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    Fast cycles plus high powder and power economy

  • Void Former

    The single-use void former was developed by Dayton Superior as a cost-effective, high-performance alternative to the standard urethane void former. The new product uses standard lifting hardware and is available for both 0.444-in. and 0.671-in. P75 utility anchors, allowing the company to meet nearly all precaster needs. It can be used in both utility and architectural precast projects, and may also contribute to LEED credits.

  • Dust Collector

    Besser’s DCS-270 Shaker Baghouse, a new model in its line of dust collectors, handles 550 cfm of air volume with a 2.1 air-to-cloth ratio. The model features a 43.5-in.-diameter housing with a unique center column design. The shaker mechanism utilizes a maintenance-free, turbine vibrator that shakes the bags in an elliptic rotation around the collector’s center column. Bags in the DCS-270 undergo automatic cleaning cycles at pre-set time intervals based on production. Consistently timed cleaning cycles controlled by programmable logic circuitry extends bag life and reduces maintenance costs, according to the manufacturer.

  • Drop-in Anchor

    The new Smart DI+ design reduces the amount of force required to set the anchor. What used to take about 20 hammer blows on a typical 3/8-in.-diameter part can now be accomplished in approximately five blows, thus reducing overall labor costs by approximately 50 percent, according to the manufacturer. The cylindrical plug design concentrates more expansion at the bottom of the anchor where it’s needed to maximize performance.

  • Cat Vocational Trucks CT660 contest opens

    Owners or operators of heavy-duty trucks—including mixer, dump and boom- or knuckle-crane bearing models—can enter the “Win a Cat Truck” contest, August 1–September 30, by submitting a video, essay or audio recording to www.DriveCat.com. Entries are to convey how participants in concrete and aggregate hauling, plus other vocations, use trucks and how a new Cat CT660 will make them more successful.

  • Schwing America Exits Bankruptcy, Eyes Growth

    Funds from a pool of European banks have enabled Schwing America Inc. to pay off lenders, emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, and look toward
  • Berks Products' Pink Panther On The Prowl For Cancer Cure

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony at St. Joseph Medical Center in Bern Township, Pa., saw the unveiling of Berks Products' Pink Panther mixer truck. The producer
  • 2010 Power

    Concrete fleets approach a new era as engine and truck manufacturers clear 2009 inventory and modify mixers, dumps and product-hauling vehicles for power and exhaust treatment packages meeting Environmental Protection Agency diesel emissions thresholds effective January 2010
  • Schwing America Exits Bankruptcy, Eyes Growth

    Funds from a pool of European banks have enabled Schwing America Inc. to pay off lenders, emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, and look toward
  • Reclaimers & Regulations

    What is a concrete reclaimer, and how does it fit into a plant's overall environmental compliance picture? First, we need to consider exactly what a reclaimer
  • Reclaimer Roi

    Three ready-mixed producers in widely different parts of the U.S. demonstrate how concrete reclaimers support best environmental management practices.
  • Crouch Takes Helm Of Realigned Propex Concrete Systems

    Thirty-year industry veteran Chris Crouch has been named executive vice president of Propex Concrete Systems, a standalone business unit Propex designated following its recent financial reorganization
  • Five States Sprout First Green-Star Plants; Additional Three Certified

    Bringing the total number of NRMCA Green-Star certifications to 27, eight ready mixed plants have recently upgraded their environmental management system (EMS) practices to earn the one-and-a-half-year-old designation.
  • Txi Chiefs Counter Dissident Shareholder's Board Realignment Campaign

    TXI Chairman Robert Rogers and CEO Mel Brekhus have informed shareholders that management will not be discouraged by distractions from the Shamrock Activist Value Fund (SAVF), whose principals seek a board shake up through a series of motions at the company’s annual meeting, October 22 in Dallas
  • Martin Marietta Elevates Cfo Lloyd

    The Martin Marietta board has elected Anne Lloyd executive vice president, a title in addition to chief financial officer and treasurer posts she has held since 2005 and 2006
  • Council Documents Performance Of Leed-Certified Projects

    USGBC envisions its new Building Performance Initiative as a comprehensive data-collection and analysis effort from all LEED-certified projects, yielding feedback with which owners can address predicted versus actual building performance gaps. It dovetails with a requirement the council announced earlier this year concerning ongoing performance data from buildings as part of certification under the latest LEED version.
  • Osha Cites Crane Overload, Shutdown Device Absence In Prestressed Handling

    Alleging operation of overhead cranes beyond their rated load capacity, and models lacking safety devices to prevent automatic, post-power failure restart, OSHA has proposed $65,800 in penalties for precast/prestressed concrete producer Schuylkill Products Inc., Cressona, Pa
  • Sustainable Construction Code, Language Made Easier With Sample Ordinance

    With states and municipalities seeking to adopt ordinances that require “green” or sustainable construction, code officials at every level of government are scrambling for appropriate practices and language to include
  • Stimulus Fund Delays Underpin Industry's 22 Percent Decline For 2009

    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) will have minimal impact on cement consumption and concrete output this year, owing to bureaucratic delays in releasing stimulus highway project funds and long lags between outlays and construction
  • Gate Precast's Leed Chief Lewis To Address Design-Build Convention

    PCI Sustainability Council Chair Jim Lewis, LEED AP will present "Design Build Team Passes the Test at Catholic University" during the 2009 Design-Build Conference and Expo, November 5-7 at the Gaylord National Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
  • Ãextreme Makeover Project Rises With Icf Walls, Pervious Driveway

    When ABC Television’s Emmy award-winning “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” comes to the Mid-Atlantic region, Chaney Enterprises and four customers and vendors will join forces to complete renovation of two structures--a family home and a community center--in one week
  • Trucking Group On Board With FedsÌ Focus On Distracted Driving

    ATA, the leading voice for heavy-duty trucking interests in federal government affairs, supports U.S. Department of Transportation measures to curtail distracted driving and a recently introduced Senate bill, Avoiding Life-Endangering and Reckless Texting by Drivers Act of 2009 or ALERT
  • Holcim Officially Opens 4 Million-Ton/Year Mississippi River Mill

    Holcim (US) has opened one of the world’s largest cement operations on a 3,900-acre, Mississippi River front site, capping nearly 10 years of permitting and upwards of $1 billion in equipment, construction and site investments
  • Agg Industries-Ne Tab Nears $10 Million In Expedited Clean Water Compliance Plan

    After five years of investigation, three years of negotiations with federal officials, and $6.8 million already spent on remediation at 23 facilities Massachusetts and New Hampshire operations, Aggregate Industries–Northeast (NE) Region Inc., will pay a $2.75 million civil penalty and implement a regional evaluation and compliance program to resolve violations of the Clean Water Act
  • Aci Council Weighs Bim, Performance Specs At Fall Meeting

    The ACI-affiliated Strategic Development Council has scheduled presentations on Building Information Modeling and Performance Specifications for Concrete as part of its fall meeting, Oct. 1-2 at the Inverness Hotel & Conference Center, near Denver
  • Ncma Quantifies Efficiency In Masonry WallsÌ Confined Reinforcement

    Effects of Confinement Reinforcement on Bar Splice Performance – Summary of Research and Design Recommendations documents four testing phases to determine the effect of confining steel reinforcement on lap-splice strength in reinforced concrete masonry construction
  • Illinois Lands $1.2 Million Nsf Hybrid-Masonry Research Grant

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will measure potential seismic-resistance benefits of hybrid masonry for low- to mid-rise buildings, perhaps providing building developers and contractors with a cost-effective construction solution applicable to all seismic zones
  • Maryland, Carolinas Join List Of States With Green-Star-Certified Facilities

    Bringing the total number of NRMCA Green-Star plant certifications to 16, two companies recently upgraded their environmental management system (EMS) practices to earn the one-and-a-half-year-old designation.
  • Castcon Catches World Trade Center Station Contract

    A $500,000 contract to supply 105 flights of precast stairs and 36 landings for the new Port Authority Transit Hub (PATH) Station at the World Trade Center site in New York City has been awarded to Castcon Stone, Inc.
  • DriversÌ Cell Phone Use Draws Sharper Scrutiny

    Ready mixed producers attempting to ban or limit drivers’ use of cell phones while operating trucks or other company vehicles are seeing their safety concerns reinforced by federal government initiatives addressing distracted-driving hazards
  • Npca Relocates Headquarters

    NPCA moved its offices on August 7 from Indianapolis to a precast panel-enclosed office building at 1320 City Center Drive, Suite 200, Carmel, IN 46032
  • Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Offsets Strand Debonding In Prestressed Girders

    University of Florida Civil and Coastal Engineering investigators report that carbon fiber-reinforced plastic can mitigate performance problems in prestressed concrete bridge girders exhibiting strand debonding
  • Feds Find Unfair Labor Practices At Kieft Bros.

