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  • Economy batch panel

    BatchTron I, a low-cost batch controller embodying features of the larger II & III versions, is a PLC/touch-screen system that can replace more expensive PC-based controllers. Directed at simpler applications, such as portable or transit mixed concrete plants, BatchTron I can store 1,000 mix designs and handle up to two scales, plus six aggregate, three cement, two water and six admixture sources, with direct feed or inclined belt from aggregate scale to mixer.

  • Muller cites savings in new service agreement

    ITW Muller has announced new service agreement pricing, noting substantial savings compared to normal service rates. The agreement provides customers a fixed cost maintenance program with the same technicians who manufactured the equipment. A new literature sheet is also available detailing the various service programs offered, including equipment audit, labor only and parts and labor programs, with pricing available for each. The literature also includes a rate chart comparing standard rates to ITW Muller’s service agreement.

  • Continuous bulk weighing

    Manufacturer’s 825-CBW is a compact, yet complete control package for continuous weighing of bulk commodities in a shipping or receiving installation, featuring customer and product identification, single or multiple loading, and ship or receive mode. It recently passed NTEP legal-for-trade evaluation and certification.

  • Mobile batch plant

    Manufacturer has extended its Lo-Pro series with the 327 mobile batch plant, and introduced a 410-barrel mobile cement storage bin and 58-ft. long, single-axle conveyor. The batch plant offers 327-barrel, in-truss cement storage, with an available additional 400- or 565-barrel cement storage component that mounts directly on the plant. The plant also features the Lo-Pro “blending” cement batcher and “live bottom” aggregate batcher for improved concrete mix quality, plus 180-degree mixer truck charging access.

  • Access door hardware

    Company’s Type J-AL aluminum access doors are now available with standard stainless steel hardware, enhancing the corrosion-resistance of the product and performance in corrosive environments. Delivered in a single- or double-leaf design and reinforced for 300 PSF or H20 loading conditions, Type J-AL doors provide access to underground areas, including water and wastewater treatment facilities, pump stations, commercial and institutional buildings, and public utilities.

  • Surface treatment

    The three-step/three-component Hydrostop Restore & Protect system, product developers note, will repair and extend the life of aging concrete infrastructure and buildings; suits above-grade concrete structures exposed to harsh environmental conditions; avoids immediate replacement of deteriorated, but sound structures; and, reduces long-term maintenance costs.

  • Masonry tool

    Head Joint and Heritage blades offer controlled cuts and precision for mortar removal on vertical joints and very narrow mortar joints, and are available as aftermarket accessories for the company’s AS170 Brick and Mortar saw. With a 3⅛-in. cutting depth and ¼-in. cutting width, the Head Joint blades suit cleaning out vertical mortar joints. The Heritage blades’ reduced cutting width of ⅛ inch and their level of precision and control, make them ideal for cleaning out the narrow lime mortar joints typically found in historic buildings. Both blades feature the new high performance improved carbide formula and tooth design and high temperature brazing.

    Arbortech USA, www.AS170.com

  • ATR opens major transmission remanufacturing operation

    Authorized Transmission Remanufacturing, Inc., a national supplier of fleet transmissions throughout the U.S. and Canada, has occupied a new 100,000-sq.-ft. plant in Mundelein, IL. The facility provides ATR with the needed space and resources to meet its growing business, company officials note, and has an enclosed cleaning/processing department, sound proof dyno testing area, large remanufacturing area for cellular and rebuilder work stations, employee and customer training room, and a large parts department and warehousing.

  • Block processing equipment

    This Tiger technology assures tight height control and consistency across the production pallet. A valve and encoder work in tandem on each side of the compression head to ensure the head remains horizontally level for consistent height product across the pallet. The head cylinders and guide shafts are located outside of the mold change area to provide stable motion and wider spacing of these components assisting in height consistency control. The new head-locking mechanism provides for stable and rigid head positioning during production.

  • Block & paver production

    The MultimatRH760 is a new generation production machine capable of producing block in under six seconds, as well as high-quality pavers and sectional retaining wall. It can be installed easily on existing foundations and a special adapter makes it possible to utilize a customer's mold inventory.

    Hess Machinery, 905/575-4440; www.hessusa.com

  • Batch plant specialist BHS opens North American office

    Well-established German batch plant and mixer manufacturer BHS-Sonthofen will serve U.S. and Canadian customers and prospects from a new Charlotte office, co-located with the domestic base of parent BHS Filtration Inc. Mixing Division Manager Stu Bentley (704/814-7670) will oversee sales and service of a full line of turnkey batch plants, twin or single shaft mixer models; special concrete plant components; and, custom mixing equipment for continuous feed and discharge processes. BHS-Sonthofen cites thousands of concrete plant mixer installations worldwide, and mixing technology development dating to 1888.

  • Top Federal Building Agency Designates Chief Greening Officer

    The largest federal construction procurement agency outside the Department of Transportation, GSA has established a new position in the course of transferring the Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings from Public Buildings Service to Governmentwide Policy
  • Contempt Orders Issued Against Osha-Cited Masonry Contractors

    After failing to comply with court orders enforcing Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) citations, Brian Andre, former owner of Andre Tuckpointing and Brickwork (AT&B), Andre Stone and Mason Work Inc. (AS&MW), and Regina Shaw, owner of AS&MW, were issued contempt of court orders by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • Boral Usa Appointment Brings Kane Full Circle From Pioneer Days

    Mike Kane, perhaps the past decade’s best-traveled North American construction materials executive, has been named president of Atlanta-based Boral USA, responsible for Boral Bricks, clay masonry market leader; Boral Construction Materials, with Colorado and Oklahoma ready mixed, concrete block and aggregate operations; Boral Material Technologies, number two U.S. fly ash marketer; and, MonierLifetile, concrete and clay roof tile market leader, managed in 50/50 joint venture with Lafarge Group
  • U.S. Concrete Moves To Improve Liquidity, Debt Financing

    U.S. Concrete has engaged financial and legal advisers to help assess alternatives to strengthen its balance sheet, to include addressing the company’s 8 3/8 percent subordinated notes due April 2014
  • Nrmca Calls For Modest Bump In DriversÌ Hours Of Service Short-Haul Logbook Exemption

    NRMCA is asking the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to raise the number of on-duty hours without logging within the exemption from 12 to 14 hours, keeping it consistent with the 14 hours of drivers’ on-duty time rule
  • Technology Disables Cell Phone Functions In Mobile Trucks

    Following U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood’s ban on text messaging while driving, mobile software developer United Efficiency has announced tXtBlocker, equipped to disable texting and other communications functions upon determining the presence of a cell phone in a moving vehicle
  • Cranesville's Osha Troubles Continue With Block Plant's $45,000 Fine

    On the heels of a late-2009 fine for its aggregate division’s Scotia, N.Y. bagging plant that may amount to more than $500,000, Cranesville Block Co. is once again on the receiving end of proposed OSHA penalties, totaling $45,500, for alleged “repeat and serious violations of safety and health standards” at its Kingston, N.Y., operation
  • Pca Backs Study Detailing Epa-Proposed RulesÌ Devastating Effects On Cement Makers, Users

    PCA applauded a recently released Maguire Energy Institute study, which projects bruising capacity and employment fallout among the consequences of a proposed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cement industry rule
  • Pca Sustainable Leadership Awards Recognize Philly Mayor Among Advocates Of Icf Construction, Pervious Concrete

    Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter ranked among public officials garnering recognition in the most recent PCA Sustainable Leadership Awards program for use of insulating concrete forms for urban housing, pervious concrete, or full-depth reclamation with concrete in road construction
  • Contractors Underestimate Volume Of 2010 Stimulus-Funded Work

    On the one-year anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, an analysis of stimulus data shows the law will deliver more construction jobs than initially estimated, helping boost transportation spending
  • World Of Concrete 2010 Numbers Reflect Challenging State Of The Industry

    Although the mood among exhibitors and attendees seemed largely positive, the final numbers for the Feb. 2–5 World of Concrete 2010 in Las Vegas all saw a negative turn compared to 2009 totals
  • Pca Recognizes Public Officials For Concrete-Based Sustainable Development

    PCA announced a Call for Entries for its 2010 Sustainable Leadership Awards and named 2009 program honorees
  • Exhibits, Education Track, Pca's Sullivan On Board For Icon Expo 2010

    The education-centered 2010 International Concrete Exposition (Icon Expo), March 19-20 at San Antonio’s Henry. B. Gonzalez Convention Center, will link sponsoring groups’ producer members, business partners, and industry leaders
  • Durable, Proprietary Mix Designs Combat Hostile Marine Environments

    Drawing on expertise behind global concrete landmarks—Canada’s Confederation Bridge (1997) and the Denmark-Sweden Oersund Link (2000)--iCrete has formulated a family of mix designs for marine applications, especially those with extended service life requirements
  • Skako Raises Scc Mix Precision With Two-Point Probe, Wireless Technology

    Skako’s North American Visco Probe technology launch is set for The Precast Show, Feb. 18–20, in Phoenix
  • Cemex Makes Changes To Upper Management

    Cemex recently announced changes to its senior management team, effective March 1, 2010
  • Txi, Oldcastle ÀmaximizeÌ Lightweight Mix Packaging And Distribution

    Through an agreement with Sakrete of North America, TXI has sharply expanded production and big box retail presence of its Maximizer lightweight, high-yield packaged concrete
  • Pro-Business Senators Thwart Afl-Cio, Seiu Insider's Appointment To Nlrb

    The Obama administration’s protracted effort to name former AFL-CIO and Service Employees International Union Associate General Counsel Craig Becker to the five-member National Labor Relations Board suffered a critical setback on Capitol Hill
  • Fiorato To Head Slag Cement Association

    Portland Cement Association and CTLGroup veteran Anthony Fiorato has been appointed SCA executive director, effective Feb. 1
  • Path To Ignition: 2010 Diesel Engines

    Three heavy-duty truck manufacturers exhibited concrete mixer-bearing models with diesel engine exhaust systems configured for EPA 2010 compliance
  • Turbines Ready To Power Windy City's Greenway Self Park Structure

    Crews have installed twin rows of six vertical wind turbines at the recently opened Greenway Self Park near downtown Chicago
  • Cornell's Hover Details How Concrete, Masonry Held Up During Haitian Earthquake

    The devastating earthquake in Haiti has been viewed from every possible vantage point from humanitarian to political. But Cornell University Professor of Structural Engineering Ken Hover, added at the last minute to the World of Concrete speaker program, told the story of Haiti in a context that emphasized that much of the world’s population depends on concrete and masonry construction
  • Broad-Based Concrete Joint Sustainability Initiative Shapes Unified Industry Message

