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  • Palfinger announces seven-model line

    Expanding its presence in the North American market, Palfinger has introduced seven new cranes, ranging from the cost-efficient PK 19502 to the high-performance PK 37002 and PK 46002. Models PK 19502 and PK 22002-EH both have a lifting capacity of 13,440 lbs.
  • Onboard scale

    Smart Scale system is now available for trucks and tractor-trailer combinations with air-ride or mechanical suspensions. The Smart Scale system features a wireless handheld receiver to allow drivers to maximize payloads and avoid overweight tickets in field loading applications such as aggregate hauling and liquid/dry bulk hauling.

  • Helibeam System integral to historic masonry restoration

    As part of the $2.1 million restoration effort of the Olympia Theatre and Apartment Building in Miami, Fla., Helifix, Inc. provided a supplementary and sustainable lateral and gravity support system for the building’s distressed veneer. The Helibeam System was an efficient green alternative in restoring the historic theatre.

  • Tier 4A Compressor

    Designed for heavy-duty construction environments, the XAS 750 JD7 Tier 4a portable compressor generates 750 CFM of air at 100 psi. Its 200-hp John Deere engine uses Exhaust Gas Recirculation technology to reduce NOx emissions.
  • Dust collector, silo return

    Automated C&C dust collect and convey system from Cyclonaire captures nuisance dust from silo filling operations and automatically sends it back to the source silo.
  • Fluid Strain Gauge

    ForceMeter uses proven strain gauge technology to sense the force of the fluid in the flow stream. The integrated display offers an easy-to-read, two-line display for flow rate and total. With no frictional moving parts and all-welded construction, the gauge provides exceptional reliability and durability.
  • FLEET COMMUNICATIONS

    Networkfleet Connect is a robust set of field management capabilities that seamlessly integrate with compatible Garmin navigation devices. With Connect, fleet managers can assign jobs, dispatch drivers to specific destinations, provided turn-by-turn directions and communicate with drivers in real time, all via the driver’s in-cab Garmin device.
  • Demolition breaker

    The 40-lb.-class CP1210 pneumatic handheld breaker is designed to deliver 90 percent of the hitting power of a 60-class breaker. The CP1210 breaker features a swivel design for reported increased maneuverability and a piston with lubrication grooves. The handheld tool is available with different shanks and in vibro-reduced, silenced and un-silenced versions.
  • Rotary feeder valves

    The MD Series provides those involved in bulk material handling process engineering, production supervision, and equipment maintenance, a material metering valve that immediately contributes tangible operating efficiency advantages, and long-term production and maintenance savings. The equipment suits cement pump applications where powder is transferred from mills to silos, or from silo to silo. It can also be used in batching applications from bulkers and/or bags to silos, plus pneumatic feeding of filler units. The MD Series can also be used as a valve/ meter in applications for metering cement discharge from storage hoppers or filer units. Another application is pressure modulation and dust release in dust collection systems.

  • Meritor WABCO supports safety technology bill

    The Commercial Motor Vehicle Advanced Safety Technology Tax Act of 2011 (H.R. 1706), recently introduced by Congressman Geoff Davis (R-KY) and Mike Thompson (D-CA), would provide an income tax credit for truck and fleet owners. Troy, Mich.-based Meritor WABCO notes that its SmartTrac Stability Control System and OnGuard Collision Safety System are among technologies included in H.R. 1706.

  • Load manipulators

    Pneumatically powered Famatec Friendly ergonomic manipulators, in models of 330-, 550- and 880-lb. capacities, counterbalance heavy loads to allow an operator to suspend, rotate, tilt and transfer product. Equipped with appropriate end-of-arm tooling, it adapts to the operator's preferred working height and position, allowing loads to be smoothly and progressively positioned and placed during assembly, suspended for further processing, or simply transferred from one location to another. Once suspended, the product can be moved manually or under power.

  • Rampf tests machine-molded texture

    Rampf Molds Industries arrived at 2011 Icon Expo in Las Vegas with a prototype of  blocRoc, equipped to add textures to building block or retaining wall unit faces.
  • Masonry wave-pattern wear plate

    Company’s new generation of block & paver machine wear plates are manufactured from exceptionally abrasion-resistant ExtraChrome hard-weld steel in a distinctive new ‘Snake’ pattern. ExtraChrome Snake wear plates are engineered to offer longer service life for less downtime and better plant efficiency, product engineers note. The pattern  prevents abrasive particles from becoming trapped between straight weld runs found in traditional hard-weld steels, they add, helping to minimize wear during pallet movement.

  • Pre-stressing line power unit

    Company’s new 3500 Power Unit is designed to be used in high-volume, high-speed,  pre-stressing operations.

  • Hydraulic line flange tool

    Flange lock functions as a cap that slides onto a hydraulic line fitting and is sealed with one turn of the bottom plug, keeping oil in and contaminants out.
  • Mid-range model extends BMH mobile-plant series

    BMH Systems announced at ConExpo-Con/Agg its newest mobile offering: the EG-8 with a rating of 130-yd./hour, 10-yd. batchers, single compartment cement bin holding 40 tons and triple compartment aggregate bin holding 75 tons.
  • Sling tag affords OSHA inspectors different view of long-life labels

    Mazzella Lifting Technologies has developed a clear, durable web sling tag, duraKlear, with printing on the inside face to eliminate wear or rub off commonly leading to OSHA citation. The new tag likewise addresses a compliance challenge in the ASME B30.9 standard, which states, “Identification of the sling should be maintained by the user so as to be legible during the life of the sling.”

  • Wheel wash system

    As the vehicle approaches the company’s wheel wash system, the wash cycle is automatically activated by a proximity sensor. A technically engineered spray system creates an effective washing result for the complete length of the vehicle as it slowly drives through the wheel wash system at walking speed. The angled profile construction of the wash areas flexes open the tire profiles and supplements the cleaning effect, helping to dislodge heavier soils. Each system is equipped with nozzles in the tread area as well as custom-milled, side spray nozzles, which are easily adjustable to provide the most effective cleaning spray pattern for each side.

  • Fuel, fluid management

    Multi-Pump allows management to precisely track and document the usage of every fluid, including fuel, engine oil, transmission fluid and hydraulic fluid, for each individual vehicle and equipment unit in the fleet. A wireless, paperless, "hands-free" technology that IDs each vehicle, its location, and the fluids dispensed to it, Multi-Pump has a GPS antenna and a radio antenna.

  • Mixer fleet tracking

    Company has announced a new generation of products for its TrimFleet construction supply fleet management solution. The new mobile computing hardware, software and sensors allow organizations to increase productivity and efficiency. The new products are a solid and expandable foundation for applications that can change the way construction material producers operate today.

  • Off-highway equipment lubricants

    Off-highway equipment lubricantsThe UltraMax product line is formulated to extend the life of off-highway engines and equipment by going beyond OEM standards to outprotect, outperform and provide better cost containment, the manufacture contends. Line includes engine oils, gear oils, transmission fluids and high-performance hydraulic oils.

  • Shumaker First To Mount Conveyor To Front-Discharge Mixer

    Northumberland, Pa.-based Shumaker Industries recently announced a prototype Atlas Polar Front Discharge Mixveyor, the first concrete conveyor mounted
  • Libel Law An Inconvenient Truth For New-Plant Foes

    A lawsuit in North Carolina Superior Court Division, Buncombe County, where plaintiff Blue Ridge Concrete Inc. (BRC) is challenging a community organizer's
  • Regulation-Hungry Lawmakers Praise Obama Pick To Head Osha

    President Obama has nominated George Washington University Research Professor David Michaels, Ph.D., as Assistant Secretary for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration--head of the Department of Labor agency
  • Aci Superplasticizer, Sustainability Conferences Converge In Spain

    ACI’s “Ninth International Conference on Superplasticizers and Other Chemical Admixtures in Concrete” and “Tenth International Conference on Recent Advances in Concrete Technology and Sustainability Issues” will run concurrently, Oct. 12-16, at the Hotel Meli∑ Lebreros in Seville, Spain
  • Wind Turbine-Wired Calportland Plant Towers Among Epa Green Power Users

    The CalPortland Mojave Plant in south central California ranks fifth among the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Top 20 On-site Green Power Users
  • Calportland Mojave To Host Ieee West Coast Conference Tour

    The IEEE West Coast Cement Industry Technical Conference, October 8-9 at the Green Tree Golf Course Clubhouse in Victorville, Calif., will include technical presentations and workshops, capped by an afternoon tour of California Portland Cement’s Mojave plant
  • PrecastersÌ Benchmarking Report Confirms Double-Digit Business Drop

    NPCA member producers saw 2008 shipments drop 10 percent against the prior year, to an estimated $27 billion in total sales volume, with gross profit averaging 25.8 percent
  • Volcano-Prone Iceland Home To Global Aar/Asr Lab

    With a staff of concrete, aggregate, geological and geotechnical engineering experts, and access to abundant volcanic deposits of reactive-aggregate specimens, Mannvit Engineering has opened the International Centre of Research and Applied Technology for Alkali Aggregate Reactions in Iceland’s capital
  • Pci 2009 Design Awards Honor 12 Buildings, Seven Bridges

    Nineteen winning projects, comprising 12 buildings and seven bridges across the U.S., were named by independent industry experts among three separate judging panels—Buildings, Bridges, and Special Awards—for the annual PCI Design Awards competition
  • Basf Cites New Admixture's Flexible Slump Retention, Workability Control

    Exclusive polymer technology with cement particle-dispersing capabilities has yielded BASF Admixture Systems’ RheoTEC Z-60, the first in a new concrete admixture series formulated to retain slump and control workability without retardation
  • Mack Equips Production Line For Epa2010-Compliant Granite Models

    On the heels of Volvo Trucks North America’s first production model (a Volvo VN highway tractor) bearing engine and exhaust systems compliant with Environmental Protection Agency 2010 guidelines, Mack Trucks is gearing up assembly of similarly equipped Granite series trucks
  • Icon Expo, Conexpo-Con/Agg Organizers Firm Up 2011 Co-Location Plan

