Guide Specification for Materials and Construction of Jointed Concrete Pavement for Streets and Local Roads

Key Issues and Considerations when for Working around Concrete Pumps, Concrete Pump Trucks, and Crane Lift Buckets

EPDs (Environmental Product Declarations)

Verified Concrete EPDs
Cement EPD Link
Cement EPD Direct PDF Download

Guidelines for Residential Construction

The Texas Aggregates and Concrete Association (TACA) created Guidelines for Residential Concrete Foundations on September 1, 2006, with an effective date of January 1, 2007. TACA began this work in 2003. This effort grew from the request of many Association members for a unifying document that could adequately address municipal responses to residential litigation, a general lack of clarity among specifying agents or agencies on the intricacies surrounding concrete specifications, and the general inconsistency and confusion surrounding performance based residential foundation specifications. Many Producers, Contractors, and Suppliers expressed the opinion that technical guidelines should be created by TACA where the actual experience and practical expertise is located. The goal of the guidelines is provide the engineering, contracting, and specifying community with guidance in their design and evaluation of residential foundations.

Guidelines for Residential Construction

Survey of Water Use in Texas Mining Operations

Survey Comments

TACA Pervious Concrete Certification Training

Certification Levels
What a Contractor Needs to Know About Pervious Concrete
Pervious Concrete Mixtures and Production
Tools and Equipment
General Design Principles
Pervious Concrete Construction
Spreading, Strike-Off, Compacting
Maintenance and Troubleshooting

Misc. Documents

Certified Pervious Technicians

CIM Internship Guidelines

Industry Documents

Position Papers

TACA Position Paper #1 – Proprietary Mix Designs

TACA Position Paper #2 – Supplementary Cementitious Materials

TACA Position Paper #3 – Initial Cylinder Curing Is Critical

TACA Position Paper #4 – Light Reflectivity and Albedo

TACA Position Paper #5- Application of a Max Temperature Specification

TACA Position Paper #6- Relationship Between Performance-Based Durability and Specification

TACA Position Paper #7- The Misconception of W/CMT Ratio Design

TACA Position Paper #8- Pervious

TACA Position Paper #9- Dealing with Concrete in Sulfate Soils

Technical Archive

CIP Archive

Industry Websites

American Concrete Institute

Cement Council of Texas

National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association

Texas Department of Transportation

LEED Guides

Safety Manuals

Safety Manual

OSHA Mandated Written Programs

OSHA Reporting Fatalities and Multiple Hospitalization Incidents – 1904.39

OSHA Forms
-Form 300 – Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses
-Form 300A – Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses
-Form 301 – Injuries and Illnesses Incident Report

Drug and Alcohol Testing Documentation and DOT Driver Qualification File Policy and Procedure

-Drug and Alcohol Testing Documentation

-DOT Driver Qualification File Policy and Procedure