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PCI marks 60th anniversary at 2014 Convention, National Bridge Conference

Source: Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Chicago

The 60th Anniversary PCI Convention and National Bridge Conference runs September 6-9 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., bordering the District of Columbia.

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Prairie Material, paving crew demonstrate power-troweled, broomed RCC

Prairie-ISources: CP staff; VCNA Prairie Material, Bridgeview, Ill.

A rapidly emerging, roller compacted concrete pavement finishing method nets surface durability and uniformity to give contractors or owners pause on incurring the added material and labor expenses of asphalt wear courses commonly specified over RCC bases.

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Nano-silica technology paves way for smooth, monolithic RCC slabs

Cemex-AndaleSources: Solomon Colors Inc., Springfield, Ill.; CP staff

The prospect of power-troweled, roller compacted concrete with surface characteristics and performance potential approaching conventional flatwork has turned on demonstrations Solomon Colors initiated for its new RCC Surface Pro agent.

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Building Sciences chief addresses ACI Sustainability Forum, fall convention

Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.

Under the theme “Spanning the Globe,” nearly 2,000 engineers, architects, contractors, educators, manufacturers, and material representatives from around the world will convene October 26-30 at the Washington (D.C.) Hilton Hotel to collaborate on concrete codes, specifications and standards—amid other ACI fall convention activities.

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COO Hill replaces CEO James as new Vulcan leadership team takes hold

Source: Vulcan Materials Co., Birmingham, Ala.

Sealing a previously announced executive leadership transition, Vulcan Materials directors have named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer J. Thomas Hill successor to President and CEO Donald James, who becomes executive chairman. CFO John McPherson has been promoted to chief financial and strategy officer, gaining responsibilities for both strategy and human resources functions, while retaining an executive vice president title.

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