    The Concrete Joint Sustainability Initiative unveiled its 2010 goals and initiatives to align sustainable development activities within the concrete industry
  • Holcim Debuts Online Materials Assessment Calculator

    Holcim will launch March 1 its calQ application, an online materials assessment tool designed to facilitate LEED Rating System credit calculations associated with recycled and regional material values for concrete incorporated in a given project
  • Navistar Rebrands Continental, Maps Mixer Distribution Network

    Navistar announced at World of Concrete 2010 that Continental Mixers, LLC will stand as the new name of Continental Manufacturing Co., which it acquired in December 2009
  • Quikrete Recycled-Aggregate Green Concrete Mix Gains Geographical Footprint

    Following last year’s launch in northern California, Seattle and Portland markets, Quikrete is expanding availability of its Green Concrete Mix to Denver; Salt Lake City; Columbus, Ohio; and, New England
  • New Group Counters Extreme Regulatory Action Hovering Over Fly Ash

    Prompted by increased environmentalist attacks on coal ash and signals by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that it may regulate coal ash as a hazardous waste, a new advocacy group--Citizens for Recycling First--will counter moves threatening the material’s use in construction
  • Skako Probe Raises Scc Mix Precision

    Suited for new plant mixers or retrofits on existing countercurrent or pan models, the Visco Probe uses the latest material flow technology to augment
  • Program Charts Mixtures' Environmental Life Cycle

    Eco-Efficiency Analysis (EEA) quantifies the economic and ecological benefits of Green Sense Concrete mixtures, which BASF Admixture Systems recently
  • Cement Users Bring Accountability To Climate Change Regulatory Pilot

    A model for concrete producers to document greenhouse gas emissions from cement, aggregate and admixture supply chains through production and job site
  • $170 Million Lafarge Settlement Carries Obama Epa Template

    A consent decree with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency calls for Lafarge North America to implement nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide pollution-control
  • Hamblen Takes Helm At Calportland

    A 20-year veteran of CalPortland Co. and affiliated companies, Allen Hamblen has been elevated from executive vice president and chief operating officer
  • Ash Grove Subsidiary Seals Sakrete's Midwest And West Expansion

    Charlotte, N.C.-based Sakrete has expanded its licensing agreement with Ash Grove Materials Corp.'s Materials Packaging Corp., netting a greater production
  • 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 Council of Better Business Bureaus' National Advertising Division has recommended Cambridge discontinue certain comparative and performance claims for its ArmorTec process pavers
  • Skako Probe Raises Scc Mix Precision

    Suited for new plant mixers or retrofits on existing countercurrent or pan models, the Visco Probe uses the latest material flow technology to augment
  • Cement Users Bring Accountability To Climate Change Regulatory Pilot

    A model for concrete producers to document greenhouse gas emissions from cement, aggregate and admixture supply chains through production and job site
  • Precast Fence Bordering Multi-Use Complex Satisfies Multiple Demands

    Visible from Ventura Boulevard is a precast barrier in Mesa Buff, Calif., that stands as a vivid example of Artisan Precast's specialty fencing solution
  • Total Precast Design Benefits

    Citing specific advantages for the Kent Avenue Apartments, Nitterhouse Concrete Products emphasizes total precast construction's economic and green building
  • Parallel Icons Link Nevada, Arizona

    Beginning in June, tourists visiting Hoover Dam will enjoy the view and benefits of another modern marvel the Colorado River Bridge. Located approximately
  • Sustainability Parks In Chicago Garage

    Incorporating elements unheard of for parking garages, developer Friedman Properties recently opened an 11-story structure in the (downtown-bordering) Incorporating elements unheard of for parking garages, developer Friedman Properties recently opened an 11-story structure in the (downtown-bordering) River North area of Chicago designed for maximum energy efficiency, minimal waste, and roughly 725 parking spaces.
  • Green Joins Gray In Housing For Elderly

    Total precast construction for the five-story, 101-unit Kent Avenue Apartment complex in Pennsville, N.J., proved a satisfying solution for all parties
  • Garden State Precast

    Supplying utility contractors statewide, Farmingdale, N.J.-based Garden State Precast, Inc., produces manholes, lift stations, catch basins, utility vaults,
  • National Precast Concrete Association

    CHAIRMAN 2010 J. KIRBY O'MALLEYPresidentGarden State Precast, Inc.Farmingdale, New Jersey IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIRMAN (2009) RANDY LINDSAY-BRISBINV.P. and
  • Stand - And Deliver

    Boosting the education of precast industry workers is a major goal for J. Kirby O'Malley. One of the ways I want to give back is by working to increase
  • Precast Box Culverts Impound Leed Credits

    Dallas-based UT Southwestern Medical Center enlisted Hanson Pipe & Precast in its pursuit of U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental
  • Hanson Pipe & Precast Drainage Components Redirect Rainfall

    A feature contributing substantially to LEED certification for UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas was an underground detention system enabling capture
  • Icpi Crafts Permeable Pavement, Level Ii Installer Certification

    Two new classroom-based certificate programs will be offered this year by Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute-trained instructors. Addressing increased
  • Basic Block Builds Midwest Products

    Midwest Block & Brick recently closed on Basic Block, whose 15-acre operation in Springdale, Ark., includes a four-at-a-time Tiger machine-equipped plant,
  • Ash Grove Subsidiary Seals Sakrete's Midwest And West Expansion

    Charlotte, N.C.-based Sakrete has expanded its licensing agreement with Ash Grove Materials Corp.'s Materials Packaging Corp., netting a greater production
  • Marine Reserve Campus Marches In Gulf Coast's Largest Tilt-Up Job

    On schedule and on budget was the message of a recent progress report on the 411,000-sq.-ft., $150 million Federal City Marine Forces Reserve complex
  • 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 Council of Better Business Bureaus' National Advertising Division has recommended Cambridge discontinue certain comparative and performance claims for its ArmorTec process pavers
  • Garden State Precast

    Supplying utility contractors statewide, Farmingdale, N.J.-based Garden State Precast, Inc., produces manholes, lift stations, catch basins, utility vaults,
  • National Precast Concrete Association

    CHAIRMAN 2010 J. KIRBY O'MALLEYPresidentGarden State Precast, Inc.Farmingdale, New Jersey IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIRMAN (2009) RANDY LINDSAY-BRISBINV.P. and
  • Stand - And Deliver

    Boosting the education of precast industry workers is a major goal for J. Kirby O'Malley. One of the ways I want to give back is by working to increase
  • Precast Fence Bordering Multi-Use Complex Satisfies Multiple Demands

    Visible from Ventura Boulevard is a precast barrier in Mesa Buff, Calif., that stands as a vivid example of Artisan Precast's specialty fencing solution
  • Precast Box Culverts Impound Leed Credits

    Dallas-based UT Southwestern Medical Center enlisted Hanson Pipe & Precast in its pursuit of U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental
  • Hanson Pipe & Precast Drainage Components Redirect Rainfall

    A feature contributing substantially to LEED certification for UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas was an underground detention system enabling capture
  • Sustainability Parks In Chicago Garage

    Incorporating elements unheard of for parking garages, developer Friedman Properties recently opened an 11-story structure in the (downtown-bordering) Incorporating elements unheard of for parking garages, developer Friedman Properties recently opened an 11-story structure in the (downtown-bordering) River North area of Chicago designed for maximum energy efficiency, minimal waste, and roughly 725 parking spaces.
  • Skako Probe Raises Scc Mix Precision

    Suited for new plant mixers or retrofits on existing countercurrent or pan models, the Visco Probe uses the latest material flow technology to augment
  • Parallel Icons Link Nevada, Arizona

    Beginning in June, tourists visiting Hoover Dam will enjoy the view and benefits of another modern marvel the Colorado River Bridge. Located approximately
  • Cement Users Bring Accountability To Climate Change Regulatory Pilot

    A model for concrete producers to document greenhouse gas emissions from cement, aggregate and admixture supply chains through production and job site
  • Developers Cast World's Tallest Building

    Standing at more than half a mile tall, the new world's-tallest skyscraper opened early last month in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, amid deep financial
  • $170 Million Lafarge Settlement Carries Obama Epa Template

    A consent decree with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency calls for Lafarge North America to implement nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide pollution-control
  • Diamond Ground Rcc Debuts In Mainline Pavement

    From Portland Cement Association South Carolina Department of Transportation logged the first major application of diamond ground roller compacted concrete
  • Hamblen Takes Helm At Calportland

    A 20-year veteran of CalPortland Co. and affiliated companies, Allen Hamblen has been elevated from executive vice president and chief operating officer
  • Program Charts Mixtures' Environmental Life Cycle

    Eco-Efficiency Analysis (EEA) quantifies the economic and ecological benefits of Green Sense Concrete mixtures, which BASF Admixture Systems recently
  • Marine Reserve Campus Marches In Gulf Coast's Largest Tilt-Up Job

    On schedule and on budget was the message of a recent progress report on the 411,000-sq.-ft., $150 million Federal City Marine Forces Reserve complex
  • Parallel Icons Link Nevada, Arizona

    Beginning in June, tourists visiting Hoover Dam will enjoy the view and benefits of another modern marvel the Colorado River Bridge. Located approximately
  • Precast Show To Feature 200-Plus Suppliers, Plus Technical Training

    Featuring equipment, products, services and training sessions tailored exclusively for precast industry professionals, the 2010 Precast Show will be held
  • Pci Automates Plant Certification Document Flow

    Following last month's relocation of its headquarters within downtown Chicago, the Precast/Prestressed Institute is migrating to an electronic Quality
  • Ruddock Named Midwest Spectraquartz Distributor

    The N.T Ruddock Co. has been named the exclusive distributor of Mineral Visions' SpectraQuartz colored quartz aggregate to construction, flooring, and
  • Northeast Cim Interests Enter New Year With First Njit Graduate, Fund Raiser

    The New Jersey Institute of Technology's first Concrete Industry Management graduate, Anlee Orama, earned a B.S. degree in engineering technology, with
  • World Center 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
  • Appointments & Activities

    PRODUCERS Walter (Jerry) Hoyle has been named president of CTS Cement Manufacturing Corp. in a promotion from his previous executive vice-president position.
  • Equipment & Products

    RAW MATERIAL INVENTORY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM Allowing users to predict when deliveries will be necessary and thereby take appropriate action, system developers
  • Equipment & Products