    AEM and NCMA recently formalized an agreement whereby the 2011 International Concrete Exposition (a href="http://www.ncma.org/events/iconexpo/Pages/default.aspx">ICON Expo) will be staged along with the 2011 ConExpo-Con/Agg show, March 22-26, at the Las Vegas Convention Center
  • Csi Updates Exam For Construction Documents Technology Certificate

    Among changes announced by Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) to be reflected in its updated Fall 2009 Construction Documents Technology Certificate exam are added topics in the “Fundamentals” category, including building information modeling (BIM), integrated project delivery (IPD), and green building, i.e., GreenFormat and sustainability.
  • Publisher Scribes Electronic Estimating Library Of Leed, Sustainable Projects

    D4COST now offers on CD a Green Building Estimating Library, containing cost data from 59 Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and sustainable projects
  • Pavement Study Shows Concrete Surpassing Asphalt In Initial Bid Cost Advantage

    In a report gauging the cost for one mile of standard two-lane roadway, calculated with state department of transportation-adopted software, PCA Chief Economist Ed Sullivan shows how concrete enjoys an initial bid advantage of $82,000 compared to asphalt
  • Martin Marietta Tracks Trickle Of Transportation Funds From Obama Stimulus Plan

    In his latest report to shareholders, Martin Marietta Chairman Stephen Zelnak Jr. cites three factors behind lower projected per share earnings for 2009: weaker and slower-than-expected economic recovery; marked decrease in transportation infrastructure spending from a decline in state revenues and a longer-than-expected delay in federal stimulus projects; and, an adverse weather-affected first half of the year
  • Fabcon Launches Composite Thin-Brick Wall Panel

    Through a partnership with Minneapolis-based VAST Enterprises, LLC, Fabcon is producing the industry’s first structural precast wall panels with embedded composite bricks
  • Environmental Firm Harvests Silicate-Rich Rice Hull Ash As Commercial Admixture

    With an eye toward converting landfill-bound agricultural waste into concrete-grade pozzolan, environmental technology company ChK Group completed piloting high-temperature rice hull processing to yield a fine, high-silicate (>90 percent) ash with performance properties similar to silica fume
  • Environmental Firm Harvests Silicate-Rich Rice Hull Ash As Commercial Admixture

    With an eye toward converting landfill-bound agricultural waste into concrete-grade pozzolan, environmental technology company ChK Group completed piloting high-temperature rice hull processing to yield a fine, high-silicate (>90 percent) ash with performance properties similar to silica fume
  • Environmental Firm Harvests Silicate-Rich Rice Hull Ash As Commercial Admixture

    With an eye toward converting landfill-bound agricultural waste into concrete-grade pozzolan, environmental technology company ChK Group completed piloting high-temperature rice hull processing to yield a fine, high-silicate (>90 percent) ash with performance properties similar to silica fume
  • Environmental Firm Harvests Silicate-Rich Rice Hull Ash As Commercial Admixture

    With an eye toward converting landfill-bound agricultural waste into concrete-grade pozzolan, environmental technology company ChK Group completed piloting high-temperature rice hull processing to yield a fine, high-silicate (>90 percent) ash with performance properties similar to silica fume
  • Environmental Firm Harvests Silicate-Rich Rice Hull Ash As Commercial Admixture

    With an eye toward converting landfill-bound agricultural waste into concrete-grade pozzolan, environmental technology company ChK Group completed piloting high-temperature rice hull processing to yield a fine, high-silicate (>90 percent) ash with performance properties similar to silica fume
  • Environmental Firm Harvests Silicate-Rich Rice Hull Ash As Commercial Admixture

    With an eye toward converting landfill-bound agricultural waste into concrete-grade pozzolan, environmental technology company ChK Group completed piloting high-temperature rice hull processing to yield a fine, high-silicate (>90 percent) ash with performance properties similar to silica fume
  • Environmental Firm Harvests Silicate-Rich Rice Hull Ash As Commercial Admixture

    With an eye toward converting landfill-bound agricultural waste into concrete-grade pozzolan, environmental technology company ChK Group completed piloting high-temperature rice hull processing to yield a fine, high-silicate (>90 percent) ash with performance properties similar to silica fume
  • Environmental Firm Harvests Silicate-Rich Rice Hull Ash As Commercial Admixture

    With an eye toward converting landfill-bound agricultural waste into concrete-grade pozzolan, environmental technology company ChK Group completed piloting high-temperature rice hull processing to yield a fine, high-silicate (>90 percent) ash with performance properties similar to silica fume
  • Gop Attorney Nominated To Rank & File-Leaning Labor Board

    Often the final stop for National Labor Relations Act-rooted workplace grievances, the NLRB is nearing return to a full bench, perhaps poised for a philosophical shift more sympathetic to unions
  • Seismic Testing Results Support Seven-Story Wood-Frame Construction

    In NEESWood Capstone seismic testing—the culmination of a four-year, $1.4 million National Science Foundation grant to develop a new design approach for taller wood-frame buildings in earthquake-prone areas—Colorado State University in collaboration with Simpson Strong-Tie and other partners conducted a test on the world’s largest earthquake shake-table near Kobe, Japan, on July 14
  • Ubiquitous Hardieplank Fiber-Cement Siding Reconfigured For Climate Zones

    The seventh generation of Jamie Hardie’s fiber-cement flagship product, HardiePlank lap-style siding, has versions with edge details and surface treatment suited to Sunbelt and Northern climates
  • G.I. Bill Covers Aci Concrete Field Testing Tech I Exam

    The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs’ recognition of the ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician–Grade I program qualifies certification-pursuing veterans reimbursement of up to $500 in related exam expenses
  • Stimulus Funding, Lean Production Methods Highlight Pci Convention Agenda

    PCI announces a July 31 early-bird discounted registration for its 2009 Convention and Exhibition, scheduled for September 12–15 in San Antonio
  • Architectural / Structural Prestressed

  • Pipe

  • Block/Paver/Brick

  • Precast

  • Ready Mixed

  • 2009 Global Cement Consumption Stabilization Followed By 2010 Recovery

    World cement consumption is expected to decline 1.7 percent in 2009, a modest drop cushioned by a roughly 4.0 percent growth in utilization by China and India
  • SpraguesÌ Rm Debuts Zero Discharge Mix, Slurry-Recycling System

    In a state where land, water and material hauling are at a premium and tough environmental regulation a fact of life, California’s Spragues’ Ready Mix has deployed the first closed-loop recycling equipment combination of its kind: a concrete reclaimer separating fine and coarse aggregate, coupled with a slurry-recycling filter that dewaters cement fines to yield nearly ASTM C 94-grade batch water (suspended solids
  • Headwaters Adds 400,000 Tons Of Ash Capacity For Great Lakes Markets

    Source: Headwaters Resources, South Jordan, Utah Headwaters anticipates mid-July completion for the first phase of a $10 million investment at Detroit Edison’s Monroe (Mich.) Power Plant, yielding a new Class F fly ash source for Midwest and Eastern Canadian concrete producer
  • Report Credits Positive Global Climate Impact To Cement CompaniesÌ Co2 Reduction

    Although cement production by companies participating in a 16-year study increased 53 percent from 1990 to 2006, net carbon dioxide emissions increased only 35 percent, proving a decoupling of production and related emissions
  • Deficient Roads, Highway Fatalities Study Released As Reauthorization Talks Heat Up

    At the brink of SAFETEA-LU reauthorization negotiations, the TCC unveiled a highway safety study that finds half of U.S. highway fatalities are related to deficient roadway conditions
  • Summer Of Regulatory Love

    Aggressive measures lawmakers and regulators advanced this past month enable historic expansion of the federal government's role in concrete and cement.
  • Engineered Limestone Tailor Milled To Scc Mix Designs

    Pittsburgh-based Carmeuse Lime & Stone first announced the availability of Premiacal, an engineered limestone with fineness characteristics especially
  • C&W Engineers Dust Collection To Scale

    C&W Manufacturing and Sales Co.'s new line of CP-G collectors with convertible options allows units' adaptation to block, precast/prestressed, and ready
  • Light Duty Model Joins Kenworth's Mixer, Dump-Ready Truck Line

    Kenworth Truck Co. plans mid-summer production for the T470 truck, a lighter Class 8 companion to the company's T800 and W900 workhorse models. Available
  • Hydrostatic Transmission Wheel Loader

    For construction markets, the WA150-6 wheel loader features significant technological enhancements over the Dash 5 model to deliver greater performance,
  • Hearing Protection

    Allowing workers in hardhat environments to use comfortable, cost-effective SensGard hearing protection, the manufacturer notes, the new Hardhat Adaptor
  • Planning For Success In New Plant Construction Or Facility Upgrades

    As the economy begins to rebound and concrete producers revive plans to either construct new plants or expand operations, a reevaluation of methods to
  • Architectural Precast From Pentagon To San Francisco Ritz Carlton

    At its annual convention, the Architectural Precast Association announced winning 2009 APA Awards for Design & Manufacturing Excellence Competition projects.
  • Software Facilitates Geo-Grid Selection

    An upgrade to the company's interactive computer software program StrataSlope is designed to assist engineers with the design and analysis of geogrid-reinforced
  • Concrete Streets Study

    In 2007, a total of 25.9 million yards of concrete was used in subdivision streets, gutters, curbing, municipal sidewalks and collection boxes, according
  • Concrete Densifier

    Liqui-Hard Ultra concrete densifier and chemical hardener is a ready-to-use, colorless liquid that hardens and dustproofs concrete at a molecular level.
  • Adhesive Anchor

    Offering strength design solutions for anchors and rebar, company representatives note, the HIT-HY 150 MAX Fast Cure Adhesive Anchor System is the first
  • Shuttlelift Augments Gantry Tire Changes, Throttling

    Recent offerings for Shuttlelift's SL and ISL gantry cranes include wheel jacking and automatic variable throttle (AVT) systems. The wheel jacking option
  • Polymer Concrete Promotes Smooth Takeoff

    Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) in Austin, Texas, is a multiuse facility that serves general and commercial aviation, the State Aircraft Pooling
  • Green Drywall Producer Seals First Ul Validation

    Underwriters Laboratories subsidiary UL Environment Inc. (ULE) has validated environmental claims for a new drywall product, EcoRock, fabricated by Sunnyvale,
  • Epa, New Meadowlands Stadium Developers Lay Green Groundwork

    Use of environmentally friendly concrete is one objective cited in a memorandum of understanding signed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and
  • Cement Tax

    The U.S. Senate-bound American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (note Editorial, page 4) establishes a cap-and-trade system to limit carbon dioxide
  • Silica Fume Alternative

    Cemstone positions high-reactivity metakaolin (HRM) in the supplementary cementitious material mainstream. Under a new partnership with Calgary-based Whitemud Resources, Inc., Cemstone Products Co., Mendota Heights, Minn., has begun using WhitemudMK branded HRM in concrete mix designs for heavy/civil work, including bridges, structural slabs and parking garages.
  • Heavy-Duty Mixers

    Among five mixer models to accommodate a range of jobs, Canoga 70 and 80 are smaller portable units of 2-cu.-ft. batch capacity both powered by a high-torque,
  • Producers

    Denver-based precast veneer producer Environmental StoneWorks has named Charles Stein president and chief executive officer. Bringing what company officials
  • Enforcing Ergonomics

    As noted in the May 7 Occupational Safety and Health Reporter, Jordan Barab, acting chief of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, advised
  • Global Harmonization

    An effort under the banner of Global Harmonization is underway to standardize regulation worldwide. In view of our shrinking planet and nations united
  • Cal State-Chico Cim Program Announces First Graduates

    Seven students comprise the first graduating class of the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program at California State University, Chico. Graduating
  • Vintners' Vessels

    Specialty precaster Sonoma Cast Stone has added to its product line an egg-shaped, 500-gal.-capacity fermentation tank. A composite of two distinct mixes,
  • Cal-Berkeley Coasts To National Concrete Canoe Competition Victory

    Among engineering students from across the U.S. and Canada participating in the American Society of Civil Engineers' (ASCE) National Concrete Canoe Competition
  • Sturdy Shelter

    Houston-based Lonestar Prestress Mfg., Inc. (LPMI) recently supplied a 40-ft.-wide by 90-ft.-long Easi-Span precast equipment building for the U.S. Army
  • Command Alkon's Optimize Aligns Equipment And Staff With Demand

    GPS-, Internet- and wireless communications-enabled devices for vehicle tracking and routing have spurred abundant productivity gains in ready mixed delivery
  • Easi-Set/Span Specifications

    STANDARD EASI-SET BUILDING Meets IBC 2003 requirements 5,000-psi, steel-reinforced concrete Post-tensioned roof and floor, each by a single continuous
  • Institute Updates Design-Build Model Contracts

    Continuing to serve as an advocate and resource for design-build project delivery, the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) has released new model
  • Gerritystone Granite Goes Platinum

    The Architectural Division of Woburn, Mass.-based GerrityStone, an interior and exterior custom stonework specialist, unveiled its Platinum Collection
  • Stonecraft Scores Veneer

    Inspired by Pennsylvania Dutch craftsmanship, DutchCraft Foundation is a new manufactured stone veneer profile offered by StoneCraft Industries. An enhancement
  • Finfrock D-B Granted Dominion By Virginia Developer

    Finfrock Construction, Inc. has been selected by Houston-based Residential Housing Development, LLC to provide the parking garage for a new student housing
  • Engineered Limestone Tailor Milled To Scc Mix Designs

    Pittsburgh-based Carmeuse Lime & Stone first announced the availability of Premiacal, an engineered limestone with fineness characteristics especially
  • Silica Fume Alternative

    Cemstone positions high-reactivity metakaolin (HRM) in the supplementary cementitious material mainstream. Under a new partnership with Calgary-based Whitemud Resources, Inc., Cemstone Products Co., Mendota Heights, Minn., has begun using WhitemudMK branded HRM in concrete mix designs for heavy/civil work, including bridges, structural slabs and parking garages.
  • Summer Of Regulatory Love

    Aggressive measures lawmakers and regulators advanced this past month enable historic expansion of the federal government's role in concrete and cement.
  • Cement Tax

    The U.S. Senate-bound American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (note Editorial, page 4) establishes a cap-and-trade system to limit carbon dioxide
  • Silica Fume Alternative

    Cemstone positions high-reactivity metakaolin (HRM) in the supplementary cementitious material mainstream. Under a new partnership with Calgary-based Whitemud Resources, Inc., Cemstone Products Co., Mendota Heights, Minn., has begun using WhitemudMK branded HRM in concrete mix designs for heavy/civil work, including bridges, structural slabs and parking garages.
  • Stonecraft Scores Veneer

    Inspired by Pennsylvania Dutch craftsmanship, DutchCraft Foundation is a new manufactured stone veneer profile offered by StoneCraft Industries. An enhancement
  • Engineered Limestone Tailor Milled To Scc Mix Designs

    Pittsburgh-based Carmeuse Lime & Stone first announced the availability of Premiacal, an engineered limestone with fineness characteristics especially
  • Epa, New Meadowlands Stadium Developers Lay Green Groundwork

    Use of environmentally friendly concrete is one objective cited in a memorandum of understanding signed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and
  • Planning For Success In New Plant Construction Or Facility Upgrades

    As the economy begins to rebound and concrete producers revive plans to either construct new plants or expand operations, a reevaluation of methods to
  • Engineered Limestone Tailor Milled To Scc Mix Designs

    Pittsburgh-based Carmeuse Lime & Stone first announced the availability of Premiacal, an engineered limestone with fineness characteristics especially
  • Vintners' Vessels

    Specialty precaster Sonoma Cast Stone has added to its product line an egg-shaped, 500-gal.-capacity fermentation tank. A composite of two distinct mixes,
  • Sturdy Shelter

    Houston-based Lonestar Prestress Mfg., Inc. (LPMI) recently supplied a 40-ft.-wide by 90-ft.-long Easi-Span precast equipment building for the U.S. Army
  • Easi-Set/Span Specifications

    STANDARD EASI-SET BUILDING Meets IBC 2003 requirements 5,000-psi, steel-reinforced concrete Post-tensioned roof and floor, each by a single continuous
  • Summer Of Regulatory Love

    Aggressive measures lawmakers and regulators advanced this past month enable historic expansion of the federal government's role in concrete and cement.
  • Engineered Limestone Tailor Milled To Scc Mix Designs

    Pittsburgh-based Carmeuse Lime & Stone first announced the availability of Premiacal, an engineered limestone with fineness characteristics especially
  • Epa, New Meadowlands Stadium Developers Lay Green Groundwork

    Use of environmentally friendly concrete is one objective cited in a memorandum of understanding signed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and
  • Silica Fume Alternative

    Cemstone positions high-reactivity metakaolin (HRM) in the supplementary cementitious material mainstream. Under a new partnership with Calgary-based Whitemud Resources, Inc., Cemstone Products Co., Mendota Heights, Minn., has begun using WhitemudMK branded HRM in concrete mix designs for heavy/civil work, including bridges, structural slabs and parking garages.
  • Command Alkon's Optimize Aligns Equipment And Staff With Demand

    GPS-, Internet- and wireless communications-enabled devices for vehicle tracking and routing have spurred abundant productivity gains in ready mixed delivery
  • Light Duty Model Joins Kenworth's Mixer, Dump-Ready Truck Line

    Kenworth Truck Co. plans mid-summer production for the T470 truck, a lighter Class 8 companion to the company's T800 and W900 workhorse models. Available
  • C&W Engineers Dust Collection To Scale

    C&W Manufacturing and Sales Co.'s new line of CP-G collectors with convertible options allows units' adaptation to block, precast/prestressed, and ready
  • Planning For Success In New Plant Construction Or Facility Upgrades

    As the economy begins to rebound and concrete producers revive plans to either construct new plants or expand operations, a reevaluation of methods to
  • Command Alkon's Optimize Aligns Equipment And Staff With Demand

    GPS-, Internet- and wireless communications-enabled devices for vehicle tracking and routing have spurred abundant productivity gains in ready mixed delivery
  • Summer Of Regulatory Love

    Aggressive measures lawmakers and regulators advanced this past month enable historic expansion of the federal government's role in concrete and cement.
  • Engineered Limestone Tailor Milled To Scc Mix Designs

    Pittsburgh-based Carmeuse Lime & Stone first announced the availability of Premiacal, an engineered limestone with fineness characteristics especially
  • C&W Engineers Dust Collection To Scale

    C&W Manufacturing and Sales Co.'s new line of CP-G collectors with convertible options allows units' adaptation to block, precast/prestressed, and ready
  • Light Duty Model Joins Kenworth's Mixer, Dump-Ready Truck Line

    Kenworth Truck Co. plans mid-summer production for the T470 truck, a lighter Class 8 companion to the company's T800 and W900 workhorse models. Available
  • Hydrostatic Transmission Wheel Loader

    For construction markets, the WA150-6 wheel loader features significant technological enhancements over the Dash 5 model to deliver greater performance,
  • Hearing Protection

    Allowing workers in hardhat environments to use comfortable, cost-effective SensGard hearing protection, the manufacturer notes, the new Hardhat Adaptor
  • Planning For Success In New Plant Construction Or Facility Upgrades

    As the economy begins to rebound and concrete producers revive plans to either construct new plants or expand operations, a reevaluation of methods to
  • Architectural Precast From Pentagon To San Francisco Ritz Carlton

    At its annual convention, the Architectural Precast Association announced winning 2009 APA Awards for Design & Manufacturing Excellence Competition projects.
  • Software Facilitates Geo-Grid Selection

    An upgrade to the company's interactive computer software program StrataSlope is designed to assist engineers with the design and analysis of geogrid-reinforced
  • Concrete Streets Study

