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  • High Court reaffirms foreign machinery manufacturer’s liability limits

    From LeClaireRyan, Corporate Counsel, Richmond, Va. … In a June 2011 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed a New Jersey Supreme Court grant of personal jurisdiction over a non-resident product liability manufacturer.
  • Vince Hagan machines largest portable RCC mixer

    Vince Hagan Co. has announced a horizontal mixer with 8-yd. yield for roller-compacted concrete mixer and 10-yd. yield for cement-treated base mixes with ½-in. and higher slump. The model is Plant Mixer Manufacturers Division performance rated for a 30-second mix time in 4- to 6-in. slump material and 4-in. slump or less paving loads.
  • Mcneilus' 27-Lb. Composite Chute Set For Production

    Extending the composite technology behind its Revolution drum, which weighs 2,000 lbs. less than a comparably-sized steel vessel, McNeilus Cos. has officially
  • Nerenhausen Heads Oshkosh Commercial

    Frank Nerenhausen has been promoted from McNeilus vice president of Sales to Oshkosh executive vice president and Commercial segment president. Approaching
  • Inland Acquistion Boosts Maschmeyer Concrete's Florida Profile

    Maschmeyer Concrete has strengthened its role as a leading Sunshine State independent producer through the purchase of Inland Materials and Inland Block and Supply
  • Astm Set To Release Pervious Concrete Test Standard

    ASTM has begun offering the recently finalized C1701/C1701M–09 Standard Test Method for Infiltration Rate of In Place Pervious Concrete online, following the 2008 release of ASTM C1688 Standard Test Method for Density and Void Content of Freshly Mixed Pervious Concrete
  • Heavy Equipment Veteran Joins Spancrete Group As Vice President, Coo

    Assigned a strategic role in the company’s growth and continued success, Alan Antoniewicz has been appointed Spancrete Group vice president and chief operating officer
  • Agc Challenges Administration's Project Labor Agreement Affinity

    AGC is asking the U.S. Department of Labor to justify its requirement of a project labor agreement (PLA) for a $10 million Job Corps Center in Manchester, N.H., contending the decision effectively shuts out a majority of local contractors
  • Abc Members Flood Administration With Comments Opposing Pla Order

    As of late September, 402 ABC member companies, plus 504 of their employees, submitted comments to the White House opposing implementation of President Obama’s Executive Order 13502, encouraging agencies to consider union-only project labor agreements (PLAs) on federal construction contracts exceeding $25 million
  • Aci Forms Building Information Modeling Technical Committee

    To ensure concrete keeps pace with steel in an increasingly common technology platform among architectural, engineering and construction professionals, ACI has scheduled the inaugural Building Information Modeling (BIM) of Concrete Structures Technical Committee 131 meeting during the Fall 2009 Convention Nov. 8–12 in New Orleans.
  • U.S. Concrete Exits California Capital's Rm Business

    U.S. Concrete has sold its four Sacramento, Calif., ready-mixed plants to Woodland, Calif.-based Syar Concrete, LLC in a transaction of approximately $6 million
  • Dissident Txi Shareholder Faction Gains Momentum With Top Investor's Support

    With Texas Industries, Inc.’s annual meeting one month away in Dallas, the company’s third-largest shareholder (representing a 10.2 percent stake), SAVF, has gained a major new supporter in its efforts to shake up the nine-member TXI board
  • Eagle Materials Names Three Executives To Finance, Strategy Posts

    Cement, aggregate, ready mixed and wallboard producer Eagle Materials recently named Craig Kesler executive vice president, Finance and Administration and CFO
  • British Precast Veteran Loads Key2Concrete.Com

    A new online information center for precast specifiers and users provides document downloads covering Connections & Fittings, Environment, Joints & Interfaces, and Lifting & Transportation
  • 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 recent Environmental Protection Agency actions regarding coal combustion byproducts regulations, ACAA Executive Director Tom Adams assesses such products, including fly ash, flue gas desulfurization materials, bottom ash and boiler slag, in a new white paper
  • 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 contents are desired or early service is needed, including paving, construction, stucco, mortar and block
  • Ex-Oldcastle Chief Hill Resurfaces With Wall Street HeavyweightsÌ Backing

    With nearly $800 million in commitments from major investment bankers and advisers, longtime Oldcastle Inc. and CRH Americas executive Tom Hill has formed acquisition-driven Summit Materials, LLC
  • Txi Introduces Web-Based, Ready-Mixed-Delivery Tracking For Customers

    TXI recently launched a new customer-service initiative with the introduction of ReadyTrac product-tracking system, thus making the company the first major ready-mixed supplier in Texas to offer real-time delivery status information for individual concrete orders
  • 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, EPA has filed consent agreements against two companies that it says violated the Clean Water Act
  • Teamed With Artisan B. Rhodes, Supplier Reaches 90 Percent Recycled-Content Dry Mix

    Contracting with dry mix producers, Clean Concrete Technologies and Buddy Rhodes Concrete Products have announced availability of the bagged Buddy’s Ultra Green Concrete, comprising 90 percent recycled and by-product materials
  • Nrmca Launches 3-Step Green Building Expert Program

    NRMCA now offers a 3-STEP sequence of online courses and certifications to help concrete industry professionals develop a thorough understanding of sustainability concepts and design guidelines used in the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design [LEED] program
  • Conexpo-Con/Agg 2011 Organizers Call For Paper Submissions

    Although the event does not arrive for another year and a half, ConExpo-Con/Agg 2011 organizers have already put out a call to those in the concrete industry to submit a seminar topic
  • Rapid Set Receives Home Depot Eco Options Seal

    Recently placed on Home Depot’s Eco Options list were several Rapid Set cement products reportedly suitable for concrete repair and new slabs--Cement All, Mortar Mix, and Concrete Mix.
  • Ramsey Heads Command Alkon

    Command Alkon has named Phil Ramsey president, a title in addition to the chief operating officer post he has held since 2005
  • Feds Signal Concern Over Drivers' Cell Phone Use

    The Obama administration has sent construction materials producers few positive messages regarding Environmental Protection Agency, Occupational Safety
  • Agg Industries Penalties Underscore Epa Vigilance

    After five years of investigation, three years of negotiations with federal officials, and $6.8 million already spent on remediation at 23 Massachusetts
  • Holcim Ignites 4 Million-Ton/Year Mississippi River Mill

    Holcim (US) Inc. 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
  • Action On Remediation Agg Industries, Saugus, Mass.

    Although all 43 Aggregate Industries-NE operations fall under the umbrella of a recent settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and EPA, the 23
  • Wind Turbine-Wired Calportland Mojave Plant Towers Among Epa Green Power Users

    CalPortland Cement's Mojave Plant ranks fifth among the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Top 20 On-site Green Power Users. EPA figures show that
  • Stimulus Fund Delays Underpin Industry's 22 Percent '09 Decline

    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) will have minimal impact on cement consumption and concrete output this year, owing to bureaucratic
  • Feds Find Unfair Labor Practices At Kieft Bros.

    National Labor Relations Board Administrative Law Judge Arthur Amchan has ordered Elmhurst, Ill.-based precaster Kieft Brothers Inc. to reinstate nine
  • Precasters' Report Confirms Double-Digit Business Drop

    National Precast Concrete Association member producers saw 2008 shipments drop 10 percent compared to the prior year, to an estimated $27 billion in total
  • Iceland Harbors Global Aar/Asr Lab

    With a staff of concrete, aggregate, geological and geo-technical engineering experts, plus access to abundant volcanic deposits of reactive-aggregate
  • Atmi Indy-Clad Office New Home To Npca

    National Precast Concrete Association relocated from its longtime Indianapolis office to a building at 1320 City Center Drive, Suite 200, Carmel, IN 46032.
  • Polymer Drives Admixture's Flexible Slump Retention, Workability Control

    Exclusive polymer technology with cement particle-dispersing capabilities has yielded BASF Admixture Systems' RheoTEC Z-60, the first in a new concrete
  • Producers

    Among 100 companies recognized in small, medium- and large-business categories in Florida Trend's August issue and on FloridaTrend.com, Finfrock ranked
  • Volvo Gains California Approval For Tier 3 Exhaust Retrofits

    California has granted final approval for Volvo Tier 3 IEGR-equipped machines in that state, following a late-2008 strategic partnership between Volvo
  • Jlg's Liftpod Demo Tour Covers 10 States

