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  • Permeable Pavements Put To Test At Epa Facility

    EPA has initiated a 10-year investigation of pervious concrete, permeable interlocking concrete, and porous asphalt pavements recently placed in a parking lot at its Edison, N.J., Environmental Center
  • Aashto, Chamber Of Commerce Salute All-Concrete I-35W Replacement Bridge

    A bridge redefining how federal and state agencies view concrete methods’ fast-track potential and value engineering is the 2009 America’s Transportation Awards Grand Prize winner
  • Antagonist Investor's Victory Confirmed In Txi Director Elections, Board Proposals

    After a preliminary announcement following Texas Industries' Oct. 22 annual shareholders meeting, it was verified that Shamrock Activist Value Fund (SAVF) officials were successful in getting its three board nominees elected to the board of directors and corporate governance proposals approved
  • Dufferin, Knife River, Lafarge Pilot Eaton's Automated Clutch Transmission

    Concrete and aggregate producers testing the UltraShift PLUS series automated manual transmissions include Dufferin Concrete (Toronto mixers), Knife River Belgrade Division (Montana dumps) and Lafarge North America (Atlanta, Prairie province and B.C. mixers)
  • Imi, Aggregate Industries Pros Take National Mixer Driver Championship

    Joseph “Ziggy” Zygas, a Lafayette, Ind.-based driver for Irving Materials Inc., won the 4th Annual National Mixer Driver Championship, staged amid NRMCA’s 2009 ConcreteWorks Conference & Expo, Oct. 17-20, in Indianapolis
  • Hanson Hardscapes Adopts Spec For Essroc's Self-Cleaning Tx Active Cement

    Hanson Hardscapes is among the first North American manufactured-concrete producers to offer TX Active, a self-cleaning, pollutant-reducing cement. Created by Essroc Italcementi, the specialty powder naturally breaks down organic and inorganic pollutants, including CO, NOx, SOx and volatile organic compounds, such as benzene and toluene
  • Epa Chief Outlines Stepped Up Clean Water Act Enforcement

    The Clean Water Action Enforcement Plan, outlined by EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson in an Oct. 15 House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing, calls for the agency to a) develop more comprehensive approaches to ensure enforcement is targeted to the most serious violations and significant pollution sources
  • Call For Abstracts: 2010 Concrete Sustainability Conference

    NRMCA and the School of Sustainable Engineering and The Built Environment at Arizona State University are seeking abstracts for the 2010 Concrete Sustainability Conference, April 13-15, in Tempe
  • Icpi To Stage 2010 Hardscape Na With Ãsoftscape Green Industry Expo

    Hardscape North America 2010 will co-locate with the GIE+EXPO (Green Industry Equipment Expo), Oct. 28-30, at the Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville
  • Aci Seeks Submissions For 2010 Conventions

    For its Spring 2010 Convention (Chicago) and Fall 2010 Convention (Pittsburgh), ACI has issued a Call for Papers. Specifically, submissions detailing “Notable Concrete in Chicago and Vicinity” are sought by ACI Committee 124 - Concrete Aesthetics, ACI Illinois Chapter, and AIA Chicago Chapter for the spring event, Mar. 21-25
  • Trouble-Making Shareholder Ramps Up Efforts To Fracture Txi Board At 10/22 Meeting

    With TXI’s annual meeting in Dallas only days away, company leadership has admitted that in recent weeks it has had private settlement discussions with its third-largest (representing a 10.2 percent stake) and most belligerent shareholder, SAVF, with respect to proxy proposals
  • Investor States Weak Case For Messing With Texas Industries

    Texas Industries, Inc. is approaching its annual shareholders meeting, Oct. 22 in Dallas, poised to counter a flimsy argument for board realignment, including ouster of three incumbent directors up reelection to three-year terms
  • J.W. Peters, Zignego Help Rexcon Build Massive New Base

    An all-concrete structure with twin 75- x 600-ft. bays, set on 30 acres in southeastern Wisconsin, is the new home for batch equipment and controls manufacturer RexCon
  • Rmc Foundation Updates Guide For Leed 2009 Nc

    The Ready Mixed Concrete Industry LEED Reference Guide - Third Edition covers LEED 2009 for New Construction and Major Renovations, plus guidance on how concrete may contribute to rating points for candidate construction projects in the United States Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building certification system
  • Mid-Atlantic Precast Opens 8-Ft. Spancrete Line On Virginia Greenfield

    Mid-Atlantic Precast has launched with the East Coast’s first 8-ft. Spancrete hollowcore production line, targeting Interstate 95-linked markets from New York to North Carolina
  • Axim Formulates Mrwr For Flowability, Scm Mix Performance

    Catexol Hydrosense, a polycarboxylate-based water reducer, provides what Axim contends is excellent flowability during placement without affecting initial setting time
  • Doe Grants Cemex $1.1 Million For Carbon Capture, Storage Tech Development

    Cemex USA is one of 12 recipients of first round grants from a $1.4-billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act pool funding development of technology that will capture carbon dioxide from industrial sources
  • Unions Smell Rat In Climate Change Legislation

    In surprisingly pro-business style, organized labor has noted federal policy observers’ concerns regarding the economic impact of restricting carbon dioxide emissions
  • Osha Prods States To Enforce Record-Keeping Accuracy With Spot Inspections

    With the belief that accurate workplace injury and illness reporting is critical to an effective enforcement program, OSHA is initiating a national emphasis program (NEP) on recordkeeping to assess the correctness of such employer-recorded data
  • Economy Forces Ash Grove To Idle Nine Of 10 Plants

    The Associated Press reported that Ash Grove Cement, the nation’s largest independently owned cement manufacturer, indicated plans late last month to suspend production at nine of its 10 U.S. plants, some starting the process as soon as mid-November, earlier than the company’s usual seasonal shutdowns
  • Dot's Lahood Advances Driver Texting Bans, Cell Phone Usage Limitations

    At the conclusion of last week’s two-day summit on distracted driving, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced a series of actions his department and the Obama Administration are taking to help put an end to distracted driving
  • Mit, Rmc Research, Pca Launch Concrete Sustainability Hub

    To accelerate concrete science and engineering breakthroughs and their transfer to commercial practice, the Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSH) will fund $10 million in research over the next five years, with MIT’s School of Engineering, School of Architecture and Planning, and Sloan School of Management among candidate participants
  • Aashto Committee Outlines Technical Certification Program Requirements

    A resolution passed by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ Subcommittee on Bridges and Structures at the recent 2009 AASHTO annual meeting recognizes PCI, AISC and related groups’ certification of personnel, production, and other quality processes related to fabricated structural bridge components
  • Gun-Slinging Investor Draws Weak Case For Messing With Texas Industries

    Beyond its history as a post-war block, pipe and ready mixed producer that integrated in reverse, Texas Industries, Inc. is the last of a breed: An American-owned,
  • Sample Ordinance Eases Adoption Of Sustainable Construction Code

    As states and municipalities seek to adopt ordinances that require or sustainable construction, code officials at every level of government are scrambling
  • New Astm Standard Defines Rapid Hardening Hydraulic Cements

    The recently approved ASTM C1600/C1600M - Specification for Rapid Hardening Hydraulic Cement covers materials used in applications where reduced cementitious
  • Acaa Addresses Epa Panic On Fly Ash Designation, Handling

    Citing a new administration and the December 2008 spill of 5.4 million cu. yd. of fly ash from a Tennessee Valley Authority impoundment as reasons for
  • Central Concrete Supply Exits California Capital

    Houston-based U.S. Concrete Inc. has sold its four Sacramento, Calif., ready-mixed plants to Syar Concrete, LLC, Woodland, Calif., in a transaction of
  • Eagle Materials Names Execs To Finance, Strategy Posts

    Dallas-based cement, aggregate, ready mixed and wallboard producer Eagle Materials Inc. recently named Craig Kesler executive vice president, Finance
  • Ncma Quantifies Efficiency In Masonry Walls' Confined Reinforcement

    Effects of Confinement Reinforcement on Bar Splice Performance - Summary of Research and Design Recommendations documents four testing phases to determine
  • Martin Marietta Materials Elevates Cfo Lloyd