    NLRB Administrative Law Judge Arthur Amchan has ordered Elmhurst, Ill.-based precaster Kieft Brothers Inc. to reinstate nine employees who were laid off in late 2008; reimburse them for certain lost wages and benefits; and, recognize Teamsters Local 673 as its truck drivers’ representative
  • Clean Coal Plant Invites Hanson Pressure Pipe

    Hanson’s South Beloit, Ill., facility is supplying 2,200 ft. of 48- to 90-in.-diameter pressure pipe for underground circulating water systems at a ‘cleaner coal’ power plant in Edwardsport, Ind.
  • Hanson Pipe Deal Caps Contech's Corrugated Metal Capacity Ramp Up

    Announcing the third deal of its kind in two weeks, Contech has closed on the corrugated metal pipe assets tied to Hanson Pipe & Precast’s Como, Miss., operation
  • Chaney Enterprises Sparks New Generation BiofuelsÌ Concrete Debut

    ChaneyEnterprises is the first ready mixed operator to adopt renewable fuel technology from New Generation Biofuels Holdings, whose vegetable oil or animal fat-derived formulations will initially power the Maryland independent producer’s hot water boilers, followed by off-road vehicles
  • Drum Roll: Asphalt Pavement Losing Its Initial Bid Advantage

    Domestic and worldwide demand for sustainable construction methods and energy have concrete pavement poised for a profitable new chapter. Construction
  • Hard Facts Faculty

    Mindful of current opportunities, and future market improvements, Len Swederski has been at the forefront of concrete parking lot promotion. In addition
  • Swederski Concrete Construction Refines Parking Lot Promotion

    Asphalt price volatility has opened a window of opportunity for concrete pavement in mainline transportation work and parking lots, the latter a National
  • Concrete Streets Study

    In 2007, a total of 25.9 million yards of concrete was used in subdivision streets, gutters, curbing, municipal sidewalks and collection boxes, according
  • Headwaters Adds 400,000 Tons Of Ash To Great Lakes Markets

    South Jordan, Utah-based Headwaters Resources has finished the first phase of a major investment at Detroit Edison's Monroe (Mich.) Power Plant, propelling
  • Global Cement Companies Slash Co2 Emissions

    Although cement production by companies participating in a 16-year study increased 53 percent from 1990 to 2006, net carbon dioxide emissions increased
  • World Cement Consumption On Track For 2010 Recovery

    Global powder shipments are expected to decline 1.7 percent in 2009, a modest drop cushioned by a roughly 4.0 percent growth in utilization by China and
  • Coatings Guide

    Veron Coating Systems' The Book of Decorative Concrete Coatings documents step-by-step application procedures for epoxy and urethane coatings, broadcast
  • Stimulus Funds, Lean Production Anchor Pci Convention Agenda

    The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute 2009 Convention and Exhibition, September 12-15 in San Antonio, will feature themed sessions providing tools
  • Pca Calls For Bridge Entries

    Through Sept. 4, Portland Cement Association (PCA) is seeking nominations for its 12th biennial Bridge Awards Competition. Cosponsored by Roads & Bridges
  • Study Spotlights Deficient Roads, Highway Fatalities Amid Safetea Reauthorization Talks

    At the brink of the federal highway SAFETEA-LU funding reauthorization, a Transportation Construction Coalition highway safety study finds that half of
  • Regulation-Hungry Lawmakers Praise Obama's Osha Pick

    President Obama nominated late last month George Washington University Research Professor David Michaels, Ph.D., as Assistant Secretary for the Occupational
  • Gop Attorney Nominated To Rank & File-Leaning Nlrb

    Often the final stop for National Labor Relations Act-rooted workplace grievances, the National Labor Relations Board is nearing return to a full bench,
  • Stimulus Dollars Trickle

    Martin Marietta Materials Chairman Stephen Zelnak Jr. cites three factors behind lower projected per share earnings for 2009: weaker and slower-than-expected
  • Spcc Rule Redefines Navigable Waters

    Facilities maintaining above-ground fuel or oil storage in quantities totaling 1,320 gallons or more must have a Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure
  • Equipment & Products

    PORTABLE BATCH PLANT Unveiling its All-Pro 5 portable batch plant, at 5-yd. capacity, the manufacturer emphasizes how a smaller-footprint model reduces
  • In-Transit Tracking

    On-board intelligent global positioning system (GPS) status devices are quickly becoming commonplace among fleet managers for truck dispatching and tracking.
  • Improvements In Gps-Enabled Truck Tracking

    In the old days, truck tracking was accomplished by the use of 10 codes. This depended upon the driver radioing the truck's status at regular intervals.
  • Technology To Go

    What's new in on-board computing technology used on haul trucks, loaders and other mobile equipment? What upgrades are coming down the road? More importantly,
  • New World Home Achieves Historic Green' Milestones

    Among landmark achievements of the New World Home is certification by the U.S. Green Building Council as Georgia's first Platinum LEED [Leadership in
  • Triple Play: Dry, Warm, Sturdy Foundations

    Ensuring dryness, Superior Walls' 5,000-plus-psi concrete is moisture resistant, even without additional on-site damp-proofing sprays or bituminous coatings.
  • Sustainability Visionary Jean-Claude Roumain

    One of the driving forces in the push to turn rice hull ash into a viable commercial product is one-time Holcim (US) Inc. corporate product manager Jean-Claude
  • Asw,Insteel, Sumiden Charge China With Dumping Pc Strand

    American Spring Wire Corp., Insteel Wire Products Co., and Sumiden Wire Products Corp. have filed antidumping and countervailing duty petitions charging
  • Winning Combination

    In a state where land, water and material hauling are at a premium and tough environmental regulation is a fact of life, California's Spragues' Ready
  • Modular Treatment System Neutralizes Process Water

    A self-contained pH control and monitoring system for ready mixed operations yields clean water for recycling or permitted discharge to the environment.
  • Overall Fuel Usage Key To Incentive Programs

    Efficiency Solutions, Inc., has added a new performance measurement fuel consumption to monitor and reward mixer truck drivers. While industry standard
  • Maschmeyer Concrete Scales Quality Peaks

    Pursuing its mission to be the supplier of choice by consistently delivering quality products and services in a safe and timely manner since 1986, Maschmeyer
  • Global Cement Companies Slash Co2 Emissions

    Although cement production by companies participating in a 16-year study increased 53 percent from 1990 to 2006, net carbon dioxide emissions increased
  • Sustainability Visionary Jean-Claude Roumain

    One of the driving forces in the push to turn rice hull ash into a viable commercial product is one-time Holcim (US) Inc. corporate product manager Jean-Claude
  • Drum Roll: Asphalt Pavement Losing Its Initial Bid Advantage

    Domestic and worldwide demand for sustainable construction methods and energy have concrete pavement poised for a profitable new chapter. Construction
  • Hard Facts Faculty

    Mindful of current opportunities, and future market improvements, Len Swederski has been at the forefront of concrete parking lot promotion. In addition
  • Swederski Concrete Construction Refines Parking Lot Promotion

    Asphalt price volatility has opened a window of opportunity for concrete pavement in mainline transportation work and parking lots, the latter a National
  • Concrete Streets Study

    In 2007, a total of 25.9 million yards of concrete was used in subdivision streets, gutters, curbing, municipal sidewalks and collection boxes, according
  • Headwaters Adds 400,000 Tons Of Ash To Great Lakes Markets

    South Jordan, Utah-based Headwaters Resources has finished the first phase of a major investment at Detroit Edison's Monroe (Mich.) Power Plant, propelling
  • Global Cement Companies Slash Co2 Emissions

    Although cement production by companies participating in a 16-year study increased 53 percent from 1990 to 2006, net carbon dioxide emissions increased
  • World Cement Consumption On Track For 2010 Recovery

    Global powder shipments are expected to decline 1.7 percent in 2009, a modest drop cushioned by a roughly 4.0 percent growth in utilization by China and
  • Sustainability Visionary Jean-Claude Roumain

    One of the driving forces in the push to turn rice hull ash into a viable commercial product is one-time Holcim (US) Inc. corporate product manager Jean-Claude
  • Regulation-Hungry Lawmakers Praise Obama's Osha Pick

    President Obama nominated late last month George Washington University Research Professor David Michaels, Ph.D., as Assistant Secretary for the Occupational
  • Gop Attorney Nominated To Rank & File-Leaning Nlrb