    Announcing a three-vehicle demonstration tour featuring LiftPod, described by product engineers as the first personal and portable lift available in the
  • 17-Inch Icf

    The company's newly designed 17-in. iForm, a straight and 90-degree corner insulating concrete form (ICF), is now available nationwide. It features a
  • Fuel Filter Products

    Replacement elements for the manufacturer's line of Davco fuel/water separator fuel filters are now offered across all current market applications, including
  • Exterior Wrap Waterproofing

    TurboSeal is a polymer rubber gel waterproofing and injection repair/restoration membrane material. Designed as a product, it contains minimum 25 percent
  • Sioux Rounds Out Chiller Offering Through Carrier Corp. Agreement

    Sioux Corp. has signed a national agreement with Carrier Corp. to provide water chillers for concrete production. Offering a solution for pouring concrete
  • Articulating Cranes

    Product line includes 17 new or improved models among 22 offerings, with lift capacities ranging from 1,740 lb. to 35,405 lb. maximum rating at a 14-ft.
  • Battery-Powered Load Mover

    Increasing productivity by reducing the number of employees needed to maneuver heavy objects, product developers note, the improved Power Pusher is a
  • Vacuum-Hoist Lifter

    Fully integrated VB unit can be equipped with custom pad attachments to handle three blocks at once or various types of patio units and pavers. An extruded
  • Calvert Street Parking Garage

    Owner State of Maryland Designer Desman & Associates Architect of Record HSMM, Washington, D.C. Engineer Cagley & Associates General Contractor Coakley-Williams
  • Shockey's Thin-Brick Facade In Lockstep With Annapolis Detail

    Completing erection the four-bay, four-level, 727-space Calvert Street Parking Garage in only 12 weeks, Winchester, Va.-based Shockey Precast produced
  • Versaliner Elevates Architectural Panels

    Embedding thin brick in architectural panels to provide the appearance of brick and mortar construction without its time and expense, Shockey Precast
  • Masonry Performance Front And Center At Elgin Academy

    From National Concrete Masonry Association The Harold D. Rider Family Media, Science, and Fine Arts Center of Elgin Academy in Elgin, Ill., was constructed
  • Fire Fighters' Dorm Resists High Winds

    West Palm Beach, Fla.-based Royal Concrete Concepts (RCC) added eight dorm rooms, totaling 5,000 sq. ft., to Fire Station #32 in nearby Hobe Sound. Pre-engineered
  • Precaster Introduces Seismic-Zone Fencing

    Artisan Precast offers a line of hurricane- and earthquake-resistant screening walls and fences. To ensure structural integrity during an earthquake or
  • Concrete Results Launches New Specification Services Division To Up Product Exposure

    Concrete Results' new operating division, known as Product Specification Services (PSS), is designed to help manufactured-concrete producers actively
  • Agency Enlists Finfrock On Design-Build Deck

    Through a design-build competition, South Florida Regional Transportation Authority selected Finfrock Construction, Inc. to provide design and construction
  • Online Campus Covers Construction Materials, Performance Specifications

    The BASF Online Campus for High-Performance Construction is a virtual classroom for construction professionals that offers interactive courses with active
  • Thumbs Up For Thermalshell

    In campaigns promoting his composite precast/steel insulated modular panel, ThermalShell Technologies, Inc. President John Biesiadecki now is able to
  • Thermalshell Suits Thermo Fisher

    Further evidence of the growing recognition of ThermalShell benefits, the producer contends, is use of the technology by a Fortune 500 company Thermo
  • Cornerstone

    A fast-track construction schedule that escalated in between last year's Bear Stearns and Lehman Bros. headlines netted a concrete operation that would
  • Head Of The Class

    For most of the nation's colleges and universities, funding for new construction is in short supply, while the often student-driven demand for greener
  • High Grades In Sustainability

    Colleges and universities have been at the forefront of green building and LEED-certified institutional construction for years. As the need to replace
  • Polymer Drives Admixture's Flexible Slump Retention, Workability Control

    Exclusive polymer technology with cement particle-dispersing capabilities has yielded BASF Admixture Systems' RheoTEC Z-60, the first in a new concrete
  • Holcim Ignites 4 Million-Ton/Year Mississippi River Mill

    Holcim (US) Inc. 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
  • Wind Turbine-Wired Calportland Mojave Plant Towers Among Epa Green Power Users

    CalPortland Cement's Mojave Plant ranks fifth among the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Top 20 On-site Green Power Users. EPA figures show that
  • Iceland Harbors Global Aar/Asr Lab

    With a staff of concrete, aggregate, geological and geo-technical engineering experts, plus access to abundant volcanic deposits of reactive-aggregate
  • Stimulus Fund Delays Underpin Industry's 22 Percent '09 Decline

    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) will have minimal impact on cement consumption and concrete output this year, owing to bureaucratic
  • Feds Find Unfair Labor Practices At Kieft Bros.

    National Labor Relations Board Administrative Law Judge Arthur Amchan has ordered Elmhurst, Ill.-based precaster Kieft Brothers Inc. to reinstate nine
  • Precasters' Report Confirms Double-Digit Business Drop

    National Precast Concrete Association member producers saw 2008 shipments drop 10 percent compared to the prior year, to an estimated $27 billion in total
  • Calvert Street Parking Garage

    Owner State of Maryland Designer Desman & Associates Architect of Record HSMM, Washington, D.C. Engineer Cagley & Associates General Contractor Coakley-Williams
  • Versaliner Elevates Architectural Panels

    Embedding thin brick in architectural panels to provide the appearance of brick and mortar construction without its time and expense, Shockey Precast
  • Fire Fighters' Dorm Resists High Winds

    West Palm Beach, Fla.-based Royal Concrete Concepts (RCC) added eight dorm rooms, totaling 5,000 sq. ft., to Fire Station #32 in nearby Hobe Sound. Pre-engineered
  • Precaster Introduces Seismic-Zone Fencing

    Artisan Precast offers a line of hurricane- and earthquake-resistant screening walls and fences. To ensure structural integrity during an earthquake or
  • Thumbs Up For Thermalshell

    In campaigns promoting his composite precast/steel insulated modular panel, ThermalShell Technologies, Inc. President John Biesiadecki now is able to
  • Thermalshell Suits Thermo Fisher

    Further evidence of the growing recognition of ThermalShell benefits, the producer contends, is use of the technology by a Fortune 500 company Thermo
  • Cornerstone

    A fast-track construction schedule that escalated in between last year's Bear Stearns and Lehman Bros. headlines netted a concrete operation that would
  • Head Of The Class

    For most of the nation's colleges and universities, funding for new construction is in short supply, while the often student-driven demand for greener
  • High Grades In Sustainability

    Colleges and universities have been at the forefront of green building and LEED-certified institutional construction for years. As the need to replace
  • Shockey's Thin-Brick Facade In Lockstep With Annapolis Detail

    Completing erection the four-bay, four-level, 727-space Calvert Street Parking Garage in only 12 weeks, Winchester, Va.-based Shockey Precast produced
  • Stimulus Fund Delays Underpin Industry's 22 Percent '09 Decline

    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) will have minimal impact on cement consumption and concrete output this year, owing to bureaucratic
  • Feds Find Unfair Labor Practices At Kieft Bros.

    National Labor Relations Board Administrative Law Judge Arthur Amchan has ordered Elmhurst, Ill.-based precaster Kieft Brothers Inc. to reinstate nine
  • Stimulus Fund Delays Underpin Industry's 22 Percent '09 Decline

    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) will have minimal impact on cement consumption and concrete output this year, owing to bureaucratic
  • Masonry Performance Front And Center At Elgin Academy

    From National Concrete Masonry Association The Harold D. Rider Family Media, Science, and Fine Arts Center of Elgin Academy in Elgin, Ill., was constructed
  • Stimulus Fund Delays Underpin Industry's 22 Percent '09 Decline

    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) will have minimal impact on cement consumption and concrete output this year, owing to bureaucratic
  • Feds Find Unfair Labor Practices At Kieft Bros.

