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  • A Passion for People and Precast

    A Passion for People and Precast

    2017-18 National Precast Concrete Association Board of Directors Chairman Ashley Smith is focused on employee development as the key to unleashing the unlimited potential of the precast industry. Read More
  • A PERFECT FIT

    A PERFECT FIT

    Elematic’s E9 optimizes hollow core for Colonial Precast Read More
  • TEXAS TEXTURE

    TEXAS TEXTURE

    Through 30-plus years, Texas-based Superior Concrete Products has pushed the delivery boundaries of value-added precast fence and wall offerings in contracts with owners who will incur transportation premiums when a good turnkey solution for a home, building, ranch or other property perimeter is on the table. It has built a production team especially adept at crafting urethane formliners with wood, stone or other natural textures; fabricating forms for efficient handling and staging; and, formulating integrally colored mixes to yield unique ranch-style fences and architectural or utilitarian site, sound or security walls. For Superior Concrete and peers, the latter category has proved to be among the fastest growing in precast concrete. Read More
  • Crown Jewell

    Crown Jewell

    Oldcastle APG company Jewell has opened a 23,000-sq.-ft. dry mix concrete and mortar packaging plant on a 15-acre Burnet, Texas, site, complete with quarry. Known as Marble Falls, it joins sister Lone Star State operations in Hurst, Katy, Rosenberg and Waco, plus seven distribution facilities near Austin, Dallas/Ft. Worth and Houston. Read More
  • RIGHT OF PASSAGE

    RIGHT OF PASSAGE

    Oldcastle Precast helps restore trout access to prized watershed Read More
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  • Stimulus Funds Drive $3 Million In Fly Ash, Masonry Shear Wall Research

    “Science of Concrete--Fundamental Models that Enable New Technology for Expanded Use of Fly Ash” and “Performance-Based Seismic Design Methods and Tools for Reinforced Masonry Shear Wall Structures” are among 27 projects to receive funding from NIST, which operates within the U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Lafarge, Boral Crack Top 100 List Of Most Sustainable Global Companies

    The sixth annual Global 100 most sustainable large corporations list, announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, includes construction and materials giants Lafarge SA (No. 51) of France and Australia-based Boral Ltd. (No. 61)
  • Rmc Foundation Releases Sustainable Concrete Plant Guidelines

    RMC Foundation’s newest publication offers ready mixed producers performance-based metrics to measure and demonstrate the sustainability of their operations, plus specific guidance on how to assess energy and resource consumption for continuous plant improvement
  • Redi-Mix Concrete Veteran Hilliard Named Nrmca Driver Of The Year

    Johnney Hilliard of Denton, Texas, is the 2010 NRMCA Driver of the Year. The award recognizes a long track record of safe operating procedures, professionalism, and strong customer service skills, most recently with current employer Redi-Mix Concrete, U.S. Concrete’s Dallas-Ft. Worth business
  • $170 Million Lafarge Settlement Carries Obama Epa Template

    A consent decree with the EPA calls for Lafarge North America to implement nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide pollution-control measures at 13 U.S. cement plants, some of which will see deployment of selective catalytic reduction or selective non-catalytic reduction technology new to the industry
  • Free Webinar Tracks Bidding Success In Stimulus-Backed Infrastructure

    “Winning Stimulus Funding for Infrastructure Projects” will provide building material producers strategies to land American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-backed contracts
  • Basf Admixtures Program Charts MixturesÌ Environmental Life Cycle

    Eco-Efficiency Analysis (EEA) quantifies the economic and ecological benefits of Green Sense Concrete mixtures, which BASF Admixture Systems recently announced in conjunction with a mix optimization service
  • Industry Supporters Gather To Hear Early Mit Sustainability Hub Research Results

    With representatives on hand of both its industry collaborators--PCA and RMC Research & Education Foundation—at the first gathering of its kind since the research center was established in late-2009, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSH) hosted a World of Concrete 2010 event
  • Usgcc Unveils New Guide Offering Strategies For Sustainable Concrete

    The USGCC introduced a first-of-its-kind resource, “The Sustainable Concrete Guide–Strategies and Examples,” a comprehensive guide on concrete and sustainability that discusses specific strategies for the best use of concrete in high-performance, long-lasting, green buildings
  • Cim Students, Former Ny Firefighter Create 9/11 Memorial At Artistry Event

    Students from CIM programs at California State University–Chico and Middle Tennessee State University took part in the annual World of Concrete Artistry event, this year creating a memorial to the fallen firefighters of the 48th Street & 8th Avenue firehouse in New York City
  • Safety Group Updates High-Visibility Apparel Standard

    An updated national consensus standard for high-visibility safety apparel released by the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) provides criteria and test requirements for garments marked as flame- or water-resistant and offers service-life guidelines
  • Italcementi, Webcor Builders Join Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Pilot

    Essroc Cement parent company Italcementi Group and leading California concrete contractor Webcor are among 60 corporate participants in the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative, launched Jan. 20 by WRI and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
  • 2010 Concrete Sustainability Conference Enlists Leed, Life Cycle, Nanotech Authorities

    The Concrete Sustainability Conference, April 13-15 in Tempe, Ariz., offers these speakers and themes for opening, general or closing sessions: Mark Wilhelm, Green Ideas Environmental Building Consultants, LEED green building rating system update; Wayne Trusty, Athena Institute, life cycle assessment and environmental performance measurement
  • Hamblen Succeeds Calportland Ceo Repman

    A 20-year veteran of CalPortland and affiliated companies, Allen Hamblen has been elevated from executive vice president and chief operating officer to chief executive officer
  • Concrete Interests Align With Nahb Green Standard At BuildersÌ Show

    Concrete and other cement-based products contribute to 40-plus practices in the National Association of Home Builders’ National Green Building Standard, according to PCA
  • Ãflorida Cement And Concrete Antitrust Litigation Proceeds

    Court documents indicate “Florida Cement and Concrete Antitrust Litigation,” a case emanating from a series of October-November 2009 complaints alleging a decade-long, price-fixing conspiracy among major Sunshine State cement, ready mixed and block producers, will be mapped out this month with a status conference
  • Freightliner-Mounted Mcneilus Mixer Anchors World Of Concrete Cim Auction

    A 10.5-yd. McNeilus mixer on a 6x4 2009 Freightliner M2 112 is the signature item for the Fifth Annual CIM Auction at the World of Concrete. Scheduled as custom on the show’s third day, the Feb. 4 event will have 11 a.m.–1 p.m. silent and 1–2 p.m. live auctions in the Las Vegas Convention Center North Hall (Room N262)
  • Competitors Counter Cambridge PaversÌ Advertising Claims

    Responding to challenges by Capitol Pavers & Retaining Walls, Concrete Stone & Tile, Grinnell Concrete Pavingstones and Unilock New York regarding accuracy of Cambridge Pavers Inc. print, broadcast and Internet advertising, the BBB National Advertising Division has recommended Cambridge discontinue certain comparative and performance claims for its ArmorTec process pavers
  • Northeast Cim Interests Enter New Year With First Njit Graduate, Fund Raiser

    The New Jersey Institute of Technology’s first CIM graduate, Anlee Orama, earned a B.S. degree in engineering technology, with a minor in business management, and is pursuing a master’s degree in civil engineering or engineering management from the Newark school
  • Sakrete Enlists Ash Grove Packaging Arm In Midwest And West Expansion

    Sakrete has expanded its licensing agreement with Ash Grove Materials Corp.’s Materials Packaging Corp., providing a greater production and sales presence for the packaged dry-mix brand in Kansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Mississippi, Utah, and Idaho
  • Calstar Dedicates Inaugural Fly Ash-Based Unit Masonry Line

    CalStar Products capped a 20-week production ramp-up for its Fly Ash Brick and Pavers with the Jan. 11 ribbon cutting at a plant equipped for 40 million units/year
  • Sen. Feingold Salutes Calstar's Green Jobs

    Praising Wisconsin’s leadership in green job creation, Sen. Russ Feingold told CalStar Products’ Caledonia ribbon-cutting ceremony attendees, “The development of energy-saving and renewable-energy technologies offers an enormous opportunity to reduce costs, address environmental challenges, create jobs, and boost small businesses
  • Icpi To Debut New Permeable Pavement, Level Ii Installer Certificate Programs

    Two new classroom-based certificate programs will be offered this year by ICPI-trained instructors. Addressing increased concrete paver use in construction projects, the Level II Concrete Paver Installer Certificate Course targets installers who have completed ICPI’s Level I paver installation program
  • Federal Construction Lobby Designates Feb. 3 Ãphone-In To Congress Day

  • Special Report Tracks Decade's Biggest Deals--23 Targets, $62 Billion

    The editors of Concrete Products recently commemorated the first 10 years of the new century by tracking nine-figure and higher transactions that reshaped North American ready mixed and precast concrete, cement, and aggregates production from 2000 to 2009
  • Basic Block Extends Midwest Products Presence In Arkansas, Oklahoma

    Midwest Block & Brick recently closed on Basic Block, whose 15-acre operation in Springdale, Ark., includes a four-at-time Tiger machine-equipped plant, sales office and 1,500-sq.-ft. masonry showroom
  • World's Tallest Building Soars On Strength Of 500,000 Yd. Of Concrete

    Standing at more than a half-mile tall, the world’s tallest skyscraper opened on January 4 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Appellate Court: Rapid Set Patent Cases Can Proceed

    In what is believed to be a precedent-setting opinion, the U.S. Federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Ultimax Cement's rapid-hardening cement
  • Race To Strength

    On time-sensitive concrete repair projects, such as highways and airport runways, fast-setting concrete is a must, delivering high strengths in a matter
  • Can Florida Antitrust Case Survive Motion To Dismiss?

