Eastern Concrete Materials, a key ready mixed producer serving metro New York-New Jersey, will offer branded mix design technology for commercial and public works projects under a licensing agreement with Los Angeles-based iCrete LLC. The family of high performance mixes, which offers environmental benefits of interest to green-minded project principals, will augment Eastern Concrete's EF Technology program. The producer and its Houston-based parent, U.S. Concrete Inc., adopted EF in 2007 to promote supplementary cementitious materials in appropriate volumes to substitute portland cement, a product of carbon dioxide-intensive milling.
Significant advancements in concrete technology over the past quarter century have not been fully utilized in traditional construction projects, which are often encumbered by the current prescriptive-based construction standards, says U.S. Concrete Vice President-Atlantic Region Michael Gentoso. New York City is now leading the nation in shifting to these newer performance-based construction standards in concrete that will allow us to deliver improved quality and durability through our high performance environmentally esigned mixes.