    National Labor Relations Board Administrative Law Judge Arthur Amchan has ordered Elmhurst, Ill.-based precaster Kieft Brothers Inc. to reinstate nine
  • Precasters' Report Confirms Double-Digit Business Drop

    National Precast Concrete Association member producers saw 2008 shipments drop 10 percent compared to the prior year, to an estimated $27 billion in total
  • Fire Fighters' Dorm Resists High Winds

    West Palm Beach, Fla.-based Royal Concrete Concepts (RCC) added eight dorm rooms, totaling 5,000 sq. ft., to Fire Station #32 in nearby Hobe Sound. Pre-engineered
  • Precaster Introduces Seismic-Zone Fencing

    Artisan Precast offers a line of hurricane- and earthquake-resistant screening walls and fences. To ensure structural integrity during an earthquake or
  • Thumbs Up For Thermalshell

    In campaigns promoting his composite precast/steel insulated modular panel, ThermalShell Technologies, Inc. President John Biesiadecki now is able to
  • Thermalshell Suits Thermo Fisher

    Further evidence of the growing recognition of ThermalShell benefits, the producer contends, is use of the technology by a Fortune 500 company Thermo
  • Cornerstone

    A fast-track construction schedule that escalated in between last year's Bear Stearns and Lehman Bros. headlines netted a concrete operation that would
  • Head Of The Class

    For most of the nation's colleges and universities, funding for new construction is in short supply, while the often student-driven demand for greener
  • High Grades In Sustainability

    Colleges and universities have been at the forefront of green building and LEED-certified institutional construction for years. As the need to replace
  • Feds Signal Concern Over Drivers' Cell Phone Use

    The Obama administration has sent construction materials producers few positive messages regarding Environmental Protection Agency, Occupational Safety
  • Agg Industries Penalties Underscore Epa Vigilance

    After five years of investigation, three years of negotiations with federal officials, and $6.8 million already spent on remediation at 23 Massachusetts
  • Holcim Ignites 4 Million-Ton/Year Mississippi River Mill

    Holcim (US) Inc. 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
  • Action On Remediation Agg Industries, Saugus, Mass.

    Although all 43 Aggregate Industries-NE operations fall under the umbrella of a recent settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and EPA, the 23
  • Stimulus Fund Delays Underpin Industry's 22 Percent '09 Decline

    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) will have minimal impact on cement consumption and concrete output this year, owing to bureaucratic
  • Iceland Harbors Global Aar/Asr Lab

    With a staff of concrete, aggregate, geological and geo-technical engineering experts, plus access to abundant volcanic deposits of reactive-aggregate
  • Polymer Drives Admixture's Flexible Slump Retention, Workability Control

    Exclusive polymer technology with cement particle-dispersing capabilities has yielded BASF Admixture Systems' RheoTEC Z-60, the first in a new concrete
  • Feds Signal Concern Over Drivers' Cell Phone Use

    The Obama administration has sent construction materials producers few positive messages regarding Environmental Protection Agency, Occupational Safety
  • Agg Industries Penalties Underscore Epa Vigilance

    After five years of investigation, three years of negotiations with federal officials, and $6.8 million already spent on remediation at 23 Massachusetts
  • Holcim Ignites 4 Million-Ton/Year Mississippi River Mill

    Holcim (US) Inc. 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
  • Action On Remediation Agg Industries, Saugus, Mass.

    Although all 43 Aggregate Industries-NE operations fall under the umbrella of a recent settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and EPA, the 23
  • Wind Turbine-Wired Calportland Mojave Plant Towers Among Epa Green Power Users

    CalPortland Cement's Mojave Plant ranks fifth among the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Top 20 On-site Green Power Users. EPA figures show that
  • Stimulus Fund Delays Underpin Industry's 22 Percent '09 Decline

    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) will have minimal impact on cement consumption and concrete output this year, owing to bureaucratic
  • Feds Find Unfair Labor Practices At Kieft Bros.

    National Labor Relations Board Administrative Law Judge Arthur Amchan has ordered Elmhurst, Ill.-based precaster Kieft Brothers Inc. to reinstate nine
  • Precasters' Report Confirms Double-Digit Business Drop

    National Precast Concrete Association member producers saw 2008 shipments drop 10 percent compared to the prior year, to an estimated $27 billion in total
  • Iceland Harbors Global Aar/Asr Lab

    With a staff of concrete, aggregate, geological and geo-technical engineering experts, plus access to abundant volcanic deposits of reactive-aggregate
  • Atmi Indy-Clad Office New Home To Npca

    National Precast Concrete Association relocated from its longtime Indianapolis office to a building at 1320 City Center Drive, Suite 200, Carmel, IN 46032.
  • Polymer Drives Admixture's Flexible Slump Retention, Workability Control

    Exclusive polymer technology with cement particle-dispersing capabilities has yielded BASF Admixture Systems' RheoTEC Z-60, the first in a new concrete
  • Producers

    Among 100 companies recognized in small, medium- and large-business categories in Florida Trend's August issue and on FloridaTrend.com, Finfrock ranked
  • Volvo Gains California Approval For Tier 3 Exhaust Retrofits

    California has granted final approval for Volvo Tier 3 IEGR-equipped machines in that state, following a late-2008 strategic partnership between Volvo
  • Jlg's Liftpod Demo Tour Covers 10 States

    Announcing a three-vehicle demonstration tour featuring LiftPod, described by product engineers as the first personal and portable lift available in the
  • 17-Inch Icf

    The company's newly designed 17-in. iForm, a straight and 90-degree corner insulating concrete form (ICF), is now available nationwide. It features a
  • Fuel Filter Products

    Replacement elements for the manufacturer's line of Davco fuel/water separator fuel filters are now offered across all current market applications, including
  • Exterior Wrap Waterproofing

    TurboSeal is a polymer rubber gel waterproofing and injection repair/restoration membrane material. Designed as a product, it contains minimum 25 percent
  • Sioux Rounds Out Chiller Offering Through Carrier Corp. Agreement

    Sioux Corp. has signed a national agreement with Carrier Corp. to provide water chillers for concrete production. Offering a solution for pouring concrete
  • Articulating Cranes

    Product line includes 17 new or improved models among 22 offerings, with lift capacities ranging from 1,740 lb. to 35,405 lb. maximum rating at a 14-ft.
  • Battery-Powered Load Mover

    Increasing productivity by reducing the number of employees needed to maneuver heavy objects, product developers note, the improved Power Pusher is a
  • Vacuum-Hoist Lifter

    Fully integrated VB unit can be equipped with custom pad attachments to handle three blocks at once or various types of patio units and pavers. An extruded
  • Calvert Street Parking Garage

    Owner State of Maryland Designer Desman & Associates Architect of Record HSMM, Washington, D.C. Engineer Cagley & Associates General Contractor Coakley-Williams
  • Shockey's Thin-Brick Facade In Lockstep With Annapolis Detail

    Completing erection the four-bay, four-level, 727-space Calvert Street Parking Garage in only 12 weeks, Winchester, Va.-based Shockey Precast produced
  • Versaliner Elevates Architectural Panels

    Embedding thin brick in architectural panels to provide the appearance of brick and mortar construction without its time and expense, Shockey Precast
  • Masonry Performance Front And Center At Elgin Academy

    From National Concrete Masonry Association The Harold D. Rider Family Media, Science, and Fine Arts Center of Elgin Academy in Elgin, Ill., was constructed
  • Fire Fighters' Dorm Resists High Winds

    West Palm Beach, Fla.-based Royal Concrete Concepts (RCC) added eight dorm rooms, totaling 5,000 sq. ft., to Fire Station #32 in nearby Hobe Sound. Pre-engineered
  • Precaster Introduces Seismic-Zone Fencing

    Artisan Precast offers a line of hurricane- and earthquake-resistant screening walls and fences. To ensure structural integrity during an earthquake or
  • Concrete Results Launches New Specification Services Division To Up Product Exposure

    Concrete Results' new operating division, known as Product Specification Services (PSS), is designed to help manufactured-concrete producers actively
  • Agency Enlists Finfrock On Design-Build Deck

    Through a design-build competition, South Florida Regional Transportation Authority selected Finfrock Construction, Inc. to provide design and construction
  • Online Campus Covers Construction Materials, Performance Specifications

    The BASF Online Campus for High-Performance Construction is a virtual classroom for construction professionals that offers interactive courses with active
  • Thumbs Up For Thermalshell

    In campaigns promoting his composite precast/steel insulated modular panel, ThermalShell Technologies, Inc. President John Biesiadecki now is able to
  • Thermalshell Suits Thermo Fisher

