Concrete Products is the leading source for Concrete Plants, Concrete Mixers, Precast, and Ready Mix news.

Road Builders map fuel tax, rebate plan to fund six-year, $400 billion highway bill

Sources: American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), Washington, D.C.; CP staff

As members and their customers approach the current federal surface transportation program’s May 31 sunset, ARTBA has outlined a plan it believes could end the political impasse over how to fund Washington, D.C.’s share of state highway, bridge and transit capital projects, while seeding a $401 billion, six-year highway and mass transit capital investment program.

Read more: Road Builders map fuel tax, rebate plan to fund six-year, $400 billion highway bill

Super Air Meter gauges void spacing, passes AASHTO muster

Sources: Oklahoma State University, Stillwater; CP staff

SuperAir 150The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ new standard, "Characterization of the Air-Void System of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Sequential Pressure Method," validates a device measuring void spacing and air content in about 10 minutes. The Super Air Meter (SAM) is a modified version of the vessel used in ASTM C231, Standard Test Method for Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Pressure Method, and was developed at Oklahoma State University.

Read more: Super Air Meter gauges void spacing, passes AASHTO muster

Essroc programs i.check app for concrete, masonry troubleshooting

Source: Essroc Cement Corp., Nazareth, Pa.

As a leader in technical service, Essroc has developed a free app to provide a resource for engineers, architects, producers, and contractors to identify and improve basic defects. i.check is a user-friendly mobile app providing photos of common issues in concrete and masonry applications. Each photo is complemented with a definition, listing of potential causes, and detailed corrective actions to alleviate the problem.

Read more: Essroc programs i.check app for concrete, masonry troubleshooting

Summit Materials investors eye $375M from initial public offering

Sources: CP staff; Summit Materials LLC, Denver; Renaissance Capital LLC, Greenwich, Conn.

Trading of the newest major operator with U.S. concrete, cement and aggregate production, Summit Materials, has commenced on the New York Stock Exchange, as CEO Tom Hill rang the March 12 Opening Bell. After a requisite quiet period since a mid-December Securities and Exchange Commission filing, Summit Materials sponsors offered 22.2 million shares at $18/share.

 

Read more: Summit Materials investors eye $375M from initial public offering