Heather Rice is the founder of Smart Concrete Technology. She has been a member of Construction Specification Institute for almost 20 years, and has earned and maintained her Construction Document Technology (CDT) certification. She has served as a past Vice President, a Board Member, and was appointed to the Board of Directors as the North Central Region Director for the Chicago Chapter. She is an active member in the Chicago Building Congress and most recently joined the Chicago Chapter of Professional Women in Construction. She has been in the flooring industry for the last 20 years, with experience with two major flooring contractors as well as three major manufacturers.
Heather is considered an expert by her peers in all things floor prep, including moisture mitigation and leveling. Her extensive knowledge of the industry and what manufacturers have to offer make her a resource to the AEC community. Heather also has tremendous community involvement in her Chicago neighborhood, including extensive work at her children’s school to safely contain asbestos flooring, and multiple volunteer positions.
In 2017, Heather branched out on her own to establish Smart Concrete Technology. Beginning with offering independent testing of concrete slabs for owners, architects, general contractors, and flooring contractors, the company has expanded its services to include consultancy, independent product representation, inspections, technical solutions, and installation project management. The business is established as a Women Business Enterprise and a Woman Owned Small Business, a certified DBE in four states and counting, as well as a certification with the State of Illinois CMS, with other certifications pending to ensure continued excellence in the services SCT provides.