    Further evidence of the growing recognition of ThermalShell benefits, the producer contends, is use of the technology by a Fortune 500 company Thermo
  • Cornerstone

    A fast-track construction schedule that escalated in between last year's Bear Stearns and Lehman Bros. headlines netted a concrete operation that would
  • Head Of The Class

    For most of the nation's colleges and universities, funding for new construction is in short supply, while the often student-driven demand for greener
  • High Grades In Sustainability

    Colleges and universities have been at the forefront of green building and LEED-certified institutional construction for years. As the need to replace
  • Brazen Stunt Hooks Fire Sprinkler Provision To International Residential Code

    A measure potentially adding $10,000 or more to the cost of a single-family home will join the 2009 International Residential Code following a 1,283–470 favorable vote during mid-September International Code Council meetings in Minneapolis
  • Thomas Concrete Boosts Charlotte Market Share With Macleod Acquisition

    With established footholds in Georgia and the Carolinas, Thomas Concrete recently became the second-largest ready mixed producer in the Charlotte market, acquiring the ready mixed division of MacLeod Construction, Denver, N.C.
  • Homebuilding Woes Expected To Get Worse In Next Six Months, Say Analysts

    More distress is expected in the next six months for the $700 billion U.S. homebuilding industry, which has been hit hard by economic issues
  • Segmental Concrete I-35W Replacement Bridge Opens Three Months Early

    Underscoring segmental concrete building methods’ potential for the fast track, MnDOT opened the new Interstate 35W bridge across the Mississippi River on Sept. 18--three months ahead of schedule and just under 14 months after the predecessor structure failed
  • Pomeroy Bridges U.S. Concrete Precast To Prestressed

    U.S. Concrete Precast has expanded its strong Golden State footprint (one southern, three northern California plants) and added structural product capabilities following acquisition of Pomeroy Corp., one of the West Coast's original precast/prestressed producers
  • Eagle Materials Confirms Ash Grove's Minority Stake

    In a recent Securities & Exchange Commission filing, Eagle Materials detailed a series of July and August trades through which Overland Park, Kan.-based Ash Grove Cement Co. acquired nearly 2.2 million shares of Eagle common stock
  • Research, Performance Data Validate Increased Use Of Fly Ash

    Findings from a two-year research project, "New Technology-Based Approach to Advance Higher Volume Fly Ash Concrete with Acceptable Performance," provide concrete practitioners new testing data to justify increasing portland cement substitution in many mix designs
  • Equity Firm Tags Bridge Deck, Accessories Specialist D.S. Brown

    Altus, a private equity firm whose past investments in concrete have included Michigan-based Durand Forms Inc., announced Sept. 2 acquisition of D.S. Brown Co.
  • Feds Examine Green Building Marketing Claims

    The Construction Specifications Institute, Alexandria, Va., has outlined for the Federal Trade Commission the benefits of the recently developed GreenFormat
  • Fizzano Concrete Promotes Green-Aggregate Cmu

    In a Mid-Atlantic territory spanning New York City to Washington, D.C., Fizzano Concrete Products is representing concrete masonry units formulated with
  • Building Green Schools At Breakneck Speed

    A construction whirlwind encompassing five Seminole County, Fla., schools during the summer break was immensely productive. Between June 16 and August
  • Building Green Schools At Breakneck Speed

    A construction whirlwind encompassing five Seminole County, Fla., schools during the summer break was immensely productive. Between June 16 and August
  • A Candidate We Can Approve Of

    It might not be evident in the race for the White House, but Illinois has at least one nonincumbent in this fall's election who is the real deal. Martin
  • Admixture Prices Rise

    Citing exceptional increases in raw material, transportation and energy costs, Cleveland-based BASF Admixture Systems will increase prices up to 25 percent
  • Prairie Material And Mchugh Construction Top Out Country's Tallest Concrete Building

    James McHugh Construction and Prairie Material Sales staff staged a ceremonial top-out pour in mid-August for Chicago's 1,134-ft. (1,361 ft. with spire)
  • Branded, High-Performance Mix Developer Gains Market

    Los Angeles-based concrete mix-optimization specialist iCrete reports that its production technology and quality-control methods have surfaced at more
  • Pca Economist Not Finished Revising 2008-09 Market Forecasts Downward

    A moderate decrease in the 2008 and 2009 cement consumption forecast by Portland Cement Association Chief Economist Edward Sullivan further underscores
  • Contractor Groups Assess Inflation Trends In Construction During White House Meeting

    In a day of White House meetings that included representatives from a coalition of nine business associations, leaders from Associated General Contractors
  • Feds Examine Green Building Marketing Claims

    The Construction Specifications Institute, Alexandria, Va., has outlined for the Federal Trade Commission the benefits of the recently developed GreenFormat
  • Prestressed Group Closes On Renaissance Precast

    Windsor, Ontario-based Prestressed Group has recently acquired Renaissance Precast Industries, renaming the River Rouge, Mich., operator International
  • Concrete Producers | September 2008

    Texas Industries, Dallas, has promoted Sharon Ellis to treasurer, responsible for the capital and cash management functions within the company. She brings
  • Fizzano Concrete Promotes Green-Aggregate Cmu

    In a Mid-Atlantic territory spanning New York City to Washington, D.C., Fizzano Concrete Products is representing concrete masonry units formulated with
  • Concrete Organizations | September 2008

    The Tilt-Up Concrete Association has added Craig Keast as Membership Services director, responsible for assisting TCA membership-growth initiatives as
  • Concrete Manufacturers | September 2008

    Holcim (US) Inc. has announced a long-term lease option to the mining rights on a 1,760-acre Clark County, Nev., site 40 miles east of Las Vegas. It will
  • Bridge Collapse Anniversary Spurs Climate Change, Infrastructure-Funding Discussion

    Crews scheduled a closure pour on the new Interstate 35 bridge in Minneapolis to mark the one-year anniversary of the predecessor structure's collapse
  • Architecture Group Ties Reduced Co2 Emissions To Building Codes

    A new white paper, Meeting the 2030 Challenge Through Building Codes, provides what authors contend is the key to deciphering various building energy
  • Exit Strategies

    As to be expected in a vital industry where changes in ownership and operating status regularly occur, concrete-producing companies and plants commonly
  • Concrete Equipment & Products: Part One | September 2008

    16K FORK LIFT Manufacturer has expanded its S Series line with a 16,000-lb.-capacity model, the S160-4, featuring constant four-wheel drive; four equal
  • Concrete Equipment & Products: Part Two | September 2008

    PAVER INSTALLER'S STRING COLLAR To help pavement installers avoid time-wasting knots and line resetting, the company asserts, its improved StringAlong
  • Building Green Schools At Breakneck Speed

    A construction whirlwind encompassing five Seminole County, Fla., schools during the summer break was immensely productive. Between June 16 and August
  • High Praise For Plank Ceilings, Cantilevered Pool

    As developers avidly converted old, smaller dwellings into larger homes on the same plots in a Bethesda, Md., suburb showcasing multimillion-dollar lakeside
  • Pca Recognizes Nine Structures In Concrete Bridge Awards

    Nine winners have been named in Portland Cement Association's (PCA) 11th Biennial Bridge Awards Competition, recognizing excellence in concrete bridge
  • Pci Names 46Th Annual Design Award Winners

    A group of construction industry professionals assembled in Chicago over the summer to determine the winners of Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute's
  • Pci Convention: Expanding Opportunities In A Changing World

    An authority on change and human performance, Dr. Robert Kriegel, will present Reinventing the Game-New Rules for the Precast Industry in the 21st Century
  • Pci Expands Publications Division

    The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) has reorganized its publications division, promoting or hiring six professionals to handle the publications
  • Sakrete, U.S. Mix Co. Expand Partnership

    A new agreement between Sakrete of North America, Charlotte, N.C., and U.S. Mix Co. extends the branded concrete, mortar and repair product program in
  • Oldcastle Unit Adds Lawn & Garden Bagged Product Operations

    Oldcastle Lawn & Garden has acquired Illinois-based River City Landscape Supply, the Midwest's leading wholesaler of bulk and bagged mulches and decorative
  • Cxt Lands Federal Buildings Contract

    Pittsburgh-based L.B. Foster Co. reports that its subsidiary, CXT Inc., has been awarded a new five-year agreement with the U.S. Forest Service and a
  • Form Shelter Tempers Elements