    ELECTRIC, INTERNAL COMBUSTION LIFT TRUCKS Cat Lift Trucks announces addition of five new electric counterbalanced and internal combustion (IC) pneumatic
  • Pci Graduates Leadership Class

    The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute announced members of the 2009 graduating class of its year-long Leadership PCI program, which identifies and
  • Pci Names Six Fellows

    The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute honors professional members and producer member staff contributions within the areas of education, research,
  • All Crane Rental Introduces Internet-Based 3-D Lift Plan

    Developed by A1A Software to improve both safety and productivity, a new Internet-based 3-D Lift Plan application will be available on all on-board crane
  • White Paper Details Common Hearing-Protection Misconceptions

    Because erroneous assumptions endanger the effectiveness of occupational Hearing Conservation Programs (HCPs) and jeopardize worker hearing despite 25
  • Epa Eyes Review Panel For Brick Production Air Quality Standards

    The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking nominations for a Small Business Advocacy Review Panel that will assist in developing the agency's 2010
  • Device Protects Mixer Drivetrains

    Power Train Saver a drivetrain protection device that prevents over-torque damage is especially suited to mixer trucks and heavy-duty construction vehicles
  • Loading Up In South Carolina

    Komatsu America Corp. announces shipment of wheel loaders manufactured at its Newberry Manufacturing Operation (NMO) in Newberry, S.C. The plant now produces
  • Caterpillar Online Safety Training Features Spanish-Language Modules

    Furthering its goal of Safely home-Everyone-Every day, Caterpillar's two-year-old safety.cat.com offers more than 200 online training modules many in
  • Project Green Fleet Funds Cemstone Mixer Upgrades

    Funding through the Minnesota Environmental Initiative (MEI) and its Project Green Fleet program will finance upgrading of 21 mixer trucks owned and operated
  • Sustainability Parks In Chicago Garage

    Incorporating elements unheard of for parking garages, developer Friedman Properties recently opened an 11-story structure in the (downtown-bordering) Incorporating elements unheard of for parking garages, developer Friedman Properties recently opened an 11-story structure in the (downtown-bordering) River North area of Chicago designed for maximum energy efficiency, minimal waste, and roughly 725 parking spaces.
  • Growing Questions: Strategic Answers

    In the midst of a recession impacting most businesses and likely to persist, managing an operation can be especially daunting. And, the daily search for
  • Precast Show To Feature 200-Plus Suppliers, Plus Technical Training

    Featuring equipment, products, services and training sessions tailored exclusively for precast industry professionals, the 2010 Precast Show will be held
  • Pci Automates Plant Certification Document Flow

    Following last month's relocation of its headquarters within downtown Chicago, the Precast/Prestressed Institute is migrating to an electronic Quality
  • Ruddock Named Midwest Spectraquartz Distributor

    The N.T Ruddock Co. has been named the exclusive distributor of Mineral Visions' SpectraQuartz colored quartz aggregate to construction, flooring, and
  • Northeast Cim Interests Enter New Year With First Njit Graduate, Fund Raiser

    The New Jersey Institute of Technology's first Concrete Industry Management graduate, Anlee Orama, earned a B.S. degree in engineering technology, with
  • World Center 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
  • Appointments & Activities

    PRODUCERS Walter (Jerry) Hoyle has been named president of CTS Cement Manufacturing Corp. in a promotion from his previous executive vice-president position.
  • Equipment & Products

    RAW MATERIAL INVENTORY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM Allowing users to predict when deliveries will be necessary and thereby take appropriate action, system developers
  • Equipment & Products

    ELECTRIC, INTERNAL COMBUSTION LIFT TRUCKS Cat Lift Trucks announces addition of five new electric counterbalanced and internal combustion (IC) pneumatic
  • Pci Graduates Leadership Class

    The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute announced members of the 2009 graduating class of its year-long Leadership PCI program, which identifies and
  • Pci Names Six Fellows

    The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute honors professional members and producer member staff contributions within the areas of education, research,
  • All Crane Rental Introduces Internet-Based 3-D Lift Plan

    Developed by A1A Software to improve both safety and productivity, a new Internet-based 3-D Lift Plan application will be available on all on-board crane
  • White Paper Details Common Hearing-Protection Misconceptions

    Because erroneous assumptions endanger the effectiveness of occupational Hearing Conservation Programs (HCPs) and jeopardize worker hearing despite 25
  • Epa Eyes Review Panel For Brick Production Air Quality Standards

    The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking nominations for a Small Business Advocacy Review Panel that will assist in developing the agency's 2010
  • Device Protects Mixer Drivetrains

    Power Train Saver a drivetrain protection device that prevents over-torque damage is especially suited to mixer trucks and heavy-duty construction vehicles
  • Loading Up In South Carolina

    Komatsu America Corp. announces shipment of wheel loaders manufactured at its Newberry Manufacturing Operation (NMO) in Newberry, S.C. The plant now produces
  • Caterpillar Online Safety Training Features Spanish-Language Modules

    Furthering its goal of Safely home-Everyone-Every day, Caterpillar's two-year-old safety.cat.com offers more than 200 online training modules many in
  • Project Green Fleet Funds Cemstone Mixer Upgrades

    Funding through the Minnesota Environmental Initiative (MEI) and its Project Green Fleet program will finance upgrading of 21 mixer trucks owned and operated
  • Sustainability Parks In Chicago Garage

    Incorporating elements unheard of for parking garages, developer Friedman Properties recently opened an 11-story structure in the (downtown-bordering) Incorporating elements unheard of for parking garages, developer Friedman Properties recently opened an 11-story structure in the (downtown-bordering) River North area of Chicago designed for maximum energy efficiency, minimal waste, and roughly 725 parking spaces.
  • Growing Questions: Strategic Answers

    In the midst of a recession impacting most businesses and likely to persist, managing an operation can be especially daunting. And, the daily search for
  • Pci, Cpci, Npca Eye Life-Cycle Assessment For Precast

    PCI, Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, and National Precast Concrete Association have scheduled a September 2009 completion for phase one of a life-cycle assessment (LCA) of precast concrete--from cradle to project completion through occupancy or service life
  • Ipc, Jw Peters Combination Spawns Midwest Precast/Prestressed Leader

    A merging of IPC and JW Peters staff and resources will yield a market leader with increased sophistication in preconstruction support services; new product development and service capabilities; and, improved production, project management and delivery efficiency
  • Dravo, Oglebay Norton Successor Mills Premium, Scc-Grade Limestone

    Carmeuse has announced Premiacal, a high (> 75 percent) calcium carbonate, engineered limestone with fineness characteristics especially suited to self consolidating concrete mixes
  • Roof Tile Producer Warms To Sales Of Stimulus-Backed Solar Panels

    Eagle Roofing has entered into an agreement to distribute SolarBlend roof tiles to manufacturer Suntech Power's roofing, solar, and electrical contractor network
  • Àconcrete StimulusÌ Theme Ads Target D.C. Decision Makers

    In advance of House and Senate votes on the stimulus bill, PCA launched an ad campaign to underscore how infrastructure funding creates jobs on both an immediate and long-term basis in all areas of the economy
  • Industry Lobbying Groups Itemize Infrastructure, Construction Stimulus Funds

    Even before President Obama signed into law on Tuesday the $787 billion economic stimulus plan, lobbying groups representing all facets of the construction industry were picking apart the measure line by line to see where monies landed for various infrastructure and other building projects
  • Auction Nets Cim Program $300K

    The fourth World of Concrete-staged auction benefitting the CIM Program raised $300,000 from the sale of plant, delivery and construction equipment, concrete materials and testing equipment, and recreational/business incentive travel or event packages
  • Carbon Neutrality, Service Life Underpin Nrmca 2009 Tech Forum

    “Opportunities for concrete in the quest for a carbon neutral future” is the subject of a keynote address from Mark Chrzanowski, P.E., of engineering giant CH2M Hill, scheduled for NRMCA’s Fourth Annual Concrete Technology Forum
  • Woc 2009 Special Report: Environmental Compliance, Stewardship Abound At Las Vegas Show

    Technologies aimed at reducing carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions proved a common thread for material, product and equipment introductions at World of Concrete 2009, Feb. 2-5, in Las Vegas
  • Woc 2009: Schwing America/Fuel Efficiency, Lightweight Drum

    To kick off a Going Green campaign, whose three-arrow logo carries a globe-orbiting “Less Fuel, Less Water, Less Time” message, the manufacturer announced a) a lightweight Schwing-Stetter mixer drum, which coupled with a new Michelin tire spec can net ready mixed producers _-yd. more payload per delivery; and, b) results confirming fuel savings with Schwing truck-mounted pumps
  • Schwing America/Fuel Efficiency, Lightweight Drum

  • Woc 2009: Mack Trucks, Cummins 2010 Epa-Compliant Diesel Engines

    The show offered mixer, dump, and other heavy-duty truck model operators an early look at diesel engines that meet reduced nitrogen oxide levels the Environmental Protection Agency requires for heavy-duty, on-highway diesel engines beginning next January
  • Woc 2009: Calera Carbon-Capturing Aggregate, Cement, Scm

    Officials from Los Gatos, Calif.-based Calera outlined research aimed at commercial production of concrete-grade calcium or magnesium carbonate aggregate or binder agents derived from seawater and power plants’ carbon dioxide-bearing flue gas or waste heat
  • Woc 2009: Syntheon/Nova Chemicals Polymeric Additive

    Making its debut at the show was Elemix, an additive that uses an advanced polymer technology to deliver energy-efficient, durable, lightweight concrete
  • Pca's Sullivan Darkens Already Gloomy U.S. Powder Forecast; Gauges Stimulus Impact

    Armed with an overall forecast even more pessimistic than that of President Obama's top advisers, PCA Chief Economist Edward Sullivan offered a near-term outlook even more depressed than his original 2009 forecast released late last year
  • Pca Economist Tells House Cement Industry Can Handle Aggressive Infrastructure Stimulus

    Edward Sullivan, PCA's chief economist, testified on Jan. 22 before the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee that the nation's cement industry has more than enough supply potential to feed even the most optimistic infrastructure spending program that might encompass road and highways, bridges and dams, schools and other public buildings, and sewer and water treatment projects
  • Federal Engineers Link Viscosity Agents To Doubling Of Concrete Service Life

    NIST engineers report a nano-sized additive whose potential to slow chloride ion and sulfate ingress could double the service life of concrete slabs and structures exposed to deicing compounds, seawater and active soils
  • Osha Eyes $76K In Fines For MassachusettsÌ Flagg-Palmer Precast