    The board of Raleigh, N.C.-based Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., has elected Anne Lloyd executive vice president, a title in addition to chief financial
  • Ramsey Heads Command Alkon

    Command Alkon Inc., Birmingham, Ala., has named Phil Ramsey president, a title in addition to the chief operating officer post he has held since 2005.
  • Crouch At Helm Of Realigned Propex

    Thirty-year industry veteran Chris Crouch has been named executive vice president of Propex Concrete Systems, a stand-alone business unit of Propex Operating
  • Evolving Rfid System Key To Quality, Inventory Control

    According to Greg Stratis, Amesbury plant manager, E.F. Shea Concrete Products not only has been using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems from
  • British Precast Veteran Loads Resource Site

    A new online information center for precast specifiers and users provides document downloads covering Connections & Fittings, Environment, Joints & Interfaces,
  • Banking The Curve

    Due to the tremendous exposure the site afforded, the intersection of Tennant Road and State Highway Route 9 one of New Jersey's most heavily traveled
  • Aci Titles Study High Strength Mixes, Seismic-Prone Precast, Aac Panels

    The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announces availability of new publications and CD-ROMs offering latest concrete-related information and technology.
  • Osha Cites Bridge Crane Overload

    Alleging operation of overhead cranes beyond their rated load capacity and models lacking safety devices to prevent automatic, post-power failure restart,
  • Pci Names 2009 Big Beam Contest Winners

    Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute's (PCI) Student Education Judging Committee recently announced winners of the Engineering Student Design Award
  • States Mandate Osha Course

    Aiming to reduce the number of job-site injuries and fatalities, seven states now have laws that require workers to complete the OSHA 10-hour construction
  • Icrete Formulates Technology For Precasters

    Customized and patented high-strength concrete mixes have been introduced by Los Angeles-based iCrete LLC as part of a product family for the precast
  • Fixing Health Care: Good For American Business

    Perhaps you have heard the horror stories about President Obama's health care reform plans leading to a future of rationed care and bankrupt businesses
  • Federal Support Of Project Labor Agreements Under Fire

    Members of two Washington, D.C.-based contractor groups have challenged government endorsement and promotion of project labor agreements on building and
  • Bagging The Green Market

    Recent months saw an impressive entry by bagged dry mix producers into the green building market. Predictably, perhaps, California is the home of several
  • Epa Serves Up $140K In Fines To Knife River, Midwest Concrete For Clean Water Violations

    On the heels of the largest-ever penalty assessed to a ready mixed company $2.75 million paid by Aggregate Industries for storm water violations, the
  • Texas Trailblazer

    AmeriTex Pipe & Products, LLC has launched with a Seguin, Texas, greenfield operation just off coast-to-coast Interstate 10. Equipped with European machinery,
  • New England Foundation

    When Ernie Shea founded his precast concrete company back in 1949, building foundations were still made with concrete block. That was Ernie's primary
  • The Impact Of Workability Retention

    Contractors want concrete to be as workable as possible to facilitate placement and consolidation without compromising performance in the hardened state.
  • Quick Cure

    Ron Mulligan of Basalite Concrete Products, LLC represents a company that is one of a small (only 5 percent), yet growing number industrywide of precasters
  • Underground Integrity

    Among items best buried the longer the better septic tanks top the list. Accordingly, Nanaimo, B.C.-based ABC Precast & Ready Mix has applied advanced
  • High-Pressure Mixer Washout

    The company's High Pressure Washout system reportedly offers faster cleanup time for 5 percent greater productivity and recoup on investment within months.
  • On-Site Concrete Coating

    Ebecryl 891 resin is a UV-curable acrylate specifically developed for on-site or field application on concrete flooring. The new modified polyester acrylate
  • Column, Post Tubes

    A leading supplier of converted, recycled paperboard has rebranded its premier construction tube product line to KlimatePRO/easy-POUR. Made of 100 percent
  • Joint Sealer

    Chemthane 8190 joint sealer accommodates movement in concrete at expansion joints, the manufacturer affirms, as it ensures strength at the weakest spot
  • Wet Cast Retaining Wall Units

    Natural Concrete Products has developed a process to fabricate what the company describes as the most natural-appearing retaining wall block on the market.
  • Hydraulic Coupler For Wheel Loaders

    A new company-branded hydraulic quick coupler for its wheel loaders maintains compatibility with current buckets especially rapid-fill buckets featuring
  • Angle Grinder

    The new WE9-125 Quick 5-in. angle grinder provides vario-constamatic (VC) electronic speed stabilization, making the tool especially suitable for heavy
  • Silo Eco-Home Stores Abundant Green' Cred

    The two-year anniversary in May 2009 of a tornado strike that nearly leveled Greensburg, Kan., marked the town's opening of Silo Eco-Home. Built with
  • Dipped Gloves

    The company's PosiGrip line has been expanded with dipped gloves for industrial and commercial use. Combining the comfort of a nylon or poly/cotton base
  • Waterproofing Additive

    As the manufacturer applies its corrosion and waterproofing admixture technology to home building products, company representatives note, builders gain
  • Micro Noise Dosimeter

    An intrinsically safe (IS) version of the company's CEL-350 dBadge micro noise dosimeter is designed to measure noise exposure throughout an employee's
  • New Astm Standard Defines Rapid Hardening Hydraulic Cements

    The recently approved ASTM C1600/C1600M - Specification for Rapid Hardening Hydraulic Cement covers materials used in applications where reduced cementitious
  • Acaa Addresses Epa Panic On Fly Ash Designation, Handling

    Citing a new administration and the December 2008 spill of 5.4 million cu. yd. of fly ash from a Tennessee Valley Authority impoundment as reasons for
  • Crouch At Helm Of Realigned Propex

    Thirty-year industry veteran Chris Crouch has been named executive vice president of Propex Concrete Systems, a stand-alone business unit of Propex Operating
  • The Impact Of Workability Retention

    Contractors want concrete to be as workable as possible to facilitate placement and consolidation without compromising performance in the hardened state.
  • Gun-Slinging Investor Draws Weak Case For Messing With Texas Industries

    Beyond its history as a post-war block, pipe and ready mixed producer that integrated in reverse, Texas Industries, Inc. is the last of a breed: An American-owned,
  • New Astm Standard Defines Rapid Hardening Hydraulic Cements

    The recently approved ASTM C1600/C1600M - Specification for Rapid Hardening Hydraulic Cement covers materials used in applications where reduced cementitious
  • Acaa Addresses Epa Panic On Fly Ash Designation, Handling

    Citing a new administration and the December 2008 spill of 5.4 million cu. yd. of fly ash from a Tennessee Valley Authority impoundment as reasons for
  • Eagle Materials Names Execs To Finance, Strategy Posts

    Dallas-based cement, aggregate, ready mixed and wallboard producer Eagle Materials Inc. recently named Craig Kesler executive vice president, Finance
  • Bagging The Green Market

    Recent months saw an impressive entry by bagged dry mix producers into the green building market. Predictably, perhaps, California is the home of several
  • Sample Ordinance Eases Adoption Of Sustainable Construction Code

    As states and municipalities seek to adopt ordinances that require or sustainable construction, code officials at every level of government are scrambling
  • Sample Ordinance Eases Adoption Of Sustainable Construction Code

    As states and municipalities seek to adopt ordinances that require or sustainable construction, code officials at every level of government are scrambling
  • Osha Cites Bridge Crane Overload

    Alleging operation of overhead cranes beyond their rated load capacity and models lacking safety devices to prevent automatic, post-power failure restart,
  • Icrete Formulates Technology For Precasters

    Customized and patented high-strength concrete mixes have been introduced by Los Angeles-based iCrete LLC as part of a product family for the precast
  • Federal Support Of Project Labor Agreements Under Fire

    Members of two Washington, D.C.-based contractor groups have challenged government endorsement and promotion of project labor agreements on building and
  • Evolving Rfid System Key To Quality, Inventory Control

    According to Greg Stratis, Amesbury plant manager, E.F. Shea Concrete Products not only has been using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems from
  • Texas Trailblazer