    Year-round production at Des Moines-based Iowa Prestressed Concrete (IPC) proceeds unabated in all weather conditions, owing to the installation of a
  • Spot-On Reinforcement

    Polylok, Inc., has introduced Rebar-Lok to ensure that reinforcing rods in concrete masonry units (CMU) are properly positioned during wall construction.
  • Performance Proof

    A large masonry building recently constructed in Wallingford, Conn., using the Rebar-Lok system provided a case study of the new technology. The structure
  • Pervious Pursuits

    Pervious concrete pavement practitioners were anything but idle this summer. While others vacationed, Duluth, Minn.-based Arrowhead Concrete Works as
  • Pervious Concrete Seminars Address Stormwater Runoff

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) and the Portland Cement Association (PCA) have again combined efforts to offer the seminar Pervious
  • Aci Council Revisits Building Information Modeling, Sustainability

    Members of the American Concrete Institute-affiliated Strategic Development Council will assemble Oct. 8-10 at the Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club in Palm
  • Tilt-Up Group Cites Most Recycled Content Projects

    The Tilt-Up Concrete Association is inviting project submissions to be considered for a new Top 10 list highlighting the Most Recycled Concrete Content
  • 169.5-Ton Panel Tops Tilt-Up List

    A 339,000-lb. wall panel for the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Fla., is the new titleholder on Tilt-Up Concrete Association's top 10 ranking of tilt-up
  • Sunshine Stakes

    During the last three years, Hanson Pipe & Precast has seen a significant uptick in capital investment in new plant construction and upgrading older facilities
  • Driver's Seat

    When Concrete Products first visited Gossett Concrete Pipe Co. Inc. in 1994, A.C. Gossett III reflected on a new plant representing what was by far his
  • Leed Ordinance Buoys Integral Waterproofing

    With the Los Angeles City Council adoption of a building ordinance requiring new commercial and high-rise residential structures exceeding 50,000 sq.
  • Admixture Prices Rise

    Citing exceptional increases in raw material, transportation and energy costs, Cleveland-based BASF Admixture Systems will increase prices up to 25 percent
  • Prestressed Group Closes On Renaissance Precast

    Windsor, Ontario-based Prestressed Group has recently acquired Renaissance Precast Industries, renaming the River Rouge, Mich., operator International
  • Sunshine Stakes

    During the last three years, Hanson Pipe & Precast has seen a significant uptick in capital investment in new plant construction and upgrading older facilities
  • Driver's Seat

    When Concrete Products first visited Gossett Concrete Pipe Co. Inc. in 1994, A.C. Gossett III reflected on a new plant representing what was by far his
  • Spot-On Reinforcement

    Polylok, Inc., has introduced Rebar-Lok to ensure that reinforcing rods in concrete masonry units (CMU) are properly positioned during wall construction.
  • Performance Proof

    A large masonry building recently constructed in Wallingford, Conn., using the Rebar-Lok system provided a case study of the new technology. The structure
  • Building Green Schools At Breakneck Speed

    A construction whirlwind encompassing five Seminole County, Fla., schools during the summer break was immensely productive. Between June 16 and August
  • A Candidate We Can Approve Of

    It might not be evident in the race for the White House, but Illinois has at least one nonincumbent in this fall's election who is the real deal. Martin
  • Prairie Material And Mchugh Construction Top Out Country's Tallest Concrete Building

    James McHugh Construction and Prairie Material Sales staff staged a ceremonial top-out pour in mid-August for Chicago's 1,134-ft. (1,361 ft. with spire)
  • Branded, High-Performance Mix Developer Gains Market

    Los Angeles-based concrete mix-optimization specialist iCrete reports that its production technology and quality-control methods have surfaced at more
  • Pervious Pursuits

    Pervious concrete pavement practitioners were anything but idle this summer. While others vacationed, Duluth, Minn.-based Arrowhead Concrete Works as
  • A Candidate We Can Approve Of

    It might not be evident in the race for the White House, but Illinois has at least one nonincumbent in this fall's election who is the real deal. Martin
  • Admixture Prices Rise

    Citing exceptional increases in raw material, transportation and energy costs, Cleveland-based BASF Admixture Systems will increase prices up to 25 percent
  • Prairie Material And Mchugh Construction Top Out Country's Tallest Concrete Building

    James McHugh Construction and Prairie Material Sales staff staged a ceremonial top-out pour in mid-August for Chicago's 1,134-ft. (1,361 ft. with spire)
  • Branded, High-Performance Mix Developer Gains Market

    Los Angeles-based concrete mix-optimization specialist iCrete reports that its production technology and quality-control methods have surfaced at more
  • Pca Economist Not Finished Revising 2008-09 Market Forecasts Downward

    A moderate decrease in the 2008 and 2009 cement consumption forecast by Portland Cement Association Chief Economist Edward Sullivan further underscores
  • Contractor Groups Assess Inflation Trends In Construction During White House Meeting

    In a day of White House meetings that included representatives from a coalition of nine business associations, leaders from Associated General Contractors
  • Feds Examine Green Building Marketing Claims

    The Construction Specifications Institute, Alexandria, Va., has outlined for the Federal Trade Commission the benefits of the recently developed GreenFormat
  • Prestressed Group Closes On Renaissance Precast

    Windsor, Ontario-based Prestressed Group has recently acquired Renaissance Precast Industries, renaming the River Rouge, Mich., operator International
  • Concrete Producers | September 2008

    Texas Industries, Dallas, has promoted Sharon Ellis to treasurer, responsible for the capital and cash management functions within the company. She brings
  • Fizzano Concrete Promotes Green-Aggregate Cmu

    In a Mid-Atlantic territory spanning New York City to Washington, D.C., Fizzano Concrete Products is representing concrete masonry units formulated with
  • Concrete Organizations | September 2008

    The Tilt-Up Concrete Association has added Craig Keast as Membership Services director, responsible for assisting TCA membership-growth initiatives as
  • Concrete Manufacturers | September 2008

    Holcim (US) Inc. has announced a long-term lease option to the mining rights on a 1,760-acre Clark County, Nev., site 40 miles east of Las Vegas. It will
  • Bridge Collapse Anniversary Spurs Climate Change, Infrastructure-Funding Discussion

    Crews scheduled a closure pour on the new Interstate 35 bridge in Minneapolis to mark the one-year anniversary of the predecessor structure's collapse
  • Architecture Group Ties Reduced Co2 Emissions To Building Codes

    A new white paper, Meeting the 2030 Challenge Through Building Codes, provides what authors contend is the key to deciphering various building energy
  • Exit Strategies

    As to be expected in a vital industry where changes in ownership and operating status regularly occur, concrete-producing companies and plants commonly
  • Concrete Equipment & Products: Part One | September 2008

    16K FORK LIFT Manufacturer has expanded its S Series line with a 16,000-lb.-capacity model, the S160-4, featuring constant four-wheel drive; four equal
  • Concrete Equipment & Products: Part Two | September 2008

    PAVER INSTALLER'S STRING COLLAR To help pavement installers avoid time-wasting knots and line resetting, the company asserts, its improved StringAlong
  • Building Green Schools At Breakneck Speed

    A construction whirlwind encompassing five Seminole County, Fla., schools during the summer break was immensely productive. Between June 16 and August
  • High Praise For Plank Ceilings, Cantilevered Pool

    As developers avidly converted old, smaller dwellings into larger homes on the same plots in a Bethesda, Md., suburb showcasing multimillion-dollar lakeside
  • Pca Recognizes Nine Structures In Concrete Bridge Awards

    Nine winners have been named in Portland Cement Association's (PCA) 11th Biennial Bridge Awards Competition, recognizing excellence in concrete bridge
  • Pci Names 46Th Annual Design Award Winners

    A group of construction industry professionals assembled in Chicago over the summer to determine the winners of Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute's
  • Pci Convention: Expanding Opportunities In A Changing World

    An authority on change and human performance, Dr. Robert Kriegel, will present Reinventing the Game-New Rules for the Precast Industry in the 21st Century
  • Pci Expands Publications Division

    The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) has reorganized its publications division, promoting or hiring six professionals to handle the publications
  • Sakrete, U.S. Mix Co. Expand Partnership

    A new agreement between Sakrete of North America, Charlotte, N.C., and U.S. Mix Co. extends the branded concrete, mortar and repair product program in
  • Oldcastle Unit Adds Lawn & Garden Bagged Product Operations