    Reminders of the Sunshine State's tumultuous 2000-2009 period will carry into the new decade as the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida,
  • Harrington Heads Lehigh Hanson

    Effective this month, Lehigh Hanson Inc. Chief Operating Officer Daniel Harrington succeeds CEO James Kitzmiller, who is retiring after nearly 40 years
  • Holcim U.S. Chief Terver To Assume Additional Aggregate Industries Post

    Holcim (US) Inc. Chief Executive Officer Bernard Terser will gain additional responsibilities for sister business Aggregate Industries US, following the
  • Deals Of The Decade

    In a follow-up to the December 2009 Decade Defined editorial, Concrete Products tracks nine-figure and higher deals that have reshaped North
  • Jim Kitzmiller: From Gifford Hill To Lehigh Hanson

    The January 2010 Lehigh Hanson Inc. management transition sees the retirement of one of the industry's key dealmakers of the past two decades following
  • Mcneilus Prepares Major Mixer, Plant Delivery To Colombia's Argos

    McNeilus Companies Inc. has scheduled shipment by mid-February of 70 10.5-yd. standard mixers and eight Con-E-Co 5-yd. All Pro model batch plants to Concretos
  • Builder's Concrete Spearheads Indiana Market Development

    Builder's Concrete & Supply Co. capped a late-2009 seminar, The Future of Pavement: Roller Compacted Concrete, by placing both light- and heavy-duty sections
  • Harrington Heads Lehigh Hanson

    Effective this month, Lehigh Hanson Inc. Chief Operating Officer Daniel Harrington succeeds CEO James Kitzmiller, who is retiring after nearly 40 years
  • Deals Of The Decade

    In a follow-up to the December 2009 Decade Defined editorial, Concrete Products tracks nine-figure and higher deals that have reshaped North
  • Jim Kitzmiller: From Gifford Hill To Lehigh Hanson

    The January 2010 Lehigh Hanson Inc. management transition sees the retirement of one of the industry's key dealmakers of the past two decades following
  • Private Equity Firm Acquires Indiana's Victor Oolitic Stone

    Resilience Capital Partners announces the first acquisition Victor Oolitic Stone Co. under its North Coast Minerals platform. A leading supplier for 100-plus
  • Bagging Plant Operator Faces $509K In Osha Fines

    Cranesville Aggregate Co.'s Scotia Bag Plant, which packages cement, dry mix concrete, asphalt repair and related Pak-Mix brand products, could incur
  • Can Florida Antitrust Case Survive Motion To Dismiss?

    Reminders of the Sunshine State's tumultuous 2000-2009 period will carry into the new decade as the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida,
  • Harrington Heads Lehigh Hanson

    Effective this month, Lehigh Hanson Inc. Chief Operating Officer Daniel Harrington succeeds CEO James Kitzmiller, who is retiring after nearly 40 years
  • Deals Of The Decade

    In a follow-up to the December 2009 Decade Defined editorial, Concrete Products tracks nine-figure and higher deals that have reshaped North
  • Jim Kitzmiller: From Gifford Hill To Lehigh Hanson

    The January 2010 Lehigh Hanson Inc. management transition sees the retirement of one of the industry's key dealmakers of the past two decades following
  • Harrington Heads Lehigh Hanson

    Effective this month, Lehigh Hanson Inc. Chief Operating Officer Daniel Harrington succeeds CEO James Kitzmiller, who is retiring after nearly 40 years
  • Deals Of The Decade

    In a follow-up to the December 2009 Decade Defined editorial, Concrete Products tracks nine-figure and higher deals that have reshaped North
  • Jim Kitzmiller: From Gifford Hill To Lehigh Hanson

    The January 2010 Lehigh Hanson Inc. management transition sees the retirement of one of the industry's key dealmakers of the past two decades following
  • Race To Strength

    On time-sensitive concrete repair projects, such as highways and airport runways, fast-setting concrete is a must, delivering high strengths in a matter
  • Mcneilus Prepares Major Mixer, Plant Delivery To Colombia's Argos

    McNeilus Companies Inc. has scheduled shipment by mid-February of 70 10.5-yd. standard mixers and eight Con-E-Co 5-yd. All Pro model batch plants to Concretos
  • Navistar Integrates Continental Cbmw

    Navistar International Corp. closed on Continental Mfg. Co. late last year, indicating the business will operate independently under existing management;
  • Argonics Consolidates

    The move of Michigan-based Argonics Inc. from Marquette to a new facility in Gwinn has allowed the provider of bulk material-handling urethane solutions
  • Building A Future

    The signs are everywhere that those running AVR, Inc.'s Burnsville, Minn., ready mixed plant are prepared for any eventuality. Replacing an old plant
  • Batch Water Conditioning Extends Workability

    Through Plant Architects, German equipment specialist FML Concretec GmbH brings to North America water-treatment technology that potentially extends the
  • Hydronix Double-Digital Sensor

    Prior to an official launch at the (Feb. 2-5) 2010 World of Concrete in Las Vegas, Hydronix announces the release of Hydro-Mix VII, its next-generation,
  • Building A Future

    The signs are everywhere that those running AVR, Inc.'s Burnsville, Minn., ready mixed plant are prepared for any eventuality. Replacing an old plant
  • Race To Strength

    On time-sensitive concrete repair projects, such as highways and airport runways, fast-setting concrete is a must, delivering high strengths in a matter
  • Can Florida Antitrust Case Survive Motion To Dismiss?

    Reminders of the Sunshine State's tumultuous 2000-2009 period will carry into the new decade as the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida,
  • Harrington Heads Lehigh Hanson

    Effective this month, Lehigh Hanson Inc. Chief Operating Officer Daniel Harrington succeeds CEO James Kitzmiller, who is retiring after nearly 40 years
  • Holcim U.S. Chief Terver To Assume Additional Aggregate Industries Post

    Holcim (US) Inc. Chief Executive Officer Bernard Terser will gain additional responsibilities for sister business Aggregate Industries US, following the
  • Martin Marietta Materials Coo Nye Succeeds Zelnak As Ceo

    C. Howard Nye has been named chief executive officer of Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. The appointment follows more than three years as chief operating
  • Deals Of The Decade

    In a follow-up to the December 2009 Decade Defined editorial, Concrete Products tracks nine-figure and higher deals that have reshaped North
  • Jim Kitzmiller: From Gifford Hill To Lehigh Hanson

    The January 2010 Lehigh Hanson Inc. management transition sees the retirement of one of the industry's key dealmakers of the past two decades following
  • Oldcastle Adds Texas Concrete Materials

    Oldcastle Materials has bolted on to its APAC/Texas platform Austin-based Texas Concrete Materials Ltd., a six-plant ready mixed producer, and sister
  • Mcneilus Prepares Major Mixer, Plant Delivery To Colombia's Argos

    McNeilus Companies Inc. has scheduled shipment by mid-February of 70 10.5-yd. standard mixers and eight Con-E-Co 5-yd. All Pro model batch plants to Concretos
  • Navistar Integrates Continental Cbmw

    Navistar International Corp. closed on Continental Mfg. Co. late last year, indicating the business will operate independently under existing management;
  • Qc Publication Probes Thermal Mix Measurements

    In a new National Ready Mixed Concrete Association manual, simple temperature measurements of hydrating concrete, mortar or paste mixtures (referred to
  • Aci Weighs Performance Alternatives In 318, 301

    American Concrete Institute Technical Committee 329-Performance Criteria for Ready Mixed Concrete will propose alternatives to prescriptive concrete mix
  • Batch Water Conditioning Extends Workability

    Through Plant Architects, German equipment specialist FML Concretec GmbH brings to North America water-treatment technology that potentially extends the
  • Builder's Concrete Spearheads Indiana Market Development

    Builder's Concrete & Supply Co. capped a late-2009 seminar, The Future of Pavement: Roller Compacted Concrete, by placing both light- and heavy-duty sections
  • Hydronix Double-Digital Sensor

    Prior to an official launch at the (Feb. 2-5) 2010 World of Concrete in Las Vegas, Hydronix announces the release of Hydro-Mix VII, its next-generation,
  • Arizona Oasis

