CA88 Build With Strength

Arizona Rock Products Association has partnered with the NRMCA on the national Build with Strength Campaign (BWS).  The mission of the BWS efforts are to educate the building & design communities as well as policymakers on the benefits of ready mixed concrete, and encourage its use as the building material of choice for low-to mid-rise structures.  This is a materials neutral issue, so it does not conflict with any other sub set of our industry per CA88 policy.

Concrete has many advantages in terms of strength, durability, safety and ease of use for specific applications.  Backed by the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Build with Strength is a coalition of architects, builders, engineers, emergency services personnel and policymakers.  It will be an effort to educate these groups in order to have them choose concrete over other construction materials due to the advantages when it comes to strength, safety, versatility and long-term value, especially when it comes to residential buildings.

Committee Resources

Committee Information

Meeting: 9:00AM first Wednesday of every month
Chair: Dan Erickson, Rock Solid
Vice-Chair: Chad Phelps, Cemex


Design Center: Free concrete project design and technical assistance is available through the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s Design Center. The Design Center can assist you in choosing the right concrete solution for a wide variety of projects, from multi-family residential/mixed use to industrial and health care facilities. NRMCA’s expert team of engineers and architects are available to help you select the most appropriate concrete system, including:

  • Concrete frame and post-tension flat plate systems
  • Voided slab systems
  • Insulating concrete forming (ICF) systems
  • Tilt-up concrete wall systems

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Local Projects

Cullum Homes - Silver Leaf Project Cullum Homes is the exclusive home builder for this luxury neighborhood located within world renowned Silverleaf in Scottsdale, Arizona. We are proud to highlight our extraordinary creative collaboration on this project with one of the country’s most notable design professionals, Don Ziebell of Oz Architects, whose distinctive Silverleaf Clubhouse design is known the world over.

St. Margaret Mary Church Construction in Bullhead City Ten years ago, the Phoenix metro area was gaining nearly 200,000 people every year, and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix was one of many organizations scrambling to meet the needs of the growing population. John Minieri, director of real property and facilities, and his assistant Patrick Hintze took the lead in determining the best way to serve the growing number of parishioners. In their due diligence, they discovered ICFs and met Brian Smith, then working for Insulated Concrete Walls (ICW), a commercial ICF subcontractor. Rod and Gary Fetters, who had built several of the big theaters for Harkins, also received the opportunity to make a presentation. “We walked in with four or five different blocks,” remembers Gary, “and explained how we, and ICF technology, could offer something better for the church.”

St. Juan Diego Catholic Church St. Juan Diego Catholic Church, in Chandler, Arizona, is the latest of more than a dozen major ICF projects undertaken by the Catholic Archdiocese of Phoenix. It’s an exceptionally complex and ICF-intensive project. With just more than 22,500 sq. ft. of floor, it used more than 41,000 sq. ft. of ICFs—a ratio of almost 2:1—due to the decision to build most of the interior walls with insulated formwork as well.