    Following an OSHA Springfield Area Office inspection prompted by employee complaints, Flagg-Palmer Precast Inc. faces a total of $76,900 in proposed fines for 35 alleged repeat, serious and other than serious violations of workplace health and safety standards at its Oxford, Mass., plant
  • Demo Home Parlays Icfs For Stronger, Greener, Smarter Construction

    The NextGen “First to the Future” Demonstration Home, located a short distance from the Las Vegas Strip, is a U.S. Department of Energy Builders Challenge home that showcases concrete products and applications offering a range of sustainable and environmental benefits
  • Leed Calculator Tallies Ready Mixed ÀgreenÌ Benefits

    Joining NRMCA’s arsenal of tools to promote the green properties of ready mixed is the Recycled Content and Regional Material Calculator for the Concrete Industry (LEED calculator)
  • Nrmca Releases Pervious Concrete Mixture Proportioning Software

    After more than a year of laboratory research work, NRMCA has developed a mixture proportioning software program for pervious concrete, especially aimed at helping users a) target design void content, critical to finished slabs’ water percolation; and, b) achieve an optimum paste of appropriate consistency to yield material that is neither too dry or too wet
  • Manual Spotlights Best Cutting, Drilling Practices

    The Concrete Sawing & Drilling Association's (CSDA) 15-page best practice manual, Hydraulic Concrete Cutting Equipment (CSDA-BP-006), includes information
  • Aci Titles Cover Shotcrete, Reinforced Chimneys, Frc

    For industry professionals seeking the latest concrete-related information and technology, American Concrete Institute (ACI) announces the availability
  • Americast Closes On Mack Industries Site

    Ashland, Va.-based Americast Inc. has acquired Mack Industries' Martinsburg, W.Va., precast operation, enabling the buyer to vacate a nearby plant on
  • Dunn Deal

    As Oldcastle Inc. turned 30, the latest in a long string of investments validating a successful business model honed in Ireland was rising on a Dunn,
  • Opmg Secures Ft. Leavenworth Prison Contract

    As part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-assisted Base Realignment and Closure program, Oldcastle Precast Modular has been tagged by J.E. Dunn Construction
  • Software's Hvac Calculations Maximize Energy Efficiency

    The energy-saving properties of insulated concrete walls have permitted downsizing of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment by as
  • Manufacturers Craft Employee Free Choice Act Toolkit

    To assist companies in their efforts to engage employees on Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) provisions, especially the trading of private ballot elections
  • New Leadership, New Horizons

    Momentum from its 90th anniversary celebration in 2008 continues to carry the National Concrete Masonry Association forward in 2009. New professional
  • Basf Marks Master Builders Brand's 100Th Anniversary

    BASF Construction Chemicals has kicked off celebration of the 100th anniversary of its Master Builders brand, spanning chemical admixtures; concrete repair
  • Anti-Card Check Forces Mobilize

    With an eye on the new Congress' early agenda, the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW) has kicked off a campaign to discredit the Employee Free
  • Building Strength In A Weak Market

    The incoming chairman of the National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA) asserts that the association can provide precasters considerable help in surviving
  • Landmark Status

    Hanover Architectural Products, Unilock LLC craft pavers for Washington, D.C.’s Lincoln Memorial and Chicago’s Buckingham Fountain, landmarks along trails blazed by White House-bound Barack Obama
  • Iowa Dot Gives Scour Protection Method Green Light

    The Iowa Department of Transportation has issued a Public Interest Finding (PIF) for the use of ScourStop transition mats on state projects. With the
  • 2009 Concrete Pavement Awards

    Winning Precast entries of the 2008 Concrete Pavement Awards Decorative and Durable Designs program are featured this month. In a range of applications
  • Bode Logs Golden State's First Green-Star Plant Certification

    San Francisco independent producer Bode Concrete, LLC operates the first California ready mixed plant to carry Green-Star certification. Audits leading
  • Icf Boosts New American Home Energy, Money Savings

    Each year, The New American Home (TNAH) demonstrates that housing performance can be built into any home, anywhere, at any price. For the past five years,
  • Tilt-Up Group Recognizes Safety

    The Tilt-Up Concrete Association has announced winners of its third annual Alphonse Engelman Safety Awards, named in honor of Al Engelman, past president,
  • February 2009 Producers Notes

    Rochester, Minn.-based North Star Stone and Masonry has hired Mitch Regal as technical sales representative. In the newly created position, he will lead
  • Artisan Precast Fences In Eco-Friendly Barrier Market

    Early in 2008, Los Angeles-based Artisan Precast revamped the mix design of its concrete fencing products to increase the use of fly ash, with an eye
  • Clark Pacific Completes Casino Parking Structure

    Golden State precaster Clark Pacific recently completed an eight-story, 3,300-space parking structure for the new Red Hawk Casino in Shingle Springs,
  • Pti Announces New Officers And Board Of Directors

    The Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI) has announced the election of new board members and officers. Among new officers are President Kenneth Bondy, a consulting
  • An American Success Story To The Core

    The New Year started with a touch of irony. After returning from a visit to BASF Construction Chemicals, which kicked off a year-long Master Builders
  • Bonafide Builder

    Retired CRH Chief Executive Liam O'Mahony exits the Belgard Castle executive suite after making solid marks on both sides of the Atlantic. He began a
  • Crh/Oldcastle Executive Transition

    CRH Plc confirmed early last month the appointment of Myles Lee as group chief executive, succeeding Liam O'Mahony (note companion item, left), who remains
  • Feds' Antitrust Challenge Quells Oldcastle-Pavestone

    Oldcastle Architectural, Inc. parent CRH Plc has withdrawn from a $540 million deal for Dallas-based Pavestone Group LP following an Federal Trade Commission
  • Truck Stops Here

    Novel merchandising welcomes customers to the Fayetteville, N.C., headquarters showroom of Fay Block Materials sister company of Concrete Products' January
  • Allan Block Releases Segmental Retaining Wall Installation Guide

    Complete details on how to build segmental retaining walls using Allan Block products for commercial, residential, and DOT projects are provided in AB
  • Association Promotes Bridge Preservation

    Newly established in 2008, the Bridge Preservation Association (BPA) was formed to facilitate collaboration among industry and government parties actively
  • February 2009 Organizations Notes

    The Indiana Ready Mixed Concrete Association has appointed Jerry Larson executive director, following two years as the group's northern promotion manager.
  • February 2009 Manufacturers Notes

    Charah, Inc. has named Danny Gray chief operating officer. Bringing 30-plus years' experience in the electric utility and coal ash management industries,
  • High-Profile Panels

    Architectural precast for Los Angeles' new 42-story, 147-unit luxury condominium tower, The Century arguably the tallest concrete building west of the
  • Basf Marks Master Builders Brand's 100Th Anniversary

    BASF Construction Chemicals has kicked off celebration of the 100th anniversary of its Master Builders brand, spanning chemical admixtures; concrete repair
  • Anti-Card Check Forces Mobilize

    With an eye on the new Congress' early agenda, the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW) has kicked off a campaign to discredit the Employee Free
  • Anti-Card Check Forces Mobilize

    With an eye on the new Congress' early agenda, the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW) has kicked off a campaign to discredit the Employee Free
  • Artisan Precast Fences In Eco-Friendly Barrier Market

    Early in 2008, Los Angeles-based Artisan Precast revamped the mix design of its concrete fencing products to increase the use of fly ash, with an eye
  • Clark Pacific Completes Casino Parking Structure

    Golden State precaster Clark Pacific recently completed an eight-story, 3,300-space parking structure for the new Red Hawk Casino in Shingle Springs,
  • An American Success Story To The Core

    The New Year started with a touch of irony. After returning from a visit to BASF Construction Chemicals, which kicked off a year-long Master Builders
  • Bonafide Builder

    Retired CRH Chief Executive Liam O'Mahony exits the Belgard Castle executive suite after making solid marks on both sides of the Atlantic. He began a
  • Crh/Oldcastle Executive Transition

    CRH Plc confirmed early last month the appointment of Myles Lee as group chief executive, succeeding Liam O'Mahony (note companion item, left), who remains
  • Dunn Deal

    As Oldcastle Inc. turned 30, the latest in a long string of investments validating a successful business model honed in Ireland was rising on a Dunn,
  • New Leadership, New Horizons

    Momentum from its 90th anniversary celebration in 2008 continues to carry the National Concrete Masonry Association forward in 2009. New professional
  • Anti-Card Check Forces Mobilize

    With an eye on the new Congress' early agenda, the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW) has kicked off a campaign to discredit the Employee Free
  • Landmark Status

    Hanover Architectural Products, Unilock LLC craft pavers for Washington, D.C.’s Lincoln Memorial and Chicago’s Buckingham Fountain, landmarks along trails blazed by White House-bound Barack Obama
  • An American Success Story To The Core

    The New Year started with a touch of irony. After returning from a visit to BASF Construction Chemicals, which kicked off a year-long Master Builders
  • Bonafide Builder

    Retired CRH Chief Executive Liam O'Mahony exits the Belgard Castle executive suite after making solid marks on both sides of the Atlantic. He began a
  • Crh/Oldcastle Executive Transition

    CRH Plc confirmed early last month the appointment of Myles Lee as group chief executive, succeeding Liam O'Mahony (note companion item, left), who remains
  • Feds' Antitrust Challenge Quells Oldcastle-Pavestone

    Oldcastle Architectural, Inc. parent CRH Plc has withdrawn from a $540 million deal for Dallas-based Pavestone Group LP following an Federal Trade Commission
  • Allan Block Releases Segmental Retaining Wall Installation Guide

    Complete details on how to build segmental retaining walls using Allan Block products for commercial, residential, and DOT projects are provided in AB
  • Americast Closes On Mack Industries Site

    Ashland, Va.-based Americast Inc. has acquired Mack Industries' Martinsburg, W.Va., precast operation, enabling the buyer to vacate a nearby plant on
  • Anti-Card Check Forces Mobilize

    With an eye on the new Congress' early agenda, the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW) has kicked off a campaign to discredit the Employee Free
  • Building Strength In A Weak Market

    The incoming chairman of the National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA) asserts that the association can provide precasters considerable help in surviving
  • Artisan Precast Fences In Eco-Friendly Barrier Market

    Early in 2008, Los Angeles-based Artisan Precast revamped the mix design of its concrete fencing products to increase the use of fly ash, with an eye
  • Bonafide Builder

    Retired CRH Chief Executive Liam O'Mahony exits the Belgard Castle executive suite after making solid marks on both sides of the Atlantic. He began a
  • Crh/Oldcastle Executive Transition