    To resolve stormwater management issues and promote environmental stewardship, the Arizona Jewish Historical Society selected Drainscape Pervious Concrete
  • Act Enters Third Decade

    A leading provider of turnkey concrete mixing and batching plant equipment, Greenland, N.H.-based Advanced Concrete Technologies (ACT) closed out 2009
  • Canadian Groups Launch Online, Cost-Advantage Concrete Pavement Software

    Designed after extensive Ready Mixed Concrete Association of Ontario consultations with major road builders in Canada, an online version of the CANPav
  • Argonics Consolidates

    The move of Michigan-based Argonics Inc. from Marquette to a new facility in Gwinn has allowed the provider of bulk material-handling urethane solutions
  • Appellate Court: Rapid Set Patent Cases Can Proceed

    In what is believed to be a precedent-setting opinion, the U.S. Federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Ultimax Cement's rapid-hardening cement
  • Air Force Tilt-Up Wall Panel Test Results Await Declassification

    Tilt-Up Concrete Association cites completion of all phases of research undertaken with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), in conjunction with
  • Building A Future

    The signs are everywhere that those running AVR, Inc.'s Burnsville, Minn., ready mixed plant are prepared for any eventuality. Replacing an old plant
  • Private Equity Firm Acquires Indiana's Victor Oolitic Stone

    Resilience Capital Partners announces the first acquisition Victor Oolitic Stone Co. under its North Coast Minerals platform. A leading supplier for 100-plus
  • 2009 Decorative ' Durable Designs Concrete Pavement Awards

    While 2009 may have been a down year for the construction industry overall, individual efforts showcased in entries for the 2009 Concrete Pavement Awards
  • Bagging Plant Operator Faces $509K In Osha Fines

    Cranesville Aggregate Co.'s Scotia Bag Plant, which packages cement, dry mix concrete, asphalt repair and related Pak-Mix brand products, could incur
  • Race To Strength

    On time-sensitive concrete repair projects, such as highways and airport runways, fast-setting concrete is a must, delivering high strengths in a matter
  • Manufacturer Crafts Portable, 5-Ton Aluminum Gantry Cranes

    Expanding its selection of portable cranes, Winona, Minn.-based Thern, Inc., announces availability of Reid Lifting Porta-Gantry aluminum gantry-style
  • Ul Environment To Develop Green Building Standards For New Categories

    UL Environment (ULE) announced at the U.S. Green Building Council's 2009 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Phoenix that it intends to develop
  • Can Florida Antitrust Case Survive Motion To Dismiss?

    Reminders of the Sunshine State's tumultuous 2000-2009 period will carry into the new decade as the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida,
  • Harrington Heads Lehigh Hanson

    Effective this month, Lehigh Hanson Inc. Chief Operating Officer Daniel Harrington succeeds CEO James Kitzmiller, who is retiring after nearly 40 years
  • Holcim U.S. Chief Terver To Assume Additional Aggregate Industries Post

    Holcim (US) Inc. Chief Executive Officer Bernard Terser will gain additional responsibilities for sister business Aggregate Industries US, following the
  • Martin Marietta Materials Coo Nye Succeeds Zelnak As Ceo

    C. Howard Nye has been named chief executive officer of Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. The appointment follows more than three years as chief operating
  • Deals Of The Decade

    In a follow-up to the December 2009 Decade Defined editorial, Concrete Products tracks nine-figure and higher deals that have reshaped North
  • Jim Kitzmiller: From Gifford Hill To Lehigh Hanson

    The January 2010 Lehigh Hanson Inc. management transition sees the retirement of one of the industry's key dealmakers of the past two decades following
  • Oldcastle Adds Texas Concrete Materials

    Oldcastle Materials has bolted on to its APAC/Texas platform Austin-based Texas Concrete Materials Ltd., a six-plant ready mixed producer, and sister
  • Mcneilus Prepares Major Mixer, Plant Delivery To Colombia's Argos

    McNeilus Companies Inc. has scheduled shipment by mid-February of 70 10.5-yd. standard mixers and eight Con-E-Co 5-yd. All Pro model batch plants to Concretos
  • Navistar Integrates Continental Cbmw

    Navistar International Corp. closed on Continental Mfg. Co. late last year, indicating the business will operate independently under existing management;
  • Epa Greenhouse Gas Assessment May Deflate Construction Rebound

    Presumably timed with the United Nations Climate Change Conference late last year in Copenhagen, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson
  • Qc Publication Probes Thermal Mix Measurements

    In a new National Ready Mixed Concrete Association manual, simple temperature measurements of hydrating concrete, mortar or paste mixtures (referred to
  • Soy-Based Stain Provides Performance, Green Benefits

    Get Real Surfaces' SoyCrete is a bio-based, semi-transparent penetrating concrete stain that suits decorative concrete floors, masonry walls, natural
  • Aci Weighs Performance Alternatives In 318, 301

    American Concrete Institute Technical Committee 329-Performance Criteria for Ready Mixed Concrete will propose alternatives to prescriptive concrete mix
  • Appointments & Activities, January 2010

    PRODUCERS Alan Antoniewicz has been appointed Spancrete Group vice president and chief operating officer, responsible for all operational aspects of the
  • Cim 2009-10 Funding Approaches $500K

    The Concrete Industry Management National Steering Committee has distributed $460,000 to the five CIM campuses: Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU),
  • Batch Water Conditioning Extends Workability

    Through Plant Architects, German equipment specialist FML Concretec GmbH brings to North America water-treatment technology that potentially extends the
  • Equipment & Products, January 2010

    WIRELESS ASSET LOCATING, LOGISTICS MODULE Especially suited to ready mixed and aggregate operations, the TrakitALL Asset Locating and Logistics module
  • Builder's Concrete Spearheads Indiana Market Development

    Builder's Concrete & Supply Co. capped a late-2009 seminar, The Future of Pavement: Roller Compacted Concrete, by placing both light- and heavy-duty sections
  • Precast Show To Feature 200-Plus Suppliers, Plus Technical And Management Training

    Featuring equipment, products, services and training sessions tailored exclusively for precast industry professionals, the 2010 Precast Show will be held
  • Nrmca Offers Online Driver Training Program

    Originally developed with input from ready mixed producers of all sizes throughout North America, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association's Concrete
  • Wcct Adds Scc, Sustainability Courses To 2010 Offerings

    The World Center for Concrete Technology in Alpena, Mich., has included on this year's schedule of 16 online courses new offerings: Self-Consolidating
  • Hydronix Double-Digital Sensor

    Prior to an official launch at the (Feb. 2-5) 2010 World of Concrete in Las Vegas, Hydronix announces the release of Hydro-Mix VII, its next-generation,
  • Arizona Oasis

    To resolve stormwater management issues and promote environmental stewardship, the Arizona Jewish Historical Society selected Drainscape Pervious Concrete
  • Act Enters Third Decade

    A leading provider of turnkey concrete mixing and batching plant equipment, Greenland, N.H.-based Advanced Concrete Technologies (ACT) closed out 2009
  • Canadian Groups Launch Online, Cost-Advantage Concrete Pavement Software

    Designed after extensive Ready Mixed Concrete Association of Ontario consultations with major road builders in Canada, an online version of the CANPav
  • Argonics Consolidates

    The move of Michigan-based Argonics Inc. from Marquette to a new facility in Gwinn has allowed the provider of bulk material-handling urethane solutions
  • Appellate Court: Rapid Set Patent Cases Can Proceed

    In what is believed to be a precedent-setting opinion, the U.S. Federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Ultimax Cement's rapid-hardening cement
  • Air Force Tilt-Up Wall Panel Test Results Await Declassification

    Tilt-Up Concrete Association cites completion of all phases of research undertaken with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), in conjunction with
  • Building A Future

    The signs are everywhere that those running AVR, Inc.'s Burnsville, Minn., ready mixed plant are prepared for any eventuality. Replacing an old plant
  • Private Equity Firm Acquires Indiana's Victor Oolitic Stone

    Resilience Capital Partners announces the first acquisition Victor Oolitic Stone Co. under its North Coast Minerals platform. A leading supplier for 100-plus
  • 2009 Decorative ' Durable Designs Concrete Pavement Awards

    While 2009 may have been a down year for the construction industry overall, individual efforts showcased in entries for the 2009 Concrete Pavement Awards
  • Bagging Plant Operator Faces $509K In Osha Fines

    Cranesville Aggregate Co.'s Scotia Bag Plant, which packages cement, dry mix concrete, asphalt repair and related Pak-Mix brand products, could incur
  • Race To Strength

    On time-sensitive concrete repair projects, such as highways and airport runways, fast-setting concrete is a must, delivering high strengths in a matter
  • Manufacturer Crafts Portable, 5-Ton Aluminum Gantry Cranes

    Expanding its selection of portable cranes, Winona, Minn.-based Thern, Inc., announces availability of Reid Lifting Porta-Gantry aluminum gantry-style
  • Ul Environment To Develop Green Building Standards For New Categories

    UL Environment (ULE) announced at the U.S. Green Building Council's 2009 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Phoenix that it intends to develop
  • Can Florida Antitrust Case Survive Motion To Dismiss?