    AmeriTex Pipe & Products, LLC has launched with a Seguin, Texas, greenfield operation just off coast-to-coast Interstate 10. Equipped with European machinery,
  • New England Foundation

    When Ernie Shea founded his precast concrete company back in 1949, building foundations were still made with concrete block. That was Ernie's primary
  • Quick Cure

    Ron Mulligan of Basalite Concrete Products, LLC represents a company that is one of a small (only 5 percent), yet growing number industrywide of precasters
  • Underground Integrity

    Among items best buried the longer the better septic tanks top the list. Accordingly, Nanaimo, B.C.-based ABC Precast & Ready Mix has applied advanced
  • Sample Ordinance Eases Adoption Of Sustainable Construction Code

    As states and municipalities seek to adopt ordinances that require or sustainable construction, code officials at every level of government are scrambling
  • Ncma Quantifies Efficiency In Masonry Walls' Confined Reinforcement

    Effects of Confinement Reinforcement on Bar Splice Performance - Summary of Research and Design Recommendations documents four testing phases to determine
  • Banking The Curve

    Due to the tremendous exposure the site afforded, the intersection of Tennant Road and State Highway Route 9 one of New Jersey's most heavily traveled
  • Bagging The Green Market

    Recent months saw an impressive entry by bagged dry mix producers into the green building market. Predictably, perhaps, California is the home of several
  • Icrete Formulates Technology For Precasters

    Customized and patented high-strength concrete mixes have been introduced by Los Angeles-based iCrete LLC as part of a product family for the precast
  • Evolving Rfid System Key To Quality, Inventory Control

    According to Greg Stratis, Amesbury plant manager, E.F. Shea Concrete Products not only has been using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems from
  • Texas Trailblazer

    AmeriTex Pipe & Products, LLC has launched with a Seguin, Texas, greenfield operation just off coast-to-coast Interstate 10. Equipped with European machinery,
  • New England Foundation

    When Ernie Shea founded his precast concrete company back in 1949, building foundations were still made with concrete block. That was Ernie's primary
  • Quick Cure

    Ron Mulligan of Basalite Concrete Products, LLC represents a company that is one of a small (only 5 percent), yet growing number industrywide of precasters
  • Underground Integrity

    Among items best buried the longer the better septic tanks top the list. Accordingly, Nanaimo, B.C.-based ABC Precast & Ready Mix has applied advanced
  • The Impact Of Workability Retention

    Contractors want concrete to be as workable as possible to facilitate placement and consolidation without compromising performance in the hardened state.
  • Gun-Slinging Investor Draws Weak Case For Messing With Texas Industries

    Beyond its history as a post-war block, pipe and ready mixed producer that integrated in reverse, Texas Industries, Inc. is the last of a breed: An American-owned,
  • Sample Ordinance Eases Adoption Of Sustainable Construction Code

    As states and municipalities seek to adopt ordinances that require or sustainable construction, code officials at every level of government are scrambling
  • New Astm Standard Defines Rapid Hardening Hydraulic Cements

    The recently approved ASTM C1600/C1600M - Specification for Rapid Hardening Hydraulic Cement covers materials used in applications where reduced cementitious
  • Acaa Addresses Epa Panic On Fly Ash Designation, Handling

    Citing a new administration and the December 2008 spill of 5.4 million cu. yd. of fly ash from a Tennessee Valley Authority impoundment as reasons for
  • Central Concrete Supply Exits California Capital

    Houston-based U.S. Concrete Inc. has sold its four Sacramento, Calif., ready-mixed plants to Syar Concrete, LLC, Woodland, Calif., in a transaction of
  • Eagle Materials Names Execs To Finance, Strategy Posts

    Dallas-based cement, aggregate, ready mixed and wallboard producer Eagle Materials Inc. recently named Craig Kesler executive vice president, Finance
  • Ramsey Heads Command Alkon

    Command Alkon Inc., Birmingham, Ala., has named Phil Ramsey president, a title in addition to the chief operating officer post he has held since 2005.
  • Crouch At Helm Of Realigned Propex

    Thirty-year industry veteran Chris Crouch has been named executive vice president of Propex Concrete Systems, a stand-alone business unit of Propex Operating
  • Ramsey Heads Command Alkon

    Command Alkon Inc., Birmingham, Ala., has named Phil Ramsey president, a title in addition to the chief operating officer post he has held since 2005.
  • Epa Serves Up $140K In Fines To Knife River, Midwest Concrete For Clean Water Violations

    On the heels of the largest-ever penalty assessed to a ready mixed company $2.75 million paid by Aggregate Industries for storm water violations, the
  • Federal Support Of Project Labor Agreements Under Fire

    Members of two Washington, D.C.-based contractor groups have challenged government endorsement and promotion of project labor agreements on building and
  • Epa Serves Up $140K In Fines To Knife River, Midwest Concrete For Clean Water Violations

    On the heels of the largest-ever penalty assessed to a ready mixed company $2.75 million paid by Aggregate Industries for storm water violations, the
  • Silo Eco-Home Stores Abundant Green' Cred

    The two-year anniversary in May 2009 of a tornado strike that nearly leveled Greensburg, Kan., marked the town's opening of Silo Eco-Home. Built with
  • Gun-Slinging Investor Draws Weak Case For Messing With Texas Industries

    Beyond its history as a post-war block, pipe and ready mixed producer that integrated in reverse, Texas Industries, Inc. is the last of a breed: An American-owned,
  • Sample Ordinance Eases Adoption Of Sustainable Construction Code

    As states and municipalities seek to adopt ordinances that require or sustainable construction, code officials at every level of government are scrambling
  • New Astm Standard Defines Rapid Hardening Hydraulic Cements

    The recently approved ASTM C1600/C1600M - Specification for Rapid Hardening Hydraulic Cement covers materials used in applications where reduced cementitious
  • Acaa Addresses Epa Panic On Fly Ash Designation, Handling

    Citing a new administration and the December 2008 spill of 5.4 million cu. yd. of fly ash from a Tennessee Valley Authority impoundment as reasons for
  • Central Concrete Supply Exits California Capital

    Houston-based U.S. Concrete Inc. has sold its four Sacramento, Calif., ready-mixed plants to Syar Concrete, LLC, Woodland, Calif., in a transaction of
  • Eagle Materials Names Execs To Finance, Strategy Posts

    Dallas-based cement, aggregate, ready mixed and wallboard producer Eagle Materials Inc. recently named Craig Kesler executive vice president, Finance
  • Ncma Quantifies Efficiency In Masonry Walls' Confined Reinforcement

    Effects of Confinement Reinforcement on Bar Splice Performance - Summary of Research and Design Recommendations documents four testing phases to determine
  • Martin Marietta Materials Elevates Cfo Lloyd

    The board of Raleigh, N.C.-based Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., has elected Anne Lloyd executive vice president, a title in addition to chief financial
  • Ramsey Heads Command Alkon

    Command Alkon Inc., Birmingham, Ala., has named Phil Ramsey president, a title in addition to the chief operating officer post he has held since 2005.
  • Crouch At Helm Of Realigned Propex

    Thirty-year industry veteran Chris Crouch has been named executive vice president of Propex Concrete Systems, a stand-alone business unit of Propex Operating
  • Evolving Rfid System Key To Quality, Inventory Control

    According to Greg Stratis, Amesbury plant manager, E.F. Shea Concrete Products not only has been using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems from
  • British Precast Veteran Loads Resource Site

    A new online information center for precast specifiers and users provides document downloads covering Connections & Fittings, Environment, Joints & Interfaces,
  • Banking The Curve

    Due to the tremendous exposure the site afforded, the intersection of Tennant Road and State Highway Route 9 one of New Jersey's most heavily traveled
  • Aci Titles Study High Strength Mixes, Seismic-Prone Precast, Aac Panels

    The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announces availability of new publications and CD-ROMs offering latest concrete-related information and technology.
  • Osha Cites Bridge Crane Overload

    Alleging operation of overhead cranes beyond their rated load capacity and models lacking safety devices to prevent automatic, post-power failure restart,
  • Pci Names 2009 Big Beam Contest Winners

    Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute's (PCI) Student Education Judging Committee recently announced winners of the Engineering Student Design Award
  • States Mandate Osha Course

    Aiming to reduce the number of job-site injuries and fatalities, seven states now have laws that require workers to complete the OSHA 10-hour construction
  • Icrete Formulates Technology For Precasters

    Customized and patented high-strength concrete mixes have been introduced by Los Angeles-based iCrete LLC as part of a product family for the precast
  • Fixing Health Care: Good For American Business

    Perhaps you have heard the horror stories about President Obama's health care reform plans leading to a future of rationed care and bankrupt businesses
  • Federal Support Of Project Labor Agreements Under Fire

    Members of two Washington, D.C.-based contractor groups have challenged government endorsement and promotion of project labor agreements on building and
  • Bagging The Green Market

    Recent months saw an impressive entry by bagged dry mix producers into the green building market. Predictably, perhaps, California is the home of several
  • Epa Serves Up $140K In Fines To Knife River, Midwest Concrete For Clean Water Violations

    On the heels of the largest-ever penalty assessed to a ready mixed company $2.75 million paid by Aggregate Industries for storm water violations, the
  • Texas Trailblazer

    AmeriTex Pipe & Products, LLC has launched with a Seguin, Texas, greenfield operation just off coast-to-coast Interstate 10. Equipped with European machinery,
  • New England Foundation

    When Ernie Shea founded his precast concrete company back in 1949, building foundations were still made with concrete block. That was Ernie's primary
  • The Impact Of Workability Retention

    Contractors want concrete to be as workable as possible to facilitate placement and consolidation without compromising performance in the hardened state.
  • Quick Cure

    Ron Mulligan of Basalite Concrete Products, LLC represents a company that is one of a small (only 5 percent), yet growing number industrywide of precasters
  • Underground Integrity

    Among items best buried the longer the better septic tanks top the list. Accordingly, Nanaimo, B.C.-based ABC Precast & Ready Mix has applied advanced
  • High-Pressure Mixer Washout

    The company's High Pressure Washout system reportedly offers faster cleanup time for 5 percent greater productivity and recoup on investment within months.
  • On-Site Concrete Coating

    Ebecryl 891 resin is a UV-curable acrylate specifically developed for on-site or field application on concrete flooring. The new modified polyester acrylate
  • Column, Post Tubes

    A leading supplier of converted, recycled paperboard has rebranded its premier construction tube product line to KlimatePRO/easy-POUR. Made of 100 percent
  • Joint Sealer

    Chemthane 8190 joint sealer accommodates movement in concrete at expansion joints, the manufacturer affirms, as it ensures strength at the weakest spot
  • Wet Cast Retaining Wall Units

    Natural Concrete Products has developed a process to fabricate what the company describes as the most natural-appearing retaining wall block on the market.
  • Hydraulic Coupler For Wheel Loaders

    A new company-branded hydraulic quick coupler for its wheel loaders maintains compatibility with current buckets especially rapid-fill buckets featuring
  • Angle Grinder

    The new WE9-125 Quick 5-in. angle grinder provides vario-constamatic (VC) electronic speed stabilization, making the tool especially suitable for heavy
  • Silo Eco-Home Stores Abundant Green' Cred

    The two-year anniversary in May 2009 of a tornado strike that nearly leveled Greensburg, Kan., marked the town's opening of Silo Eco-Home. Built with
  • Dipped Gloves

    The company's PosiGrip line has been expanded with dipped gloves for industrial and commercial use. Combining the comfort of a nylon or poly/cotton base
  • Waterproofing Additive

    As the manufacturer applies its corrosion and waterproofing admixture technology to home building products, company representatives note, builders gain
  • Micro Noise Dosimeter

    An intrinsically safe (IS) version of the company's CEL-350 dBadge micro noise dosimeter is designed to measure noise exposure throughout an employee's
  • Vince Hagan Company

    For over 50 years The Vince Hagan Co. has been a leader in supplying concrete batch plants for the concrete construction industry throughout the world. View video
  • Imi, Transit Mix, Knife River Pros Lead National Mixer Driver Championship

    Bill Emerson, a 30-year veteran with the Irving Materials Inc. Greenfield, Ind., flagship, took first place and a $5,000 cash prize in the Third Annual National Mixer Driver Championship
  • Daimler Trucks: Freightliner And Western Star Plates In, Sterling Out

    Daimler Trucks will discontinue production of its Sterling brand medium- and heavy-duty models and close its St. Thomas, Ontario, assembly operations in March 2009, focusing instead on Freightliner and Western Star vehicles
  • Chicago Dailies Endorse Ozinga In Tight Congressional Race

    Martin Ozinga III has received strong affirmation from Chicago’s top newspapers, the Sun-Times and the Tribune, for his run as the Republican contender to succeed retiring, seven-term GOP Rep. Jerry Weller in Illinois' 11th Congressional District
  • Unearthing Microns Of Mud, Dems Shovel $2.5 Million Into Ozinga Smear Campaign

    Beginning in the summer and continuing through late-October, Democratic interest groups have run a series of television spots lampooning Marty Ozinga, the GOP candidate for Illinois’ 11th Congressional District
  • Egyptian Billionaire, Activist Shareholder Presses Txi

    In a proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission last week, NNS Holding director Nassif Sawiris blasted Dallas-based TXI for poor operating performance and indicated plans to encourage other shareholders to withhold votes for directors Sam Coats and Thomas Ransdell, both up for re-election at the company’s October 21 annual meeting
  • Eastern Missouri Concrete Tags Illinois Neighbor, Concrete Resources

    The recently incorporated Eastern Missouri Concrete LLC has closed on the assets of Concrete Resources Inc., a Columbia, Ill., ready mixed producer
  • Npca-Created Certification Software Creates Instant Inspection Reports

    A plant certification inspection report that once took 30 days to process is now available the same day as the inspection with new customized software developed by NPCA
  • Pti Announces Supplement, 2009 Conference Lineup

    The Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI) has published a 2008 Supplement to the Third Edition of its Design of Post-Tensioned Slabs-on-Ground. Since the Third
  • Equipment & Products

    MIXING DEVICES For projects ranging from single-family home renovations to urban high-rise construction as well as curb-and-gutter work, a new family
  • Union Group Gauges Costs Of Recent Labor Shortages

    The largest expansion in the industrial construction market in decades recently prompted union construction interests to study the impact of increased
  • Ncma To Probe Limits Of Energy Modeling Programs

    The National Concrete Masonry Association plans to further investigate computer modeling of masonry walls to identify potential problems related to the
  • Rising Political Stars Wise To Bridge Building

    This month starts the final year of the federal government's main construction materials market catalyst: the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation
  • U.S. Concrete Crosses Bridge To Prestressed Via Pomeroy

    San Diego-based U.S. Concrete Precast Group has expanded its Golden State footprint (one southern, three northern California plants) and added structural
  • Key Dealer Dedicates Headquarters

    Jamieson Equipment Co., a major concrete plant and dry bulk material handling dealer in the Southeast, scheduled a four-day open house late last month.
  • Owens Corning Names Chief For Cultured Stone Div.