    CRH Plc confirmed early last month the appointment of Myles Lee as group chief executive, succeeding Liam O'Mahony (note companion item, left), who remains
  • High-Profile Panels

    Architectural precast for Los Angeles' new 42-story, 147-unit luxury condominium tower, The Century arguably the tallest concrete building west of the
  • Anti-Card Check Forces Mobilize

    With an eye on the new Congress' early agenda, the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW) has kicked off a campaign to discredit the Employee Free
  • Bode Logs Golden State's First Green-Star Plant Certification

    San Francisco independent producer Bode Concrete, LLC operates the first California ready mixed plant to carry Green-Star certification. Audits leading
  • Icf Boosts New American Home Energy, Money Savings

    Each year, The New American Home (TNAH) demonstrates that housing performance can be built into any home, anywhere, at any price. For the past five years,
  • Bonafide Builder

    Retired CRH Chief Executive Liam O'Mahony exits the Belgard Castle executive suite after making solid marks on both sides of the Atlantic. He began a
  • Crh/Oldcastle Executive Transition

    CRH Plc confirmed early last month the appointment of Myles Lee as group chief executive, succeeding Liam O'Mahony (note companion item, left), who remains
  • High-Profile Panels

    Architectural precast for Los Angeles' new 42-story, 147-unit luxury condominium tower, The Century arguably the tallest concrete building west of the
  • Manual Spotlights Best Cutting, Drilling Practices

    The Concrete Sawing & Drilling Association's (CSDA) 15-page best practice manual, Hydraulic Concrete Cutting Equipment (CSDA-BP-006), includes information
  • Aci Titles Cover Shotcrete, Reinforced Chimneys, Frc

    For industry professionals seeking the latest concrete-related information and technology, American Concrete Institute (ACI) announces the availability
  • Americast Closes On Mack Industries Site

    Ashland, Va.-based Americast Inc. has acquired Mack Industries' Martinsburg, W.Va., precast operation, enabling the buyer to vacate a nearby plant on
  • Dunn Deal

    As Oldcastle Inc. turned 30, the latest in a long string of investments validating a successful business model honed in Ireland was rising on a Dunn,
  • Opmg Secures Ft. Leavenworth Prison Contract

    As part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-assisted Base Realignment and Closure program, Oldcastle Precast Modular has been tagged by J.E. Dunn Construction
  • Software's Hvac Calculations Maximize Energy Efficiency

    The energy-saving properties of insulated concrete walls have permitted downsizing of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment by as
  • Manufacturers Craft Employee Free Choice Act Toolkit

    To assist companies in their efforts to engage employees on Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) provisions, especially the trading of private ballot elections
  • New Leadership, New Horizons

    Momentum from its 90th anniversary celebration in 2008 continues to carry the National Concrete Masonry Association forward in 2009. New professional
  • Basf Marks Master Builders Brand's 100Th Anniversary

    BASF Construction Chemicals has kicked off celebration of the 100th anniversary of its Master Builders brand, spanning chemical admixtures; concrete repair
  • Anti-Card Check Forces Mobilize

    With an eye on the new Congress' early agenda, the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW) has kicked off a campaign to discredit the Employee Free
  • Building Strength In A Weak Market

    The incoming chairman of the National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA) asserts that the association can provide precasters considerable help in surviving
  • Landmark Status

    Hanover Architectural Products, Unilock LLC craft pavers for Washington, D.C.’s Lincoln Memorial and Chicago’s Buckingham Fountain, landmarks along trails blazed by White House-bound Barack Obama
  • Iowa Dot Gives Scour Protection Method Green Light

    The Iowa Department of Transportation has issued a Public Interest Finding (PIF) for the use of ScourStop transition mats on state projects. With the
  • 2009 Concrete Pavement Awards

    Winning Precast entries of the 2008 Concrete Pavement Awards Decorative and Durable Designs program are featured this month. In a range of applications
  • Bode Logs Golden State's First Green-Star Plant Certification

    San Francisco independent producer Bode Concrete, LLC operates the first California ready mixed plant to carry Green-Star certification. Audits leading
  • Icf Boosts New American Home Energy, Money Savings

    Each year, The New American Home (TNAH) demonstrates that housing performance can be built into any home, anywhere, at any price. For the past five years,
  • Tilt-Up Group Recognizes Safety

    The Tilt-Up Concrete Association has announced winners of its third annual Alphonse Engelman Safety Awards, named in honor of Al Engelman, past president,
  • February 2009 Producers Notes

    Rochester, Minn.-based North Star Stone and Masonry has hired Mitch Regal as technical sales representative. In the newly created position, he will lead
  • Artisan Precast Fences In Eco-Friendly Barrier Market

    Early in 2008, Los Angeles-based Artisan Precast revamped the mix design of its concrete fencing products to increase the use of fly ash, with an eye
  • Clark Pacific Completes Casino Parking Structure

    Golden State precaster Clark Pacific recently completed an eight-story, 3,300-space parking structure for the new Red Hawk Casino in Shingle Springs,
  • Pti Announces New Officers And Board Of Directors

    The Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI) has announced the election of new board members and officers. Among new officers are President Kenneth Bondy, a consulting
  • An American Success Story To The Core

    The New Year started with a touch of irony. After returning from a visit to BASF Construction Chemicals, which kicked off a year-long Master Builders
  • Bonafide Builder

    Retired CRH Chief Executive Liam O'Mahony exits the Belgard Castle executive suite after making solid marks on both sides of the Atlantic. He began a
  • Crh/Oldcastle Executive Transition

    CRH Plc confirmed early last month the appointment of Myles Lee as group chief executive, succeeding Liam O'Mahony (note companion item, left), who remains
  • Feds' Antitrust Challenge Quells Oldcastle-Pavestone

    Oldcastle Architectural, Inc. parent CRH Plc has withdrawn from a $540 million deal for Dallas-based Pavestone Group LP following an Federal Trade Commission
  • Truck Stops Here

    Novel merchandising welcomes customers to the Fayetteville, N.C., headquarters showroom of Fay Block Materials sister company of Concrete Products' January
  • Allan Block Releases Segmental Retaining Wall Installation Guide

    Complete details on how to build segmental retaining walls using Allan Block products for commercial, residential, and DOT projects are provided in AB
  • Association Promotes Bridge Preservation

    Newly established in 2008, the Bridge Preservation Association (BPA) was formed to facilitate collaboration among industry and government parties actively
  • February 2009 Organizations Notes

    The Indiana Ready Mixed Concrete Association has appointed Jerry Larson executive director, following two years as the group's northern promotion manager.
  • February 2009 Manufacturers Notes

    Charah, Inc. has named Danny Gray chief operating officer. Bringing 30-plus years' experience in the electric utility and coal ash management industries,
  • High-Profile Panels

    Architectural precast for Los Angeles' new 42-story, 147-unit luxury condominium tower, The Century arguably the tallest concrete building west of the
  • Lengthy Negotiations Net St. Marys Parent Prairie Material Sales

    After at least six months of discussions, Votorantim Cement North America (VCNA) announced last week closing on an asset deal involving of one of the industry's largest independent ready mixed operators, Bridgeview, Ill.-based Prairie Material Sales Inc
  • Ultimax Cement Patent Ruling Favors Rapid Set Proprietor

    A late-January ruling in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California invalidated 47 claims of alleged infringement on three patents for rapid-setting cement
  • Tindall Looks Beyond Southeast With San Antonio Plant

    The newly formed Tindall Texas Division has begun permitting and construction of a precast/prestressed operation in San Antonio, with initial production concentrated on correctional cell modules
  • Lafarge Brands High Early And Low Shrinkage Mixes

    Eyeing opportunities in fast-track concrete construction and joint-optimized slabs on grade, Lafarge North America marked official roll outs of two additions to its line of branded, value-added mixes during the 2008 World of Concrete
  • Pozzolan Launch, Trade Shows Up Gcc Profile

    After piloting Microsilex with ready mixed and precast producer customers, GCC of America has launched the bagged, silica-based pozzolan as a concrete densifier and strength enhancer
  • 'Extreme Makeover' Home Rests On Oldcastle Precast Foundation

    Bound by the usual one-week building window, a forthcoming "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" project will rest on an Oasis Foundation Wall System from Oldcastle Precast
  • Bfk Technologies: Bring Out The Big Guns

    BFK’s patented Reclaimer design provides simple and cost-effective reclamation of your aggregates from your waste concrete View video
  • Inventure - Mixer Experts (Slide Show)

    Inventure Systems can satisfy all your mixing needs. Choose from Inventure's Reversing Drum Mixer to Pemat and BHS Mixers. View Slide Show.
  • Concrete Technologies, Hawkeye Forge Product Machinery Powerhouse

    Concrete Technologies Worldwide (CTW) and Hawkeye Group officials have formed a new enterprise offering pipe, precast and concrete masonry producers across the globe a range of technologies, integrated plant solutions, and capital equipment brands
  • Alliance Concrete Sustains Gcc's Heartland Thrust

    GCC of America has closed on Alliance Concrete Inc., based in northwest Iowa, serving it and nearby markets in South Dakota, Minnesota, and Nebraska
  • Lowcountry Sites Second S.C. Paver Operation

    Lowcountry Paver LLC will expand its South Carolina presence with a $5 million plant on a 30-acre, Georgetown County Commerce Park site, augmenting an existing operation in Hardeeville
  • Infrastructure Investment Needs Report Challenges Lawmakers' Taxation Policies

    The National Surface Transportation Policy and Review Study Commission cites the need over the next 50 years to invest a minimum of $225 billion annually--more than double the current rate of federal and state outlays--to ensure adequate repair and upkeep of highway, transit and passenger rail systems
  • Propex Projects Business As Usual Amid Chapter 11 Restructuring

    Synthetic fiber manufacturer Propex filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in mid-January, a move through which management targets balance-sheet improvement
  • Promix Affords Chryso Extended Range

    Vertically integrated polymer and concrete admixture manufacturer Chryso has expanded its geographic presence by acquiring Allen, Texas-based ProMix Technologies, a nine-year-old chemical admixture producer
  • Nrmca Posts Model Code, Green Building Ordinances Online

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Building Code and Sustainability Committee has finalized model building code and green building ordinances
  • Geothermal Cure

    Part of an endeavor to increase the sustainability and quotient of the concrete products industry, Kraft Energy Systems has engineered the first commercially
  • Nrmca Posts Model Code, Green Building Ordinances Online

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Building Code and Sustainability Committee has finalized model building code and green building ordinances
  • Geothermal Cure