    In 2007, a total of 25.9 million yards of concrete was used in subdivision streets, gutters, curbing, municipal sidewalks and collection boxes, according
  • Concrete Densifier

    Liqui-Hard Ultra concrete densifier and chemical hardener is a ready-to-use, colorless liquid that hardens and dustproofs concrete at a molecular level.
  • Adhesive Anchor

    Offering strength design solutions for anchors and rebar, company representatives note, the HIT-HY 150 MAX Fast Cure Adhesive Anchor System is the first
  • Shuttlelift Augments Gantry Tire Changes, Throttling

    Recent offerings for Shuttlelift's SL and ISL gantry cranes include wheel jacking and automatic variable throttle (AVT) systems. The wheel jacking option
  • Polymer Concrete Promotes Smooth Takeoff

    Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) in Austin, Texas, is a multiuse facility that serves general and commercial aviation, the State Aircraft Pooling
  • Green Drywall Producer Seals First Ul Validation

    Underwriters Laboratories subsidiary UL Environment Inc. (ULE) has validated environmental claims for a new drywall product, EcoRock, fabricated by Sunnyvale,
  • Epa, New Meadowlands Stadium Developers Lay Green Groundwork

    Use of environmentally friendly concrete is one objective cited in a memorandum of understanding signed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and
  • Cement Tax

    The U.S. Senate-bound American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (note Editorial, page 4) establishes a cap-and-trade system to limit carbon dioxide
  • Silica Fume Alternative

    Cemstone positions high-reactivity metakaolin (HRM) in the supplementary cementitious material mainstream. Under a new partnership with Calgary-based Whitemud Resources, Inc., Cemstone Products Co., Mendota Heights, Minn., has begun using WhitemudMK branded HRM in concrete mix designs for heavy/civil work, including bridges, structural slabs and parking garages.
  • Heavy-Duty Mixers

    Among five mixer models to accommodate a range of jobs, Canoga 70 and 80 are smaller portable units of 2-cu.-ft. batch capacity both powered by a high-torque,
  • Producers

    Denver-based precast veneer producer Environmental StoneWorks has named Charles Stein president and chief executive officer. Bringing what company officials
  • Enforcing Ergonomics

    As noted in the May 7 Occupational Safety and Health Reporter, Jordan Barab, acting chief of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, advised
  • Global Harmonization

    An effort under the banner of Global Harmonization is underway to standardize regulation worldwide. In view of our shrinking planet and nations united
  • Cal State-Chico Cim Program Announces First Graduates

    Seven students comprise the first graduating class of the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program at California State University, Chico. Graduating
  • Vintners' Vessels

    Specialty precaster Sonoma Cast Stone has added to its product line an egg-shaped, 500-gal.-capacity fermentation tank. A composite of two distinct mixes,
  • Cal-Berkeley Coasts To National Concrete Canoe Competition Victory

    Among engineering students from across the U.S. and Canada participating in the American Society of Civil Engineers' (ASCE) National Concrete Canoe Competition
  • Sturdy Shelter

    Houston-based Lonestar Prestress Mfg., Inc. (LPMI) recently supplied a 40-ft.-wide by 90-ft.-long Easi-Span precast equipment building for the U.S. Army
  • Command Alkon's Optimize Aligns Equipment And Staff With Demand

    GPS-, Internet- and wireless communications-enabled devices for vehicle tracking and routing have spurred abundant productivity gains in ready mixed delivery
  • Easi-Set/Span Specifications

    STANDARD EASI-SET BUILDING Meets IBC 2003 requirements 5,000-psi, steel-reinforced concrete Post-tensioned roof and floor, each by a single continuous
  • Institute Updates Design-Build Model Contracts

    Continuing to serve as an advocate and resource for design-build project delivery, the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) has released new model
  • Gerritystone Granite Goes Platinum

    The Architectural Division of Woburn, Mass.-based GerrityStone, an interior and exterior custom stonework specialist, unveiled its Platinum Collection
  • Stonecraft Scores Veneer

    Inspired by Pennsylvania Dutch craftsmanship, DutchCraft Foundation is a new manufactured stone veneer profile offered by StoneCraft Industries. An enhancement
  • Finfrock D-B Granted Dominion By Virginia Developer

    Finfrock Construction, Inc. has been selected by Houston-based Residential Housing Development, LLC to provide the parking garage for a new student housing
  • Npca, Crsi-Backed Coalition Targets Trade Barriers Compounding Steel Price Spikes

    NPCA, Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute, and American Institute of Steel Construction are among steel-user organizations supporting the new American Scrap Coalition, which calls on federal officials to address trade barriers that have helped fuel up to 100 percent price spikes year-to-date in finished-steel products
  • Double-Digit Inflation Pervades Construction

    “Surging prices for diesel fuel, asphalt, steel and other materials are clobbering construction budgets," notes AGC Chief Economist Ken Simonson, responding to June Producer Price Index figures the Bureau of Labor Statistics released in mid-July
  • New York Producers, Teamsters Locals Settle Strikes

    More than 500 New York City and Albany, N.Y., mixer truck drivers returned to work between July 10-14 after strikes that began July 1, a day after contracts expired
  • Terver To Succeed Zurich-Bound Holcim (Us) Chief Dolberg

    Patrick Dolberg, who has served as Holcim (US) chief executive officer since March 2003 and held the same title at St. Lawrence Cement in the five years prior
  • U.S. Concrete Expands Ingram Platform

    U.S. Concrete has announced acquisition of nine ready-mixed concrete plants--including real property, rolling stock, and working capital--in its west Texas market
  • Cifa Positions Chinese Operator As World's Top Gun In Concrete Machinery

    A consortium led by Zoomlion, a key construction equipment player in Asia, and financial investors has agreed to acquire Milan-based CIFA SpA
  • Nevada Upset Makes Waves In Montral

    What might have appeared on that date as conventional boats were, in fact, concrete canoes propelled by top civil engineering students from across the U.S. and Canada
  • Safety Par For The Course At Pennsy Supply

    As part of its commitment to safety, Harrisburg, Pa.-based Pennsy Supply recently set up a ‘driving range’ comprising 18 ‘holes’ marked with flags, like a golf course, through which drivers maneuver a variety of vehicles to obtain their scores
  • Producers

    Owatonna Concrete Products LLC has named Ken Kuhn to the position of vice president/general manager. In his new role, he will be responsible for managing
  • Organizations

    Alex Morales has joined the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute in the newly created position of manager of plant operations support
  • Equipment & Products

    The Raychem QuickNet Electric Heated Floor System for ceramic tile and natural stone installations consists of a low-profile, 3/16-in. heating mat and a programmable thermostat
  • Manufacturers

    Insulfoam announces the recent promotion of Rich Holen to manager, Strategic Business Development
  • Elkin Hi-Tech Celebrates Silver Anniversary

    Founded in 1983 by Luther Elkin in Indiana, Pa., Elkin Hi-Tech celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2008
  • Cemex's I-5 Redux

    Since its construction in the late 1960s, a less-than-one-mile section of California's Interstate 5 along the Sacramento River has been a bit of an experiment
  • Equipment & Products

    Concrete Products July Spotlight
  • Avoiding Industrial Hygiene Monitoring Pitfalls

    When a reasonable suspicion of hazard exists, industrial hygiene (IH) monitoring of workplace chemical and physical exposures is required by regulation, standards, and good business practice
  • Fluted Columns Ascend Upscale Tower

    Fluted, exposed-concrete columns are key to an elliptical, 42-story, 147-unit luxury condominium tower known as ‘The Century,’ rising on the Avenue of the Stars in Los Angeles' Beverly Hills district
  • Code-Ready Green Standard Raises Recycling Questions

    A consensus process similar to what drives ASTM C 94 and ACI 318 is on track to deliver in 2009 an International Building Code-suited green building standard that recognizes structural materials' recycled content
  • Amador Sharpens Knife River's Calif. Presence

    MDU Resources Group, Inc., Bismarck, N.D., has acquired Amador Transit Mix, Inc. and related companies based in Sutter Creek, Calif., about 45 miles southeast
  • Basf Adds Synthetic Fibers

    BASF Admixture Systems has announced the MasterFiber line of synthetic fiber reinforcement as a fully integrated product offering
  • Management Team Set For Hawkeye-Pedershaab

    A merger that leading manufactured-concrete equipment manufacturers Hawkeye Group, Pedershaab Concrete Technologies and companies affiliated with CTI Inc. announced earlier this year has spawned parent organization Concrete Technologies Worldwide (CTW), headed by Richard Shoemaker, president and chief executive officer
  • Midyear Forecast Affirms Housing Woes, Downward Commercial Building Trends

    With the growing burden of an ever-declining residential market, new construction starts in 2008 are estimated at $558.5 billion, down 11 percent over
  • Concrete Countertop Group Sets Ccic Agenda, Adds Design Expo

    The Concrete Countertop Institute has announced seminar speakers and topics to be featured at its 2008 Concrete Countertop Industry Conference (CCIC), scheduled for August 21-23 at the Sacramento Convention Center in Sacramento, Calif
  • Defense Department Musters Sustainable Building Practice

    The National Concrete Masonry Association Government Affairs staff reports that the U.S. House of Representatives passed a version of the 2009 Department of Defense Authorization Bill (H.R. 5658), with legislative language favorable to concrete masonry and hardscape interests
  • Crh Designates Lee Successor To Ceo O'Mahony

    CRH Plc Chief Financial Officer Myles Lee will succeed Liam O'Mahony, who, as previously announced, plans to retire as chief executive at year's end.
  • Polylok Parlays All-In-One Catch Basins

    Wallingford, Conn.-based Polylok, Inc., an international supplier of plastic injection-molded products for the drainage, precast and onsite wastewater industries, introduces catch basins with grates for all drainage installations
  • Past Lafarge Executive Piecuch Named U.S. Concrete Chairman

