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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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2017 MANUAL OF CONCRETE PRACTICE

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Fiber distribution gauge brings ‘Internet of Things’ to mixer chutes

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.

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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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Great Lakes fixture warms to rebounding Florida market

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.

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