    Often the final stop for National Labor Relations Act-rooted workplace grievances, the National Labor Relations Board is nearing return to a full bench,
  • New World Home Achieves Historic Green' Milestones

    Among landmark achievements of the New World Home is certification by the U.S. Green Building Council as Georgia's first Platinum LEED [Leadership in
  • Triple Play: Dry, Warm, Sturdy Foundations

    Ensuring dryness, Superior Walls' 5,000-plus-psi concrete is moisture resistant, even without additional on-site damp-proofing sprays or bituminous coatings.
  • Asw,Insteel, Sumiden Charge China With Dumping Pc Strand

    American Spring Wire Corp., Insteel Wire Products Co., and Sumiden Wire Products Corp. have filed antidumping and countervailing duty petitions charging
  • Modular Treatment System Neutralizes Process Water

    A self-contained pH control and monitoring system for ready mixed operations yields clean water for recycling or permitted discharge to the environment.
  • Clean Coal Plant Invites Hanson Pressure Pipe

    Hanson’s South Beloit, Ill., facility is supplying 2,200 ft. of 48- to 90-in.-diameter pressure pipe for underground circulating water systems at a ‘cleaner coal’ power plant in Edwardsport, Ind.
  • Hanson Pipe Deal Caps Contech's Corrugated Metal Capacity Ramp Up

    Announcing the third deal of its kind in two weeks, Contech has closed on the corrugated metal pipe assets tied to Hanson Pipe & Precast’s Como, Miss., operation
  • Hanson Pipe Deal Caps Contech's Corrugated Metal Capacity Ramp Up

    Announcing the third deal of its kind in two weeks, Contech has closed on the corrugated metal pipe assets tied to Hanson Pipe & Precast’s Como, Miss., operation
  • Regulation-Hungry Lawmakers Praise Obama's Osha Pick

    President Obama nominated late last month George Washington University Research Professor David Michaels, Ph.D., as Assistant Secretary for the Occupational
  • Gop Attorney Nominated To Rank & File-Leaning Nlrb

    Often the final stop for National Labor Relations Act-rooted workplace grievances, the National Labor Relations Board is nearing return to a full bench,
  • Triple Play: Dry, Warm, Sturdy Foundations

    Ensuring dryness, Superior Walls' 5,000-plus-psi concrete is moisture resistant, even without additional on-site damp-proofing sprays or bituminous coatings.
  • Modular Treatment System Neutralizes Process Water

    A self-contained pH control and monitoring system for ready mixed operations yields clean water for recycling or permitted discharge to the environment.
  • Chaney Enterprises Sparks New Generation BiofuelsÌ Concrete Debut

    ChaneyEnterprises is the first ready mixed operator to adopt renewable fuel technology from New Generation Biofuels Holdings, whose vegetable oil or animal fat-derived formulations will initially power the Maryland independent producer’s hot water boilers, followed by off-road vehicles
  • Drum Roll: Asphalt Pavement Losing Its Initial Bid Advantage

    Domestic and worldwide demand for sustainable construction methods and energy have concrete pavement poised for a profitable new chapter. Construction
  • Hard Facts Faculty

    Mindful of current opportunities, and future market improvements, Len Swederski has been at the forefront of concrete parking lot promotion. In addition
  • Swederski Concrete Construction Refines Parking Lot Promotion

    Asphalt price volatility has opened a window of opportunity for concrete pavement in mainline transportation work and parking lots, the latter a National
  • Concrete Streets Study

    In 2007, a total of 25.9 million yards of concrete was used in subdivision streets, gutters, curbing, municipal sidewalks and collection boxes, according
  • Headwaters Adds 400,000 Tons Of Ash To Great Lakes Markets

    South Jordan, Utah-based Headwaters Resources has finished the first phase of a major investment at Detroit Edison's Monroe (Mich.) Power Plant, propelling
  • Regulation-Hungry Lawmakers Praise Obama's Osha Pick

    President Obama nominated late last month George Washington University Research Professor David Michaels, Ph.D., as Assistant Secretary for the Occupational
  • Gop Attorney Nominated To Rank & File-Leaning Nlrb

    Often the final stop for National Labor Relations Act-rooted workplace grievances, the National Labor Relations Board is nearing return to a full bench,
  • Stimulus Dollars Trickle

    Martin Marietta Materials Chairman Stephen Zelnak Jr. cites three factors behind lower projected per share earnings for 2009: weaker and slower-than-expected
  • In-Transit Tracking

    On-board intelligent global positioning system (GPS) status devices are quickly becoming commonplace among fleet managers for truck dispatching and tracking.
  • Improvements In Gps-Enabled Truck Tracking

    In the old days, truck tracking was accomplished by the use of 10 codes. This depended upon the driver radioing the truck's status at regular intervals.
  • Technology To Go

    What's new in on-board computing technology used on haul trucks, loaders and other mobile equipment? What upgrades are coming down the road? More importantly,
  • Winning Combination

    In a state where land, water and material hauling are at a premium and tough environmental regulation is a fact of life, California's Spragues' Ready
  • Modular Treatment System Neutralizes Process Water

    A self-contained pH control and monitoring system for ready mixed operations yields clean water for recycling or permitted discharge to the environment.
  • Overall Fuel Usage Key To Incentive Programs

    Efficiency Solutions, Inc., has added a new performance measurement fuel consumption to monitor and reward mixer truck drivers. While industry standard
  • Maschmeyer Concrete Scales Quality Peaks

    Pursuing its mission to be the supplier of choice by consistently delivering quality products and services in a safe and timely manner since 1986, Maschmeyer
  • In-Transit Tracking

    On-board intelligent global positioning system (GPS) status devices are quickly becoming commonplace among fleet managers for truck dispatching and tracking.
  • Improvements In Gps-Enabled Truck Tracking

    In the old days, truck tracking was accomplished by the use of 10 codes. This depended upon the driver radioing the truck's status at regular intervals.
  • Technology To Go

    What's new in on-board computing technology used on haul trucks, loaders and other mobile equipment? What upgrades are coming down the road? More importantly,
  • Winning Combination

    In a state where land, water and material hauling are at a premium and tough environmental regulation is a fact of life, California's Spragues' Ready
  • Chaney Enterprises Sparks New Generation BiofuelsÌ Concrete Debut

    ChaneyEnterprises is the first ready mixed operator to adopt renewable fuel technology from New Generation Biofuels Holdings, whose vegetable oil or animal fat-derived formulations will initially power the Maryland independent producer’s hot water boilers, followed by off-road vehicles
  • In-Transit Tracking

    On-board intelligent global positioning system (GPS) status devices are quickly becoming commonplace among fleet managers for truck dispatching and tracking.
  • Improvements In Gps-Enabled Truck Tracking

    In the old days, truck tracking was accomplished by the use of 10 codes. This depended upon the driver radioing the truck's status at regular intervals.
  • Technology To Go

    What's new in on-board computing technology used on haul trucks, loaders and other mobile equipment? What upgrades are coming down the road? More importantly,
  • Winning Combination

    In a state where land, water and material hauling are at a premium and tough environmental regulation is a fact of life, California's Spragues' Ready
  • Drum Roll: Asphalt Pavement Losing Its Initial Bid Advantage

    Domestic and worldwide demand for sustainable construction methods and energy have concrete pavement poised for a profitable new chapter. Construction
  • Hard Facts Faculty

    Mindful of current opportunities, and future market improvements, Len Swederski has been at the forefront of concrete parking lot promotion. In addition
  • Swederski Concrete Construction Refines Parking Lot Promotion

    Asphalt price volatility has opened a window of opportunity for concrete pavement in mainline transportation work and parking lots, the latter a National
  • Concrete Streets Study

    In 2007, a total of 25.9 million yards of concrete was used in subdivision streets, gutters, curbing, municipal sidewalks and collection boxes, according
  • Headwaters Adds 400,000 Tons Of Ash To Great Lakes Markets

    South Jordan, Utah-based Headwaters Resources has finished the first phase of a major investment at Detroit Edison's Monroe (Mich.) Power Plant, propelling
  • Global Cement Companies Slash Co2 Emissions

    Although cement production by companies participating in a 16-year study increased 53 percent from 1990 to 2006, net carbon dioxide emissions increased
  • World Cement Consumption On Track For 2010 Recovery

    Global powder shipments are expected to decline 1.7 percent in 2009, a modest drop cushioned by a roughly 4.0 percent growth in utilization by China and
  • Coatings Guide