    Reminders of the Sunshine State's tumultuous 2000-2009 period will carry into the new decade as the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida...
  • Harrington Heads Lehigh Hanson

    Effective this month, Lehigh Hanson Inc. Chief Operating Officer Daniel Harrington succeeds CEO James Kitzmiller, who is retiring after nearly 40 years
  • Holcim U.S. Chief Terver To Assume Additional Aggregate Industries Post

    Holcim (US) Inc. Chief Executive Officer Bernard Terser will gain additional responsibilities for sister business Aggregate Industries US, following the
  • Martin Marietta Materials Coo Nye Succeeds Zelnak As Ceo

    C. Howard Nye has been named chief executive officer of Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. The appointment follows more than three years as chief operating
  • Deals Of The Decade

    In a follow-up to the December 2009 Decade Defined editorial, Concrete Products tracks nine-figure and higher deals that have reshaped North
  • Jim Kitzmiller: From Gifford Hill To Lehigh Hanson

    The January 2010 Lehigh Hanson Inc. management transition sees the retirement of one of the industry's key dealmakers of the past two decades following
  • Oldcastle Adds Texas Concrete Materials

    Oldcastle Materials has bolted on to its APAC/Texas platform Austin-based Texas Concrete Materials Ltd., a six-plant ready mixed producer, and sister
  • Mcneilus Prepares Major Mixer, Plant Delivery To Colombia's Argos

    McNeilus Companies Inc. has scheduled shipment by mid-February of 70 10.5-yd. standard mixers and eight Con-E-Co 5-yd. All Pro model batch plants to Concretos
  • Navistar Integrates Continental Cbmw

    Navistar International Corp. closed on Continental Mfg. Co. late last year, indicating the business will operate independently under existing management;
  • Epa Greenhouse Gas Assessment May Deflate Construction Rebound

    Presumably timed with the United Nations Climate Change Conference late last year in Copenhagen, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson
  • Qc Publication Probes Thermal Mix Measurements

    In a new National Ready Mixed Concrete Association manual, simple temperature measurements of hydrating concrete, mortar or paste mixtures (referred to
  • Soy-Based Stain Provides Performance, Green Benefits

    Get Real Surfaces' SoyCrete is a bio-based, semi-transparent penetrating concrete stain that suits decorative concrete floors, masonry walls, natural
  • Aci Weighs Performance Alternatives In 318, 301

    American Concrete Institute Technical Committee 329-Performance Criteria for Ready Mixed Concrete will propose alternatives to prescriptive concrete mix
  • Appointments & Activities, January 2010

    PRODUCERS Alan Antoniewicz has been appointed Spancrete Group vice president and chief operating officer, responsible for all operational aspects of the
  • Cim 2009-10 Funding Approaches $500K

    The Concrete Industry Management National Steering Committee has distributed $460,000 to the five CIM campuses: Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU),
  • Batch Water Conditioning Extends Workability

    Through Plant Architects, German equipment specialist FML Concretec GmbH brings to North America water-treatment technology that potentially extends the
  • Equipment & Products, January 2010

    WIRELESS ASSET LOCATING, LOGISTICS MODULE Especially suited to ready mixed and aggregate operations, the TrakitALL Asset Locating and Logistics module
  • Builder's Concrete Spearheads Indiana Market Development

    Builder's Concrete & Supply Co. capped a late-2009 seminar, The Future of Pavement: Roller Compacted Concrete, by placing both light- and heavy-duty sections
  • Precast Show To Feature 200-Plus Suppliers, Plus Technical And Management Training

    Featuring equipment, products, services and training sessions tailored exclusively for precast industry professionals, the 2010 Precast Show will be held
  • Nrmca Offers Online Driver Training Program

    Originally developed with input from ready mixed producers of all sizes throughout North America, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association's Concrete
  • Wcct Adds Scc, Sustainability Courses To 2010 Offerings

    The World Center for Concrete Technology in Alpena, Mich., has included on this year's schedule of 16 online courses new offerings: Self-Consolidating
  • Hydronix Double-Digital Sensor

    Prior to an official launch at the (Feb. 2-5) 2010 World of Concrete in Las Vegas, Hydronix announces the release of Hydro-Mix VII, its next-generation,
  • Arizona Oasis

    To resolve stormwater management issues and promote environmental stewardship, the Arizona Jewish Historical Society selected Drainscape Pervious Concrete
  • Upper Midwest Producer Recognizes Decorative Project Award Winners

    Ready-mixed and decorative concrete supplier Cemstone Products Co., based in Mendota Heights, Minn., announced winners of its 2008 Decorative Concrete Awards, recognizing excellence in design and installation of premium residential and commercial flatwork
  • FedsÌ Antitrust Challenge Quells OldcastleÒpavestone

    Oldcastle Architectural’s parent company has withdrawn from a $540 million deal for Dallas-based Pavestone Group LP following an FTC challenge “that the acquisition would violate antitrust laws by greatly reducing competition for concrete hardscape products sold to [retailers such as] The Home Depot, Lowe’s and Wal-Mart in nearly 300 metropolitan areas”
  • Spancrete's Henry Nagy, 1908-2009

    Spancrete Group notes the Jan. 13 passing of company founder Henry Nagy, whose name is synonymous architectural and structural precast throughout the Midwest, and hollow core plank and machinery worldwide. In an announcement to the industry, company officials observe, “Henry’s pioneering contribution to the concrete products industry is legend
  • Safety Group Seeks Total Ban On Cell Phone Use For All Drivers

    Citing fatality and crash statistics from a Harvard University study and other sources, the National Safety Council is urging businesses and state government leaders to ban all motor vehicle drivers’ use of hand-held and hands-free cell phones for voice or text transmission
  • Ready Mixed Producers Curtail DriversÌ On-Road Cell Phone Usage

    Safety, fleet and equipment managers, along with other members of NRMCA’s Operations, Environmental & Safety Committee, have increasingly cited company bans on drivers’ use of cell phones while operating mixer trucks
  • Americast Closes On Mack Industries W.Va. Site

    Americast has acquired Mack Industries’ Martinsburg, W.Va., precast operation, enabling the buyer to vacate a nearby plant on property the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has eyed for a Customs and Border Patrol Training facility expansion
  • Titan Virginia's Brooks Named Nrmca Driver Of The Year

    Winfred “David” Brooks, who recently marked 45 years of accident-free concrete delivery, is the 13th NRMCA Driver of the Year
  • Obama Inauguration Speeds Hanover Paver Placement At Lincoln Memorial

    Facing a Jan. 9 target driven by the presidential inauguration 11 days later, Skanska USA crews are on track to complete manual installation of 14,000 concrete pavers at the Lincoln Memorial East Plaza in Washington, D.C.
  • Executive Transition Proceeds At Crh/Oldcastle

    CRH has confirmed the Jan. 1 appointment of Myles Lee as group chief executive, succeeding Liam O’Mahony, who remains on the board as a nonexecutive director
  • OÌmahony: Oldcastle's Builder

    Retired CRH Chief Executive Liam O’Mahony exits the Belgard Castle executive suite after making solid marks on both sides of the Atlantic
  • Spreadsheet Tallies Construction Materials Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Using fuel type and consumption, along with power generation source data, the new National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association greenhouse gas (GHG) calculator
  • U.S. Concrete Builds A Nuclear Family

    In the never-ending pursuit of new markets in which concrete can be a viable or preferred commodity, Dunkirk, Md.-based U.S. Concrete On-Site Inc. (USCOS)
  • Scanning Technology Detects Rebar

    Switzerland-based Proceq recently unveiled Profoscope, a rebar detection device that allows construction professionals to avoid drilling into steel reinforcement,
  • Rapid Set Proprietor Supports Broader, University-Level Cement Curriculum

    The newly formed CTS Research Alliance will muster educational leaders to test and expand knowledge of calcium sulfoaluminate (CSA) rapid-hardening and
  • Countertop Group Develops Gfrc Course

    For concrete countertop industry professionals looking to move beyond standard kitchen and bathroom slab-on-box countertop design, the Concrete Countertop
  • Report Tracks 30 Percent Growth Rate In Building Information Modeling

    With premier sponsor Autodesk, McGraw-Hill Construction recently released the Building Information Modeling (BIM) SmartMarket Report at Autodesk University
  • Aci Titles Tackle Fire Safety, Nanotechnology

    Helping concrete industry professionals stay abreast of latest information and technology, the American Concrete Institute (ACI) announces its release
  • Barrier Systems Extends Protection Portfolio

    Barrier Systems, whose movable concrete barrier technology has been widely deployed to create reversible traffic lanes, is promoting the U-MAD trailer-mounted
  • Licensing Extends Hcb Technology To Canada, Eu