    Karel Czanderna has been appointed president of Owens Corning's building materials group, encompassing the Cultured Stone and ProStone masonry products
  • Eagle Confirms Ash Grove's Minority Stake

    In a recent Securities & Exchange Commission filing, Dallas-based Eagle Materials Inc. detailed a series of mid-summer trades through which Overland Park,
  • Research Findings Validate Increased Use Of Fly Ash

    Results from a two-year research project, New Technology-Based Approach to Advance Higher Volume Fly Ash Concrete with Acceptable Performance, provide
  • Ncma Production Research Targets Cm Optimization, Curing Methods

    The National Concrete Masonry Association will inaugurate its Unit Production Research Facility, installed as part of a major research & development lab
  • Producers

    Oldcastle Precast Building Systems has appointed Monica Schultes Northeast Region marketing director. Bringing 20-plus years' construction industry experience
  • Organizations

    National Precast Concrete Association has named Bob Shattuck manager of Development, responsible for supporting a growing pool of Precast Show exhibitors,
  • Parking Lot Design Seminars

    National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has scheduled four fall stops for its Design of Concrete Parking Lots seminar: Seattle, Nov. 13; Los Angeles,
  • Employee Emergency Plans

    Essential for most concrete products facilities are three written emergency plans, including 1) Employee Emergency Action Plan, 2) Fire Prevention Plan,
  • Osha Proposes Ppe Penalty Increases

    On November 11, 2007, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration passed the Employer Payment for Personal Protective Equipment standard. Previously,
  • Pci Probes 2,500-Year Seismic Event Effect On Large-Scale Specimen

    University of California-San Diego staff have completed the latest phase of tests seeking data to improve design professionals' understanding of how precast
  • Equity Firm Tags Infrastructure Specialist D.S. Brown

    Altus Capital Partners, a Westport, Conn., private equity firm whose past investments in concrete have included Michigan-based Durand Forms Inc., has
  • Pci, Pca Profile Precast Housing Advantages

    A new video documenting the benefits of precast construction in the residential building market has been released by the Precast/Prestressed Concrete
  • Meadowlands Stadium Tracks Big Savings With Bim, Rfid Technology

    The $998 million, 2.2 million-sq.-ft. open air Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey is a massive project that will make the new venue built to house both
  • Congestion Relief

    Where slightly more than a year ago commuters driving past the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa., saw only cranes and construction
  • Sakrete, Nfl Team Up To Sack Homelessness

    For the third consecutive year, the Sakrete Sack Program to combat homelessness will rally the combined efforts of Sakrete a bagged cement mix brand in
  • Skanska Rewards Budget-Wise Finfrock

    After assisting Skanska in reducing a preliminary budget by more than $2 million, Finfrock Construction landed a $11.5 million design-build contract for
  • Industry Veteran Offers Advice For Job-Site Success

    In view of the myriad reasons that construction projects fail bankruptcy, increasing material costs, and labor shortages among them long-time construction
  • Pci Producer Members Weigh Scc Options

    This survey was conducted in large part to determine the specifics of the labor shortages not whether or not they were occurring especially which crafts
  • Galvanizers Group Expands Technical Resource Offerings

    The American Galvanizers Association recently launched an improved version of its website, www.galvanizeit.org, featuring a comprehensive search function
  • Hanson Pressure Pipe Helps Cool Advanced Power Plant In Mexico

    Grand Prairie, Texas-based Hanson Pressure Pipe, a division of Hanson Building Products North America, has been tapped by Mexico's Federal Commission
  • Canada's Armtec

    Armtec Infrastructure Income Fund, a Guelph, Ontario, consolidation catalyst unlike any Canadian precast producers have encountered, closed in early August
  • High Standard

    Although Standard Concrete Products had considered building a prestress concrete plant in the Mobile, Ala., market before Hurricane Katrina took out the
  • Winding Up For Wind Power

    First popularized by Northern Europeans to grind flour, wind power has been in continuous use since the 12th century. Today, environmental considerations
  • A Wind-Win Wyoming Project

    Shoring up the foundations of 268 massive turbines at one of the largest planned wind farms in the U.S., located near Fort Bridger, Wyo., required an
  • Eagle Confirms Ash Grove's Minority Stake

    In a recent Securities & Exchange Commission filing, Dallas-based Eagle Materials Inc. detailed a series of mid-summer trades through which Overland Park,
  • Research Findings Validate Increased Use Of Fly Ash

    Results from a two-year research project, New Technology-Based Approach to Advance Higher Volume Fly Ash Concrete with Acceptable Performance, provide
  • Owens Corning Names Chief For Cultured Stone Div.

    Karel Czanderna has been appointed president of Owens Corning's building materials group, encompassing the Cultured Stone and ProStone masonry products
  • Rising Political Stars Wise To Bridge Building

    This month starts the final year of the federal government's main construction materials market catalyst: the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation
  • U.S. Concrete Crosses Bridge To Prestressed Via Pomeroy

    San Diego-based U.S. Concrete Precast Group has expanded its Golden State footprint (one southern, three northern California plants) and added structural
  • Pci Probes 2,500-Year Seismic Event Effect On Large-Scale Specimen

    University of California-San Diego staff have completed the latest phase of tests seeking data to improve design professionals' understanding of how precast
  • Meadowlands Stadium Tracks Big Savings With Bim, Rfid Technology

    The $998 million, 2.2 million-sq.-ft. open air Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey is a massive project that will make the new venue built to house both
  • Congestion Relief

    Where slightly more than a year ago commuters driving past the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa., saw only cranes and construction
  • Canada's Armtec

    Armtec Infrastructure Income Fund, a Guelph, Ontario, consolidation catalyst unlike any Canadian precast producers have encountered, closed in early August
  • High Standard

    Although Standard Concrete Products had considered building a prestress concrete plant in the Mobile, Ala., market before Hurricane Katrina took out the
  • Hanson Pressure Pipe Helps Cool Advanced Power Plant In Mexico

    Grand Prairie, Texas-based Hanson Pressure Pipe, a division of Hanson Building Products North America, has been tapped by Mexico's Federal Commission
  • Ncma Production Research Targets Cm Optimization, Curing Methods

    The National Concrete Masonry Association will inaugurate its Unit Production Research Facility, installed as part of a major research & development lab
  • Winding Up For Wind Power

    First popularized by Northern Europeans to grind flour, wind power has been in continuous use since the 12th century. Today, environmental considerations
  • A Wind-Win Wyoming Project

    Shoring up the foundations of 268 massive turbines at one of the largest planned wind farms in the U.S., located near Fort Bridger, Wyo., required an
  • Key Dealer Dedicates Headquarters

    Jamieson Equipment Co., a major concrete plant and dry bulk material handling dealer in the Southeast, scheduled a four-day open house late last month.
  • Pti Announces Supplement, 2009 Conference Lineup

    The Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI) has published a 2008 Supplement to the Third Edition of its Design of Post-Tensioned Slabs-on-Ground. Since the Third
  • Equipment & Products

    MIXING DEVICES For projects ranging from single-family home renovations to urban high-rise construction as well as curb-and-gutter work, a new family
  • Union Group Gauges Costs Of Recent Labor Shortages

    The largest expansion in the industrial construction market in decades recently prompted union construction interests to study the impact of increased
  • Ncma To Probe Limits Of Energy Modeling Programs

    The National Concrete Masonry Association plans to further investigate computer modeling of masonry walls to identify potential problems related to the
  • Rising Political Stars Wise To Bridge Building

    This month starts the final year of the federal government's main construction materials market catalyst: the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation
  • U.S. Concrete Crosses Bridge To Prestressed Via Pomeroy

    San Diego-based U.S. Concrete Precast Group has expanded its Golden State footprint (one southern, three northern California plants) and added structural
  • Key Dealer Dedicates Headquarters

    Jamieson Equipment Co., a major concrete plant and dry bulk material handling dealer in the Southeast, scheduled a four-day open house late last month.
  • Owens Corning Names Chief For Cultured Stone Div.