    Oldcastle Lawn & Garden has acquired Illinois-based River City Landscape Supply, the Midwest's leading wholesaler of bulk and bagged mulches and decorative
  • Cxt Lands Federal Buildings Contract

    Pittsburgh-based L.B. Foster Co. reports that its subsidiary, CXT Inc., has been awarded a new five-year agreement with the U.S. Forest Service and a
  • Form Shelter Tempers Elements

    Year-round production at Des Moines-based Iowa Prestressed Concrete (IPC) proceeds unabated in all weather conditions, owing to the installation of a
  • Spot-On Reinforcement

    Polylok, Inc., has introduced Rebar-Lok to ensure that reinforcing rods in concrete masonry units (CMU) are properly positioned during wall construction.
  • Performance Proof

    A large masonry building recently constructed in Wallingford, Conn., using the Rebar-Lok system provided a case study of the new technology. The structure
  • Pervious Pursuits

    Pervious concrete pavement practitioners were anything but idle this summer. While others vacationed, Duluth, Minn.-based Arrowhead Concrete Works as
  • Pervious Concrete Seminars Address Stormwater Runoff

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) and the Portland Cement Association (PCA) have again combined efforts to offer the seminar Pervious
  • Aci Council Revisits Building Information Modeling, Sustainability

    Members of the American Concrete Institute-affiliated Strategic Development Council will assemble Oct. 8-10 at the Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club in Palm
  • Tilt-Up Group Cites Most Recycled Content Projects

    The Tilt-Up Concrete Association is inviting project submissions to be considered for a new Top 10 list highlighting the Most Recycled Concrete Content
  • 169.5-Ton Panel Tops Tilt-Up List

    A 339,000-lb. wall panel for the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Fla., is the new titleholder on Tilt-Up Concrete Association's top 10 ranking of tilt-up
  • Sunshine Stakes

    During the last three years, Hanson Pipe & Precast has seen a significant uptick in capital investment in new plant construction and upgrading older facilities
  • Driver's Seat

    When Concrete Products first visited Gossett Concrete Pipe Co. Inc. in 1994, A.C. Gossett III reflected on a new plant representing what was by far his
  • Leed Ordinance Buoys Integral Waterproofing

    With the Los Angeles City Council adoption of a building ordinance requiring new commercial and high-rise residential structures exceeding 50,000 sq.
  • Cemex Pipe, Precast, Non-Sunbelt Assets Fit Oldcastle Like A Glove

    Cemex confirmed on Sept. 17 that discussions are under way potentially leading to the sale of $3.5 billion to $4.5 billion in U.S. ready mixed, manufactured concrete, aggregate and cement production assets to CRH
  • Crh Closes Four Oldcastle Materials Bolt-On Deals Totaling $350 Million

    CRH logged four late-summer transactions in the U.S., netting Oldcastle Materials Group about 500,000 yd. annual ready mixed output, plus aggregate and asphalt production and distribution assets
  • Mellott Heritage Division Joins Lafarge Mid-Atlantic

    Lafarge NA closed earlier this month on the Heritage Division of H.B. Mellott Estate, a Warfordsburg, Pa., operator with three ready mixed plants and four quarries in western Maryland and southern Pennsylvania
  • Quality Concrete Expands Knife River's Texas Horizon

    MDU Resources has absorbed Beaumont, Texas-based Quality Concrete & Materials Co., Ltd., running 10 ready mixed plants, two material distribution yards and three pug mills throughout southeast and central Texas
  • 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 of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Jim Oberstar (D-MN) held a full committee hearing to consider testimony on structurally deficient bridges within the National Highway System (NHS)
  • Study: Crushed Returned Concrete Yields Viable Aggregate

    Results from tests at the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association's College Park, Md., research lab support the use of crushed returned concrete as aggregate for new concrete mixes
  • Insurance Plan Favors Steel-Frame Construction Users

    SFA and Itasca, Ill., broker Gallagher Construction Services have launched a comprehensive underwriting program that provides steel framing users as much as 50 percent discounts on a range of insurance products
  • Paver Shipments Eclipse 800 Million Square Feet

    Released in mid-August, the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute Industry Sales Profile survey indicates a 3.2 percent increase in North American paving stone shipments from 2005 to 2006
  • Hanson Paver Adds Navastone

    Hanson Paver has purchased the stock of Navastone, a concrete paver and segmental retaining wall unit supplier with Cambridge, Ont., and Cement City, Mich., operations, plus Morris, Ill., and York, Pa., distribution yards
  • 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; single family housing activity remains in decline, with renewed expansion not expected until 2008 at the earliest; the dollar value in institutional buildings is on pace for a 7 percent gain, owing to public building and education and healthcare facility work; and, commercial office work continues to rise
  • Council Earmarks $1 Million For Green Building Research

    The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced a major research commitment covering energy and water security; global climate change prevention;
  • Council Earmarks $1 Million For Green Building Research

    The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced a major research commitment covering energy and water security; global climate change prevention;
  • Titan Unit Completes 400,000-Tpy Ash Operation

    Titan America business Separation Technologies LLC, Dalesville, Va., is in the final ramp up phase for ProAsh processing at the Brunner Island power-generating
  • Questionable State Policy No Deterrent To Feds' Generous I-35W Bridge Relief

    New Interstate 35W bridge proposals are to be unveiled this month by five Minnesota Department of Transportation-qualified design/build teams bidding
  • Rcp To The Rescue

    When a section of an 11-ft.-diameter, cast-in-place sanitary sewage interceptor tunnel failed approximately 60 feet below ground in August 2004, Detroit
  • Carolina Precast, East Tennessee Precast Extend Hanson Pipe's Market Presence

    Continuing to stake greater claim to the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic markets, Dallas-based Hanson Pipe & Products Inc. has absorbed Carolina Precast Concrete
  • Meeting The Surge

    Anticipating markets where business has the greatest growth potential has become as important to the concrete industry as building up existing production
  • Prime Property

    Just outside the City of Brotherly Love, Cayuga Concrete Pipe has shown itself to be a company of neighborly gesture. During a $3.7 million expansion
  • Kirchner Block Brick Expands Premium Paver Series

    Expanding its Romanstone product line, St. Louis-based Kirchner Block & Brick has unveiled the Olympia series of pavers for both residential and commercial
  • Fhwa Confirms Srw Durability

    In recently released freeze-thaw durability field test results, the Federal Highway Administration notes that the vast majority of segmental retaining
  • Hanson Paver Adds Navastone

    Hanson Paver Products Inc. has purchased the stock of Navastone, a paver and segmental retaining wall unit supplier with operations in Cambridge, Ont.,
  • Paver Shipments Eclipse 800 Million Square Feet

    The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute Industry Sales Profile survey, released in mid-August, indicates a 3.2 percent increase in North American
  • Belgard Adds Two New Paver Styles

    Offering landscape architects, builders and contractors in North America two distinctive new paver products, company representatives note, Old-castle
  • Aggregate Industries Gains Dixie Platform With Hardaway Concrete

    Aggregate Industries Management in Rockville, Md., has acquired seven-plant Hardaway Concrete Company Inc. and three-plant Hardaway Concrete Company Upstate
  • Boral Construction Materials Rides Into Oklahoma City

    Sydney-based Boral Ltd. closed last month on the assets of Oklahoma City's Schwarz Ready Mix and Davis Arbuckle Material, with combined annual concrete
  • Icf Pioneer Expands Production

    Specialized insulating concrete form manufacturer Rastra recently opened an Albuquerque, N.M., satellite operation, joining the company's Scottsdale,
  • Sakrete Doubles Nfl Program Participation

    In its second annual Sack Program, packaged concrete mainstay Sakrete of North America LLC will partner with six National Football League teams to support
  • Council Earmarks $1 Million For Green Building Research

    The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced a major research commitment covering energy and water security; global climate change prevention;
  • Titan Unit Completes 400,000-Tpy Ash Operation

    Titan America business Separation Technologies LLC, Dalesville, Va., is in the final ramp up phase for ProAsh processing at the Brunner Island power-generating
  • Astm C 140 Revision

    The National Concrete Masonry Association reports approval of a ASTM C 140 Standard Test Methods for Sampling and Testing Concrete Masonry Units and Related
  • Toho Tenax Joins Altusgroup