    HC Bridge Co., LLC recently entered into a licensing agreement with Innovative Infrastructure Solutions Canada Ltd. (IISC). The partnership grants IISC
  • Nrmca Combines Plant Safety, Benchmarking Data Collection

    In an effort to improve its data reporting process for producer members, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has combined its Plant Safety Contest
  • Union Craft Jurisdiction Guide

    According to the Association of Union Constructors, users of its TAUC Craft Jurisdiction Guide within the American construction industry range from association
  • New Csi Format Offers Web-Based Green Product Data

    The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) unveiled GreenFormat, a Web-based database of green product information, late last year at the U.S. Green
  • New England Group Honors Masonry Design Excellence

    In its eighth year, the New England Concrete Masonry Association (NECMA) Design Awards of Excellence recognized Naugatuck Valley Community College's Outdoor
  • Command Customer Conference Returns To Las Vegas In 2009

    The 2009 Command Alkon Customer Conference, March 30-April 1 at Las Vegas' Mirage Resort and Casino, will feature nine tracks for concrete, aggregate,
  • Safety Council Develops Simulation-Based Lift Truck Training

    NSC Safetyworks Lift Truck combines leading edge videogame technology with interactive training techniques to produce what developers contend is a breakthrough,
  • Ex-Newington/Newrock V.P. True To Form In Home Remodeling Specs

    In a recent remodeling of his northern Virginia home, industry consultant Scott Hammersley former executive vice president of (pre-Florida Rock/Vulcan)
  • Producers

    Tim Stansbury has joined Chaney Enterprises' leadership team as the Chaney Lean, or Clean, engineering manager, using full access within the flagship
  • Hybrid-Composite Beams Support Illinois Span

    Recently completed under budget and three months ahead of schedule, the High Road Bridge over Long Run Creek in Lockport Township, Ill., is the first
  • Understanding Hcb Technology

    Just as Francois Hennebique expanded the use of concrete in 1879 by developing concrete structures featuring steel-tensioned reinforcement, enabling Eugene
  • Beam Retrofit Invites Scc

    The International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) recently honored Structural Preservation Systems (SPS) for its contribution to the repair, protection
  • Carolina Character

    Geography and major aggregate source ownership contribute to North Carolina's unique concrete production profile. Coastal access opens the state's cement
  • Smith Named High Concrete President

    Jeffrey Smith, most recently senior vice president of operations at High Industries Inc., has succeeded Thomas McEvoy as High Concrete Group LLC president.
  • Organizations

    The Cement Council of Texas has named Richard Rogers, P.E., director of Concrete Pavements. He will provide engineering guidance to the Texas Department
  • Midwest Rebrands Hill Thomas, Glenstone Block Properties

    Midwest Block & Brick has added production capacity and additional showroom and distribution assets with its recent acquisition of Hill Thomas in East
  • Doka Brings Innovation To The Table

    Accepting a Construction Innovation Forum NOVA Award for the Table Lifting System (TLS) on behalf of Walter Holawe, Konrad Schiefer, and Dietmar Wagner
  • Gcc's Escalante Chairs Pca

    Enrique Escalante, president of Denver-based GCC of America, has been elected Portland Cement Association chairman for a two-year term, succeeding Ash
  • Manufacturers

    Boasting a rank of 303 in 2008, Command Alkon Inc. announces its inclusion in Software magazine's Annual Software 500 listing for the 12th consecutive
  • Through Las Vegas Service Center, Zimmerman Goes West

    Zimmerman Industries, Inc. of Ephrata, Pa., plans an early-2009 opening of a Las Vegas-area facility to provide Western state customers mixer and part
  • Guide Justifies High Volume Fly Ash Specs

    A companion to New Technology-Based Approach to Advance Higher Volume Fly Ash Concrete with Acceptable Performance, published in September 2008 by the
  • Rating System Resets Bar For Green Building Performance In 2009

    LEED 2009, a long-awaited update to the internationally recognized LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental) green building certification program,
  • 2009 Inspection Plans, Year-End Incidence Data

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently updated its Site Specific Targeting (SST) plan, giving more control to area offices regarding
  • Equipment & Products

    INFERN-O-THERM BUILDS HEAT RECOVERY INTO TANK EQUATION Addressing rising fuel-cost and environmental concerns, Infern-O-Therm Corp. has developed a water-heating
  • Apple Valley Ready-Mix Boosts Chute Water Wash Management

    After the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency mandated that chute wash water could not touch the ground in any quantity, time rapidly was running out for
  • Concrete Pavement Awards

    The quality of decorative flatwork submitted as entries for the 2008 Concrete Pavement Awards Decorative and Durable Designs program suggests that the
  • Casting Character

    The ready mixed business of family-owned D.R. Allen & Son Inc., Concrete Service Co. leads Fayetteville, N.C., a medium-sized market anchored by the U.S. Army's Ft. Bragg and adjoining Pope Air Force Base
  • Quadrozzi Opts For Fleet Rehab Vs. New Trucks

    Scheduling changes on one of New York City's most important projects, the WTC Freedom Tower and Transportation Hub, resulted in the job's primary ready
  • Countertips

    Having introduced homeowners and contractors to an attractive alternative to costly granite, marble, and synthetic hardsurface countertops with his first
  • Guide Justifies High Volume Fly Ash Specs

    A companion to New Technology-Based Approach to Advance Higher Volume Fly Ash Concrete with Acceptable Performance, published in September 2008 by the
  • Ex-Newington/Newrock V.P. True To Form In Home Remodeling Specs

    In a recent remodeling of his northern Virginia home, industry consultant Scott Hammersley former executive vice president of (pre-Florida Rock/Vulcan)
  • Hybrid-Composite Beams Support Illinois Span

    Recently completed under budget and three months ahead of schedule, the High Road Bridge over Long Run Creek in Lockport Township, Ill., is the first
  • Smith Named High Concrete President

    Jeffrey Smith, most recently senior vice president of operations at High Industries Inc., has succeeded Thomas McEvoy as High Concrete Group LLC president.
  • Spreadsheet Tallies Construction Materials Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Using fuel type and consumption, along with power generation source data, the new National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association greenhouse gas (GHG) calculator
  • U.S. Concrete Builds A Nuclear Family

    In the never-ending pursuit of new markets in which concrete can be a viable or preferred commodity, Dunkirk, Md.-based U.S. Concrete On-Site Inc. (USCOS)
  • Carolina Character

    Geography and major aggregate source ownership contribute to North Carolina's unique concrete production profile. Coastal access opens the state's cement
  • Apple Valley Ready-Mix Boosts Chute Water Wash Management

    After the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency mandated that chute wash water could not touch the ground in any quantity, time rapidly was running out for
  • Casting Character

    The ready mixed business of family-owned D.R. Allen & Son Inc., Concrete Service Co. leads Fayetteville, N.C., a medium-sized market anchored by the U.S. Army's Ft. Bragg and adjoining Pope Air Force Base
  • 2009 Inspection Plans, Year-End Incidence Data

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently updated its Site Specific Targeting (SST) plan, giving more control to area offices regarding
  • Spreadsheet Tallies Construction Materials Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Using fuel type and consumption, along with power generation source data, the new National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association greenhouse gas (GHG) calculator
  • U.S. Concrete Builds A Nuclear Family

    In the never-ending pursuit of new markets in which concrete can be a viable or preferred commodity, Dunkirk, Md.-based U.S. Concrete On-Site Inc. (USCOS)
  • Scanning Technology Detects Rebar

    Switzerland-based Proceq recently unveiled Profoscope, a rebar detection device that allows construction professionals to avoid drilling into steel reinforcement,
  • Rapid Set Proprietor Supports Broader, University-Level Cement Curriculum

    The newly formed CTS Research Alliance will muster educational leaders to test and expand knowledge of calcium sulfoaluminate (CSA) rapid-hardening and
  • Countertop Group Develops Gfrc Course

    For concrete countertop industry professionals looking to move beyond standard kitchen and bathroom slab-on-box countertop design, the Concrete Countertop
  • Report Tracks 30 Percent Growth Rate In Building Information Modeling

    With premier sponsor Autodesk, McGraw-Hill Construction recently released the Building Information Modeling (BIM) SmartMarket Report at Autodesk University
  • Aci Titles Tackle Fire Safety, Nanotechnology

    Helping concrete industry professionals stay abreast of latest information and technology, the American Concrete Institute (ACI) announces its release
  • Barrier Systems Extends Protection Portfolio

    Barrier Systems, whose movable concrete barrier technology has been widely deployed to create reversible traffic lanes, is promoting the U-MAD trailer-mounted
  • Licensing Extends Hcb Technology To Canada, Eu

    HC Bridge Co., LLC recently entered into a licensing agreement with Innovative Infrastructure Solutions Canada Ltd. (IISC). The partnership grants IISC
  • Nrmca Combines Plant Safety, Benchmarking Data Collection

    In an effort to improve its data reporting process for producer members, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has combined its Plant Safety Contest
  • Union Craft Jurisdiction Guide

