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Missouri S&T Concrete Conference spotlights new DOT quality guidelines

Source: Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla

Presentations at the 2015 Missouri Concrete Conference will cover Missouri Department of Transportation Ready Mix Quality Control/Quality Assurance specifications; admixtures for industrial floor projects; exposed aggregate surface issues; corrosion prevention; jobsite water addition; hot and cold weather concreting; accelerated bridge construction; durability testing via concrete resistivity; precast concrete pavement; plus, practical aggregate grading optimization and fine recycled concrete aggregate specs.

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Building sector fuels precast market’s projected 6.4 percent annual growth

Sources: Freedonia Group, Cleveland; CP staff

Led by architectural and structural building product demand, U.S. precast concrete shipments are on track to rise from $8.9 billion in 2013 to $12.15 billion in 2018. Time-saving and quality control advantages will enable precast to capture more market share from cast-in-place and steel alternatives over the next four years, according to the authors of a new Freedonia study.

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