Special guest Bill Dawson is Executive Director of Concrete Products Group, LLC (CPG), a national US network of concrete masonry producers. The CPG consists of regional market leaders in the concrete products industry, and is organized to provide consistent, top-quality products to regional and national customers.
In this episode, we talk about:
how CPG sees and serves design professionals
common misconceptions about concrete block
the lesser-known benefits of using it as a building material
recent innovations in block
the questions design professionals should be asking about block
where block is applicable as a building material
Bill has 30 years of experience in the construction materials industry, starting with Keystone Retaining Wall Systems, where he served in several roles, including as President. For the last 12 years, Bill has been with Concrete Products Group, where he helps a group of regional block producers promote concrete masonry products to local and national clients. Bill enjoys frequent opportunities to work with both architects and engineers in this role, and has become reasonably proficient with AutoCAD, Sketchup and Revit to develop design resources. Early in his career, prior to coming to his senses, Bill spent 6 years as a trial attorney or “litigator” which the movie Clueless correctly describes as the “most scary type of attorney”. Bill has designed construction products that resulted in 20 U.S. Patents. He has 3 degrees including a BA from Carleton College, a JD from Stanford Law School, and an MBA from the University of Minnesota. Having raised two outstanding daughters, Bill and his wife Monica reside in Hamel, Minnesota with a very well-adjusted golden retriever.