    Veron Coating Systems' The Book of Decorative Concrete Coatings documents step-by-step application procedures for epoxy and urethane coatings, broadcast
  • Stimulus Funds, Lean Production Anchor Pci Convention Agenda

    The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute 2009 Convention and Exhibition, September 12-15 in San Antonio, will feature themed sessions providing tools
  • Pca Calls For Bridge Entries

    Through Sept. 4, Portland Cement Association (PCA) is seeking nominations for its 12th biennial Bridge Awards Competition. Cosponsored by Roads & Bridges
  • Study Spotlights Deficient Roads, Highway Fatalities Amid Safetea Reauthorization Talks

    At the brink of the federal highway SAFETEA-LU funding reauthorization, a Transportation Construction Coalition highway safety study finds that half of
  • Regulation-Hungry Lawmakers Praise Obama's Osha Pick

    President Obama nominated late last month George Washington University Research Professor David Michaels, Ph.D., as Assistant Secretary for the Occupational
  • Gop Attorney Nominated To Rank & File-Leaning Nlrb

    Often the final stop for National Labor Relations Act-rooted workplace grievances, the National Labor Relations Board is nearing return to a full bench,
  • Stimulus Dollars Trickle

    Martin Marietta Materials Chairman Stephen Zelnak Jr. cites three factors behind lower projected per share earnings for 2009: weaker and slower-than-expected
  • Spcc Rule Redefines Navigable Waters

    Facilities maintaining above-ground fuel or oil storage in quantities totaling 1,320 gallons or more must have a Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure
  • Equipment & Products

    PORTABLE BATCH PLANT Unveiling its All-Pro 5 portable batch plant, at 5-yd. capacity, the manufacturer emphasizes how a smaller-footprint model reduces
  • In-Transit Tracking

    On-board intelligent global positioning system (GPS) status devices are quickly becoming commonplace among fleet managers for truck dispatching and tracking.
  • Improvements In Gps-Enabled Truck Tracking

    In the old days, truck tracking was accomplished by the use of 10 codes. This depended upon the driver radioing the truck's status at regular intervals.
  • Technology To Go

    What's new in on-board computing technology used on haul trucks, loaders and other mobile equipment? What upgrades are coming down the road? More importantly,
  • New World Home Achieves Historic Green' Milestones

    Among landmark achievements of the New World Home is certification by the U.S. Green Building Council as Georgia's first Platinum LEED [Leadership in
  • Triple Play: Dry, Warm, Sturdy Foundations

    Ensuring dryness, Superior Walls' 5,000-plus-psi concrete is moisture resistant, even without additional on-site damp-proofing sprays or bituminous coatings.
  • Sustainability Visionary Jean-Claude Roumain

    One of the driving forces in the push to turn rice hull ash into a viable commercial product is one-time Holcim (US) Inc. corporate product manager Jean-Claude
  • Asw,Insteel, Sumiden Charge China With Dumping Pc Strand

    American Spring Wire Corp., Insteel Wire Products Co., and Sumiden Wire Products Corp. have filed antidumping and countervailing duty petitions charging
  • Winning Combination

    In a state where land, water and material hauling are at a premium and tough environmental regulation is a fact of life, California's Spragues' Ready
  • Modular Treatment System Neutralizes Process Water

    A self-contained pH control and monitoring system for ready mixed operations yields clean water for recycling or permitted discharge to the environment.
  • Overall Fuel Usage Key To Incentive Programs

    Efficiency Solutions, Inc., has added a new performance measurement fuel consumption to monitor and reward mixer truck drivers. While industry standard
  • Maschmeyer Concrete Scales Quality Peaks

    Pursuing its mission to be the supplier of choice by consistently delivering quality products and services in a safe and timely manner since 1986, Maschmeyer
  • Con-Force Investor Closes On Burnco Concrete; Fourth Deal In Two Months

    Armtec, a consolidation catalyst unlike any Canadian precast producers have encountered, has acquired Burnco Concrete Products Ltd., with four plants in Calgary and Edmonton
  • Contractor Groups Assess Inflation Trends In Meeting With Bush

    In a day of meetings that included representatives from a coalition of nine business associations, AGC and ABC leaders told President Bush last week at the White House that materials prices are rising along with fuel prices and discussed the impact high energy prices are having on commercial and industrial construction
  • Feds Examine Green Building Marketing Claims

    CSI has outlined for the Federal Trade Commission the benefits of the recently developed GreenFormat reference, stressing the tool’s ability to provide accurate and reliable information about various products’ sustainability attributes
  • Branded-Mix Developer Gains Market, Taps Real Estate Mogul As Co-Chair

    Concrete mix optimization specialist iCrete reports that its production technology and quality-control methods have surfaced at more than 30 sites around metropolitan New York--less than a year after commercial roll out
  • First-Mover Transit Mix Raises Flag For Environmental Certification

    A second flag bearing a lone star now flies at the Transit Mix Concrete & Materials Co. Seven Points plant outside Dallas, flanking Texas’ own red, white and blue, and Old Glory
  • Prestressed Group Closes On Renaissance Precast, Names Vps

    The Prestressed Group has recently acquired Renaissance Precast Industries, renaming the River Rouge, Mich., operator International Precast Solutions LLC
  • Pci Probes Effect Of Simulated, 2,500-Year Seismic Event On Parking Structure

    After observing the real-world effects of a moderate, late-July earthquake centered in close proximity to campus, University of California-San Diego staff are wrapping up the latest phase of large-scale specimen testing to improve design professionals' understanding of how precast concrete structures respond to seismic forces
  • Ash-Management Specialist Brands Ecoproducts Series

    Charah, an ash-management service provider for coal-fired electric utilities, has launched a line of recycled coal ash products with the potential to augment a project’s LEED rating points and certification
  • Raw Materials Inflation Drives Grace's Double-Digit Admixture Price Hike

    Effective August 15, Grace will implement price increases up to 10 percent across its concrete and masonry admixture product lines, with potentially higher increases for specialty products
  • Bonanza's Hancock Signature

    Slick camera work and computer image manipulation suggest producers of Hancock, the action adventure released for the Fourth of July weekend, exceeded their rental agreement with Bonanza Concrete Inc., Van Nuys, Calif
  • Cim Program Patrons Earn Extra Credit

    The approach of fall marks the beginning of a new academic term for aspiring concrete industry professionals, as 500-plus students enter or resume Concrete
  • Committee Seeks World Of Concrete Auction Donations

    The Concrete Industry Management National Steering Committee is seeking donations for its fourth annual auction, scheduled for February 5, 2009, at the
  • Manufacturers

    Alvarado, Texas-based C&W Manufacturing announces its 30th anniversary. Specializing in dust-control products, especially for use on concrete batch plants,
  • Cim Students Evaluate Concrete Bunkers At Omaha Beach

    Over spring break, five students in the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program at California State University-Chico assisted in the evaluation of concrete bunkers at Pointe du Hoc in Normandy, France
  • Star Power: Green-Star Premiers At TexasÌ Transit Mix

    A second flag bearing a lone star now flies at the Transit Mix Concrete & Materials Co. Seven Points plant outside Dallas, flanking Old Glory and Texas'
  • New Orleans Tops Fastest-Growing Cities List

    Citing new Census Bureau figures, Associated General Contractors of America reports that New Orleans, in continuing recovery from Hurricane Katrina three years ago, was the fastest-growing large city (100,000-plus residents) between July 2006-07, when the population rose 13.8 percent
  • Diamonds In The Rough

    Detroit has seen better than its current economic cycle, but thanks to two companies entrenched in Michigan, the city has landed a potential one-two punch
  • Drum Cleaning, Lock/Tag, And Backing Accident-Prevention Training Programs

    Among three new safety-training programs the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) has released, the Backing Accident Prevention Kit comprises a Powerpoint presentation on CD, training-documentation and accident-reporting forms, standard truck-mixer backing hand and arm signals (English and Spanish), and reference cards for contractors assisting in backing truck mixers on site
  • Six-Pronged Solution Colors Ready Mixed

    A developer and supplier of pigments, admixtures and fibers for the concrete industry, Interstar offers what the company terms a “fully integrated, one-stop solution” for all decorative coloring needs
  • Nrmca Rolls Out Fleet Manager Certification

    The inaugural National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Fleet Manager Certification Course will be offered Sept. 30-Oct. 3 in Silver Spring, Md., at the organization's Education Center.
  • Partnership Program Offers Brand-Specific Bim Objects

    Reed Construction Data recently announced the SmartBIM Partnership Program offering SmartBIM Object Creation Services to building product manufacturers that seek high-quality, brand-specific BIM objects modeled exclusively after their products
  • Cifa Positions Chinese Operator As World's Top Gun In Concrete Machinery

