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Convening last month in Las Vegas, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association committees and divisions recognized individuals and groups for association and industry contributions. Concrete Products joins NRMCA in saluting those honored during the 2017 convention, by AWARD:

Royal White Cement has developed a calcium sulfoaluminate (CSA) cement for the North American market, targeting agencies that specify very high early strength concrete for highway or runway pavement construction or repairs, plus customers seeking a CSA base for precast production or grout, shotcrete and underlayment applications.

High Concrete Group LLC, based in Denver, Penn., has secured an insulated, architectural precast panel contract from Phelps Construction Group for the Statue of Liberty Museum on Liberty Island in the New York Harbor.

A proprietary test described in ASTM International’s Journal of Testing and Evaluation provides for direct comparison of steel fiber and conventional rebar concrete specimen tensile properties, according to Helix Steel, developer of Twisted Steel Micro Reinforcement. The Direct Tension method enables engineers to determine steel fiber specimens’ first crack and post crack tensile strength, plus tensile modulus of elasticity. The testing and data analysis approach greatly reduces the variability of results, Helix officials note, thereby solving past problems rooted in small specimen sizes and material inconsistencies.

Two leading developers of carbon dioxide-based processes for concrete production, curing and portland cement substitution or optimization are among four entities advancing to Innovative Carbon Use, round two of Emissions Reduction Alberta’s (ERA) $35 million international ERA Grand Challenge.