    Karel Czanderna has been appointed president of Owens Corning's building materials group, encompassing the Cultured Stone and ProStone masonry products
  • Eagle Confirms Ash Grove's Minority Stake

    In a recent Securities & Exchange Commission filing, Dallas-based Eagle Materials Inc. detailed a series of mid-summer trades through which Overland Park,
  • Research Findings Validate Increased Use Of Fly Ash

    Results from a two-year research project, New Technology-Based Approach to Advance Higher Volume Fly Ash Concrete with Acceptable Performance, provide
  • Ncma Production Research Targets Cm Optimization, Curing Methods

    The National Concrete Masonry Association will inaugurate its Unit Production Research Facility, installed as part of a major research & development lab
  • Producers

    Oldcastle Precast Building Systems has appointed Monica Schultes Northeast Region marketing director. Bringing 20-plus years' construction industry experience
  • Organizations

    National Precast Concrete Association has named Bob Shattuck manager of Development, responsible for supporting a growing pool of Precast Show exhibitors,
  • Parking Lot Design Seminars

    National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has scheduled four fall stops for its Design of Concrete Parking Lots seminar: Seattle, Nov. 13; Los Angeles,
  • Employee Emergency Plans

    Essential for most concrete products facilities are three written emergency plans, including 1) Employee Emergency Action Plan, 2) Fire Prevention Plan,
  • Osha Proposes Ppe Penalty Increases

    On November 11, 2007, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration passed the Employer Payment for Personal Protective Equipment standard. Previously,
  • Pci Probes 2,500-Year Seismic Event Effect On Large-Scale Specimen

    University of California-San Diego staff have completed the latest phase of tests seeking data to improve design professionals' understanding of how precast
  • Equity Firm Tags Infrastructure Specialist D.S. Brown

    Altus Capital Partners, a Westport, Conn., private equity firm whose past investments in concrete have included Michigan-based Durand Forms Inc., has
  • Pci, Pca Profile Precast Housing Advantages

    A new video documenting the benefits of precast construction in the residential building market has been released by the Precast/Prestressed Concrete
  • Meadowlands Stadium Tracks Big Savings With Bim, Rfid Technology

    The $998 million, 2.2 million-sq.-ft. open air Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey is a massive project that will make the new venue built to house both
  • Congestion Relief

    Where slightly more than a year ago commuters driving past the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa., saw only cranes and construction
  • Sakrete, Nfl Team Up To Sack Homelessness

    For the third consecutive year, the Sakrete Sack Program to combat homelessness will rally the combined efforts of Sakrete a bagged cement mix brand in
  • Skanska Rewards Budget-Wise Finfrock

    After assisting Skanska in reducing a preliminary budget by more than $2 million, Finfrock Construction landed a $11.5 million design-build contract for
  • Industry Veteran Offers Advice For Job-Site Success

    In view of the myriad reasons that construction projects fail bankruptcy, increasing material costs, and labor shortages among them long-time construction
  • Pci Producer Members Weigh Scc Options

    This survey was conducted in large part to determine the specifics of the labor shortages not whether or not they were occurring especially which crafts
  • Galvanizers Group Expands Technical Resource Offerings

    The American Galvanizers Association recently launched an improved version of its website, www.galvanizeit.org, featuring a comprehensive search function
  • Hanson Pressure Pipe Helps Cool Advanced Power Plant In Mexico

    Grand Prairie, Texas-based Hanson Pressure Pipe, a division of Hanson Building Products North America, has been tapped by Mexico's Federal Commission
  • Canada's Armtec

    Armtec Infrastructure Income Fund, a Guelph, Ontario, consolidation catalyst unlike any Canadian precast producers have encountered, closed in early August
  • High Standard

    Although Standard Concrete Products had considered building a prestress concrete plant in the Mobile, Ala., market before Hurricane Katrina took out the
  • Winding Up For Wind Power

    First popularized by Northern Europeans to grind flour, wind power has been in continuous use since the 12th century. Today, environmental considerations
  • A Wind-Win Wyoming Project

    Shoring up the foundations of 268 massive turbines at one of the largest planned wind farms in the U.S., located near Fort Bridger, Wyo., required an
  • Labor Board Boosts Aggregate Industries' $1 Million Suit Against Teamsters Local

    In a newly published decision, NLRB Administrative Law Judge Michael Rosas finds that Chauffeurs, Teamsters and Helpers Local 414 engaged in unlawful picketing and strikes against Aggregate Industries-Central Region's northern Indiana operations
  • Former Advance Mixer Chief At Center Of Iraq Contractor Probe

    The head of an investor group that owned Ft. Wayne, Ind.-based Advance Mixer from 1999-2001 has surfaced as a contractor on a grand stage far from concrete
  • Segmental Spec No Surprise For Future I-35W Bridge

    The joint venture holding a $234 million contract to replace the Interstate 35W Mississippi River bridge plans by month's end to open a St. Paul yard to fabricate segments for barge delivery to the Minneapolis site
  • Tindall Replaces Katrina-Leveled Gulf Coast Plant

    Tindall officials anticipate their new Moss Point, Miss., precast/prestressed plant will be fully operational by December, providing structural and architectural product throughout the Gulf region
  • Suwannee American, St. Marys Parent Votorantim Acquires Prestige Group

    Brazilian cement giant Votorantim reported earlier this month that Votorantim Cement North America (VCNA) has assumed full ownership of the Prestige Group of Companies
  • Revised Pca Forecast Sees 2007 Powder Consumption Off Nearly 7 Percent

    PCA Chief Economist Ed Sullivan has again revised his cement shipment forecast downward for this year, projecting a 6.8 percent drop against 2006 figures, followed by a 1.8 percent drop in 2008
  • U.S. Concrete Adds Architectural Precast Of Pa., Elevates Mclaughlin In Unit Reorganization

    U.S. Concrete reported Oct. 1 closing on a deal for Middleburg, Pa.-based Architectural Precast LLC, a business strategic to the buyer's Eastern Concrete Materials ready mixed and aggregate operations in New Jersey and Delaware
  • Hanson Pipe Dedicates 500-Ton/Day Arizona Operation

    Hanson's El Mirage, Ariz., plant has been in testing phases toward a scheduled Oct. 3 grand opening, with festivities to include a formal donation to Phoenix Children's Hospital through the Children's Miracle Network
  • Transit Mix Unloads Four Rio Grande Valley Plants

    Transit Mix Concrete & Materials Co., Trinity's construction materials subsidiary, reported last week the sale of four southern Texas ready mixed sites to an undisclosed buyer
  • High Concrete Scores

    Construction manager Skanska Building USA Inc. has awarded Denver, Pa.-based High Concrete Group the structural precast contract for the $1.3 billion
  • Skyline Salute

    A recent dedication marked the opening of the Veterans' Glass City Skyway, a Toledo, Ohio, structure combining segmental precast and high performance
  • Bridging The Gulf, Round 2

    Following the mid-May opening of two lanes of the Hurricane Katrina-ravaged U.S. Highway 90 Bay St. Louis Bridge, another Mississippi bridge is scheduled
  • Owell In Overdrive

    In July 2007, Owell Precast announced it was opening a state-of-the-art hollow core production line using Spancrete technology as part of a licensing
  • Prairie Passage

    Nearly 50 years after becoming a forerunner agency in prestressed concrete girder specification, the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority has added to
  • Productivity Through The Roof

    A quality assurance inspector's pursuit of higher productivity in outdoor precast/prestressed casting bed operations, plus an expanded production window
  • Hanson Pipe Dedicates New Arizona Operation

    Hanson Pipe & Precast's El Mirage, Ariz., plant was in testing phases last month toward a scheduled early-October grand opening, with festivities to include
  • Icpi Certifies Record Number Of Paver Installers

    During its 2006-07 fiscal year, the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute held 116 Level I Concrete Paver Installer Certification courses, certifying
  • High Performance Product Testing Goes Ballastic

    Concrete mix technology and advanced reinforcement methods are spawning high performance products and building systems to meet escalating demand for blast
  • Crh Closes Four Oldcastle Materials Bolt-On Deals Totaling $350 Million

    CRH Plc, Dublin, logged four late-summer transactions in the U.S. netting Oldcastle Materials Group about 500,000 yd. annual ready mixed output, plus
  • Safety Culture Components

    Safety professionals expend extraordinary effort attempting to identify factors affecting the accident (incident) rate. Their consensus suggests a variety
  • High Concrete Scores

    Construction manager Skanska Building USA Inc. has awarded Denver, Pa.-based High Concrete Group the structural precast contract for the $1.3 billion
  • Crh Closes Four Oldcastle Materials Bolt-On Deals Totaling $350 Million

    CRH Plc, Dublin, logged four late-summer transactions in the U.S. netting Oldcastle Materials Group about 500,000 yd. annual ready mixed output, plus
  • Manufacturers

    As the newly appointed head of Propex's Engineering Services department, Rusty Winters will provide technical guidance and assistance to support the company's
  • Icpi Certifies Record Number Of Paver Installers

    During its 2006-07 fiscal year, the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute held 116 Level I Concrete Paver Installer Certification courses, certifying
  • Skyline Salute