    A consortium led by Changsha Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science and Technology Development Co. in Changsha, China, and financial investors has agreed to acquire Milan-based CIFA SpA
  • Equipment & Products

    HORIZONTAL LIFELINE SYSTEM The Permacable Horizontal Lifeline System is a synthetic, lightweight cable strung between L- or T-shaped supports that can
  • Out Of Sight

    When the family-run Rohrer's Quarry, Inc., first opened in 1887, it was located in the middle of one of the largest limestone deposits in Pennsylvania,
  • Reinforcing Bim Methods

    A live demonstration in Chicago by Adapt Corp. President Florian Aalami highlighted strengths of the company's integrated design software for post-tensioned (P/T) or reinforced concrete (RC) floor systems and mat foundations
  • Bracing Spectacles

    Among winners of the Post-Tensioning Institute's 2008 awards competition, the New Guthrie Theater Center in Minneapolis, Minn., captured Project of the Year, Award of Excellence
  • Documenting Safety Program Requirements

    In both general industry and construction, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulates development and maintenance of company health and safety programs
  • Scrap Market Manipulation

    A late-July report in The New York Times, Fuel Subsidies Overseas Take A Toll on U.S., details how governments in China, India and other countries with
  • Oldcastle Ceo Mark Towe

    Effective this month, Mark Towe has replaced Tom Hill as chief executive of Oldcastle, the North American business of Dublin-based CRH Plc. The resignation
  • Terver To Succeed Zurich-Bound Holcim (Us) Chief Dolberg

    Patrick Dolberg, who has served as Holcim (US) Inc. chief executive officer since March 2003 and held the same title at St. Lawrence Cement in the five
  • Double-Digit Inflation Pervades Construction

    Surging prices for diesel fuel, asphalt, steel and other materials are clobbering construction budgets, notes Associated General Contractors of America
  • Caterpillar-Navistar Alliance Nets Cat-Branded Heavy Duty Truck, Engine Design Synergy

    A recently penned Memorandum of Understanding will see Caterpillar Inc. and Navistar International Corp. pursue global on-highway truck business opportunities, including development of a North American severe-service construction model, and cooperate on a variety of engine platforms
  • Cifa Positions Chinese Operator As World's Top Gun In Concrete Machinery

    A consortium led by Changsha Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science and Technology Development Co. in Changsha, China, and financial investors has agreed to
  • New York Producers, Teamsters Locals Settle Strikes

    More than 500 New York City and Albany, N.Y., mixer truck drivers returned to work in mid-July after strikes that began the first of the month, a day after contracts expired
  • Icpi Relocates Headquarters In Self-Management Transition

    The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute opened new headquarters in northern Virginia last month, marking a switch to self-management following 10 years under Washington, D.C.-based association manager Bostrom Corp
  • Green-Minded Investors Mold Concrete Masonry Alternative

    A Los Altos, Calif., sustainable building materials producer eyeing construction of a new masonry plant, Integrity Block, has secured $2.7 million in
  • Producers

    Scott Jeffreys has been named president of Performance Brick, a new Darlington, Pa.-based company offering environmentally friendly faade panels. Available
  • Organizations

    Portland Cement Association (PCA) named Jerry Spiker, PE, AIA, LEED AP, a regional engineering manager in the Engineered Structures department. Based
  • L.B. Foster Appoints New Cxt President

    Pittsburgh-based L.B. Foster Co. has named Kevin Haugh vice president & general manager-Concrete Products and president, CXT Inc., a wholly owned Foster
  • Low Seat-Belt Usage Reported Among Commercial Vehicle Drivers

    Despite increasingly stringent seat belt laws and corporate policies, statistics show that seat-belt usage among commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers remains low
  • Home Builders Address Silica Exposure Hazards, Safety

    To help employers and their workers minimize exposure to silica, the National Association of Home Builders has developed a “Silica Hazards in Home Building” safety card
  • Pca: Housing Recovery Hinges On Inventory Correction

    In its most recent Economic Research report, Portland Cement Association tracks housing start activity at 36 percent below 2007 levels, marking a third
  • Osha Steps Up Silica Inspections

    In its release of the silica exposure safety card (opposite page), the National Association of Home Builders reminded members of how the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) established this year a National Emphasis Program (NEP) to reduce employee exposure to crystalline silica
  • Csda Issues First Concrete Polishing Spec

    Part of Concrete Sawing & Drilling Association (CSDA) efforts to provide standards, specifications and best practices for the sawing and drilling industry, as well as vital materials for architects and engineers working with sawing and drilling contractors, recently released CSDA guidelines include two documents: (a) a Specification, titled Polishing Concrete; and, (b) a Best Practice titled CSDA Diamond Cutting Tools for ADA.
  • U.S Concrete Expands Ingram Platform

    U.S. Concrete Inc., Houston, has announced acquisition of nine ready-mixed concrete plants, including real property, rolling stock and working capital,
  • U.S. Green Building Council Contingent Tours Epa-Honored Roanoke Cement Plant

    A lesson in reducing energy consumption as well as using cement and cement-related products to help build a more sustainable community was gained by members of U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) Southwest Virginia Chapter during an early-summer tour of Roanoke Cement Co.'s (RCC) Troutville, Va., plant. Over 60 attendees — including USGBC members, ready-mixed concrete producers, as well as plant management and employees — enjoyed presentations, refreshments and a bus ride tour highlighting the last 15 years of the facility's environmental progress.
  • U.S. Green Building Council Contingent Tours Epa-Honored Roanoke Cement Plant

    A lesson in reducing energy consumption as well as using cement and cement-related products to help build a more sustainable community was gained by members of U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) Southwest Virginia Chapter during an early-summer tour of Roanoke Cement Co.'s (RCC) Troutville, Va., plant. Over 60 attendees — including USGBC members, ready-mixed concrete producers, as well as plant management and employees — enjoyed presentations, refreshments and a bus ride tour highlighting the last 15 years of the facility's environmental progress.
  • L.B. Foster Appoints New Cxt President

    Pittsburgh-based L.B. Foster Co. has named Kevin Haugh vice president & general manager-Concrete Products and president, CXT Inc., a wholly owned Foster
  • Oldcastle Ceo Mark Towe

    Effective this month, Mark Towe has replaced Tom Hill as chief executive of Oldcastle, the North American business of Dublin-based CRH Plc. The resignation
  • Icpi Relocates Headquarters In Self-Management Transition

    The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute opened new headquarters in northern Virginia last month, marking a switch to self-management following 10 years under Washington, D.C.-based association manager Bostrom Corp
  • Green-Minded Investors Mold Concrete Masonry Alternative

    A Los Altos, Calif., sustainable building materials producer eyeing construction of a new masonry plant, Integrity Block, has secured $2.7 million in
  • Oldcastle Ceo Mark Towe

    Effective this month, Mark Towe has replaced Tom Hill as chief executive of Oldcastle, the North American business of Dublin-based CRH Plc. The resignation
  • Star Power: Green-Star Premiers At TexasÌ Transit Mix

    A second flag bearing a lone star now flies at the Transit Mix Concrete & Materials Co. Seven Points plant outside Dallas, flanking Old Glory and Texas'
  • Diamonds In The Rough

    Detroit has seen better than its current economic cycle, but thanks to two companies entrenched in Michigan, the city has landed a potential one-two punch
  • Drum Cleaning, Lock/Tag, And Backing Accident-Prevention Training Programs

    Among three new safety-training programs the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) has released, the Backing Accident Prevention Kit comprises a Powerpoint presentation on CD, training-documentation and accident-reporting forms, standard truck-mixer backing hand and arm signals (English and Spanish), and reference cards for contractors assisting in backing truck mixers on site
  • Nrmca Rolls Out Fleet Manager Certification

    The inaugural National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Fleet Manager Certification Course will be offered Sept. 30-Oct. 3 in Silver Spring, Md., at the organization's Education Center.
  • Out Of Sight

    When the family-run Rohrer's Quarry, Inc., first opened in 1887, it was located in the middle of one of the largest limestone deposits in Pennsylvania,
  • Oldcastle Ceo Mark Towe

    Effective this month, Mark Towe has replaced Tom Hill as chief executive of Oldcastle, the North American business of Dublin-based CRH Plc. The resignation
  • Terver To Succeed Zurich-Bound Holcim (Us) Chief Dolberg

    Patrick Dolberg, who has served as Holcim (US) Inc. chief executive officer since March 2003 and held the same title at St. Lawrence Cement in the five
  • Double-Digit Inflation Pervades Construction