    Part of an endeavor to increase the sustainability and quotient of the concrete products industry, Kraft Energy Systems has engineered the first commercially
  • Promix Affords Chryso Extended Range

    Vertically integrated polymer and concrete admixture manufacturer Chryso Inc., Charleston, Ind., has expanded its geographic presence by acquiring Allen,
  • Pca's Jay Gleason: 1941-2008

    John P. Gleason, 66, who guided Portland Cement Association from 1986 until retirement in early-2007, died Jan. 14 after a three-year battle with cancer.
  • Dot Researchers Pile On Curing Detail

    Steam curing for precast concrete piles containing silica fume should be permitted by the Florida Department of Transportation, speeding production of
  • Pci Completes New Edition Of Architectural Precast Concrete Manual

    The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute has announced a major revision of its design handbook for architects, engineers, and producers with the release
  • 3-D Bim Format Software Economizes Precast Jobs

    The Eagle Ridge Residential Development covers a 371-acre area in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada one of the world's hottest construction markets, thanks
  • Elematic Eyes Dust Control, Slab-Cutting Accuracy

    Milwaukee-based Elematic Inc. is promoting Masters series production models and components offering prestressed hollow core operators a range of new functions,
  • Pci Sprouts Sustainable Design Committe

    Targeting architects and precast producers, the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute has created a committee that will coordinate the group's various
  • Ctw, Hawkeye Forge Product Machinery Powerhouse

    Concrete Technologies Worldwide (CTW) and Hawkeye Group officials announced their merger late last month, forming a new enterprise equipped to provide
  • Ctw, Hawkeye Forge Product Machinery Powerhouse

    Concrete Technologies Worldwide (CTW) and Hawkeye Group officials announced their merger late last month, forming a new enterprise equipped to provide
  • Lowcountry Paver Sites Second Carolina Operation

    Lowcountry Paver, LLC will expand its South Carolina presence with a $5 million plant on a 30-acre, Georgetown County Commerce Park site, augmenting an
  • Ncma At 90

    As the National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) enters its ninth decade of service to the concrete masonry and hardscapes industry, its new chairman
  • Distressing Alternative To Tumbling

    New surface distressing equipment for the North American market will be unveiled by German landscape unit producer and machinery manufacturer KBH at MCPX
  • Preferred Future

    The National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA) will stick to its Preferred Future game plan as it grows in 2008 and launches a new trade show in 2009.
  • Geothermal Cure

    Part of an endeavor to increase the sustainability and quotient of the concrete products industry, Kraft Energy Systems has engineered the first commercially
  • Upward Mobility

    Uneven terrain, makeshift crane rigging, trailer accommodations for office and production staff, and a shipping regimen with loaded trucks backing into
  • Alliance Concrete Sustains Gcc's Heartland Thrust

    Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua, S.A.B. de C.V. closed in mid-January on Alliance Concrete Inc., based in northwest Iowa, serving it and nearby markets in
  • Nrmca Posts Model Code, Green Building Ordinances Online

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Building Code and Sustainability Committee has finalized model building code and green building ordinances
  • Report Tracks Long-Term Pervious Concrete Performance

    Validating the long-held claim that pervious concrete performs well in freeze-thaw environments, with little maintenance, the RMC Research & Education
  • Ctw, Hawkeye Forge Product Machinery Powerhouse

    Concrete Technologies Worldwide (CTW) and Hawkeye Group officials announced their merger late last month, forming a new enterprise equipped to provide
  • Con-E-Co Tools Horizontal Shaft Mixer

    Concrete Equipment Co. unveiled its Horizontal Reversing Mixer (HRM) at 2008 World of Concrete in Las Vegas, presenting the non-tilting unit as an alternative
  • Oldcast Standardizes Project Management

    Concrete Vision, a project management software solution provided by VPRO, inc., was implemented at four Oldcastle Precast Building Systems facilities
  • Sound Infrastructure Policy Vs. Candidates' Election Prospects

    This election year brings another major short- and long-term domestic policy funding challenge for an incoming president and Congress. Though not on the
  • Pca's Jay Gleason: 1941-2008

    John P. Gleason, 66, who guided Portland Cement Association from 1986 until retirement in early-2007, died Jan. 14 after a three-year battle with cancer.
  • Ctw, Hawkeye Forge Product Machinery Powerhouse

    Concrete Technologies Worldwide (CTW) and Hawkeye Group officials announced their merger late last month, forming a new enterprise equipped to provide
  • Alliance Concrete Sustains Gcc's Heartland Thrust

    Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua, S.A.B. de C.V. closed in mid-January on Alliance Concrete Inc., based in northwest Iowa, serving it and nearby markets in
  • Teamsters Appoint Building Material & Construction Chief

    Ed Jacobson is the new International Brotherhood of Teamsters Building Material and Construction Trade Division director, succeeding Richard Stern, who
  • Sustainable Footprint

    A new American Institute of Architects campaign aims to educate, promote and encourage sustainable design among consumers, business owners and architects.
  • Lowcountry Paver Sites Second Carolina Operation

    Lowcountry Paver, LLC will expand its South Carolina presence with a $5 million plant on a 30-acre, Georgetown County Commerce Park site, augmenting an
  • Promix Affords Chryso Extended Range

    Vertically integrated polymer and concrete admixture manufacturer Chryso Inc., Charleston, Ind., has expanded its geographic presence by acquiring Allen,
  • Propex Projects Business As Usual Amid Chaper 11 Restructuring

    Chattanooga, Tenn.-based synthetic fiber manufacturer Propex Inc. filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in mid-January, a
  • Nrmca Posts Model Code, Green Building Ordinances Online

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Building Code and Sustainability Committee has finalized model building code and green building ordinances
  • Cement-Treated, Full-Depth Reclamation Method Extends Pavement Life

    Full-depth reclamation (FDR) with cement can extend pavement life cost effectively, according to a new Portland Cement Association (PCA) study. Though
  • Producers

    Metromont Corp. has named Jason Woodard vice president/general manager of the company's new Florida precast/prestressed production facility. He will lead
  • Organizations

    The Aggregate & Ready Mix Association of Minnesota has hired David Fennessy to fill the newly created position of promotions director. Bringing 20-plus
  • Manufacturers

    Dennis Slagle will succeed Paul Vikner as Mack Trucks Inc. president and CEO, effective April 1. Since 2003, Slagle has served as Vikner's counterpart
  • Concrete Products Management Changes

    Dan Bagan has been named senior vice president of Penton Media's Agricultural and Food Group, whose magazines include Concrete Products, Rock Products,
  • Dot Researchers Pile On Curing Detail

    Steam curing for precast concrete piles containing silica fume should be permitted by the Florida Department of Transportation, speeding production of
  • New Respirator Fit-Testing Protocol Proposed

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for a new Abbreviated Bitrex Qualitative Fit-Testing
  • Con-E-Co Tools Horizontal Shaft Mixer

    Concrete Equipment Co. unveiled its Horizontal Reversing Mixer (HRM) at 2008 World of Concrete in Las Vegas, presenting the non-tilting unit as an alternative
  • Rastra Sites Ohio Icf Plant

    A late-2007 ceremony marked the start of construction for Rastra Corp.'s Columbus, Ohio, plant. After its projected opening in second- or third-quarter
  • Equipment & Products, Part Two

    ROTARY HAMMER/CONCRETE DRILL While costing no more than the standard high price point two-speed hammer drill, the new 11258VSR -in. SDS-Plus Concrete
  • Equipment & Products, Part One

    POSITIVE LOCKING PINS For a variety of construction equipment including cranes, scaffolding, mining machinery, drills, hoists, slings, cables, and trailer
  • Preferred Future

    The National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA) will stick to its Preferred Future game plan as it grows in 2008 and launches a new trade show in 2009.
  • Oberfield's Ultimate Backyard Challenge

    A 2007 Chevy Silverado was the grand prize claimed by Wilson Landscape Associates, Columbus, Ohio, in the first-ever Ultimate Backyard Challenge sponsored
  • Vsl Website Offers Post-Tensioning Resources

    Post-tensioning resources of particular interest to contractors and engineers are now available at the redesigned website launched by VStructural, LLC
  • Csda Expands Online Training

    After launching a new training website in 2007, the Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association has added 21 new online courses covering health and safety
  • Pci Completes New Edition Of Architectural Precast Concrete Manual

    The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute has announced a major revision of its design handbook for architects, engineers, and producers with the release
  • Pti Updates Post-Tensioning Construction Guides

    The Post-Tensioning Institute has updated two publications for post-tensioning practitioners: PTI Specification for Seven-Wire Prestressing Steel Strand
  • Oldcastle Modular Ships Cells For Virginia Facility Expansion

    At the Riverside Regional Jail in Prince George County, Va., a 537-bed expansion will bring the total number of General Housing cells to 1,176. Two new
  • Oldcast Standardizes Project Management

    Concrete Vision, a project management software solution provided by VPRO, inc., was implemented at four Oldcastle Precast Building Systems facilities
  • Osha Names Construction Safety And Health Advisory Committee

    U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao announced in early January the appointment of seven members to the 15-person Advisory Committee on Construction Safety
  • The Ultimate Test

    A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) contract for a 56-building complex in the southern California desert provided the brutal proving ground for Ecolite
  • By The Numbers

    According to research carried out by Tekla Structures, users of 3-D modeling software can expect: Estimated potential benefit ranging from 2.3 to 4.2
  • 3-D Bim Format Software Economizes Precast Jobs

    The Eagle Ridge Residential Development covers a 371-acre area in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada one of the world's hottest construction markets, thanks
  • Geothermal Cure

    Part of an endeavor to increase the sustainability and quotient of the concrete products industry, Kraft Energy Systems has engineered the first commercially
  • Cool Country Leads World In Tapping Geothermal Energy

    Iceland has long been a worldwide leader in the development and consumption of energy provided by sustainable resources. Since the late 1990s, almost
  • Elematic Eyes Dust Control, Slab-Cutting Accuracy

    Milwaukee-based Elematic Inc. is promoting Masters series production models and components offering prestressed hollow core operators a range of new functions,
  • Icf Occupies Habitat's Brooklyn Apartment Specs

    New York City's first use of insulating concrete forms (ICFs) for a multifamily dwelling a nine-unit apartment complex proved to be the linchpin in providing
  • Report Tracks Long-Term Pervious Concrete Performance

    Validating the long-held claim that pervious concrete performs well in freeze-thaw environments, with little maintenance, the RMC Research & Education
  • Flowable Fill Flip Chart

    The latest addition to National Ready Mixed Concrete Association's flip chart promotion tool series is a comprehensive 20-page effort on flowable fill.
  • Midwest Block & Brick Adds Satellite Showroom And Yard

