Portland Cement Association is a non-profit organization that promotes the use of cement and concrete. The organization conducts and sponsors research, participates in setting cement manufacturing standards, and disseminates free designs of concrete-based architectural structures, among other functions.
|Formation||October 23, 1902|
|Founded at||New York City|
|Headquarters||200 Massachusetts Avenue NW; Washington, D.C. 20001|
|United States, Canada|
Chairman of the Board
Vice Chairman of the Board
|Association of Portland Cement Manufacturers|
PCA's origin dates back to 1902, following a meeting of cement manufacturers in the eastern U.S. who assembled to discuss problems with cement packaging. At the time, cement was packaged in reusable cloth sacks that were returned to the manufacturer, but that created problems for consumers. On October 1, 1902, this issue prompted the formation of a temporary organization that would represent all the manufacturers involved. The organization was unofficially called "the Eastern Portland Cement Manufacturers." The organization was formally established and its constitution and by-laws adopted by the representatives of 20 cement companies in New York on October 23, 1902, and renamed the Association of Portland Cement Manufacturers.
In 1916, as the Association entered into a contract with the Lewis Institute to conduct joint research in concrete, it was renamed again to the Portland Cement Association, and its headquarters moved from Philadelphia to Chicago.
See also Edit
- Lesley, Lober & Bartlett 1924, p. 200.
- Wilson Yu 2016.
- Baden & Martino 1941, p. 60.
- Fairchild 1927, p. 10.
- Schwartz 2000, p. 11.
- Lesley, Lober & Bartlett 1924, p. 196.
- Lesley, Lober & Bartlett 1924, p. 197.
- Lesley, Lober & Bartlett 1924, p. 199.
- Lesley, Lober & Bartlett 1924, p. 201.
- Lesley, Lober & Bartlett 1924, p. 230.
Literature cited Edit
- Dold, R. Bruce, ed. (November 20, 2014), "From the community: Toscas Named President/CEO of Portland Cement Association", Chicago Tribune, Chicago: Tribune Publishing, ISSN 2165-171X, LCCN sn83045111, OCLC 60639020, retrieved November 9, 2020
- Baden, Anne L.; Martino, Robert A. (November 28, 1941), Standardization activities of national technical and trade organizations, National Bureau of Standards miscellaneous publication (169 ed.), Washington: United States Government Publishing Office, LCCN 42037792, OCLC 368669
- Fairchild, Iler James (April 26, 1927), Organizations cooperating with the national Bureau of standards, Miscellaneous publications, vol. 96, Washington: United States Government Publishing Office, LCCN 27026556, OCLC 28009302
- Lesley, Robert W.; Lober, John B.; Bartlett, George S. (1924), History of the Portland cement industry in the United States, with appendices covering progress of the industry by years and an outline of the organization and activities of the Portland cement association (PDF), Chicago: International trade Press Inc., LCCN 25009329, OCLC 7429788, retrieved November 9, 2020
- Schwartz, Max (2000), Basic concrete engineering for builders, vol. 1, Carlsbad: Craftsman Book Co., ISBN 1572180919, LCCN 2003267693, OCLC 45195699
- Wilson Yu, Anne (October 28, 2016), "Taking the life-cycle perspective: Report addresses critical issues in building practices", mit.edu, Cambridge: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, retrieved November 9, 2020
- "Leadership", cement.org, retrieved March 9, 2021