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GCP formulates agents neutralizing clay factor in sub-par aggregates

The former Grace Construction Products business arrived at 2017 ConExpo-Con/Agg with new sand & gravel additives and concrete admixtures aimed at mitigating poor quality aggregates’ effect on fresh mix and finished slab or structure performance. The Clarena product portfolio was front and center at GCP Applied Technologies’ Las Vegas Convention Center booth during the early-March show.

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ConExpo-Con/Agg manifests pent-up plant, fleet equipment needs

Concrete plant equipment manufacturers, mixer truck body builders and fellow exhibitors enjoyed solid booth traffic, quote inquiries and buying activity at 2017 ConExpo-Con/Agg, some telling Concrete Products the March 7-11 event was the best such show to date. Confidence in the business climate and prospects for stepped up infrastructure investment, fueled by President Donald Trump, permeated the Las Vegas Convention Center gathering, co-located with IFPE 2017.

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2017 MANUAL OF CONCRETE PRACTICE

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NRMCA revises Quality Certification Program

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.

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Investigation proves steel fibers’ potential in seismic-grade shear wall couplings

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.

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