    Surging prices for diesel fuel, asphalt, steel and other materials are clobbering construction budgets, notes Associated General Contractors of America
  • Caterpillar-Navistar Alliance Nets Cat-Branded Heavy Duty Truck, Engine Design Synergy

    A recently penned Memorandum of Understanding will see Caterpillar Inc. and Navistar International Corp. pursue global on-highway truck business opportunities, including development of a North American severe-service construction model, and cooperate on a variety of engine platforms
  • New York Producers, Teamsters Locals Settle Strikes

    More than 500 New York City and Albany, N.Y., mixer truck drivers returned to work in mid-July after strikes that began the first of the month, a day after contracts expired
  • Caterpillar-Navistar Alliance Nets Cat-Branded Heavy Duty Truck, Engine Design Synergy

    A recently penned Memorandum of Understanding will see Caterpillar Inc. and Navistar International Corp. pursue global on-highway truck business opportunities, including development of a North American severe-service construction model, and cooperate on a variety of engine platforms
  • Cifa Positions Chinese Operator As World's Top Gun In Concrete Machinery

    A consortium led by Changsha Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science and Technology Development Co. in Changsha, China, and financial investors has agreed to acquire Milan-based CIFA SpA
  • Bonanza's Hancock Signature

    Slick camera work and computer image manipulation suggest producers of Hancock, the action adventure released for the Fourth of July weekend, exceeded their rental agreement with Bonanza Concrete Inc., Van Nuys, Calif
  • Cim Program Patrons Earn Extra Credit

    The approach of fall marks the beginning of a new academic term for aspiring concrete industry professionals, as 500-plus students enter or resume Concrete
  • Committee Seeks World Of Concrete Auction Donations

    The Concrete Industry Management National Steering Committee is seeking donations for its fourth annual auction, scheduled for February 5, 2009, at the
  • Manufacturers

    Alvarado, Texas-based C&W Manufacturing announces its 30th anniversary. Specializing in dust-control products, especially for use on concrete batch plants,
  • Cim Students Evaluate Concrete Bunkers At Omaha Beach

    Over spring break, five students in the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program at California State University-Chico assisted in the evaluation of concrete bunkers at Pointe du Hoc in Normandy, France
  • Star Power: Green-Star Premiers At TexasÌ Transit Mix

    A second flag bearing a lone star now flies at the Transit Mix Concrete & Materials Co. Seven Points plant outside Dallas, flanking Old Glory and Texas'
  • New Orleans Tops Fastest-Growing Cities List

    Citing new Census Bureau figures, Associated General Contractors of America reports that New Orleans, in continuing recovery from Hurricane Katrina three years ago, was the fastest-growing large city (100,000-plus residents) between July 2006-07, when the population rose 13.8 percent
  • Diamonds In The Rough

    Detroit has seen better than its current economic cycle, but thanks to two companies entrenched in Michigan, the city has landed a potential one-two punch
  • Drum Cleaning, Lock/Tag, And Backing Accident-Prevention Training Programs

    Among three new safety-training programs the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) has released, the Backing Accident Prevention Kit comprises a Powerpoint presentation on CD, training-documentation and accident-reporting forms, standard truck-mixer backing hand and arm signals (English and Spanish), and reference cards for contractors assisting in backing truck mixers on site
  • Six-Pronged Solution Colors Ready Mixed

    A developer and supplier of pigments, admixtures and fibers for the concrete industry, Interstar offers what the company terms a “fully integrated, one-stop solution” for all decorative coloring needs
  • Nrmca Rolls Out Fleet Manager Certification

    The inaugural National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Fleet Manager Certification Course will be offered Sept. 30-Oct. 3 in Silver Spring, Md., at the organization's Education Center.
  • Partnership Program Offers Brand-Specific Bim Objects

    Reed Construction Data recently announced the SmartBIM Partnership Program offering SmartBIM Object Creation Services to building product manufacturers that seek high-quality, brand-specific BIM objects modeled exclusively after their products
  • Cifa Positions Chinese Operator As World's Top Gun In Concrete Machinery

    A consortium led by Changsha Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science and Technology Development Co. in Changsha, China, and financial investors has agreed to acquire Milan-based CIFA SpA
  • Equipment & Products

    HORIZONTAL LIFELINE SYSTEM The Permacable Horizontal Lifeline System is a synthetic, lightweight cable strung between L- or T-shaped supports that can
  • Out Of Sight

    When the family-run Rohrer's Quarry, Inc., first opened in 1887, it was located in the middle of one of the largest limestone deposits in Pennsylvania,
  • Reinforcing Bim Methods

    A live demonstration in Chicago by Adapt Corp. President Florian Aalami highlighted strengths of the company's integrated design software for post-tensioned (P/T) or reinforced concrete (RC) floor systems and mat foundations
  • Bracing Spectacles

    Among winners of the Post-Tensioning Institute's 2008 awards competition, the New Guthrie Theater Center in Minneapolis, Minn., captured Project of the Year, Award of Excellence
  • Documenting Safety Program Requirements

    In both general industry and construction, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulates development and maintenance of company health and safety programs
  • Scrap Market Manipulation

    A late-July report in The New York Times, Fuel Subsidies Overseas Take A Toll on U.S., details how governments in China, India and other countries with
  • Oldcastle Ceo Mark Towe

    Effective this month, Mark Towe has replaced Tom Hill as chief executive of Oldcastle, the North American business of Dublin-based CRH Plc. The resignation
  • Terver To Succeed Zurich-Bound Holcim (Us) Chief Dolberg

    Patrick Dolberg, who has served as Holcim (US) Inc. chief executive officer since March 2003 and held the same title at St. Lawrence Cement in the five
  • Double-Digit Inflation Pervades Construction

    Surging prices for diesel fuel, asphalt, steel and other materials are clobbering construction budgets, notes Associated General Contractors of America
  • Caterpillar-Navistar Alliance Nets Cat-Branded Heavy Duty Truck, Engine Design Synergy

    A recently penned Memorandum of Understanding will see Caterpillar Inc. and Navistar International Corp. pursue global on-highway truck business opportunities, including development of a North American severe-service construction model, and cooperate on a variety of engine platforms
  • Cifa Positions Chinese Operator As World's Top Gun In Concrete Machinery

    A consortium led by Changsha Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science and Technology Development Co. in Changsha, China, and financial investors has agreed to
  • New York Producers, Teamsters Locals Settle Strikes

    More than 500 New York City and Albany, N.Y., mixer truck drivers returned to work in mid-July after strikes that began the first of the month, a day after contracts expired
  • Icpi Relocates Headquarters In Self-Management Transition

    The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute opened new headquarters in northern Virginia last month, marking a switch to self-management following 10 years under Washington, D.C.-based association manager Bostrom Corp
  • Green-Minded Investors Mold Concrete Masonry Alternative

    A Los Altos, Calif., sustainable building materials producer eyeing construction of a new masonry plant, Integrity Block, has secured $2.7 million in
  • Producers

    Scott Jeffreys has been named president of Performance Brick, a new Darlington, Pa.-based company offering environmentally friendly faade panels. Available
  • Organizations

    Portland Cement Association (PCA) named Jerry Spiker, PE, AIA, LEED AP, a regional engineering manager in the Engineered Structures department. Based
  • L.B. Foster Appoints New Cxt President

    Pittsburgh-based L.B. Foster Co. has named Kevin Haugh vice president & general manager-Concrete Products and president, CXT Inc., a wholly owned Foster
  • Low Seat-Belt Usage Reported Among Commercial Vehicle Drivers

    Despite increasingly stringent seat belt laws and corporate policies, statistics show that seat-belt usage among commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers remains low
  • Home Builders Address Silica Exposure Hazards, Safety

    To help employers and their workers minimize exposure to silica, the National Association of Home Builders has developed a “Silica Hazards in Home Building” safety card
  • Pca: Housing Recovery Hinges On Inventory Correction

    In its most recent Economic Research report, Portland Cement Association tracks housing start activity at 36 percent below 2007 levels, marking a third
  • Osha Steps Up Silica Inspections

    In its release of the silica exposure safety card (opposite page), the National Association of Home Builders reminded members of how the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) established this year a National Emphasis Program (NEP) to reduce employee exposure to crystalline silica
  • Csda Issues First Concrete Polishing Spec

    Part of Concrete Sawing & Drilling Association (CSDA) efforts to provide standards, specifications and best practices for the sawing and drilling industry, as well as vital materials for architects and engineers working with sawing and drilling contractors, recently released CSDA guidelines include two documents: (a) a Specification, titled Polishing Concrete; and, (b) a Best Practice titled CSDA Diamond Cutting Tools for ADA.
  • U.S Concrete Expands Ingram Platform