    According to the Association of Union Constructors, users of its TAUC Craft Jurisdiction Guide within the American construction industry range from association
  • New Csi Format Offers Web-Based Green Product Data

    The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) unveiled GreenFormat, a Web-based database of green product information, late last year at the U.S. Green
  • New England Group Honors Masonry Design Excellence

    In its eighth year, the New England Concrete Masonry Association (NECMA) Design Awards of Excellence recognized Naugatuck Valley Community College's Outdoor
  • Command Customer Conference Returns To Las Vegas In 2009

    The 2009 Command Alkon Customer Conference, March 30-April 1 at Las Vegas' Mirage Resort and Casino, will feature nine tracks for concrete, aggregate,
  • Safety Council Develops Simulation-Based Lift Truck Training

    NSC Safetyworks Lift Truck combines leading edge videogame technology with interactive training techniques to produce what developers contend is a breakthrough,
  • Ex-Newington/Newrock V.P. True To Form In Home Remodeling Specs

    In a recent remodeling of his northern Virginia home, industry consultant Scott Hammersley former executive vice president of (pre-Florida Rock/Vulcan)
  • Producers

    Tim Stansbury has joined Chaney Enterprises' leadership team as the Chaney Lean, or Clean, engineering manager, using full access within the flagship
  • Hybrid-Composite Beams Support Illinois Span

    Recently completed under budget and three months ahead of schedule, the High Road Bridge over Long Run Creek in Lockport Township, Ill., is the first
  • Understanding Hcb Technology

    Just as Francois Hennebique expanded the use of concrete in 1879 by developing concrete structures featuring steel-tensioned reinforcement, enabling Eugene
  • Beam Retrofit Invites Scc

    The International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) recently honored Structural Preservation Systems (SPS) for its contribution to the repair, protection
  • Carolina Character

    Geography and major aggregate source ownership contribute to North Carolina's unique concrete production profile. Coastal access opens the state's cement
  • Smith Named High Concrete President

    Jeffrey Smith, most recently senior vice president of operations at High Industries Inc., has succeeded Thomas McEvoy as High Concrete Group LLC president.
  • Organizations

    The Cement Council of Texas has named Richard Rogers, P.E., director of Concrete Pavements. He will provide engineering guidance to the Texas Department
  • Midwest Rebrands Hill Thomas, Glenstone Block Properties

    Midwest Block & Brick has added production capacity and additional showroom and distribution assets with its recent acquisition of Hill Thomas in East
  • Doka Brings Innovation To The Table

    Accepting a Construction Innovation Forum NOVA Award for the Table Lifting System (TLS) on behalf of Walter Holawe, Konrad Schiefer, and Dietmar Wagner
  • Gcc's Escalante Chairs Pca

    Enrique Escalante, president of Denver-based GCC of America, has been elected Portland Cement Association chairman for a two-year term, succeeding Ash
  • Manufacturers

    Boasting a rank of 303 in 2008, Command Alkon Inc. announces its inclusion in Software magazine's Annual Software 500 listing for the 12th consecutive
  • Through Las Vegas Service Center, Zimmerman Goes West

    Zimmerman Industries, Inc. of Ephrata, Pa., plans an early-2009 opening of a Las Vegas-area facility to provide Western state customers mixer and part
  • Guide Justifies High Volume Fly Ash Specs

    A companion to New Technology-Based Approach to Advance Higher Volume Fly Ash Concrete with Acceptable Performance, published in September 2008 by the
  • Rating System Resets Bar For Green Building Performance In 2009

    LEED 2009, a long-awaited update to the internationally recognized LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental) green building certification program,
  • 2009 Inspection Plans, Year-End Incidence Data

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently updated its Site Specific Targeting (SST) plan, giving more control to area offices regarding
  • Equipment & Products

    INFERN-O-THERM BUILDS HEAT RECOVERY INTO TANK EQUATION Addressing rising fuel-cost and environmental concerns, Infern-O-Therm Corp. has developed a water-heating
  • Apple Valley Ready-Mix Boosts Chute Water Wash Management

    After the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency mandated that chute wash water could not touch the ground in any quantity, time rapidly was running out for
  • Concrete Pavement Awards

    The quality of decorative flatwork submitted as entries for the 2008 Concrete Pavement Awards Decorative and Durable Designs program suggests that the
  • Casting Character

    The ready mixed business of family-owned D.R. Allen & Son Inc., Concrete Service Co. leads Fayetteville, N.C., a medium-sized market anchored by the U.S. Army's Ft. Bragg and adjoining Pope Air Force Base
  • Quadrozzi Opts For Fleet Rehab Vs. New Trucks

    Scheduling changes on one of New York City's most important projects, the WTC Freedom Tower and Transportation Hub, resulted in the job's primary ready
  • Countertips

    Having introduced homeowners and contractors to an attractive alternative to costly granite, marble, and synthetic hardsurface countertops with his first
  • Green

  • Concrete Manufacturers

    Reflecting a continued commitment to green building practices, Grace Construction Products notes the addition of Jennifer Hitch and Matthew Offenberg
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    Pervious concrete is a performance-engineered concrete with a 15-30 percent void system that allows rainwater to percolate through it. When pervious concrete
  • Architects Design Green To Meet Demand For Lower Building Operating Costs

    Autodesk, Inc., and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced the results of the 2007 Autodesk/AIA Green Index, an annual survey that measures
  • Epa Funds Green Building, Sustainability Initiatives

    MHC's Sweets Network customers will be among the first to populate the database across the full spectrum of building products. The U.S. Environmental
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  • Architects Design Green To Meet Demand For Lower Building Operating Costs

    Autodesk, Inc., and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced the results of the 2007 Autodesk/AIA Green Index, an annual survey that measures
  • Epa Funds Green Building, Sustainability Initiatives

    MHC's Sweets Network customers will be among the first to populate the database across the full spectrum of building products. The U.S. Environmental
  • Special K Concrete Gaining Traction

    Among concrete producers in the Pacific Northwest, a new product is gaining traction: KSC System-K shrinkage-compensating concrete, a mix that includes
  • Seismic Design Precast/Prestressed Concrete Structures

    The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute has published for its members the first comprehensive guidelines to meeting International Building Code (IBC)
  • Tindall To Double Virginia Plant Output

    Timed with the company 20th anniversary servicing the mid-Atlantic region, Tindall Corp. plans a major expansion of its Virginia Division operation in
  • Kirchner Hosts Permeable Pavement Demo

    A late-fall Field Day hosted by St. Louis-based Kirchner Block & Brick at the College School of Webster Groves (Mo.) featured instructional demonstrations
  • Municipal, State Agencies Embrace Npca Certification

    Demonstrating that the number of jurisdictions requiring National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA) plant certification continues to grow, New Mexico,
  • Superior Walls Marks 85,000 Foundation Installations

    When its proprietary foundation system was placed late last year as the basement of a Pennsylvania home, Superior Walls of America marked a milestone:
  • Ready Mixed Plant Inspector's Guide

    The RMC Research & Education Foundation has published the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Plant Inspector's Guide, part of a plant certification
  • Pervious Concrete Gains Green Cred, Dampens The Competition

    Pervious concrete is a performance-engineered concrete with a 15-30 percent void system that allows rainwater to percolate through it. When pervious concrete
  • Quadrozzi Concrete's Towering Mixes Set Big Apples Benchmark

    One of the world's highest-profile construction projects for 2008 validates high performance concrete as an efficient load-bearing material with the potential
  • Astm Subcommittee Advances Pervious Pavement Standard

    The ASTM C09.49 Pervious Concrete Subcommittee moved toward an early 2008 ballot on a Fresh Concrete Density standard during last month's Committee C
  • Cash Crop

    With wind power generating capacity in the United States increasing 27 percent in 2006 and an additional 27 percent in 2007, wind turbines are making
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    Since pervious concrete contributes to environmental sustainability by controlling pollution and flooding due to storm water runoff, its cachet among
  • Careless Cell Phone Usage: The Bane Of Driver Safety

    To the editor: Bob Eckhardt makes some very good points in Driver Safety Regs Remain on a Roll (November 2007). It's in everyone's best interest to be
  • Concrete Industry Business Outlook, 2008

    This new year brings known and unknown factors driving construction materials production and demand. Producers and contractors across the board acknowledge
  • Ready Mixed Plant Inspector's Guide

    The RMC Research & Education Foundation has published the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Plant Inspector's Guide, part of a plant certification
  • Cemex Fulfills Feds' Terms On Rinker Deal With Asset Sale To Crh/Oldcastle

    As 2007 wound down, Dublin-based CRH Plc announced closing on certain Cemex S.A.B. de C.V. assets in Florida and Arizona. The 39 properties were sold
  • Valuation Questions Doom Larger Deal Discussion

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  • Seismic Design Precast/Prestressed Concrete Structures

    The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute has published for its members the first comprehensive guidelines to meeting International Building Code (IBC)
  • Union Constructors Write Jurisdictional Protocol