    St. Louis-based Midwest Block & Brick is developing a 10,000-sq.-ft. office and warehouse facility in Gray Summit, Mo., scheduled to open in early April.
  • Pervious Promotion Subcommittee Convenes At Conexpo-Con/Agg

    Frank Kozeliski, P.E., of New Mexico-based Gallup Sand & Gravel has been appointed chairman of National Ready Mixed Concrete Association's newly formed
  • Pci Sprouts Sustainable Design Committe

    Targeting architects and precast producers, the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute has created a committee that will coordinate the group's various
  • Nrmca Offers Companion Certification To Iso14000, Epa Performance Track

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Operations, Environment and Safety Committee has unveiled an Environmental Management Systems (EMS) certification
  • Test Hammer Rebound Reflects Specimen's Compressive Strength

    Addressing industry demand for a concrete test hammer able to deliver readings on virtually any concrete from any direction without the need to compensate
  • Upward Mobility

    Uneven terrain, makeshift crane rigging, trailer accommodations for office and production staff, and a shipping regimen with loaded trucks backing into
  • Ncma At 90

    As the National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) enters its ninth decade of service to the concrete masonry and hardscapes industry, its new chairman
  • 2007 Decorative & Durable Designs Concrete Pavement Awards

    Featured this month are winning entries in the Precast category of the 2007 Concrete Pavement Awards Decorative and Durable Designs competition. Outstanding
  • Distressing Alternative To Tumbling

    New surface distressing equipment for the North American market will be unveiled by German landscape unit producer and machinery manufacturer KBH at MCPX
  • Topical Considerations

    A third-generation concrete contractor and the author of Cast-in-Place Concrete Countertops, Tom Ralston acknowledges a debt to his father and various
  • Software Functions & Features

    Tekla Structures parametric 3-D structural Building Information Modeling (BIM) software suits precast designers and producers. Among software developer-cited
  • Scholars Challenge Ancient And Modern Masonry Myths

    Drexel University Department of Materials Science and Engineering Professor M.W. Barsoum made headlines late last year from a Journal of the American
  • Rinker Broadens Nevada, Oregon, Tennessee Presence

    Rinker Group Ltd. announced late last month the acquisition of four concrete plants, a quarry and other aggregates assets from JR & Sons Ready Mix in
  • Regulatory Reviews Spur Cemex Extension Of Rinker Tender Offer

    Cemex Chairman Lorenzo Zambrano told Rinker Group shareholders in a late-January letter that his company is extending its offer period for their shares
  • Soaring Share Price, S&P 500 Listing Cap Banner Year For Terex Corp.

    Westport, Conn.-based Terex Corp. was added to the Standard & Poors 500/Industrials listing in closing days of 2006, underscoring a decade-long climb
  • Hanson Closes On Concrete Pipe, W.T. Liston

    Hanson Pipe & Precast gained a North Carolina toehold and expanded its reach in Texas following two deals to open the new year. The first involved the
  • Axim, Essroc Mobilize Materials Testing

    Axim Concrete Technologies and Essroc Cement Corp. unveiled a 52-ft. tractor and gooseneck trailer, the Axsis Mobile Tech Unit or Technology at Work,
  • Aci Council Fosters Sustainability Message

    Concrete Summit on Sustainable Development, exploring how industry groups can collectively position concrete in the green building era, will headline
  • Truck Mixer Driver's Manual, Spanish Edition

    The RMC Research Foundation has released Manual del Conductor de Mixer, a Spanish-language edition of one of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association's
  • South Carolina Honors Tindall Chief

    William Lowndes III, chairman of Spartanburg, S.C.-based Tindall Corp. (joined here by his wife Henrietta), has received the Order of the Palmetto, South
  • Organizations

    Bomanite Corp. announces that Angel Llanes has assumed the role of director of Business Development, responsible for all aspects of National Specifications
  • Manufacturers

    Propex has appointed Mac Bridger executive vice president to increase worldwide sales of its fabrics and fibers for the geosynthetic, concrete, furnishings,
  • Besser Representative

    In an earlier announcement of his new role as Northeast U.S. regional manager for Besser Co., Terry McNamee was misidentified as Jerry due to editorial
  • Anticipating The 110Th Congressional Agenda

    Several factors support the contention that Democrats of the 110th Congress will promote many new workplace safety and health regulations. Chief among
  • Volvo And Mack Apply Hybrid Power To Granite-Mounted Dump

    Demonstration vehicles equipped with Volvo Group's Integrated Starter Alternator Motor (I-SAM) hybrid technology shown last month in Washington, D.C.,
  • Equipment & Products

    ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED EXTRUDERS Presented as the first in a new line of electronically controlled hollow core extruders, the EM 350 produces a 14-in.
  • Hardscaping Horizon

    A fast-growing field, residential and commercial offers abundant opportunity for National Concrete Masonry Association members, and primary among the
  • Seizing Momentum

    Recent restructuring of the National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA) reinvigorated the group, and the new chairman wants to sustain that enthusiasm.
  • Hanson Roof Tile Dedicates Fifth Florida Plant

    Hanson Roof Tile staged a grand opening last month of its 120,000-sq.-ft. Sanderson, Fla., operation, the company's fifth Sunshine State facility and
  • Tindall Corp. Goes The Distance On Lindbergh Development

    In less than two months with an average installation rate of 21 pieces per day, South Carolina-based Tindall Corp. completed Lindbergh Plaza, a two-story,
  • Masonry Producers Align With Osha

    Massachusetts concrete block and landscape unit plant workers can benefit from a new alliance among Occupational Safety and Health Administration Region
  • Faux Stone Veneer Fuels Siding-Market Momentum

    Making a personal statement with the color, texture, and material used on a home's exterior is creating a positive growth trend in the U.S. market for
  • Landscape Architects: Outdoor Structures Seed Market Growth

    Results of an American Society of Landscape Architects survey pinpointing 2007 market trends bode well for concrete paver, segmental retaining wall unit,
  • Kerr Concrete Invests In Future Engineers

    One of the construction industry's key challenges is continually attracting young talent to the trades and professional disciplines such as engineering
  • Mcpx Record In The Works

    Headlining the Feb. 22-24 Manufactured Concrete Products Exhibition, based at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, are a trade exhibit with
  • Sps Celebrates 30Th Anniversary, 14,000-Plus Projects

    December 2006 marked three decades of operation for the Baltimore-based specialty-contracting firm Structural Preservation Systems (SPS). Since 1976,
  • Precast Partnership Names Executive Director

    AltusGroup, Inc., the national partnership of precast operators specializing in CarbonCast-branded architectural and structural products, has named Bruce
  • Monitoring Bridge Substructure Health

    Emerging in recent years as one of the improved tools for highway bridge assessment is a structural health-monitoring (SHM) system that uses sensing technology.
  • Design & Rebuild

    For nearly the past 10 years, Northwind Concrete Products Co. of Romeoville, Ill., has replaced piece by piece the used pipe production equipment it purchased
  • Trb Spotlight Shines On Precast

    Delegates to the 86th annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) held in Washington, D.C., in January were exposed to dozens of papers
  • Stellar Showroom Seals Deals

    In an attempt to gain an edge over market competitors and provide an expansive display for a large portion of their product lines, many distributors of
  • Oberfield's Climbs With Marble Cliff

    Oberfield's Inc. in Delaware, Ohio, closed 2006 with a deal for the operating assets of Columbus, Ohio-based Marble Cliff Block & Builders Supply. The
  • Small Block, Big Stakes

    In the face of building code revisions tied to tighter seismic design requirements, plus traditionally conservative treatment of reinforced concrete masonry
  • Blended Scm Standard Behooves Silo-Constrained Operators

    ASTM International's proposed Specification for Blended Supplementary Cementitious Materials standard will enable more concrete producers to blend slag,
  • Pervious Pavement Standards Development,Educational Seminar Series Proceed

    Recognizing the need to expedite product standards and practice guidelines, the Executive Subcommittee of ASTM Committee C 09 on Concrete and Aggregates
  • Finishing Tool Suits Limited Access Jobs

    A Gardners, Pa., inventor has created a prototype of an accessory that facilitates concrete and grout placement in confined spaces. Finish-Rite was designed
  • Nrmca Schedules High Performance Concrete Symposium

    National Ready Mixed Concrete Association's 2007 Concrete Technology Forum: Focus on High Performance Concrete, May 22-24 at the Fairmont Dallas Hotel,
  • Tilt-Up Group Calls For Convention Presentations

    The Tilt-Up Concrete Association is accepting abstracts of 45- to 60-minute candidate presentations for its 2007 Tilt-Up Convention, Oct. 3-6, in College
  • Reciprocal Value

    Producer consolidation has seen many instances of big operators deriving greater value out of mom-and-pops they absorb. Measuring strong financial returns
  • 2006 Decorative & Durable Designs Concrete Pavement Awards

    JUDGES Jonathan Brooke, RLA, ASLA, is affiliated with Douglas Hoerr Landscape Architecture, Inc., a Chicago-based firm that offers site planning, garden
  • New American Home Design Remains On Solid Footing

    At the National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) International Builders' Show (Feb. 7-10, Orlando, Fla.), Portland Cement Association planned a touch-screen
  • Equipment & Products

    CORNER BRICK FORMWORK The Universal Corner augments installation of corner brick in all brick-inlay applications, product developers note. The formwork
  • Rich In Color, Low In Cost

    When Western Materials, a concrete block producer in Yakima, Wash., decided three years ago to change from powder to granular pigment and adopt a fully
  • Axim, Essroc Mobilize Materials Testing

    Axim Concrete Technologies and Essroc Cement Corp. unveiled a 52-ft. tractor and gooseneck trailer, the Axsis Mobile Tech Unit or Technology at Work,
  • Blended Scm Standard Behooves Silo-Constrained Operators

    ASTM International's proposed Specification for Blended Supplementary Cementitious Materials standard will enable more concrete producers to blend slag,
  • Faux Stone Veneer Fuels Siding-Market Momentum

    Making a personal statement with the color, texture, and material used on a home's exterior is creating a positive growth trend in the U.S. market for
  • Stellar Showroom Seals Deals

    In an attempt to gain an edge over market competitors and provide an expansive display for a large portion of their product lines, many distributors of
  • Scholars Challenge Ancient And Modern Masonry Myths

    Drexel University Department of Materials Science and Engineering Professor M.W. Barsoum made headlines late last year from a Journal of the American
  • Hardscaping Horizon