    U.S. Concrete Inc., Houston, has announced acquisition of nine ready-mixed concrete plants, including real property, rolling stock and working capital,
  • U.S. Green Building Council Contingent Tours Epa-Honored Roanoke Cement Plant

    A lesson in reducing energy consumption as well as using cement and cement-related products to help build a more sustainable community was gained by members of U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) Southwest Virginia Chapter during an early-summer tour of Roanoke Cement Co.'s (RCC) Troutville, Va., plant. Over 60 attendees — including USGBC members, ready-mixed concrete producers, as well as plant management and employees — enjoyed presentations, refreshments and a bus ride tour highlighting the last 15 years of the facility's environmental progress.
  • Pca Tracks 2007-09 Powder Consumption Drop, Rebound

    PCA's current forecast notes that cement consumption, burdened by the housing market's hard correction, has weakened in 2007 and is trending toward a 4.4 percent drop against 2006 levels, but rebounding with a 2.2 percent gain next year
  • U.S. Concrete Announces Board, Management Changes

    The U.S. Concrete board has elected William Albanese, regional vice president of the Northern California Region, to a newly created directorship
  • Hanson Pipe Closes On Carolina Precast, East Tennessee Precast

    Continuing to stake greater claim to the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic markets, Hanson Pipe has absorbed Carolina Precast Concrete Inc., Dunn, N.C., and East Tennessee Precast, Lenoir City
  • Hardaway Nets Aggregate Industries A Carolinas Platform

    Aggregate Industries has acquired seven-plant Hardaway Concrete Company Inc. and three-plant Hardaway Concrete Company Upstate Inc. in Columbia and Greenville, S.C
  • Boral Construction Materials Rides Into Oklahoma

    Boral Ltd. has closed on the assets of Oklahoma City's Schwarz Ready Mix and Davis Arbuckle Material, with combined annual concrete and aggregate production of 750,000 yd. and 1.6 million tons
  • Repair Franchisor Rebrands

    The Crack Team announces its rebranding from foundation repair specialists to concrete repair specialists to more accurately reflect its extended list
  • Eyeing A Guinness Record, Acme Molds Texas-Sized Brick

    Acme Brick celebrated Independence Day 2007 and the company's 116th anniversary by introducing a contender for the Guinness s Biggest Brick' title. Weighing
  • Federal Investigators Cite Epoxy Creep In Boston Tunnel Ceiling Panel Failure

    Use of a creep-prone epoxy anchor adhesive was the probable cause of a precast-panel ceiling collapse in an Interstate 90 connector tunnel serving Boston's
  • Npca, Acpa Team Up For New Annual Exhibit

    The National Precast Concrete Association and the American Concrete Pipe Association will stage The Precast Show, a trade exhibit debuting Feb. 20-22,
  • Troop Fortification

    BARRIERS SUIT BAGHDAD'S AIRMEN TO A At Baghdad International Airport's Victory Base Complex (VBC) in Iraq, a simple concrete slab can make the difference
  • Process Water Management System Boosts Southern Star's Recycling Effort

    Before taking over as general manager of the Southern Star Concrete operations in Little Rock, Ark., Dan Davis spent time researching ready mixed reclaimer
  • High Note

    When it set up shop in Music City a decade ago, Irving Materials Inc. (imi) developed a business plan dedicated to state-of-the-art facilities and front
  • Wash Water Recycle System Makes Capital A Zero-Discharge Operator

    With ever-tightening standards and regulations regarding ground water contamination, mixer truck drivers are increasingly challenged to clean their vehicles
  • Biodiesel Crops Up In Construction Fleets

    Not just at mealtime, the smell of french fries pervades the Destiny USA construction site in Syracuse, N.Y. A retail and entertainment complex billed as the largest facility of its kind to be powered by renewable energy sources, Destiny USA is under construction using exclusively biodiesel-powered equipment, thus fulfilling a commitment to operate the job site and new complex without consuming fossil fuels.

  • Fueling Rewards

    Biodiesel is a clean burning alternative fuel that can be used in any diesel engine in pure form or blended with petroleum diesel, according to the National
  • Biodiesel Crops Up In Construction Fleets

    Not just at mealtime, the smell of french fries pervades the Destiny USA construction site in Syracuse, N.Y. A retail and entertainment complex billed as the largest facility of its kind to be powered by renewable energy sources, Destiny USA is under construction using exclusively biodiesel-powered equipment, thus fulfilling a commitment to operate the job site and new complex without consuming fossil fuels.

  • 2008 Concrete Technology Forum Organizers Call For Presentations

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association is seeking abstracts for 2008 Concrete Technology Forum: Focus on Sustainable Development candidate presentations.
  • Process Water Management System Boosts Southern Star's Recycling Effort

    Before taking over as general manager of the Southern Star Concrete operations in Little Rock, Ark., Dan Davis spent time researching ready mixed reclaimer
  • Flip-Chart Tool Supports Parking Lot Promotion

    To advance the industry's new market share-building Parking Lot Strategic Plan, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has introduced a tool to
  • Fhwa Dispatches New Mobile Concrete Lab

    En route this summer and fall, the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) new mobile concrete laboratory (MCL) will introduce innovative concrete testing
  • Repair Franchisor Rebrands

    The Crack Team announces its rebranding from foundation repair specialists to concrete repair specialists to more accurately reflect its extended list
  • Certified Concrete Sales Professional Courses

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has scheduled four courses within the Certified Concrete Sales Professional (CCSP) curriculum targeting
  • Eyeing A Guinness Record, Acme Molds Texas-Sized Brick

    Acme Brick celebrated Independence Day 2007 and the company's 116th anniversary by introducing a contender for the Guinness s Biggest Brick' title. Weighing
  • Ways And Means Of Product Performance Surface In Big Dig

    Federal agencies investigating construction methods and providers behind Boston's Big Dig, or Central Artery/Tunnel (CA/T), took turns last month pointing
  • Powers Asks Ntsb To Set Record Straight

    In a follow-up to its initial rebuttal of National Transportation Safety Board findings, Powers Fasteners cited new documents indicating that the agency
  • Federal Investigators Cite Epoxy Creep In Boston Tunnel Ceiling Panel Failure

    Use of a creep-prone epoxy anchor adhesive was the probable cause of a precast-panel ceiling collapse in an Interstate 90 connector tunnel serving Boston's
  • Bonsal American Completes Pre-Blend Deal

    Following its acquisition of Fairless Hills, Pa.-based Pre-Blend Products Inc., Bonsal American will expand its ProSpec brand of specified concrete construction,
  • Npca, Acpa Team Up For New Annual Exhibit

    The National Precast Concrete Association and the American Concrete Pipe Association will stage The Precast Show, a trade exhibit debuting Feb. 20-22,
  • Hanson Pipe Adds Texas, Ontario, Montreal Operations

    Amid the friendly takeover of Hanson Plc by Germany's HeidelbergCement, the business of growth continues as usual for Hanson Pipe & Products Inc., which
  • Pioneer Concrete Plant #5

    Wilmington, Del.-based Pioneer Concrete has opened a Delmar, Md., plant to provide ready-mixed and concrete pumping services for residential, industrial,
  • Environmental Awards

    Judges for the 13th annual Commitment to Environmental Excellence Awards recognized eight ready mixed producers, serving six states and one Canadian province,
  • Producers

    Superior Walls by Precast Concrete Solutions has relaunched a 30,000-sq.-ft., Springfield, Ill., facility that originally opened in 1998 under a different
  • Organizations

    The ASTM Committee C15 Concrete Masonry Units and Related Units has recognized Jeff Speck, director of engineering for Big River Industries Inc., with
  • Manufacturers

    American Spring Wire Corp. has promoted Bill Snyder to executive vice president, where he will add direct reporting responsibility for the company's three
  • Call For Scc Conference Papers

    Northwestern University-anchored Center for Advanced Cement-Based Materials (ACBM) is soliciting abstracts for Third North American Conference on the
  • Ansi Committee Proposes Fall Protection Standard Changes

    An American National Standards Institute committee has proposed significant changes to the current ANSI Z359.1-1992 Fall Protection Standard. As it now
  • Equipment & Products

    CATERPILLAR LAUNCHES SAFETY WEBSITE Customer Safety Services of the Caterpillar Technology & Solutions Division has launched Safety.Cat.com, a website
  • Mack Jump Starts Epa 07 Engine Migration

    Following a rollout at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Mack Trucks dispatched 20 Granite and Pinnacle trucks for a three-month North American tour aimed
  • Troop Fortification