    The Association of Union Constructors in Arlington, Va., bills its new Craft Jurisdiction Guide as the only consolidated source of all union craft agreements
  • Systech And Contek Eye Integration, Critical Mass In Materials Business Software Alliance

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  • Tindall To Double Virginia Plant Output

    Timed with the company 20th anniversary servicing the mid-Atlantic region, Tindall Corp. plans a major expansion of its Virginia Division operation in
  • Conexpo-Con/Agg 2008

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  • Recycling Center Component Joins Sustainability Design Competition

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  • Vickers Named To Top Cim Post

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  • Pervious Concrete Gains Green Cred, Dampens The Competition

    Pervious concrete is a performance-engineered concrete with a 15-30 percent void system that allows rainwater to percolate through it. When pervious concrete
  • Kirchner Hosts Permeable Pavement Demo

    A late-fall Field Day hosted by St. Louis-based Kirchner Block & Brick at the College School of Webster Groves (Mo.) featured instructional demonstrations
  • Concrete Producers

    Fabcon received a Green Award at the 2007 Tekne Awards, presented by Minnesota High Tech Association in partnership with LifeScience Alley and Minnesota
  • Concrete Organizations

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  • Feeds Implement Smart Security For Port Sites

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  • Concrete Equipment & Products

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  • Precast Studio Program Offers Specialized Training

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  • Municipal, State Agencies Embrace Npca Certification

    Demonstrating that the number of jurisdictions requiring National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA) plant certification continues to grow, New Mexico,
  • Marshall Lands Top Npca Honor

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  • Superior Walls Marks 85,000 Foundation Installations

    When its proprietary foundation system was placed late last year as the basement of a Pennsylvania home, Superior Walls of America marked a milestone:
  • Usgbc Launches Web Site With $1 Million Donation

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  • Residential Fire Sprinklers Far Costlier Than Advocates Claim

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  • Pennsylvania High Court Upholds Anti-Fire Sprinkler Decision

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  • Equipment Groups Offer Construction Education Scholarships

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  • Natural Stone Sourcing

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  • Architects Design Green To Meet Demand For Lower Building Operating Costs

    Autodesk, Inc., and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced the results of the 2007 Autodesk/AIA Green Index, an annual survey that measures
  • Pci Honors Safe Operators, Industry Contributors

    Six precast, prestressed concrete producers recognized by the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute for their safety performance in 2006 were presented
  • Pankow Foundation Boosts Csi Greenformat Template

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  • Epa Funds Green Building, Sustainability Initiatives

    MHC's Sweets Network customers will be among the first to populate the database across the full spectrum of building products. The U.S. Environmental
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  • Careless Cell Phone Usage: The Bane Of Driver Safety

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  • Luncheon Connects Builders With Concrete

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  • Astm Subcommittee Advances Pervious Pavement Standard

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  • Special K Concrete Gaining Traction

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  • Fhwa Optimizes Pavement Construction

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  • South Africa Event Dovetails Precast Master Course

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    Chicago-based James McHugh Construction Co. has landed a contract to build Aqua, an 823-ft. reinforced concrete condominium and hotel tower whose unique
  • Titan's 20-Plant Roll Out Attests Carolinas' Fluidity

    Titan America in Norfolk, Va., announced last month that it had secured sites for more than 20 ready mixed concrete plants along the Interstate 95 corridor
  • Habitat Grows Multifamily Icf Homes In Brooklyn

    New York City's first use of insulating concrete forms (ICFs) for multifamily units will provide housing for low-income families in the Bedford-Stuyvesant
  • Equity Firm Takes Majority Lafarge Roofing Stake

    In a move suggesting greater focus on three of its four global businesses Cement, Aggregates and Concrete, and Gypsum the board of Paris-based Lafarge
  • Pca Calls For Educational Fellowship Nominations

    The Portland Cement Association Education Foundation is seeking nominations of engineering and physical sciences graduate students for 2007 research fellowships.
  • Producers

    As part of a reorganization plan, Shockey Cos. has promoted Tim Wells to president of Crider & Shockey, Inc., which operates 10 ready mixed plants in
  • Organizations

    Structural Preservation Systems has opened an SPS Industrial Division Office in the Baton Rouge, La., area. Jason Dodson, who has been promoted to division
  • New Rules Loom In New Year

    As reported last month, a significant issue pending is OSHA's reconciliation of the Hazard Communication Standard with the Global Harmonization System
  • Equipment & Products

    RADIUS FORM At World of Concrete 2007 this month in Las Vegas, the company will introduce Xtra-Flex forms designed for flexibility in order to form tight
  • Sacrificial Runway Pavers

    On December 8, 2005, a Southwest Airlines jet skidded off the end of a snow-covered runway at Chicago's Midway Airport and onto a road that bordered the
  • Dynacore To Reshape Ihe Extruder Line

    Dynacore Equipment Ltd., North Vancouver, B.C., has acquired from ATMI Canada the manufacturing and intellectual property assets for the International
  • Hollow Product Helps Brick Group Carve Siding Niche

    The Brick Industry Association (BIA) launched a public awareness campaign late last year calling attention to fire safe building methods. Using National
  • Hanson Precast Expands Rose Bowl

    Hanson Structural Precast Pacific, a division of Hanson Pipe & Precast, announces its completion of a Rose Bowl expansion project, adding 25,000 sq. ft.
  • Drop-Dead Display

    About two years ago, the folks at Musselman & Hall Contractors of Kansas City, Mo., decided that simply showing architect and engineering clients photographs
  • Decorative Flatwork On Line

    Cemstone Products of Mendota Heights, Minn., has launched a homeowner-geared web site illustrating various decorative concrete methods aimed to bring
  • Florida Distributor Challenges Roof Tile Importer's Practices

    Miami-based Cevil International and Mediterranean Tile arranged a protest of Servifast and La Escandella America LLC's clay roof tile importation methods
  • Systech Develops Training Series For Integra Platform

    Systech University, a training series launched late last year, is designed specifically for those using Integra software for management and operation
  • Environmental Stoneworks Adds St. Croix Stone

    Denver-based Environmental Stoneworks, a turnkey producer, installer and distributor of precast stone veneer and related products, announced late last
  • Stepstone Caps Off Product Line

    Specialty precast producer Stepstone Inc. of San Diego continues to develop a market for its wall cap line, with walls, water features, pillars and garden
  • Cim Auction Set For World Of Concrete 2007

    Supporters of Middle Tennessee State University's Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program will stage an equipment, product and service auction on Jan.
  • Astm C09 Organizes Pervious Pavement Subcommittee

    National Ready Mixed Concrete Association staff note that ASTM Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates is proceeding with standards activity
  • Pervious Concrete Seminars

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association and the Portland Cement Association have teamed with Land Development Today magazine to offer the seminar
  • Commercial Building Group Supports Green Undertaking

    The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the signing of a Memorandum of
  • 2006 Decorative & Durable Designs Concrete Pavement Awards

    While volume of residential construction activity may have ebbed, especially in the last half of 2006, no decline was evident in the quality of decorative
  • Initial Success

    The opening of a third ready mixed plant and more than tripling aggregate output in five years might lead some to figure BLT Companies is merely riding
  • Terex Advance Retools Mixers For 2007 Engines

    World of Concrete (Jan. 23-26, Las Vegas Convention Center) stands to be the first major showing of heavy-duty mixer and dump trucks bearing engines and
  • Lightweight External Vibrators Provide: Outside-In Consolidation

    While conventional wisdom dictates the use of internal vibrators to consolidate concrete from the inside out for a wall pour, customary practice was not
  • New Directions, Post 9/11

    Visitors to this month's World of Concrete in Las Vegas will discover a one-of-a-kind installation in the Artistry of Decorative Concrete exhibition area.
  • Field Certification Upholds Precasters' Promise

    Producer members of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute have long prided themselves on their quality-assurance programs, which help them produce
  • Assuring Cmu Quality

    Guidelines applied to manufactured concrete product (MCP) operations can help ensure consistent quality of output. Following are six steps recommended
  • Equipment & Products

    TIME FLIES LESS RAPIDLY FOR SLC AIRPORT UPGRADE Installation of taxiway lighting last summer at the Salt Lake City International Airport required placing
  • New Directions, Post 9/11

    Visitors to this month's World of Concrete in Las Vegas will discover a one-of-a-kind installation in the Artistry of Decorative Concrete exhibition area.
  • Assuring Cmu Quality

    Guidelines applied to manufactured concrete product (MCP) operations can help ensure consistent quality of output. Following are six steps recommended
  • Prairie, Mchugh Add 82-Story Tower To Landmark Portfolio

    Chicago-based James McHugh Construction Co. has landed a contract to build Aqua, an 823-ft. reinforced concrete condominium and hotel tower whose unique
  • Drop-Dead Display

    About two years ago, the folks at Musselman & Hall Contractors of Kansas City, Mo., decided that simply showing architect and engineering clients photographs
  • Astm C09 Organizes Pervious Pavement Subcommittee