    A fast-growing field, residential and commercial offers abundant opportunity for National Concrete Masonry Association members, and primary among the
  • Hanson Roof Tile Dedicates Fifth Florida Plant

    Hanson Roof Tile staged a grand opening last month of its 120,000-sq.-ft. Sanderson, Fla., operation, the company's fifth Sunshine State facility and
  • Oberfield's Climbs With Marble Cliff

    Oberfield's Inc. in Delaware, Ohio, closed 2006 with a deal for the operating assets of Columbus, Ohio-based Marble Cliff Block & Builders Supply. The
  • Small Block, Big Stakes

    In the face of building code revisions tied to tighter seismic design requirements, plus traditionally conservative treatment of reinforced concrete masonry
  • Seizing Momentum

    Recent restructuring of the National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA) reinvigorated the group, and the new chairman wants to sustain that enthusiasm.
  • Reciprocal Value

    Producer consolidation has seen many instances of big operators deriving greater value out of mom-and-pops they absorb. Measuring strong financial returns
  • Green-Minded Aia Draws Industry

    An encouraging note accompanied the American Institute of Architects' recent call for a 50 percent reduction of fossil fuels used to construct and operate
  • Easy Bein' Green

    Beyond safety issues such as masonry's resistance to mold, fire and windstorms, National Concrete Masonry Association's (NCMA) 2005 promotional campaign
  • Green-Minded Aia Draws Industry

    An encouraging note accompanied the American Institute of Architects' recent call for a 50 percent reduction of fossil fuels used to construct and operate
  • Easy Bein' Green

    Beyond safety issues such as masonry's resistance to mold, fire and windstorms, National Concrete Masonry Association's (NCMA) 2005 promotional campaign
  • New Realities In Faux Stone

    Last month's International Builders' Show in Orlando proved an ideal venue for rolling out new and improved lines of faux-stone and brick veneer. Among
  • Organizations

    The Concrete and Aggregates Association of Louisiana was presented the ACI Distinguished Achievement Award during the opening session of the American
  • Equipment & Products

    SKID-STEER LOADERS The 2026 and 2041 models maintain the compact size of their predecessors, models 2022 and 2032, yet offer higher capacities and more
  • Manufacturers

    Recently joining Advanced Concrete Technologies, Inc. as application engineer, Hugh Scott IV, E.I.T. will assist the company's project management team
  • Green-Minded Aia Draws Industry

    An encouraging note accompanied the American Institute of Architects' recent call for a 50 percent reduction of fossil fuels used to construct and operate
  • Cemex Exits, Then Returns To Pca

    At World of Concrete 2006 in Las Vegas, confirmation was given that the Portland Cement Association had received in November 2005 a letter of membership
  • Domestic, Mexican Cement Producers Settle Antidumping Duty Dispute

    An agreement in principle announced late last month by the U.S. Department of Commerce and Mexican government authorities calls for an end to antidumping
  • Rocky Mountain, Grace Pacific Launch Gprm Prestress

    Rocky Mountain Prestress/Hawaii and Grace Pacific Precast have merged to form GPRM Prestress, maintaining each partner's staff and operations in Kalpolei,
  • Gcc Asset Deal Yields New Minnesota, S.D. Ready Mixed Player

    Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua S.A. de C.V. of Mexico, the parent company of Rapid City, S.D.-based cement producer GCC Dacotah Inc., has acquired the assets
  • Will Home Depot Shop Hughes' Concrete Assets?

    Among matters to be settled in the takeover of Orlando-based wholesale distributor Hughes Supply Inc. by Home Depot Inc. will be the home improvement
  • Industry Stocks Outperform S&P 500 Index By 9X During 2005

    Strong materials pricing fueled by record construction levels helped boost the fortunes of most publicly traded companies with major stakes in North American
  • The Business Of Learning

    At its Waldorf, Md. facilities, Chaney Enterprises presented the College of Southern Maryland a late-model mixer truck to augment the school's commercial
  • Producers

    Houston-based U.S. Concrete, Inc. has promoted Terry Green to senior vice president-Operations. Simultaneous with its initial public offering, Green joined
  • Solid Start: Annual Reviews

    At the beginning of every year, safety and environmental managers scramble to complete reviews of mandatory compliance documentation. Although more frequent
  • Equipment & Products

    LIFT TRUCK Specifically designed for handling heavy loads, the manufacturer notes, the MVT 665T has been upgraded with a tier 2 Perkins 1104C-44 Turbo
  • National Precast Concrete Association

    An international trade group serving manufacturers of plant-produced concrete products and suppliers to the industry, the National Precast Concrete Association
  • Champion Of Change

    The National Precast Concrete Association is anything but stuck in concrete, as it restructures to seize opportunities and respond to competitive challenges
  • Npca Chairperson

    To coincide with the rescheduled NPCA annual meeting, officers' terms are changing this year to a late-fall annual cycle, resulting in 20-month terms
  • Scc Makes Waves In The Precast Industry

    Self-consolidating concrete (SCC), a high-slump technology imported from Japan, has the ability to revolutionize concrete placement, resulting in faster
  • Easy Bein' Green

    Beyond safety issues such as masonry's resistance to mold, fire and windstorms, National Concrete Masonry Association's (NCMA) 2005 promotional campaign
  • Bend Industries, Inc.

    AT-A-GLANCE As president, Jim Weber formerly served at the helm of West Bend, Wis.-based Bend Industries, Inc., now an Oldcastle enterprise since it joined
  • National Concrete Masonry Association

    At-A-Glance From its headquarters and laboratory near Dulles Airport in suburban Virginia, the National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) provides a
  • Dura Art Stone Weathers Labor Dispute, Bankruptcy Proceedings

    Closing a three year-old representation case, the National Labor Relations Board has ordered Amalgamated Industrial Workers Union Local 61 to reimburse
  • Precast Polymer Panels Make The Grade For Railroad Crossing

    Laying 50 linear feet in less than seven hours, Transpo Industries, Inc., recently completed its first Nebraska installation of the Bodan Highway/Railroad
  • Precast Window Well Provides Basement Egress Solution

    Shipped throughout the Inland Northwest region since its year 2000 introduction by Spokane, Wash.-based Wilbert Precast, Inc., the precast window well
  • Voters Favor Transportation Investment

    Examining results from state and local elections and referenda, the American Road and Transportation Builders Association concludes that voters across
  • Post-Tensioning Hall Of Fame Launched

    The Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI), Phoenix, has named the inaugural members of its newly formed PTI Hall of Fame, developed to honor those who have
  • Embedded Veneer Front And Center At Pci Workshop

    For the benefit of institute members attending the Architectural Finishes Workshop in Sioux Falls, S.D., the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI)
  • Group Releases New Tie-Down And Webbing Standards

    The Web Sling & Tie Down Association (WSTDA) announces the recent publication of its updated Recommended Standard Specification for Synthetic Web Tie
  • Icpi To Stage International Block Paving Conference In San Francisco

    The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) Foundation for Education & Research will host the 8th International Conference on Concrete Block Paving,
  • Michigan Study: Masonry Imparts Value In Homes And Communities

    University of Michigan research has determined that masonry ordinances ensure long-term quality growth while reducing residents' overall tax burden. A
  • Segment Design Augments Early New Orleans Bridge Reopening

    On the first Friday of the new year eight days ahead of schedule the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) reopened both westbound
  • Concrete Home Building Council Triples Builders' Course Offerings

    As 2005 drew to a close and 2006 was just beginning, the recently formed Concrete Home Building Council (CHBC) had a lot to brag about with its participation
  • Woc 2006 Sets Attendance Records

    Shattering all previous registration and exhibit space records, the World of Concrete 2006 in Las Vegas saw more than 1,800 exhibitors occupying over
  • Drum-Cleaning Linked Citations Net $476K Osha Penalty

    Arrow Concrete Co., Parkersburg, W.Va., is contesting colossal penalties that officials from Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Region 3 in
  • Liquid Stone Exhibition Goes Virtual

    The Lafarge North America-sponsored exhibit, Liquid Stone: New Architecture in Concrete, closed January 29 after 18 months at the National Building Museum.
  • Speaking Volumes

    With two of the country's top metropolitan areas and a population of 40 million in reach, Oldcastle Architectural Inc. was confident of landscape unit
  • 2005 Decorative & Durable Designs Concrete Pavement Awards

    Featured this month are winning entries in the Precast category of the 2005 Concrete Pavement Awards Decorative and Durable Designs competition. Like
  • Dots Adopt Scc Specs

    Since its 1989 introduction in Japan, self-consolidating concrete (SCC) has been used worldwide for precast and cast-in-place applications. As European
  • The New American Home 2006

    Met with hours-long lines of eager viewers and dozens of crowded buses to and from its location, The New American Home (TNAH) 2006 was unveiled as the
  • Rocky Mountain, Grace Pacific Launch Gprm Prestress

    Rocky Mountain Prestress/Hawaii and Grace Pacific Precast have merged to form GPRM Prestress, maintaining each partner's staff and operations in Kalpolei,
  • Dots Adopt Scc Specs

    Since its 1989 introduction in Japan, self-consolidating concrete (SCC) has been used worldwide for precast and cast-in-place applications. As European
  • Easy Bein' Green

    Beyond safety issues such as masonry's resistance to mold, fire and windstorms, National Concrete Masonry Association's (NCMA) 2005 promotional campaign
  • Michigan Study: Masonry Imparts Value In Homes And Communities

    University of Michigan research has determined that masonry ordinances ensure long-term quality growth while reducing residents' overall tax burden. A
  • Speaking Volumes

    With two of the country's top metropolitan areas and a population of 40 million in reach, Oldcastle Architectural Inc. was confident of landscape unit
  • Champion Of Change

    The National Precast Concrete Association is anything but stuck in concrete, as it restructures to seize opportunities and respond to competitive challenges
  • Drum-Cleaning Linked Citations Net $476K Osha Penalty

    Arrow Concrete Co., Parkersburg, W.Va., is contesting colossal penalties that officials from Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Region 3 in
  • Dots Adopt Scc Specs

    Since its 1989 introduction in Japan, self-consolidating concrete (SCC) has been used worldwide for precast and cast-in-place applications. As European
  • Drum-Cleaning Linked Citations Net $476K Osha Penalty

    Arrow Concrete Co., Parkersburg, W.Va., is contesting colossal penalties that officials from Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Region 3 in
  • Precast Title Should Be Here: Blah Blah Whatever, Whoever.

    The design-build team for this AT&T parking deck worked hand-in-hand to shoehorn the 713-space deck into a tight site near Atlanta. The team's resourcefulness