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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.

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.

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.

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.