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CONCRETE INNOVATIONS AWARD PROGRAM

The NRMCA Concrete Innovations Award Program recognizes outstanding achievement in concrete manufacturing, design and construction. People, companies, products and projects that demonstrate outstanding performance in concrete manufacturing, research, design and construction will be awarded for their achievements in helping improve concrete performance while lowering environmental impacts including embodied and operational carbon footprint. Winners will be announced at a ceremony in early 2023. 

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INNOVATIVE PERSON OR TEAM

  • Eligibility: Individual or team who made significant contributions to an innovative product, service or project. Must be an employee of an NRMCA member company or an employee of an NRMCA member company must have been part of the team.

  • Areas of Excellence: Research, product development, tools, methodologies, manufacturing, design, construction, codes and standards. 

  • Judging Criteria: Demonstrate improvements in performance such as improved strength, durability, resilience, energy efficiency and sustainability, including embodied and operational stage carbon footprint reduction.

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INNOVATIVE PRODUCT OR SERVICE

  • Eligibility: Innovative product or service that improves performance and sustainability of concrete. Product or service must be from an NRMCA member company or a member company must have been involved in testing or implementing the product or service.

  • Areas of Excellence: Advanced quality control, innovative cements, supplementary cementitious materials, admixtures, aggregates, recycling methods, carbon capture and sequestration technologies, measurement tools, etc. 

  • Judging Criteria: Demonstrate improvements in performance, including improved strength, durability, resilience, energy efficiency and sustainability, including embodied and operational carbon footprint reduction. Demonstrate scalability and market viability of the innovative product or service. 

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INNOVATIVE PROJECT

  • Eligibility: Building or infrastructure project, substantially designed and built using concrete that demonstrates improved performance and sustainability. An NRMCA member company must have been involved in supplying products or services to the project.

  • Areas of Excellence: Concrete buildings or infrastructure projects that use advanced quality control, innovative cements, supplementary cementitious materials, admixtures, aggregates, recycling methods, carbon capture and sequestration technologies, measurement tools or innovative designs to improve performance and sustainability.

  • Judging Criteria: Demonstrate improvements in performance, including improved strength, durability, resilience, energy efficiency and sustainability, including embodied carbon reduction over typical projects of the same type. 

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INNOVATIVE COMPANY

  • Eligibility: Company that offers concrete products or services that demonstrate significant improvements in performance and sustainability, including carbon footprint reduction. Must be an NRMCA member company or an NRMCA member must have been significantly involved in supporting the nominated company.

  • Areas of Excellence: Improvements in overall company performance related to product improvements, design achievements or company wide sustainability initiatives related to environmental and social governance (ESG). Companies who can show measurable improvements through environmental and safety certifications and awards, CSC Responsible Sourcing, Environmental Product Declarations, energy efficiency, etc. 

  • Judging Criteria: Demonstrate improvements in performance and sustainability, including embodied and operational carbon footprint reduction over time through improved products and processes. Some examples include adopting advanced cements, optimized concrete mix designs, improved quality control, improved safety records, working conditions and workforce diversity over time.

 
Concrete Innovations Award Nomination Form

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Submitter Details

Nomination
Provide the name of the person, team, product, service or company you are nominating.

Nomination Contact
Provide the primary contact of nominee or nomination.

Nomination Description
Provide a detailed description of the person, team, product, service, project or company you are nominating for a Concrete Innovations Award. Required: Describe which NRMCA member company was involved and what role they played in the nominee success. 

Nomination Evidence
Provide evidence and justification for why the nominee or nomination deserves a Concrete Innovations Award. Review the judging criteria above for each category. Provide evidence such as certifications, awards, recognition or measurement (EPDs, LCA, etc.) to demonstrate why the nominee or nomination deserves an Award. Required: Provide evidence that an NRMCA member company was involved and what role they played in nominee success.

Nomination Photos
Provide images (one minimum, ten maximum) of the nominee, team members, product, service, project or company of nominee or nomination. Include up to 10 images or files that can be used in presentations, print and online to recognize nominees.*

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Submittal Agreement
By submitting this nomination you agree that you are giving NRMCA the right to use the nomination details and images in marketing and promotion of the Concrete Innovation Awards in electronic and print advertising, promotion and communications.*

Thanks for submitting a nomination for the 2022 Concrete Innovations Award Program.