    John Piecuch has succeeded U.S. Concrete Inc. Chairman Vince Foster, who has served at the helm in a nonexecutive capacity since the company's 1999 founding
  • Bonsal American Advances Pro Spec Brand

    Promoting its ProSpec brand of concrete repair and restoration, floor repair and rehabilitation, and tile installation products, Bonsal American, Inc. continues to expand sales force, production, and inventory capacity and distribution
  • Thomas Appointed Interim President At Ncma

    Filling the vacancy in its lead staff position following the resignation of Mark Hogan, the National Concrete Masonry Association board of directors has appointed Robert Thomas
  • Iso Provides Sustainability Principles For Worldwide Building Construction

    With ISO 15392:2008, Geneva-based International Organization for Standardization (ISO) establishes internationally recognized principles for sustainability in building construction
  • S&P Report: Commercial Construction Facing Tougher Times

    U.S. commercial construction surged 12.9 percent in 2007, responding to high occupancy rates and easy financing, according to a report from McGraw-Hill's
  • Road Builders Track Employment Decline, Material Price Jumps

    Employment in highway and bridge construction fell by 3.6 percent in April 2008, compared to the same month one year ago, according to a recent American Road & Transportation Builders Association economic analysis
  • Npca Eyes Sustainable Building Practices

    The National Precast Concrete Association Board of Directors is seeking to position the association as a leader in the sustainability movement
  • Leed Upgrades Focus On Carbon Performance, Regional Credits

    The U.S. Green Building Council, Washington, D.C., has finished the first comment period on LEED 2009, the next evolution of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design green building certification system
  • Foundation Engineering And Construction Congress On Track To Set New Record

    The 2009 International Foundation Congress and Equipment Expo (IFCEE) will include the largest-ever foundation equipment and services exhibition
  • Specifiers Form Bim Committee

    The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) announces its Building Information Modeling (BIM) AudioCast series
  • Pci Maps Long-Term Code Strategy

    Mindful that a host of industry veterans who represent precast interests on model building code committees, the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Technical Activities Committee (TAC) has created Code Framework 2033
  • Cemex's I-5 Redux

    Since its construction in the late 1960s, a less-than-one-mile section of California's Interstate 5 along the Sacramento River has been a bit of an experiment
  • Basf Adds Synthetic Fibers

    BASF Admixture Systems has announced the MasterFiber line of synthetic fiber reinforcement as a fully integrated product offering
  • Code-Ready Green Standard Raises Recycling Questions

    A consensus process similar to what drives ASTM C 94 and ACI 318 is on track to deliver in 2009 an International Building Code-suited green building standard that recognizes structural materials' recycled content
  • Pci Maps Long-Term Code Strategy

    Mindful that a host of industry veterans who represent precast interests on model building code committees, the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Technical Activities Committee (TAC) has created Code Framework 2033
  • Management Team Set For Hawkeye-Pedershaab

    A merger that leading manufactured-concrete equipment manufacturers Hawkeye Group, Pedershaab Concrete Technologies and companies affiliated with CTI Inc. announced earlier this year has spawned parent organization Concrete Technologies Worldwide (CTW), headed by Richard Shoemaker, president and chief executive officer
  • Thomas Appointed Interim President At Ncma

    Filling the vacancy in its lead staff position following the resignation of Mark Hogan, the National Concrete Masonry Association board of directors has appointed Robert Thomas
  • Management Team Set For Hawkeye-Pedershaab

    A merger that leading manufactured-concrete equipment manufacturers Hawkeye Group, Pedershaab Concrete Technologies and companies affiliated with CTI Inc. announced earlier this year has spawned parent organization Concrete Technologies Worldwide (CTW), headed by Richard Shoemaker, president and chief executive officer
  • Concrete Countertop Group Sets Ccic Agenda, Adds Design Expo

    The Concrete Countertop Institute has announced seminar speakers and topics to be featured at its 2008 Concrete Countertop Industry Conference (CCIC), scheduled for August 21-23 at the Sacramento Convention Center in Sacramento, Calif
  • Npca Eyes Sustainable Building Practices

    The National Precast Concrete Association Board of Directors is seeking to position the association as a leader in the sustainability movement
  • Cemex's I-5 Redux

    Since its construction in the late 1960s, a less-than-one-mile section of California's Interstate 5 along the Sacramento River has been a bit of an experiment
  • Fluted Columns Ascend Upscale Tower

    Fluted, exposed-concrete columns are key to an elliptical, 42-story, 147-unit luxury condominium tower known as ‘The Century,’ rising on the Avenue of the Stars in Los Angeles' Beverly Hills district
  • Past Lafarge Executive Piecuch Named U.S. Concrete Chairman

    John Piecuch has succeeded U.S. Concrete Inc. Chairman Vince Foster, who has served at the helm in a nonexecutive capacity since the company's 1999 founding
  • Elkin Hi-Tech Celebrates Silver Anniversary

    Founded in 1983 by Luther Elkin in Indiana, Pa., Elkin Hi-Tech celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2008
  • Cemex's I-5 Redux

    Since its construction in the late 1960s, a less-than-one-mile section of California's Interstate 5 along the Sacramento River has been a bit of an experiment
  • Equipment & Products

    Concrete Products July Spotlight
  • Avoiding Industrial Hygiene Monitoring Pitfalls

    When a reasonable suspicion of hazard exists, industrial hygiene (IH) monitoring of workplace chemical and physical exposures is required by regulation, standards, and good business practice
  • Fluted Columns Ascend Upscale Tower

    Fluted, exposed-concrete columns are key to an elliptical, 42-story, 147-unit luxury condominium tower known as ‘The Century,’ rising on the Avenue of the Stars in Los Angeles' Beverly Hills district
  • Code-Ready Green Standard Raises Recycling Questions

    A consensus process similar to what drives ASTM C 94 and ACI 318 is on track to deliver in 2009 an International Building Code-suited green building standard that recognizes structural materials' recycled content
  • Amador Sharpens Knife River's Calif. Presence

    MDU Resources Group, Inc., Bismarck, N.D., has acquired Amador Transit Mix, Inc. and related companies based in Sutter Creek, Calif., about 45 miles southeast
  • Basf Adds Synthetic Fibers

    BASF Admixture Systems has announced the MasterFiber line of synthetic fiber reinforcement as a fully integrated product offering
  • Management Team Set For Hawkeye-Pedershaab

    A merger that leading manufactured-concrete equipment manufacturers Hawkeye Group, Pedershaab Concrete Technologies and companies affiliated with CTI Inc. announced earlier this year has spawned parent organization Concrete Technologies Worldwide (CTW), headed by Richard Shoemaker, president and chief executive officer
  • Midyear Forecast Affirms Housing Woes, Downward Commercial Building Trends

    With the growing burden of an ever-declining residential market, new construction starts in 2008 are estimated at $558.5 billion, down 11 percent over
  • Concrete Countertop Group Sets Ccic Agenda, Adds Design Expo

    The Concrete Countertop Institute has announced seminar speakers and topics to be featured at its 2008 Concrete Countertop Industry Conference (CCIC), scheduled for August 21-23 at the Sacramento Convention Center in Sacramento, Calif
  • Defense Department Musters Sustainable Building Practice

    The National Concrete Masonry Association Government Affairs staff reports that the U.S. House of Representatives passed a version of the 2009 Department of Defense Authorization Bill (H.R. 5658), with legislative language favorable to concrete masonry and hardscape interests
  • Crh Designates Lee Successor To Ceo O'Mahony

    CRH Plc Chief Financial Officer Myles Lee will succeed Liam O'Mahony, who, as previously announced, plans to retire as chief executive at year's end.
  • Polylok Parlays All-In-One Catch Basins

    Wallingford, Conn.-based Polylok, Inc., an international supplier of plastic injection-molded products for the drainage, precast and onsite wastewater industries, introduces catch basins with grates for all drainage installations
  • Past Lafarge Executive Piecuch Named U.S. Concrete Chairman

    John Piecuch has succeeded U.S. Concrete Inc. Chairman Vince Foster, who has served at the helm in a nonexecutive capacity since the company's 1999 founding
  • Bonsal American Advances Pro Spec Brand

    Promoting its ProSpec brand of concrete repair and restoration, floor repair and rehabilitation, and tile installation products, Bonsal American, Inc. continues to expand sales force, production, and inventory capacity and distribution
  • Thomas Appointed Interim President At Ncma

    Filling the vacancy in its lead staff position following the resignation of Mark Hogan, the National Concrete Masonry Association board of directors has appointed Robert Thomas
  • Iso Provides Sustainability Principles For Worldwide Building Construction

    With ISO 15392:2008, Geneva-based International Organization for Standardization (ISO) establishes internationally recognized principles for sustainability in building construction
  • S&P Report: Commercial Construction Facing Tougher Times

    U.S. commercial construction surged 12.9 percent in 2007, responding to high occupancy rates and easy financing, according to a report from McGraw-Hill's
  • Road Builders Track Employment Decline, Material Price Jumps

    Employment in highway and bridge construction fell by 3.6 percent in April 2008, compared to the same month one year ago, according to a recent American Road & Transportation Builders Association economic analysis
  • Npca Eyes Sustainable Building Practices

    The National Precast Concrete Association Board of Directors is seeking to position the association as a leader in the sustainability movement
  • Leed Upgrades Focus On Carbon Performance, Regional Credits

    The U.S. Green Building Council, Washington, D.C., has finished the first comment period on LEED 2009, the next evolution of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design green building certification system
  • Foundation Engineering And Construction Congress On Track To Set New Record

    The 2009 International Foundation Congress and Equipment Expo (IFCEE) will include the largest-ever foundation equipment and services exhibition
  • Specifiers Form Bim Committee

    The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) announces its Building Information Modeling (BIM) AudioCast series
  • Pci Maps Long-Term Code Strategy

    Mindful that a host of industry veterans who represent precast interests on model building code committees, the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Technical Activities Committee (TAC) has created Code Framework 2033
  • Nevada Upset Makes Waves In Montral