    BARRIERS SUIT BAGHDAD'S AIRMEN TO A At Baghdad International Airport's Victory Base Complex (VBC) in Iraq, a simple concrete slab can make the difference
  • High Note

    When it set up shop in Music City a decade ago, Irving Materials Inc. (imi) developed a business plan dedicated to state-of-the-art facilities and front
  • Truck Usage

    The most often asked question in the ready mixed concrete industry is So how much have we delivered so far? Utilization is rarely mentioned until month's
  • Wash Water Recycle System Makes Capital A Zero-Discharge Operator

    With ever-tightening standards and regulations regarding ground water contamination, mixer truck drivers are increasingly challenged to clean their vehicles
  • Wrap-Around Liners Arrest Mixer Blade Wear

    That preventing blade wear is essential to quality concrete was demonstrated by a National Institute of Standards and Technology report indicating how
  • Moisture Dome Test On Trial

    The use of calcium chloride vapor emission tests specifically the moisture dome test in concrete defect litigation is on the rise, and it has become the
  • Rfp Forms Pass Usma Muster

    The rich heritage of the United States Military Academy (USMA) in West Point, N.Y. the nation's oldest military post as well as demand for a state-of-the-art
  • Online Tool A Concrete Guide For The Green Building-Minded

    On the heels of a survey showing that 90 percent of architects scout the Internet for information on green building, Portland Cement Association has launched
  • Online Tool A Concrete Guide For The Green Building-Minded

    On the heels of a survey showing that 90 percent of architects scout the Internet for information on green building, Portland Cement Association has launched
  • Artba Releases Job-Site Spanish-English Books

    The American Road & Transportation Builders Association announces the availability of two publications to aid communication with Spanish speaking workers.
  • Nrmca Open To Seminar Proposals For Conexpo-Con/Agg 2008

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association is gathering suggestion on topics and speakers of interest to the concrete industry for ConExpo-Con/Agg
  • Proposal Protocol

    In order to facilitate the evaluation process, ConExpo-Con/Agg 2008 proposals are to be submitted in a Word document, using a uniform format. Required
  • Turning Tables

    Thanks to efficient formwork, a tight construction schedule will not compromise the structural integrity or style of one of southern Florida's latest
  • Litigation-Happy Homeowners Left To Rue Their Day In Court

    Justice partly prevailed last month as a California court acknowledged the financial burden National Ready Mixed Services Inc. shouldered in a construction
  • Producers

    Chaney Enterprises has received the Associated Builders and Contractors Chesapeake Chapter and the American Concrete Institute of Maryland Excellence
  • Gulf Coast Code Changes Backed By Forensic Study

    Coast in the Eye of the Storm Hurricane Katrina: August 29, 2005, a forensic evaluation of building systems and how they are impacted by hurricanes, high
  • Nssga Cements Plan For World Of Aggregates

    The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association board has approved development of a single, broad education-based gathering under the banner of World of
  • Manufacturers

    Kraft Energy Systems has named three new sales team members Greg Jones, Nathan Rockwell and Amanda Robinson. Serving as Central U.S. sales manager, Jones
  • Meyer Material Ushers Aggregate Industries Into Chicago And Milwaukee Markets

    Aggregate Industries is the first multinational ready mixed producer to enter one of the last major U.S. population centers controlled by private operators,
  • Kraft Dedicates Headquarters, Warehouse

    Curing equipment supplier Kraft Energy Systems Inc. has occupied a new corporate headquarters and fulfillment warehouse in Fort Worth, Texas. The facility
  • Epa Concedes Batch Plants' Lower Emissions Norm

    Earlier this summer, the U.S Environmental Protection Agency adopted new Emissions Factor (AP-42) data for concrete batching, indicating that air emissions
  • An Operator Befitting Texas

    Following up on letter of intent announced in May, Houston-based U.S. Concrete, Inc. reported early last month acquisition of Alberta Investments, Inc.
  • Wilbert Moves To Consolidate Yakima Operations

    Following an early July closing on the assets of Yakima Precast Inc, Wilbert Precast Inc. of Spokane, Wash., has announced plans to build a new facility
  • Road-Building Stakeholders Converge For Interstate Golden Jubilee

    Leaders of the concrete industry joined their peers in the surface transportation establishment to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Interstate system
  • Environmental Awards

    Eight producers serving six states were recognized as industry leaders in environmental stewardship by judges for the 12th annual Commitment to Environmental
  • Nrmca Truck-Safety Decals

    An assortment of 8- 10-in. adhesive decals from the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association features nine of the most common hand signals with English
  • Consumption Scale Spurs Home Energy Rating System Overhaul

    The National Association of Home Builders Research Center reports that significant changes in the Home Energy Rating System (HERS), used to measure a
  • Basf Consummates Degussa/Master Builders Deal

    BASF closed on the Construction Chemicals business of its fellow German operator, Degussa AG, last month. In North America, the BASF Admixtures business
  • Indiana Phoenix Names Intermountain Dealer

    Indiana Phoenix recently appointed Lake City International of Salt Lake City, Utah, as distributor for its Phoenix mixers in Utah and Idaho. Providing
  • Lafarge Boosts Great Lakes Fleet

    Lafarge North America dedicated a new articulated tug-barge earlier this summer as the latest addition to its Great Lakes fleet. The Samuel de Champlain
  • Arresting Efflorescence: A Silver Bullet Solution?

    Over the years, countless papers and a great deal of research have been dedicated to analyzing the persistent problem of efflorescence in manufactured
  • Osha Regulatory Agenda

    As reported in last month's Compliance Matters, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has released its regulatory agenda, including issues
  • Equipment & Products

    TWIN-SHAFT MIXER With the addition of a small model, capacities for the company's twin shaft mixers now range from 54 cu. ft. to 318 cu. ft. Each model
  • Crsi Examines Seismic Zone Building Practice

    Expanding its Spotlight Series, the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute has released an eight-page brochure featuring the new 600,000-sq.-ft. San Francisco
  • Online Tool A Concrete Guide For The Green Building-Minded

    On the heels of a survey showing that 90 percent of architects scout the Internet for information on green building, Portland Cement Association has launched
  • Scc Right At Home In World's Largest Aquarium

    Reportedly the world's largest facility of its kind, the Georgia Aquarium has emerged in downtown Atlanta, thanks in part to highly fluid concrete. The
  • Canadian Chapter

    Formally named Canada West, the first Canadian chapter of the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute consists of 10 member companies in British Columbia,
  • Standard Bearer

    Environmental, safety, and aesthetic standards that have made Cemstone Products Co. a leader in ready mixed concrete and plant design abound at the company's
  • A Ring To Bind Them

    For a city with a population of about 1 million, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, has a surprisingly sophisticated highway infrastructure, one that is in the
  • Shell Reformulates Oil To Meet Demands Of 2007 Engines

    Promising significantly lower wear, deposit control and engine cleanliness on pre-2007 engines and new 2007-complaint truck engines, Shell Lubricants
  • Fuel Management System Drives Down Costs

    No matter how many plants a ready-mix company owns, each one has several types of vehicles constantly moving in, and out, and throughout the yard. Whether
  • Shell Reformulates Oil To Meet Demands Of 2007 Engines

    Promising significantly lower wear, deposit control and engine cleanliness on pre-2007 engines and new 2007-complaint truck engines, Shell Lubricants
  • Standard Bearer

    Environmental, safety, and aesthetic standards that have made Cemstone Products Co. a leader in ready mixed concrete and plant design abound at the company's
  • Fuel Management System Drives Down Costs

    No matter how many plants a ready-mix company owns, each one has several types of vehicles constantly moving in, and out, and throughout the yard. Whether
  • Litigation-Happy Homeowners Left To Rue Their Day In Court

    Justice partly prevailed last month as a California court acknowledged the financial burden National Ready Mixed Services Inc. shouldered in a construction
  • Meyer Material Ushers Aggregate Industries Into Chicago And Milwaukee Markets

    Aggregate Industries is the first multinational ready mixed producer to enter one of the last major U.S. population centers controlled by private operators,
  • Standard Bearer

    Environmental, safety, and aesthetic standards that have made Cemstone Products Co. a leader in ready mixed concrete and plant design abound at the company's
  • A Ring To Bind Them

    For a city with a population of about 1 million, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, has a surprisingly sophisticated highway infrastructure, one that is in the
  • Kraft Dedicates Headquarters, Warehouse

    Curing equipment supplier Kraft Energy Systems Inc. has occupied a new corporate headquarters and fulfillment warehouse in Fort Worth, Texas. The facility