    National Ready Mixed Concrete Association staff note that ASTM Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates is proceeding with standards activity
  • Initial Success

    The opening of a third ready mixed plant and more than tripling aggregate output in five years might lead some to figure BLT Companies is merely riding
  • Terex Advance Retools Mixers For 2007 Engines

    World of Concrete (Jan. 23-26, Las Vegas Convention Center) stands to be the first major showing of heavy-duty mixer and dump trucks bearing engines and
  • The Art Of Curing

    Generally accepted as fundamental among optimum concrete curing conditions are temperatures between 85 and 120F, with relative humidity as high as practical
  • Cad Program Boosts Precast Output

    To help meet production demands, installation of computer-aided design and manufacturing systems at Fabcon facilities located in Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio
  • Redi-Mix Airs Out Suspension Specs

    Hendrickson Truck Suspension Systems enters 2006 with an extension of its Primaax heavy duty air suspension geared for rear discharge mixers. Combining
  • Foundation Promotes Construction Innovation

    The board of Charles Pankow Builders, Ltd., a design-build general contractor and precast/prestressed producer based in Altadena, Calif., has launched
  • Oldcastle Modular To Ship Nearly 1,000 Cells For High-Security Prison

    Site work has begun for the final close-custody prison facility in a North Carolina Department of Corrections construction project encompassing six identical
  • Pca Calls For Bridge Award Nominations

    The Portland Cement Association is seeking nominations for its tenth biennial Bridge Awards Competition. Cosponsored by PCA and Roads & Bridges magazine,
  • Group Releases Construction Worksite Spanish-English Books

    The American Road & Transportation Builders Association announces the availability of two publications to aid communication with Spanish-speaking workers.
  • Aci Issues Mix Consolidation Guide

    The American Concrete Institute has announced the availability of these new publications, which can be ordered by calling 248/848-3800 or visiting the
  • Pca Education Foundation Selects 2005 Research Fellows

    The Portland Cement Association (PCA) Education Foundation has awarded seven graduate students fellowships. Listed by university, student, professor,
  • Call For 2006 Nominees

    The PCA Educational Foundation is accepting nominations through January for Research Fellowships offering engineering and physical sciences graduate students
  • Leed-Centered Building Log Nears 400 Million Square Feet

    The U.S. Green Building Council, Washington, D.C., reports that more than 3,000 projects encompassing 390 million square feet have been registered for
  • Pca, Epa Back Sustainable Design Competitions

    As part of its Concrete Thinking for a Sustainable World public awareness campaign, Portland Cement Association has committed $10,000 to a student design
  • Quadruple Quality

    At Sycamore, Ill.-based ThermalShell Technologies, Inc., a producer of composite precast/steel insulated modular panels, working smart is the modus operandi
  • Carbon Fiber Rights Wall's Wrongs

    As construction neared completion in East Goshen Township, Pa., on Wellington at Hershey's Mill a 370,000-sq.-ft., $21 million, multistory retirement
  • Equipment & Products

    COMPRESSION MACHINERY INDICATORS Introduced as an advanced digital indicator for concrete compression machines, the Test Pilot features a four-channel
  • Go-Crete, South Loop Assets Build U.S. Concrete's Texas Franchise

    Houston-based U.S. Concrete Inc. wrapped up 2005 by acquiring the operating assets of Go-Crete and South Loop Development Co., which produce and deliver
  • Eldorado Stone Leads Headwaters Into Billion-Dollar Territory

    The integration of faux-stone veneer producer Eldorado Stone into its Construction Materials segment, plus strong performance in its Resources and Energy
  • Equity Firm Eyes Bebo, Con/Span, Keystone Retaining Wall Parent

    New York private equity investor Apax Partners L.P. announced late last year a plan to acquire a majority stake in West Chester, Ohio-based Contech Construction
  • Tca Kicks Off 20Th Anniversary At 2006 World Of Concrete

    The Tilt-Up Concrete Association will celebrate its 20th anniversary as part of activities lined up for the 2006 World of Concrete, Jan. 16-20, in Las
  • Quartz Timing

    While specialists in site-cast or precast slabs continue to make countertop-market inroads for concrete, product fabricated from high quartz (90 percent)
  • Aci Releases Structural, Residential Publications

    The American Concrete Institute announces the availability of the first-ever Spanish edition of ACI 318, along with other new titles. The documents can
  • Pump, Conveyor Makers Add New Dimension To Mix Placement

    ATLAS POLAR Truck-mouunted Mixveyor Conveyor offers a flexible delivery package capable of reaching footings and walls up to 51 ft. away from the mixer
  • Workplace Injury, Illness Rates Drop

    Approximately 4.3 million injuries and illnesses were reported in private industry workplaces during 2004, according to the U.S. Department of Labor's
  • Producers

    Minnesota's Cemstone Products has named Eric Soe vice president of sales and marketing. He will direct and supervise planning and implementation of the
  • Equipment & Products

    BULK BAG UNLOADERS SPEED TRANSFER, BACK UP TRUCK AND RAIL PortoVeyor bulk bag unloaders provide pneumatic transfer of material from bulk bags into silos
  • Vibrator Extension Suits Underwater, Deep Pours

    A Bloomer, Wis., inventor has designed a mix-vibration accessory for pours that may be too deep for conventional vibrator use. Compact and simple to operate,
  • 1 Million-Plus Hours, No Lost-Time Injury At Dragon

    The Concrete Division of Maine's Dragon Cement and Concrete has performed seven years more than 1.1 million work hours without a lost-time injury among
  • Establishing Ehs Accountability

    Before implementing policies or procedures, strategies for establishing environmental, health, and safety (EHS) accountability should be carefully considered.
  • Osha Cites Countertop Fabricators For Forklift And Silica Exposure Violations

    Marlborough, Mass., granite fabricators ASI Industries and Atlantic Stone Industries LLC have been fined a total of $106,100 by Occupational Safety and
  • Ibc/Irc Adoption A Fitting String For Katrina Rebuilding Funds

    Industry groups closed 2005 with a campaign aimed at informing federal, state and local government officials of the need to closely monitor post-Hurricane
  • Manufacturers

    Upgrading its North American customer service, Besser Co. announces the addition of three members to its sales staff. Robert Frisby will serve as western
  • Design-Build Bridge Spans 320,000 Tight-Spec Yards

    Authored by South Carolina Department of Transportation's Charles Dwyer, this article was adapted from the September/October 2005 issue of HPC Bridge
  • Iwo Jima Author Keynotes Mcpx Opener

    Next month's Manufactured Concrete Products Exposition will open with a presentation from James Bradley, author of the 2000 New York Times #1 bestseller
  • Commerce Department Moves On Converging Cement, Lumber Antidumping Duty Debates

    In response to reported U.S. and Mexican government officials' discussion of cement imports, Associated General Contractors of America CEO Steve Sandherr
  • Multimedia Player

    Beginning life as custom home builders R&L MacLeod in 1988, MacLeod Construction Inc. of Denver, N.C. (just north of Charlotte) entered the concrete business
  • Spec Chateau

    Characterized as Quiet Elegance, the Chateau is a concrete, three-story, 7,345-sq.-ft. luxury residence located on 4.9 acres in the Hills of Rosemont
  • Qc Manual Prepares Precasters For Revised Npca Plant Certification

    The National Precast Concrete Association has announced changes in its Plant Certification program, and encourages audit-minded producers to examine a
  • Finishing School

    Tilt-up panels incorporating an architectural concrete masonry veneer provided a solution within rigorous time, budgetary and aesthetic limits for construction
  • Aia/Ces-Designated Npca Schedules Inaugural Architects' Solution Course

    The National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA) was recently named a Registered Provider for The American Institute of Architects' (AIA) Continuing Education
  • 2005 Decorative & Durable Designs Concrete Pavement Awards

    The continuation this year of near-record residential construction activity coupled with increasing demand for value-added pavements in the commercial
  • Hydrophobic Concrete Sheds Waterproofing Membrane

    The hydrophilic property of conventional concrete has generated an array of waterproofing techniques. Exterior wraps, coatings, and membrane systems forming
  • Eldorado Stone Leads Headwaters Into Billion-Dollar Territory

    The integration of faux-stone veneer producer Eldorado Stone into its Construction Materials segment, plus strong performance in its Resources and Energy
  • Quadruple Quality

    At Sycamore, Ill.-based ThermalShell Technologies, Inc., a producer of composite precast/steel insulated modular panels, working smart is the modus operandi
  • The Art Of Curing

    Generally accepted as fundamental among optimum concrete curing conditions are temperatures between 85 and 120F, with relative humidity as high as practical
  • Finishing School

    Tilt-up panels incorporating an architectural concrete masonry veneer provided a solution within rigorous time, budgetary and aesthetic limits for construction
  • Multimedia Player

    Beginning life as custom home builders R&L MacLeod in 1988, MacLeod Construction Inc. of Denver, N.C. (just north of Charlotte) entered the concrete business