    Toho Tenax America, a leading manufacturer of carbon fiber, has joined AltusGroup as an Innovation Partner. As in the case of all AltusGroup Innovation
  • Parking Lot Promotion Plan Aims For Two-Thirds Market-Share Jump By 2010

    Regional, state and local promotion groups, ready mixed producers and suppliers across North America have lent strong support to the Concrete Industry
  • Tca Speaker To Address Immigration Reform

    Atlanta attorney David Whitlock, a partner at Fisher & Phillips, LLP will present Immigration Reform Changes Your World, which includes information about
  • Aggregate Industries Gains Dixie Platform With Hardaway Concrete

    Aggregate Industries Management in Rockville, Md., has acquired seven-plant Hardaway Concrete Company Inc. and three-plant Hardaway Concrete Company Upstate
  • Kirchner Block Brick Expands Premium Paver Series

    Expanding its Romanstone product line, St. Louis-based Kirchner Block & Brick has unveiled the Olympia series of pavers for both residential and commercial
  • Fhwa Confirms Srw Durability

    In recently released freeze-thaw durability field test results, the Federal Highway Administration notes that the vast majority of segmental retaining
  • Healthcare Professionals Assess Facility Life-Cycle, Maintenance

    In a recent survey of healthcare management and maintenance professionals, Baltimore-based concrete specialist, Structural Group, addressed such topics
  • Pervious Concrete Contractor Certification: A Third Level

    Principal contacts of local sponsoring groups and other stakeholders have approved an intermediate level for the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association
  • Producers

    Tindall Corp. President and COO Gregory Force, P.E., has announced the promotion of Roger Knox and Bud Henry to senior management positions. A 24-year
  • U.S. Concrete Announces Board, Management Appointments

    The board of Houston-based U.S. Concrete Inc. has elected William Albanese, regional vice president of the Northern California Region, to a newly created
  • Architecture Students Offer Their Take On Concrete Thinking For A Sustainable World

    More than 80 contestants across the globe submitted design ideas for Concrete Thinking for A Sustainable World, an international design competition challenging
  • Organizations

    Propex Concrete Systems Director of National Accounts Dennis Hogan has been named Outstanding Materials Supplier for 2007 by the American Concrete Pavement
  • Rcp To The Rescue

    When a section of an 11-ft.-diameter, cast-in-place sanitary sewage interceptor tunnel failed approximately 60 feet below ground in August 2004, Detroit
  • Hanson Paver Adds Navastone

    Hanson Paver Products Inc. has purchased the stock of Navastone, a paver and segmental retaining wall unit supplier with operations in Cambridge, Ont.,
  • Anchorage Advent

    Adoption of American Concrete Institute's Standard ACI 355-2, prescribing a comprehensive testing program to ascertain design parameters for post-installed
  • Carolina Precast, East Tennessee Precast Extend Hanson Pipe's Market Presence

    Continuing to stake greater claim to the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic markets, Dallas-based Hanson Pipe & Products Inc. has absorbed Carolina Precast Concrete
  • Equipment & Products

    MINI DIAMOND DRILL The END 712 P is designed for drilling dowel, anchor, and thru-holes in concrete and natural stone. Its variable speed from 0-8,000
  • Paver Shipments Eclipse 800 Million Square Feet

    The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute Industry Sales Profile survey, released in mid-August, indicates a 3.2 percent increase in North American
  • Consolidating The Lead

    A first-cost comparison study released over a year ago by the Fire Safe Construction Advisory Council (FSCAC) concluded that compartmentalized concrete
  • Meeting The Surge

    Anticipating markets where business has the greatest growth potential has become as important to the concrete industry as building up existing production
  • Prime Property

    Just outside the City of Brotherly Love, Cayuga Concrete Pipe has shown itself to be a company of neighborly gesture. During a $3.7 million expansion
  • 24/7 Record Retrieval

    Imaging Technology Group (ITG) reports that users of its document imaging system (see Concrete Products, May 2007, p. 50) have expressed considerable
  • Equipment & Products

    BACKPACK VIBRATOR For remote and hard-to-reach jobs, such as bridge decks and culverts, the manufacturer offers its portable, gas-powered backpack vibrator,
  • Rcc Promotion Work Takes Aim At Asphalt

    Imagine a concrete mix for pavements delivered to the job site like hot mix asphalt, placed by asphalt pavers, rolled and compacted like hot mix asphalt,
  • Ppe Standards Update

    At present, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulates personal protective equipment (PPE) design by reference to American National Standards
  • Washington Walls Set Sites In High Relief

    The State of Washington is recognized as a leader for its aesthetic treatment of miles of retaining walls and decorative spans. That reputation is due
  • Precaster Stokes Fireplace Sales

    For home owners seeking an alternative to zero-clearance metal fireboxes, Albuquerque, N.M.-based Southwest Firebird, Inc., offers the Sonoran Series,
  • Belgard Adds Two New Paver Styles

    Offering landscape architects, builders and contractors in North America two distinctive new paver products, company representatives note, Old-castle
  • Fabcon Minnesota Plant Obtains Npca Certification

    Fabcon Inc.'s Savage, Minn., facility has achieved Plant Certification by the National Precast Concrete Association, recognizing high production and quality
  • Questionable State Policy No Deterrent To Feds' Generous I-35W Bridge Relief

    New Interstate 35W bridge proposals are to be unveiled this month by five Minnesota Department of Transportation-qualified design/build teams bidding
  • Pca Tracks 2007-09 Powder Consumption Drop, Rebound

    The latest Portland Cement Association forecast notes that cement consumption, burdened by the housing market's hard correction, has weakened in 2007
  • Boral Construction Materials Rides Into Oklahoma City

    Sydney-based Boral Ltd. closed last month on the assets of Oklahoma City's Schwarz Ready Mix and Davis Arbuckle Material, with combined annual concrete
  • Educators Walk The Talk At Green Schools

    Castroville, Calif.-based Ausonio, Inc. specified ground granulated blast furnace (GGBF) slag cement for concrete used in 26,000 sq. ft. of slabs at the
  • Educators Walk The Talk At Green Schools

    Castroville, Calif.-based Ausonio, Inc. specified ground granulated blast furnace (GGBF) slag cement for concrete used in 26,000 sq. ft. of slabs at the
  • Construction Site Safety Plans

    Although required by some states for general construction, a written comprehensive Safety and Health Plan is not required by the Occupational Health and
  • Market Report Analyzes North American Concrete Industry Truck Manufacturing

    The manufacture of trucks for ready mixed concrete, concrete boom pumps and volumetric mixers is the subject of a recent report from Modesto, Calif.-based
  • Complex Team Sees The Light

    The design and engineering teams behind the Holy Rosary Catholic Complex and other projects named in the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute's 18th biennial
  • Institute Forms Concrete Countertop Society, Launches Conference

    The Concrete Countertop Institute, Raleigh, N.C., has formed the Concrete Countertop Society to represent design and fabrication professionals aiming
  • World Of Concrete Draws Leaders In Countertops

    In his fourth such appearance, Tom Ralston, a third-generation contractor from Santa Cruz, Calif., will address cast-in-place installations at the concrete
  • Annual Masonry Unit Demand Edging Toward 15 Billion Units

    Demand for brick and block products is projected to increase 4.1 percent annually to $7 billion in 2010, with consumption upward of 14.5 billion units.
  • Tca Launches Online Tilt-Up Resource, Forms Seismic Design Task Group

    The Tilt-Up Concrete Association has added a project database and search function on its Web site., which can be accessed by selecting Building with Tilt-Up
  • Building Guide Steers Architects, Engineers And Developers

    Author Jim Sinopoli has created a how to book for designing and operating the diverse systems involved in new buildings. Recently released by Spicewood
  • Correction

    A June issue Developments item misidentified these two Concrete Homes Council projects:
  • Corrections Corp. Awards Modular Precast Cell Contracts

    Responding to a rapidly growing need for beds in Florida, Corrections Corp. of America has contracted for the Bay County Jail Annex expansion in Panama
  • Study Reveals Underlying Value Of Faux Stone Veneer

    Respondents to an Owens Corning study indicated they were as much as 50 percent more likely to consider purchasing a new home featuring an exterior with
  • Morse Bros. Enlisted For Carbon Fiber, Specialty Precast Production

    Baltimore-based AltusGroup has extended the availability of its lightweight, CarbonCast precast panel technology to the Pacific Coast with the addition
  • Post-Tensioning Manual

