ollowing Research, Engineering and Standards Committee review, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has released version 2 of the Quality Certification program, noting criteria and submission requirements simplified from the charter version.
The new ACI Manual of Concrete Practice contains more than 250 documents, and represents the most comprehensive and largest single source of concrete engineering and construction insight available in one set. The Manual contains all of the ACI documents needed to address code requirements, specifications, tolerances, concrete proportions, construction methods, and evaluation of test results—to name a few topics.
Steel reinforcing fiber leader Bekaert Corp. premiered at World of Concrete 2017 a laser-enabled device measuring concrete mixes’ homogeneity and fiber distribution profile. Mounted at the end of a mixer truck chute, the Dramix eyeD generates graphs and limited dashboards that attest targeted reinforcement uniformity.
The American Concrete Institute Foundation’s “Evaluation of Seismic Behavior of Coupling Beams with Various Types of Steel Fiber Reinforced Concrete” research supports a prospective building code design option translating to simplified and more straightforward construction, plus schedule, labor and material cost savings.
One of the top ready mixed concrete operators in Chicago and neighboring Great Lakes markets is bringing its production, fleet management and customer service competencies to South Florida. Mokena, Ill.-based Ozinga Bros. Inc. has opened a charter plant in Miami, eyeing residential, commercial, industrial and infrastructure projects.