    What might have appeared on that date as conventional boats were, in fact, concrete canoes propelled by top civil engineering students from across the U.S. and Canada
  • Safety Par For The Course At Pennsy Supply

    As part of its commitment to safety, Harrisburg, Pa.-based Pennsy Supply recently set up a ‘driving range’ comprising 18 ‘holes’ marked with flags, like a golf course, through which drivers maneuver a variety of vehicles to obtain their scores
  • Producers

    Owatonna Concrete Products LLC has named Ken Kuhn to the position of vice president/general manager. In his new role, he will be responsible for managing
  • Organizations

    Alex Morales has joined the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute in the newly created position of manager of plant operations support
  • Equipment & Products

    The Raychem QuickNet Electric Heated Floor System for ceramic tile and natural stone installations consists of a low-profile, 3/16-in. heating mat and a programmable thermostat
  • Manufacturers

    Insulfoam announces the recent promotion of Rich Holen to manager, Strategic Business Development
  • Elkin Hi-Tech Celebrates Silver Anniversary

    Founded in 1983 by Luther Elkin in Indiana, Pa., Elkin Hi-Tech celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2008
  • High Concrete Scores 2,600-Piece Meadowlands Stadium Contract

    Construction manager Skanska Building USA Inc. has awarded High Concrete Group the structural precast concrete contract for the $998 million Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford
  • High Concrete Scores 2,600-Piece Meadowlands Stadium Contract

    Construction manager Skanska Building USA Inc. has awarded High Concrete Group the structural precast concrete contract for the $998 million Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford
  • Npca, Acpa Inaugurate The Precast Show

    NPCA and the American Concrete Pipe Association will stage The Precast Show, a trade exhibit debuting Feb. 20-22, 2009, at Houston's George R. Brown Convention Center
  • Npca, Acpa Inaugurate The Precast Show

    NPCA and the American Concrete Pipe Association will stage The Precast Show, a trade exhibit debuting Feb. 20-22, 2009, at Houston's George R. Brown Convention Center
  • Npca, Acpa Inaugurate The Precast Show

    NPCA and the American Concrete Pipe Association will stage The Precast Show, a trade exhibit debuting Feb. 20-22, 2009, at Houston's George R. Brown Convention Center
  • Feds Hedge Big Dig Maintenance In $50 Million Aggregate Industries Deal

    The bulk of a settlement the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts reached with Aggregate Industries Northeast Region will be held in an account dedicated to long-term maintenance of Boston's Central Artery/Tunnel, or Big Dig
  • Feds Hedge Big Dig Maintenance In $50 Million Aggregate Industries Deal

    The bulk of a settlement the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts reached with Aggregate Industries Northeast Region will be held in an account dedicated to long-term maintenance of Boston's Central Artery/Tunnel, or Big Dig
  • Feds Cite Epoxy Creep In Boston Tunnel Ceiling Panel Failure

    Use of a creep-prone epoxy anchor adhesive was the probable cause of a precast-panel ceiling collapse in an Interstate 90 connector tunnel serving Boston's Logan International Airport, NTSB officials contend
  • Feds Cite Epoxy Creep In Boston Tunnel Ceiling Panel Failure

    Use of a creep-prone epoxy anchor adhesive was the probable cause of a precast-panel ceiling collapse in an Interstate 90 connector tunnel serving Boston's Logan International Airport, NTSB officials contend
  • Feds Cite Epoxy Creep In Boston Tunnel Ceiling Panel Failure

    Use of a creep-prone epoxy anchor adhesive was the probable cause of a precast-panel ceiling collapse in an Interstate 90 connector tunnel serving Boston's Logan International Airport, NTSB officials contend
  • Standley-Batch

    A primer on the key components of the Standley-Batch system. View video.
  • Standley-Batch

    A primer on the key components of the Standley-Batch system. View video.
  • Schools Remain Fertile Market For Green Building Methods

    In a recent report, McGraw-Hill Construction confirms that the education sector - projected at $53 billion for 2007 - remains the fastest-growing market
  • Residence Performs Double Duty As Green, Dream Home

    A 9,200-sq.-ft., Prairie Grove, Ill., residence provides an example of prefab concrete construction that boosts the performance of homes with respect
  • Starting Green, Staying Green

    Incorporating as much as 58 percent post-consumer waste recycled content by volume, Fabcon's newest precast panel VersaCore+Green provides what company
  • Schools Remain Fertile Market For Green Building Methods

    In a recent report, McGraw-Hill Construction confirms that the education sector - projected at $53 billion for 2007 - remains the fastest-growing market
  • Residence Performs Double Duty As Green, Dream Home

    A 9,200-sq.-ft., Prairie Grove, Ill., residence provides an example of prefab concrete construction that boosts the performance of homes with respect
  • Starting Green, Staying Green

    Incorporating as much as 58 percent post-consumer waste recycled content by volume, Fabcon's newest precast panel VersaCore+Green provides what company
  • Basf Admixture Systems Completes Management Transition

    A previously announced changing of the guard at BASF Construction Chemicals' Admixture Systems business became official June 30, with the naming of Gabriel
  • Rich Pour

    North America's forthcoming tallest reinforced concrete building continues to set milestones in high performance mix usage and yield data on improved
  • Polymer System Refines Air Entrainment

    Miracon Technologies, Inc. cites a new system for highly stable air entrainment in concrete. According to the technology developers, it yields air with
  • Wal-Mart Not Discounting Co2 Emissions Credits Derived From Fly Ash Mix Specs

    During a Duke University-hosted Greenhouse Gas Summit in Durham, N.C., representatives from retailing giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced a new store
  • Aggregate, Asphalt Shows Tag Team

    The next World of Asphalt Show and Conference will feature the co-location of the inaugural World of Aggregates Forum & Expo (WAGG), scheduled March 9-12,
  • Bridging The Gulf

    Marking replacement of the first of three major Hurricane Katrina-ravaged bridges, Phase I of the U.S. Highway 90 Bay St. Louis Bridge in Mississippi
  • Starting Green, Staying Green

    Incorporating as much as 58 percent post-consumer waste recycled content by volume, Fabcon's newest precast panel VersaCore+Green provides what company
  • N.Y. Concrete Masonry Producers Elevate Quality Assurance

    A quality assurance program for concrete masonry building products is now available for builders in New York. We're raising the bar for building construction
  • Aerated Concrete Giant Celebrates U.S. Plant Relaunch

    More than 350 invited guests joined Xella North America, Inc., in a ceremony, luncheon, and facility tour celebrating the opening of its first U.S. autoclaved
  • Rich Pour

    North America's forthcoming tallest reinforced concrete building continues to set milestones in high performance mix usage and yield data on improved
  • Mixer Rollover Prevention Revolves Around Drum Control

    With a goal of curtailing load conditions conducive to vehicle rollover, Ozinga Bros., Inc., is piloting mixer drum speed control technology on a new
  • Simem Adds Two North American Offices, Integrates Global Engineering Services

    Amid strong international plant equipment sales growth and expansion of global operations, officials of Italy's Simem Srl have announced the addition
  • Tca Tracks New Tilt-Up Project Record Holders

    Tilt-Up Concrete Association reports that the standing record (since 2003) for tallest tilt-up panel has been bested this year. Seizing first place from
  • Altusgroup Adds Midwest, Plains Plants

    Long-established Enterprise Precast Concrete, Inc., Wells Concrete Products, and Gage Brothers Concrete Products, Inc., have joined specialty precast
  • Hanson Pipe Completes $10 Million Ohio Upgrade

    Columbus is home to one of the most modern, dry-cast concrete operations in Ohio, thanks to a $10 million expansion at Hanson Pipe & Precast. The operation
  • Concrete 2007 Targets Pavement Quality And Fast-Track Placement

    The International Conference on Optimizing Paving Concrete Mixtures and Accelerated Concrete Pavement Construction and Rehabilitation, sponsored by the
  • N.Y. Concrete Masonry Producers Elevate Quality Assurance

    A quality assurance program for concrete masonry building products is now available for builders in New York. We're raising the bar for building construction
  • Tca Brews Storm Housing Competition

    Announcing its international design competition, Storm Housing 2007, Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) invites students currently in graduate or undergraduate
  • Schools Remain Fertile Market For Green Building Methods

    In a recent report, McGraw-Hill Construction confirms that the education sector - projected at $53 billion for 2007 - remains the fastest-growing market
  • Tindall Schools Design Professionals On Precast Systems For Education Facilities

    Using Precast Is Academic is the title of an illustrated folder and interactive CD-ROM recently released by Tindall Corp., Spartanburg, S.C., to publicize
  • Ne Concrete Products Association, Osha Seek Hazard Reduction

    Through a recently announced alliance, Occupational Safety and Health Administration Region 1 (Boston) officials and the Northeast Concrete Products Association
  • Epa Measures Water Infrastructure Funding Surge

    The Environmental Protection Agency invested more than $900 million in 2006 to help states and municipalities update wastewater infrastructure. Combined
  • Round Three For Rinker

    After securing a majority of Rinker Group stock, Cemex S.A.B. de C.V. formally assumed control of the Australian operator in late June almost eight months
  • Producers

    Spancrete Group, Inc., recently named Sarah Widdes contracts administration manager, responsible for reviewing, revising and finalizing all commercial
  • U.S. Concrete Unveils Co2 Reduction Initiative

    U.S. Concrete reported in early June formal adoption of EF Technology, whereby its operating companies in Texas, California, and seven other states actively
  • Organizations

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has promoted Phil Kresge to senior director of national resources. Based in Macungie, Pa., he ranks among
  • Harlan Takes Helm At U.S. Concrete

    During the annual shareholders' meeting of Houston-based U.S. Concrete Inc., the board of directors formally announced the elevation of Executive Vice
  • Wal-Mart Not Discounting Co2 Emissions Credits Derived From Fly Ash Mix Specs

    During a Duke University-hosted Greenhouse Gas Summit in Durham, N.C., representatives from retailing giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced a new store
  • Rastra Opens Second Icf Plant