    The Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI), Phoenix, Ariz., announces the availability of the new sixth edition of its Post-Tensioning Manual. The first edition,
  • Onlined Tools Visualize Veneer

    Cultured Stone producer Owens Corning has introduced two new technology tools: a downloadable version of what its developers describe as a robust, veneer-stone
  • Apac, Acc, Nyse & Mmi Spell An Eventful Year For Oldcastle

    CRH Plc fittingly joined its Wall Street peers earlier this year by listing its North American shares on the New York Stock Exchange. That move followed
  • Certified Paver Installer Ranks Surpass 10,000

    A record number of contractors have sought Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute Level I Certified Concrete Paver Installer certification during the
  • Hanson Pipe Casts $45 Million Southeast Region Flagship

    Hanson Pipe & Precast has broken ground on a 171,000 sq. ft. plant at a 91-acre site in Winter Haven, Fla. Billed as one of the largest automated pipe
  • Aia Recognizes Tca As Education Provider

    The Tilt-Up Concrete Association announces its approval as a Distance Education provider by the American Institute of Architects. TCA will offer an online
  • Home Depot Supply Digs Deeper Into Concrete Staples

    Home Depot Inc., Atlanta, recently acquired Texas Contractors Supply L.P., which through five branches distributes concrete formwork, treatments and finishing
  • Producers

    James Overstreet Jr., chief executive officer of Birmingham, Ala.-based Dunn Investment Co., announced in August the appointment of Danny Rogers as president
  • Italian Equity Fund Acquires Cifa

    A new private equity fund in Italy, Magenta, has acquired CIFA SpA, a global player in design, manufacture and distribution of equipment for ready mixed
  • Corps Orders Npca Plant Certification

    New U.S. Army Corps of Engineers guidelines require sourcing of precast sewage, subdrainage, and storm drainage systems, plus utility and communication
  • Organizations

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has promoted three directors to senior director: Karthik Obla, research and engineering; Kathleen Carr-Smith,
  • Sunshine State Deal Adds Cement Production To Oldcastle Portfolio

    Oldcastle Materials has invested $50 million in American Cement Co. LLC, a joint venture with New Jersey-based Trap Rock Industries eyeing a 1.2 million-ton-per-year
  • Hanson Vet Named Mmm President

    The board of Martin Marietta Materials in Raleigh, N.C., announced last month the election of C. Howard Nye as president and chief operating officer,
  • Manufacturers

    Systech Inc., Woodridge, Ill., has appointed Ben Rabchuk regional sales manager East Coast. He will represent the Integra line of dispatch, office and
  • Pca Economist Sees Sustained Record Powder Cosumption Despite Slowdown In Housing

    Against a calming of the U.S. economy, cement consumption is pacing 129.6 million metric tons this year, a 2.3 percent boost compared to 2005 shipments.
  • Vaulting Forward

    Having been a part of the Northern California concrete business since the late 1950s, Christy Concrete Products has always devoted its production to making
  • Keystone Cast

    Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's Tioga County SR 6015 contract calling for the widening of a two-lane highway between Williamsport, Pa., and
  • Equipment & Products

    STEAM GENERATOR Company's latest Steam Flo model serves as a portable source of low-pressure steam to accelerate curing of cast-in-place or precast concrete.
  • 2006 Decorative & Durable Designs Concrete Pavement Awards

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  • Crane Report

    DEMAG CRANES AND COMPONENTS For precast and prestressed producers using a wetcast or dry-cast process, the company has engineered a complete line of overhead
  • Pankow Foundation Funds Cementitious Structural Insulated Panel Study

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  • Groups Forge Galvanized Rebar Resource Center Web Site

    The American Galvanizers Association and International Zinc Association recently launched the online Galvanized Rebar Resource Center at www.galvanizedrebar.com,
  • Wall System Upholds Texas Justice Center

    Speed Fab-Crete's precast wall system comprises both exterior and interior walls of the new $10 million Hood County Justice Center recently opened in
  • Pci Widens Certified-Qualified Erector Transition

    The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute is changing the implementation process for its Certified Erector program, which had been scheduled to replace
  • Thinking Inside The Box

    In 2003, Ed Anderson took an educated risk that he would be able to convince Denver city officials that there was an alternative to their requirement
  • Producer Reaffirms Utility Of Dry Cast

    Mastercast SC150 from Danish machine supplier Pedershaab Concrete Technologies A/S provided the solution when Kennedy Concrete Products Ltd., a leading
  • Equipment & Products

    FENCE WALL SYSTEMS Suitable for use as sound barriers, highway walls, security walls, privacy fences, and decorative perimeter fences, StoneTree Fence
  • Mdu Appoints Hildestad Ceo

    MDU Resources Group, Inc. in Bismarck, N.D., has promoted Terry Hildestad to chief executive officer after 16 months as president and chief operating
  • Educators Walk The Talk At Green Schools

    Castroville, Calif.-based Ausonio, Inc. specified ground granulated blast furnace (GGBF) slag cement for concrete used in 26,000 sq. ft. of slabs at the
  • Simem America Veteran Launches Plant Architects

    Robert Ober, a 25-year veteran of high-performance concrete batching and mixing equipment design and installation, has established a San Antonio-based
  • Nrmca Calls For Hpc Symposium Presentations

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association is accepting abstracts of candidate paper/presentations and presentations-only for the 2007 Concrete Technology
  • Oshkosh Truck To Add Crane Truck Maker Imt

    Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Truck Corp. has a signed a definitive agreement with American Capital Strategies to acquire Iowa Mold Tooling Co. in a $131 million
  • Astm Committees Weigh Scc, Scm, Wash Water, Specimens

    National Ready Mixed Concrete Association's Colin Lobo, vice president of engineering, and Karthik Obla, senior director of research and materials engineering,
  • Sunshine State Deal Adds Cement Production To Oldcastle Portfolio

    Oldcastle Materials has invested $50 million in American Cement Co. LLC, a joint venture with New Jersey-based Trap Rock Industries eyeing a 1.2 million-ton-per-year
  • Construction Site Safety Plans

    Although required by some states for general construction, a written comprehensive Safety and Health Plan is not required by the Occupational Health and
  • Study Reveals Underlying Value Of Faux Stone Veneer

    Respondents to an Owens Corning study indicated they were as much as 50 percent more likely to consider purchasing a new home featuring an exterior with
  • Hanson Pipe Casts $45 Million Southeast Region Flagship

    Hanson Pipe & Precast has broken ground on a 171,000 sq. ft. plant at a 91-acre site in Winter Haven, Fla. Billed as one of the largest automated pipe
  • Keystone Cast

    Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's Tioga County SR 6015 contract calling for the widening of a two-lane highway between Williamsport, Pa., and
  • Thinking Inside The Box

    In 2003, Ed Anderson took an educated risk that he would be able to convince Denver city officials that there was an alternative to their requirement
  • Producer Reaffirms Utility Of Dry Cast

    Mastercast SC150 from Danish machine supplier Pedershaab Concrete Technologies A/S provided the solution when Kennedy Concrete Products Ltd., a leading
  • Annual Masonry Unit Demand Edging Toward 15 Billion Units

    Demand for brick and block products is projected to increase 4.1 percent annually to $7 billion in 2010, with consumption upward of 14.5 billion units.
  • Vaulting Forward

    Having been a part of the Northern California concrete business since the late 1950s, Christy Concrete Products has always devoted its production to making
  • Corps Orders Npca Plant Certification

    New U.S. Army Corps of Engineers guidelines require sourcing of precast sewage, subdrainage, and storm drainage systems, plus utility and communication
  • Vaulting Forward

    Having been a part of the Northern California concrete business since the late 1950s, Christy Concrete Products has always devoted its production to making
  • Astm Committees Weigh Scc, Scm, Wash Water, Specimens

    National Ready Mixed Concrete Association's Colin Lobo, vice president of engineering, and Karthik Obla, senior director of research and materials engineering,
  • Market Report Analyzes North American Concrete Industry Truck Manufacturing

    The manufacture of trucks for ready mixed concrete, concrete boom pumps and volumetric mixers is the subject of a recent report from Modesto, Calif.-based
  • Italian Equity Fund Acquires Cifa

    A new private equity fund in Italy, Magenta, has acquired CIFA SpA, a global player in design, manufacture and distribution of equipment for ready mixed