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Tail winds greet industry’s top annual gathering

68 WOCi 150World of Concrete, February 2-5, is set to have its largest staging in seven years, new show owner Informa Exhibitions US notes, with 1,400-plus suppliers, manufacturers and service providers exhibiting in more than 700,000 net square feet of indoor/outdoor space at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

 

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POISED FOR TAKE OFF

60 Pavementi 150Despite cement intensity holding a predicted 2015 boom in check, 2016 and beyond look to be robust, thanks in large part to a new transportation bill

Cement consumption in the United States will continue to grow, albeit at a slower pace than predicted at the beginning of 2015, according to a new report from the Portland Cement Association (PCA). The United States’ cement market is expected to increase by 3.5 percent in 2015 to just shy of 92 million metric tons of total cement consumption, followed by larger rates of growth in 2016 and 2017, 5 percent (to 96.4 million metric tons) and 5.7 percent (to 101.9 million metric tons), respectively.

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TRANSITION TIME

2015 Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Chairman Chris Pastorius reviews a productive year long on change

By Don Marsh

 

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