    A recent dedication marked the opening of the Veterans' Glass City Skyway, a Toledo, Ohio, structure combining segmental precast and high performance
  • Making Concrete Sculpture

    T.J. Neil's 160-page, 8 11-in., soft cover book featuring 371 color photos of his sculptures both complete and under construction offers tips and techniques
  • Domestic Basf Units Advance Underground Construction

    BASF Admixture Systems and Meyco Equipment, a division of BASF Construction Chemicals, now offers full sales and service support for the Meyco sprayed-concrete
  • Frp To The Test

    In ongoing research to advance bridge and highway building technologies, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) replaced a 50-ft.-long 32-ft.-wide,
  • Bridging The Gulf, Round 2

    Following the mid-May opening of two lanes of the Hurricane Katrina-ravaged U.S. Highway 90 Bay St. Louis Bridge, another Mississippi bridge is scheduled
  • Scc Formwork Pressure Study Progress Report

    The RMC Research & Education Foundation and ACI Strategic Development Council have published a progress report and first-phase summary of their Self-Consolidating
  • Owell In Overdrive

    In July 2007, Owell Precast announced it was opening a state-of-the-art hollow core production line using Spancrete technology as part of a licensing
  • 2007 Pci Design Awards Casting Excellence

    At the Courtyard by Marriott-Magnificent Mile in Chicago, nine judges convened this summer to select award-winning projects from a pool of 140 entries
  • Equipment Group Presses Water Infrastructure Legislation

    Milwaukee-based Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has urged quick Senate action to authorize funding needed to adequately maintain clean water
  • Prairie Passage

    Nearly 50 years after becoming a forerunner agency in prestressed concrete girder specification, the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority has added to
  • House Hearing Probes Structurally Deficient Bridges

    With an eye toward immediate, bipartisan action on a funding plan potentially based on a temporary additional five-cent federal motor fuel tax, U.S. House
  • Productivity Through The Roof

    A quality assurance inspector's pursuit of higher productivity in outdoor precast/prestressed casting bed operations, plus an expanded production window
  • Cemex Assets Fit Oldcastle Like A Glove

    The ink is dry on the two largest takeovers ever in the global heavy building materials business. The Cemex S.A.B. de C.V. + Rinker Group ($15.3 billion)
  • Hanson Pipe Dedicates New Arizona Operation

    Hanson Pipe & Precast's El Mirage, Ariz., plant was in testing phases last month toward a scheduled early-October grand opening, with festivities to include
  • Quality Concrete Deal Expands Knife River's Texas Horizon

    MDU Resources Group in Bismarck, N.D., has absorbed Beaumont, Texas-based Quality Concrete & Materials Co., Ltd., running 10 ready mixed plants, two material
  • Lafarge Mid-Atlantic Adds Mellott Heritage Division

    Lafarge North America, Reston, Va., closed last month on the Heritage Division of H.B. Mellott Estate, a Warfordsburg, Pa., operator with three ready
  • Transit Mix Unloads Four Rio Grande Valley Plants

    Transit Mix Concrete & Materials Co., the construction materials subsidiary of Dallas-based Trinity Industries, reported late last month the sale of four
  • Mcgraw-Hill Gauges 6 Percent Drop In New Construction

    In its 2007 Construction Outlook Midyear Update, McGraw-Hill reports that new construction is pacing $641.4 billion, or 6 percent below the 2006 level;
  • Pca Economist Cites Sub-Prime Crisis In 6.8 Percent Powder Consumption Drop

    Deteriorating economic conditions tied to the sub-prime mortgage crisis have prompted Portland Cement Association (PCA) to adjust downward portland cement
  • Top General Contractor Sees Costs Continuing Upward

    Leading general contractor Turner Construction Co. notes in its most recent quarterly cost index that construction costs in the U.S. building industry
  • Cim Supporters Seek 2008 World Of Concrete Auction Donations

    The Concrete Industry Management (CIM) National Steering Committee program supporters are calling upon industry equipment, materials and service providers
  • Fhwa Addresses Aar In Updated Petrographic Manual

    The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) released an updated publication, Petrographic Methods of Examining Hardened Concrete: A Petrographic Manual
  • Pca Education Foundation Awards Eight Fellowships

    Recipients of the Portland Cement Association Education Foundation 2007 educational fellowships include the following (listed by university, student,
  • Producers

    William Youngers representing United Materials of Buffalo, N.Y., was winner of the first New York Construction Materials Association Mixer Driver Rodeo
  • Organizations

    The 2007 Annual Conference of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers will be Nov. 11-13 at the Ritz-Carlton in Naples, Fla. Its Shaken Not Stirred
  • Act Donations Foster Future Precast Industry Leadership

    Following its recent donation of a fully automatic batch plant (LabMix 375) to the University of New Hampshire in Durham, Advanced Concrete Technologies,
  • Equipment & Products

    DRY MIX VENEER MORTAR Product requires only the addition of water to create what the company notes is consistency suitable for professional-grade veneer
  • Cbo Projects $5 Billion Htf Deficit At Safetea Sunset

    As part of its recently released mid-session budget and economic review, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) revised projections for the Highway Trust
  • Report Pegs Private Investment As Key To Public Infrastructure Improvement

    As recent events such as the collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis show, public infrastructure around the world requires investment for necessary
  • Hardscape North America Management Outlines 2008 Program

    The 2008 Hardscape North America, Feb. 27-March 1 in Nashville, will feature presentations from industry leaders; Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute
  • High Performance Product Testing Goes Ballastic

    Concrete mix technology and advanced reinforcement methods are spawning high performance products and building systems to meet escalating demand for blast
  • Moisture Dome Test On Trial, Part 2

    In this second of a two-part series, one of the nation's foremost experts in forensic examination of concrete and related building materials, Geoffrey
  • Pci Convention Spotlights Industry's Green Future

    Architect and designer William McDonough, FAIA, will address The Greening of the Architectural Profession and its Implications for Precast Concrete in
  • Pci Convention Spotlights Industry's Green Future

    Architect and designer William McDonough, FAIA, will address The Greening of the Architectural Profession and its Implications for Precast Concrete in
  • Cd Links Hydrologic Design, Pervious Pavement Performance

    While pervious concrete is key to storm water management, Portland Cement Association engineers note that the need for pervious systems to simultaneously
  • Spreading The News

    FHWA funded the research under the Concrete Pavement Technology Program. As the agency is committed to disseminating its findings, CTLGroup's Taylor and
  • Concrete Code Group Steps Up Funding, Development Activities

    The Alliance for Concrete Codes and Standards (ACCS) representing associations and organizations serving material, product, engineering and construction
  • Osha Web Site Details Concrete Products Standards

    A new website titled Concrete and Concrete Products Manufacturing and Construction has been established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
  • Vsl Logs Award Hat Trick

    The Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI) recently honored VSL a nationwide specialty-construction company that designs, manufactures, and installs concrete
  • Gulf Coast Recovery Sees Condos Rising In Florida

    Continuing to promote cast-in-place, removable-form construction, the Concrete Homes Council's latest project profile showcases two high-rise, luxury
  • Post-Modern Cast

    A major component of Roman buildings and architecture, concrete has played a role in construction advancements for millennia. Rediscovered during the
  • Split-Face Block Forms Ohio Bridge Abutment

    The Bowman Road Bridge project in Defiance County, Ohio, demonstrates that geosynthetic reinforced soil (GRS) technology for abutments can be used to
  • In For The Long Haul

    Since its 1961 start-up as a precast/prestressed concrete component supplier for the 17-mile-long Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, Bayshore Concrete Products
  • Equipment & Products

    HIGH-SPEED DIAMOND BLADE The new Contractor Pro High-Speed Diamond Blades offer a faster cutting speed and up to 50 percent longer life than current heavy-duty
  • Brick Developer Promotes Clay, Compressed-Earth Formulation

    Interlocking, compressed-earth bricks produced by Quick-Brick USA, LLC, have been approved by Florida-based Davis and Cleaton Engineering for home and
  • Oldcastle Precast, Act Stage Preventive Maintenance Seminar