    Rastra Corp. of Scottsdale, Ariz., has opened a second plant in Albuquerque, N.M., specializing in the company's stay-in-place, insulated concrete form
  • Hanson Closes On Perma Paving Stone

    Hanson Paver Products Inc. announced last month purchase of the stock of Toronto Vault and Concrete Products Limited, operating as Perma Paving Stone.
  • Simem Adds Two North American Offices, Integrates Global Engineering Services

    Amid strong international plant equipment sales growth and expansion of global operations, officials of Italy's Simem Srl have announced the addition
  • Basf Admixture Systems Completes Management Transition

    A previously announced changing of the guard at BASF Construction Chemicals' Admixture Systems business became official June 30, with the naming of Gabriel
  • Manufacturers

    Grace Construction Products has appointed Michael Ragan vice president and business director for the Americas Concrete and Cement business unit. He will
  • Tca And Aci Enter Cooperative Agreement

    A memorandum of understanding has been established between the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) and the American Concrete Institute (ACI) to minimize
  • Vistawall Deal Improves Building Envelope Capabilities For Oldcastle

    A sister company of Oldcastle Architectural and Oldcastle Precast key players in block, brick and architectural and structural concrete panels has closed
  • Rich Pour

    North America's forthcoming tallest reinforced concrete building continues to set milestones in high performance mix usage and yield data on improved
  • Equipment & Products

    FINGERPRINT-ACTIVATED TIME CLOCK A biometric sensor and software solution introduced by TrakitGPS, BioTrakit acts as a time clock for office workers and
  • Aggregate Grading

    A considerable amount of testing over the past 2 years at the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Research Laboratory, plus three producer laboratories
  • Updating The Power Press Standard

    With the publication of an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on mechanical power press safety, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • Residence Performs Double Duty As Green, Dream Home

    A 9,200-sq.-ft., Prairie Grove, Ill., residence provides an example of prefab concrete construction that boosts the performance of homes with respect
  • Pti Honors Hall Of Fame, Lifetime Member, And Fellow Award Winners

    Unlike most radiant floor systems providing only heat, the home's Airfloor system is also used for cooling. A series of hollow, interlocking metal channels
  • Builders Douse $10K/Home Fire Sprinkler Tax Measure

    A measure to add fire sprinklers to International Residential Code guidelines for single- and two-family homes failed during a recent hearing in Rochester,
  • Pca Manual Illustrates Seismic Detailing Requirements

    Released by the Portland Cement Association (PCA), Seismic Detailing of Concrete Buildings is a comprehensive summary of 2006 International Building Code
  • Sprinkler Fitters Pipe Up On South Carolina Fire Tragedy

    Following last month's Sofa Super Store warehouse inferno in Charleston, S.C., where roof failure resulted in nine firefighter fatalities, the United
  • Research Pegs Best Paver Restraint Practice

    Owing in large part to various standards and specifications developed over the last 30 years, an engineered segmental pavement system can provide superior
  • Bridging The Gulf

    Marking replacement of the first of three major Hurricane Katrina-ravaged bridges, Phase I of the U.S. Highway 90 Bay St. Louis Bridge in Mississippi
  • Fhwa Program Combats Asr

    Preventing and mitigating alkali-silica reactivity (ASR) in portland cement concrete pavements and structures is the focus of a four-year, $10 million
  • Cement Consumption Pacing 6.5 Percent Drop

    Despite large cutbacks in single-family building activity and improvements in home affordability, the residential market has yet to stabilize and could
  • Aerated Concrete Giant Celebrates U.S. Plant Relaunch

    More than 350 invited guests joined Xella North America, Inc., in a ceremony, luncheon, and facility tour celebrating the opening of its first U.S. autoclaved
  • Starting Green, Staying Green

    Incorporating as much as 58 percent post-consumer waste recycled content by volume, Fabcon's newest precast panel VersaCore+Green provides what company
  • Pipe Fix First

    England gets as much rain as California gets sunshine. So, on a recent trip to the land of my birth, it was with some surprise that I noted English authorities
  • Fdot Raises Post-Tensioning Bar

    New Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) specifications for bridge post-tensioning challenged engineering and construction interests to develop
  • Aggregate, Asphalt Shows Tag Team

    The next World of Asphalt Show and Conference will feature the co-location of the inaugural World of Aggregates Forum & Expo (WAGG), scheduled March 9-12,
  • University Of Wisconsin Team Takes Fifth Straight Concrete Canoe Title

    Continuing their tradition of concrete dominance for the fifth year in a row, the University of Wisconsin-Madison captured the 20th Annual American Society
  • Polymer System Refines Air Entrainment

    Miracon Technologies, Inc. cites a new system for highly stable air entrainment in concrete. According to the technology developers, it yields air with
  • Mixer Rollover Prevention Revolves Around Drum Control

    With a goal of curtailing load conditions conducive to vehicle rollover, Ozinga Bros., Inc., is piloting mixer drum speed control technology on a new
  • Concreteproducts.Com Adds Videos

    The latest offering at www.concreteproducts.com is the DemoZone, featuring videos of fleet and plant equipment at work, including the above-noted SMART
  • Different Perspectives On Value-Added Work

    Nearly two decades of strong shipments have brought concrete paving stones and segmental retaining wall units well into mainstream landscaping. Paver
  • Equipment & Products

    SLAB-ANCHORING TOOL The C4-LT Trak-It is reportedly the first gas-actuated tool with sufficient power to fasten 24s into concrete. Because it has a larger
  • Survey Projects Green-Home Builder Ranks Will Jump 30 Percent

    A McGraw-Hill Construction/National Association of Home Builders survey finds that 2006 will see the number of builders delivering green, environmentally
  • Survey Projects Green-Home Builder Ranks Will Jump 30 Percent

    A McGraw-Hill Construction/National Association of Home Builders survey finds that 2006 will see the number of builders delivering green, environmentally
  • Awwa Campaign Brings Water Infrastructure Discussion Aboveground

    A newly launched campaign by the American Water Works Association encourages consumers and community leaders to consider what Only Tap Water Delivers,
  • Market And Regulatory Forces Doomed Ftc's Integration Stance

    Revisiting the Federal Trade Commission's July 1966 hearings on vertical integration by cement companies (pages 30-40) is a step back to a point when
  • Tarmac Expands On Florida's West Coast

    Tarmac America LLC, Deerfield Beach, Fla., has closed its third deal of 2006, acquiring Miami Valley Concrete of Nokomis, Fla. The early-June transaction
  • Chandler Of Virginia Gains Critical Mass

    Burlington, N.C.-based Chandler Concrete announced last month that its affiliate company, Chandler Concrete of Virginia, Inc., had closed on the operating
  • U.S. Concrete Adds Olson To California Precast Platform

    U.S. Concrete announced early last month closing on the operating assets and property of Olson Precast Co., Lathrop, Calif. This transaction continues
  • Foundation Funds Scc Formwork Pressure, Durability Studies

    The RMC Research Foundation Board recently approved funding for studies themed Self-Consolidating Concrete (SCC) Formwork Pressure and Performance-based
  • Crh Elevates Upper Ranks At Oldcastle

    Dublin-based CRH Plc, parent company of Oldcastle's Materials Group (Washington, D.C.) and Products and Distribution Group (Atlanta) has announced executive
  • Immigration Campaign Floods Capitol Hill With Masonry

    Organizers of the Send-A-Brick Project estimate their campaign to communicate U.S.-Mexican border control concerns has dispatched 12,000-plus concrete
  • Chinese Strip 35 Million-Yd. Dam's Final Forms

    After 13 years of preparation and construction, crews poured the final concrete on May 20 for the Three Gorges Dam project, which, upon completion, will
  • Concrete Homes Ahead Of International Residential Code Wind-Resistant Curve

    Escalating demand for high-wind-resistant homes has more builders looking for resources on robust-construction practices. While industries with competing
  • Conexpo-Con/Agg 2008 Exhibit Sales Open

    Companies signing up by August 15, 2006, to exhibit at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2008 will be included in the first space assignment process for the shows. Thereafter,
  • Electrical Products Giant Gains Strongwell

    Hubbell Inc. of Orange, Conn., has completed acquisition of privately held Strongwell Lenoir City Inc., a manufacturer of equipment and transformer pads,
  • Producers

    Fabcon LLC recently promoted Dave Henderson to director of operations. Previously manager of operations, he is based at the company's Savage, Minn., headquarters
  • Enerpac Parent Acquires Precision Sure-Lock

    Actuant Corp. of Glendale, Wis., has purchased the outstanding stock of Dallas-based Precision Sure-Lock for approximately $43 million. Maintaining a
  • Organizations

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has named Dan Huffman managing director, national resources. Formerly a senior national resource director
  • Manufacturers

    Realigning sales resources and management in its Eastern Sales Division, Degussa Admixtures has created two geographic sales areas: 1) Penn Jersey, encompassing
  • Lanxess Dedicates Blending Plant

    Lanxess Corp. staged a grand opening earlier this year of an inorganic pigment-blending operation at Starpointe in Washington County, Pa. Replacing an
  • Argonics Extends Production Capabilities With Kryptane Deal

    Argonics, Inc. has closed on a deal for Kryptane Systems, LLC of Louisville, Colo., whose polyurethane product offerings include precision rollers, casters,
  • New Study Identifies Physical Mechanism Of Salt Scaling: Cracking Under Stress

    Long after winter passes, its effects can be seen in cracked and deteriorating pavements across the Northern hemisphere. While more than half a century's
  • Contemplating The Safety Career Track

    For those considering a safety career in the concrete products industry, the author offers the viewpoint of a 30-year veteran of the safety, health and
  • Equipment & Products

    STRESSING JACK Promoted by the manufacturer for safe and fast operation in precast/prestressed concrete fabrication, the Paul U.S. 250kN jack is equipped
  • Precast + Brick

    A collaboration between Nepean, Ont.-based Central Precast Inc. and Hanson Brick has produced an integrated panel design featuring locally produced, 1-in.-thick
  • Spancrete Hits The Road

