range of packaged concrete/mortar products. Today, Basalite Concrete Products manufactures hundreds of types and styles of concrete structural block. Basalite presents a complete offering of custom colors, shapes, and sizes in most product lines and often works with architects to create effects that showcase the building's design. The full line and custom options are available to builders and developers.

After the tour, we will have a hosted dinner and presentation by Tom Young, PE, Executive Director of the Northwest Concrete Masonry Association. The presentation is titled “Concrete Masonry Construction” and will focus on the subject of constructability in masonry construction. Two local contractors with many years of masonry construction in the commercial building market will participate in the discussion. The contractors are Steve Borman with Keystone Masonry and Ron Adams with Cascade Construction Company.

Thomas Young, P.E. (AZ, CO)

Tom is Executive Director of the Northwest Concrete Masonry Association and a Fellow of The Masonry Society. He is a graduate of the University of Utah and has over 40 years’ experience working in the masonry industry. Tom is a member of the Structural Engineers Associations of Idaho, Washington and Oregon, and is co-chair of the Structural Design Task Group of the Masonry Alliance for Codes and Standards. He is also a member of the ASTM Committee C-15 on masonry materials. Tom has presented at numerous conferences and meetings. He serves as a guest lecturer at several northwest universities in the colleges of architecture and engineering. He has co-authored several papers based on structural masonry research and written technical articles for industry publications.