Committed to construction industry growth and technology leadership

The technical experts at BASF are widely respected in the construction industry, actively leading and participating in key associations, on committees, at seminars and panels. With a deep understanding of the industry and our customers' businesses, BASF employees contribute vast knowledge and talent toward the progress and change that will drive the construction industry into the future.

Industry Initiatives

Long term investment in research and education are necessary to develop the leaders and technologies that will help shape a sustainable future for the construction industry. BASF is proud to have played an integral role in the following industry initiatives:

Altus Group:

BASF was a founding Innovation Partner of the Altus Group, an independent team of the leading precast/prestressed producers of North America dedicated to the spirit of innovation in the precast concrete industry. Link to Altus Group

Concrete Canoe Competition:

Since 1988, BASF has supported the National Concrete Canoe Competition. The company provides technical information, sample admixtures, and information on concrete performance, testing and mix designs in an effort to foster the problem-solving skills of civil engineering students and to promote the versatility of concrete as a construction material. The quest to design and build a canoe of concrete presents unique challenges, and this project offers students an opportunity to gain hands-on, real world experience with the most versatile building material available. BASF offers samples of these products to students participating in the Concrete Canoe Competitions. Please allow several weeks for delivery. Product shipments are weather dependent to protect from freezing. Click here to request a sample.

Concrete Industry Management Program (CIM):

BASF is an active participant in the development of the Concrete Industry Management degree program. This first-of-its-kind four-year college program is aimed at preparing graduates with a full complement of specific skills required to move successfully into management positions in the concrete industry. BASF sponsors scholarships for incoming students to the program, and company employees in sales, technical service, research and development are invited to be guest lecturers on concrete and related topics. BASF has also played an integral role in the expansion efforts of the Concrete Industry Management program to select universities across the nation. Link to Concrete Industry Management Program.

Concrete Preservation Institute Field School:

In 2010, the California State University – Chico's Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program and the National Park Service formed a partnership to provide hands on experience for CIM students with a summer internship program on Alcatraz Island. Since 2010, BASF has been a primary sponsor, providing repair materials, financial support and technical training. Link to Concrete Preservation Institute Field School.

PCI Foundation:         

An independent precast industry initiative to establish design studios with major universities around the country to assure that young engineers are exposed to the value of designing and building with precast concrete. BASF was a founding member of PCI Foundation. Link to PCI Foundation.

RMC (Ready Mix Concrete) Foundation:

BASF was an early supporter and major contributor to this charitable foundation established by NRMCA to provide a permanent income stream to fund future research, education and promotional programs aimed at improving the health and profitability of the ready-mixed concrete industry. The Foundation provides financial stability to the industry through continuous investment in research and education. Link to RMC Foundation.

Strategic Development Council:

The Strategic Development Council was formed under the auspices of the American Concrete Institute to encourage collaboration and cooperation between materials suppliers, contractors, engineers, government agencies, owners, academia and producers with the goal of accelerating the development and acceptance of new concrete technology. BASF plays a lead role in the continuing development and management of this group. Link to Strategic Development Council.

We are an active member of these professional and trade associations:

American Association of State Highway and
     Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Association
American Concrete Institute (ACI) Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute
American Concrete Paving Association
International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI)
American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA) NACE International (National Association of
     Corrosion Engineers)
American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Concrete Masonry Association
American Shotcrete Association (ASA) National Precast Concrete Association
American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE) National Ready Mixed Concrete Association
American Society of Concrete Contractors
Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI)
ASTM International (ASTM) Sealant, Waterproofing and Restoration
     Institute (SWRI)
American Road & Transportation
     Builders Assoc (ARTBA)
Sealant and Waterproofing Association
Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Society of Mining Engineers (SME)
Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete
     Institute (CPCI)
Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC)
Altus Group for Precast Innovation Standards Council of Canada (SCC)
CSA International (Canadian Standards
Transportation Research Board (TRB)
Concrete Preservation Institute (CPI) U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
Construction Specification Institute (CSI) World Center for Concrete Technology

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