    The Spancrete Group, Inc. announces it will host the second annual Flying with the Eagle Ride this month to benefit the Robert H. Nagy Family Foundation,
  • Quikrete Anchors $1 Billion Nyc Water Treatment Facility

    During initial construction of the new $1 billion Croton Water Treatment Plant in the Bronx, Schiavone Construction Co. of Secaucus, N.J., used Quikrete's
  • Besser Hosts Open House At European Headquarters

    Marking Besser GmbH/OMAG's second anniversary, nearly 100 customers joined company staff for an early-June open house at the Besser Co. European headquarters
  • Asla Dedicates Green Roof

    The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has dedicated the new green roof, anchored by a concrete masonry vestibule, on its Washington, D.C.,
  • Aci Updates Manual Of Concrete Practice

    The American Concrete Institute announces the availability of a revised edition of its master reference, plus four new titles: 2006 Manual of Concrete
  • Agc Economist: Nonresidential Construction On Track Despite Escalating Materials Costs

    A surge in nonresidential construction spending in April nearly offset a slowdown in single-family home building and improvements, Associated General
  • Cemex Names Finalists In Its First U.S. Building Awards

    A Cemex Building Awards ceremony in late May honoring 12 finalists in outstanding construction and design achievement marked the company's inaugural U.S.
  • Tindall Erects Expandable Jail In Record Time

    In just four days, the Corrections Division of Tindall Corp. installed 60 self-contained, precast cell modules 120 double-bunk units comprising the expandable
  • Cd Covers Aci 318

    To assist engineers, architects, contractors, and others in understanding code requirements, Portland Cement Association has combined PCA Notes on ACI
  • Manual Aids Evaluation, Repair Of Precast Bridge Components

    The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute has produced a bridge-repair manual to assist designers, state agency officials and precasters in evaluating
  • Osha, Brick Industry Join Forces On Ergonomics

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Brick Industry Association (BIA) have formed an alliance to focus on reducing ergonomic-related
  • Beach Prism Solution Checks Shoreline Erosion

    The culmination of 18 years of product testing at 20-plus sites along Chesapeake Bay and its tributary rivers, Beach Prisms are presented by Midland,
  • Precast On A Diet Tour Reaches Nine Cities

    AltusGroup and TechFab LLC conducted a Precast on a Diet nine-city U.S. tour recently to promote C-Grid carbon-fiber use for precast reinforcement. A
  • H.E.R.E. International Begins S.I.P. Production In California

    H.E.R.E. International, Inc., a subsidiary of North Palm Springs, Calif.-based Aquentium, Inc., announces the company's entry into the California structural
  • Dupont, Alcoa Collaborate On Hurricane-Resistant Panel

    A product developed by DuPont and Alcoa for the commercial building and construction market, Reynobond with Kevlar provides protection against the damage
  • Consultant Publishes Guide To Fall Protection

    To help protect workers against fall-related accidents and maintain compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations,
  • Survival Guide

    Can fall-protection training save lives? A case report from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health illustrates the dire consequences
  • Pervious Pavements Soak Up Attention

    With the advent of green building and more immediate prospect of summer rains has come a heightened interest in pervious concrete pavements. Two recent
  • New Aci Guide

    New to the American Concrete Institute's technical library is 522R-06: Pervious Concrete, providing information on pervious pavement application, design
  • Osha Proposes $75K In Fines For Plank, Block Collapse

    Occupational Safety and Health Administration Region 5, Chicago, has proposed $75,000 in penalties against Illinois Masonry Corp. (Lake Zurich) for alleged
  • During Texas Visit, Hanson Ceo Hints At Company's Doubling Over Next Decade

    Hanson Plc Chief Executive Alan Murray hosted a two-day analyst and investor site visit of some of the company's operations in the Dallas area last month.
  • Besser Acquires Robotic Pipe-Handling Technology

    An early-June transaction saw Besser Co., Alpena, Mich., add to its concrete products plant offerings an automated pipe-handling system from Messman Service
  • Survey Projects Green-Home Builder Ranks Will Jump 30 Percent

    A McGraw-Hill Construction/National Association of Home Builders survey finds that 2006 will see the number of builders delivering green, environmentally
  • Nrmca Develops Certified Concrete Professional Program

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association announces a comprehensive education and certification program, plus expansion of its driver-training series.
  • Cement Usage Pacing 200 Million Mt By 2030

    U.S. cement demand could reach nearly 195 million metric tons/year over the next 25 years, reflecting a 1.7 percent compound annual growth rate, according
  • Pennsy Supply Sponsors H.S. Student Competition

    Emerging as winners of the second annual Pennsy Concrete Challenge were Dauphin County Technical School students showcasing concrete samples that best
  • Package Delivery

    After running dated equipment on two sites one with roots in Depression-era brick making the principals of Boxley Block in Lynchburg, Va., weighed their
  • Chip Plant Computes Waffle Slabs' Structural, Aesthetic Advantages

    Specifications for the 200,000-sq.-ft. clean room component of Texas Instruments's new $3 billion semiconductor manufacturing facility in Richardson,
  • Equipment & Products

    TRACK-DRIVEN MINI-SKID The Boxer Brute TRX features a compact 44-in. 70-in. footprint and 900-lb. operating capacity. The 9-in. 42-in. rubber tracks are
  • Market And Regulatory Forces Doomed Ftc's Integration Stance

    Revisiting the Federal Trade Commission's July 1966 hearings on vertical integration by cement companies (pages 30-40) is a step back to a point when
  • Cement Usage Pacing 200 Million Mt By 2030

    U.S. cement demand could reach nearly 195 million metric tons/year over the next 25 years, reflecting a 1.7 percent compound annual growth rate, according
  • Osha Proposes $75K In Fines For Plank, Block Collapse

    Occupational Safety and Health Administration Region 5, Chicago, has proposed $75,000 in penalties against Illinois Masonry Corp. (Lake Zurich) for alleged
  • U.S. Concrete Adds Olson To California Precast Platform

    U.S. Concrete announced early last month closing on the operating assets and property of Olson Precast Co., Lathrop, Calif. This transaction continues
  • During Texas Visit, Hanson Ceo Hints At Company's Doubling Over Next Decade

    Hanson Plc Chief Executive Alan Murray hosted a two-day analyst and investor site visit of some of the company's operations in the Dallas area last month.
  • Besser Acquires Robotic Pipe-Handling Technology

    An early-June transaction saw Besser Co., Alpena, Mich., add to its concrete products plant offerings an automated pipe-handling system from Messman Service
  • Immigration Campaign Floods Capitol Hill With Masonry

    Organizers of the Send-A-Brick Project estimate their campaign to communicate U.S.-Mexican border control concerns has dispatched 12,000-plus concrete
  • Osha Proposes $75K In Fines For Plank, Block Collapse

    Occupational Safety and Health Administration Region 5, Chicago, has proposed $75,000 in penalties against Illinois Masonry Corp. (Lake Zurich) for alleged
  • Package Delivery

    After running dated equipment on two sites one with roots in Depression-era brick making the principals of Boxley Block in Lynchburg, Va., weighed their
  • Concrete Homes Ahead Of International Residential Code Wind-Resistant Curve

    Escalating demand for high-wind-resistant homes has more builders looking for resources on robust-construction practices. While industries with competing
  • Package Delivery

    After running dated equipment on two sites one with roots in Depression-era brick making the principals of Boxley Block in Lynchburg, Va., weighed their
  • New Study Identifies Physical Mechanism Of Salt Scaling: Cracking Under Stress

    Long after winter passes, its effects can be seen in cracked and deteriorating pavements across the Northern hemisphere. While more than half a century's
  • Pervious Pavements Soak Up Attention

    With the advent of green building and more immediate prospect of summer rains has come a heightened interest in pervious concrete pavements. Two recent
  • Tarmac Expands On Florida's West Coast

    Tarmac America LLC, Deerfield Beach, Fla., has closed its third deal of 2006, acquiring Miami Valley Concrete of Nokomis, Fla. The early-June transaction
  • Chandler Of Virginia Gains Critical Mass

    Burlington, N.C.-based Chandler Concrete announced last month that its affiliate company, Chandler Concrete of Virginia, Inc., had closed on the operating
  • Crh Elevates Upper Ranks At Oldcastle

    Dublin-based CRH Plc, parent company of Oldcastle's Materials Group (Washington, D.C.) and Products and Distribution Group (Atlanta) has announced executive
  • Chinese Strip 35 Million-Yd. Dam's Final Forms

    After 13 years of preparation and construction, crews poured the final concrete on May 20 for the Three Gorges Dam project, which, upon completion, will
  • Concrete Homes Ahead Of International Residential Code Wind-Resistant Curve

    Escalating demand for high-wind-resistant homes has more builders looking for resources on robust-construction practices. While industries with competing
  • New Study Identifies Physical Mechanism Of Salt Scaling: Cracking Under Stress

    Long after winter passes, its effects can be seen in cracked and deteriorating pavements across the Northern hemisphere. While more than half a century's
  • Pervious Pavements Soak Up Attention

    With the advent of green building and more immediate prospect of summer rains has come a heightened interest in pervious concrete pavements. Two recent
  • Chip Plant Computes Waffle Slabs' Structural, Aesthetic Advantages

    Specifications for the 200,000-sq.-ft. clean room component of Texas Instruments's new $3 billion semiconductor manufacturing facility in Richardson,
  • Market And Regulatory Forces Doomed Ftc's Integration Stance

    Revisiting the Federal Trade Commission's July 1966 hearings on vertical integration by cement companies (pages 30-40) is a step back to a point when
  • Besser Acquires Robotic Pipe-Handling Technology

    An early-June transaction saw Besser Co., Alpena, Mich., add to its concrete products plant offerings an automated pipe-handling system from Messman Service
  • Besser Acquires Robotic Pipe-Handling Technology

    An early-June transaction saw Besser Co., Alpena, Mich., add to its concrete products plant offerings an automated pipe-handling system from Messman Service