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Astm Revises Standards For Ready-Mixed Concrete

A heavily revised fourth edition of ASTM Standards for Ready-Mixed Concrete includes 38 ASTM standards, the Metric Practice Guide of Concrete and Concrete Aggregates, and the Manual of Aggregate and Concrete Testing. It features the principal specifications and test methods referenced in two benchmarks for cast-in-place construction

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Imi, Cemex Pros Take Nrmca National Mixer Driver Championship

Irving Materials’ Trent Slaven and Charles Klein finished first and second, respectively, and Cemex’s Jason Dilling third, in the National Mixer Driver Championship, staged with NRMCA’s ConcreteWorks Conference & Expo, October 10-12 in Concord, N.C.

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Pca Honors Rcc, Pervious Pavement-Wise Officials, Agencies

Five public officials or agencies responsible for specifying roller compacted concrete (RCC) or pervious concrete pavement, or cement-based, full-depth reclamation methods as part of cost-effective and sustainable infrastructure development policies are honored in PCA’s third annual Sustainable Leadership Award program

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President Obama Assesses Small Business Jobs Act, Depreciation Incentives From Maier Block Perch

Amid loaded concrete masonry unit curing racks at the Bladensburg, Md., operation of NCMA member Ernest Maier, President Barack Obama reflected on the October 8 release of prior-month employment figures, underscoring September’s 64,000-job private sector gain offset by higher public-sector payroll losses

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Cemex To Exercise Ready Mix Usa Buyout Option

Cemex has announced a September 2011 target to acquire its partner’s stake in two joint ventures with Ready Mix USA. A methodology for determining the buyout value brings the deal to an estimated $360 million, plus assumption of approximately $17 million in net debt

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