    Turnkey plant provider Advanced Concrete Technologies (ACT) recently teamed up with Oldcastle Precast-Central Division management to present a three-day,
  • Concrete Safety Systems Offers J-J Hooks-Connected Barriers

    Smith-Midland Corp. officials announce the reintroduction of Concrete Safety Systems, a division of the company that specializes in the rental of precast
  • Epa Acknowledges Energy Efficiency In Powder Milling

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized the cement industry for significant progress in continuing to reduce its environmental footprint
  • Builders Stop Fire Sprinkler Advocates' Forced Home Entry

    Solid promotion of a deep wall, roof, landscape and interior product catalog has helped ready mixed and manufactured-concrete producers capture a few
  • Icf Points To Leed

    The Insulating Concrete Form Association's first technical brief details how ICF projects can best earn points under the U.S. Green Building Council's
  • Aci, Tca Certify 800-Plus Tilt-Up Practitioners

    The Tilt-Up Concrete Association and American Concrete Institute report that as of mid-September, their joint program has seen 169 Supervisor and 646
  • Chemical Company Enters Scc Admixture Arena

    Houston-based Lyondell Chemical Co. has announced the European launch of Ethacryl HF (high flow) dispersants, suited for use as concrete admixtures. As
  • Foundation Group Calls For Basement Of The Year Entries

    The Concrete Foundation Association (CFA) has issued a call for entries for its 2007 Basement of the Year Award program. The competition enables foundation
  • Cemex-Wise Investor Takes Txi Stake

    Officials from Longleaf Partners Small-Cap Fund in Providence, R.I., have disclosed a 12.7 percent stake in Dallas-based Texas Industries Inc. Affiliated
  • Precast Benchmarking Report

    The National Precast Concrete Association has compiled three former offerings Operating Performance Report, Compensation and Benefits Survey and Precast
  • Eagle Invests In Houston Cement Terminals

    Through its Texas Lehigh Cement Co. subsidiary, Dallas-based Eagle Materials Inc. has acquired a minority stake in Houston Cement Co., which operates
  • Paver Guide Author To Speak At Hardscape North America

    The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute has scheduled construction management consultant Charles Vander Kooi to keynote Hardscape North America,
  • Fhwa Initiates Bridge Research And Deployment Program

    Aiming to build better bridges today for a stronger transportation future, the Federal Highway Administration's new Innovative Bridge Research and Deployment
  • Hanson Eyes Second Texas Roof Tile Plant

    Hanson Roof Tile Inc. has announced plans to build a 40,000-sq.-ft. concrete tile plant in Fort Worth and modernize its smaller, existing operation in
  • Producers

    Precast panel producer Fabcon recently named Steve Duncan director of field operations for its Minnesota facility. Bringing 20-plus years' experience
  • Aci Publishes Silica Fume, Bridge, Pavement Titles

    The American Concrete Institute has announced four new publications that can be ordered by calling 248/848-3800 or visiting the online bookstore at www.concrete.org:
  • Organizations

    The Portland Cement Association Education Foundation awarded six graduate students educational fellowships at the association's recent fall meeting in
  • Trenwyth Industries Targets Terrazzo Look

    Verastone Plus premium recycled filled and polished concrete masonry units offer what Trenwyth Industries representatives note are durability and structural
  • Manufacturers

    Sicoma North America has appointed Della King-McDonald director of sales and marketing. She will be responsible for marketing the Sicoma Strength line
  • Pci Convention Spotlights Industry's Green Future

    Architect and designer William McDonough, FAIA, will address The Greening of the Architectural Profession and its Implications for Precast Concrete in
  • High & Dry

    More than a year has passed since Hurricane Katrina plowed through the Gulf Coast states, causing the death of hundreds of citizens and billions of dollars
  • Roof Tile Producers, Contractors Publish Installation Manual

    Chicago-based Tile Roofing Institute has released Concrete and Clay Tile Installation Manual for Moderate Climate Regions following a July 2006 International
  • One Big Step For Humanity

    Shortly before the summer of 2006 faded into memory, Habitat for Humanity of Westchester County, New York, broke ground in Yonkers (just north of New
  • Precasters Find Big Ally In Npca's Little Book

    The National Precast Concrete Association's Little Book of Concrete: A Guide to the 100 Advantages of Precast Concrete explores the benefits of precast
  • Precaster Hits The Road

    Abington, Mass.-based Precast Specialties Corp. (PSC) has developed a wide range of precast roadway products available in standard configurations or in
  • Florida Educators Tag J.E. Hill For Precast Ball Field Building Complex

    Production and delivery of an Easi-Set building with restrooms, concession stand, and press box facilities was recently completed by J.E. Hill Precast
  • Quality Crossings

    Recognized for excellence in concrete bridge design and construction, 10 projects have been named in Portland Cement Association's Tenth Biennial Bridge
  • Command Alkon, Jws Join Forces

    Under a recently announced agreement, construction materials truck scale ticketing equipment and billing software provider JWS Corp. will become a division
  • Lost Yards Drive Sakrete's Gridiron Promotion

    Charlotte, N.C.-based Sakrete of North America LLC announced in late September a promotion generating $12,500 in charitable donations at the close of
  • Trakitgps Crosses Bmg Seltec's Radar

    Site automation control, point-of-sale ticketing system, and operations software provider BMG Seltec has acquired TrakitGPS, a specialist in web-based
  • Equity Fund Acquires Finland's Elematic Group

    A private equity fund managed by Sentica Partners Oy, plus two other Finnish entities and Elematic Group management, has acquired controlling interest
  • St. Louis Satellite

    Approaching its seventh year in business, Pleasant View, Tenn., hollow-core plank and inverted tee-beam producer Mid South Prestress LLC saw an opportunity
  • Now And Then

    FABCON FACTOIDS The 250 million sq. ft. of precast panels produced by Fabcon over the past 35 years comprise enough concrete to pave the entire length
  • Equipment & Products

    FLOORING SYSTEM Flowfresh hygienic polyurethane concrete flooring system is said to be specifically designed for operations where both cleanliness and
  • At 35, Fabcon Remains On A Roll

    Having completed 8,000-plus projects throughout the Midwest and Eastern U.S. and Canada from operations in Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio and Pennsylvania,
  • Tests Aim To Combat Mix Constituent Incompatibility

    In producing economical concretes to meet exacting performance requirements, complex mixes have been designed that combine a wider range of cements, supplementary
  • Pioneer Concrete Frames Aci Honor

    Wilmington, Del.-based Pioneer Concrete has been awarded the 2006 Grand Prize Award for Cast-In-Place Concrete Frame (Inside Chapter Boundaries) by the
  • Tests Aim To Combat Mix Constituent Incompatibility

    In producing economical concretes to meet exacting performance requirements, complex mixes have been designed that combine a wider range of cements, supplementary
  • In For The Long Haul

    Since its 1961 start-up as a precast/prestressed concrete component supplier for the 17-mile-long Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, Bayshore Concrete Products
  • Fhwa Initiates Bridge Research And Deployment Program

    Aiming to build better bridges today for a stronger transportation future, the Federal Highway Administration's new Innovative Bridge Research and Deployment
  • High & Dry

    More than a year has passed since Hurricane Katrina plowed through the Gulf Coast states, causing the death of hundreds of citizens and billions of dollars
  • One Big Step For Humanity

    Shortly before the summer of 2006 faded into memory, Habitat for Humanity of Westchester County, New York, broke ground in Yonkers (just north of New
  • St. Louis Satellite

    Approaching its seventh year in business, Pleasant View, Tenn., hollow-core plank and inverted tee-beam producer Mid South Prestress LLC saw an opportunity
  • At 35, Fabcon Remains On A Roll

    Having completed 8,000-plus projects throughout the Midwest and Eastern U.S. and Canada from operations in Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio and Pennsylvania,
  • Osha Web Site Details Concrete Products Standards

    A new website titled Concrete and Concrete Products Manufacturing and Construction has been established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
  • Osha Web Site Details Concrete Products Standards

    A new website titled Concrete and Concrete Products Manufacturing and Construction has been established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.