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  • Epa Eyes Review Panel For Brick Production Air Quality Standards

    EPA is seeking nominations for a Small Business Advocacy Review Panel that will assist in developing the agency’s 2010 proposed rule for clay brick, roof tile and structural product plants’ hazardous air pollutants
  • Pci Automates Plant Certification Document Flow

    Effective immediately, PCI is migrating to an electronic Quality System Manuals (QSMs) submission process to reduce necessary resources for both the association and member plant operations
  • Chicago Parking Garage Makes Sustainability Statement With Groundbreaking Design

    Incorporating elements unheard of for parking garages, developer Friedman Properties recently opened an 11-story structure in the (downtown-bordering) River North area of Chicago designed for maximum energy efficiency, minimal waste, and roughly 725 parking spaces
  • Holcim Us Chief Terver To Assume Additional Aggregate Industries Us Post

    Holcim US Chief Executive Officer Bernard Terver will gain additional responsibilities for sister business, Aggregate Industries US, following the March 2010 retirement of Bill Bolsover as CEO of Aggregate Industries Ltd., spanning United States and United Kingdom concrete and aggregate operations
  • Harrington Succeeds Lehigh Hanson Ceo Kitzmiller

    One-time Lehigh Hanson Chief Operating Officer Daniel Harrington become chief executive officer effective Jan. 1, replacing James Kitzmiller, who retired after nearly 40 years with the company and predecessor operations
  • Jim Kitzmiller: From Gifford Hill To Cornerstone To Lehigh Hanson

    The Lehigh Hanson Inc. management transition sees the retirement of one of the industry’s key dealmakers of the past two decades--following that of Rinker Materials, CRH/Oldcastle and Martin Marietta Materials peers David Clarke (June 2007), Liam O’Mahony (December 2008) and Stephen Zelnak (December 2009)
  • Nrmca, Agc Stress Health Care Amendment's Ill Effects For Small Contractors

    NRMCA and AGC government affairs unearthed a Senate health care bill amendment--targeting construction firms and potentially materials producers--sharply lowering a payroll threshold for employers to provide insurance coverage
  • Feds Delay Decision On Regulating Coal Ash Handling, Storage

    An EPA decision on potential regulation of coal ash waste from power plants has been delayed beyond Administrator Lisa Jackson’s 2009 year-end target due to the complexity of agency’s analysis of the material
  • Navistar Integrates Continental Cbmw

    Navistar has closed on Continental Mfg. Company, Inc., indicating the business will operate independently, continue manufacturing mixer trucks and parts in Houston, and mount drums on International and other OEM chassis
  • Oldcastle Bolts On Texas Concrete Materials, Wheeler Operations

    Oldcastle Materials has added to its APAC/Texas platform Austin-based Texas Concrete Materials Ltd., a six-plant ready mixed producer, and sister Wheeler Cos. asphalt businesses covering the capital and San Antonio markets
  • Canadian Groups Launch Online, Cost-Advantage Concrete Pavement Software

    Designed after extensive RMCAO consultations with major road builders in Canada, an online version of the CANPav software-modeling tool determines the cost advantages of using concrete as the material of choice for municipal streets and roads and commercial parking lots
  • Mcneilus Prepares Major Mixer, Plant Delivery To Colombia's Argos

    McNeilus has scheduled shipment by mid-February of 70 10.5-yd. standard mixers and eight Con-E-Co 5-yd. All Pro model batch plants to Concretos Argos SA in Barranquilla, Colombia
  • Monchamp Succeeds London Machinery Gm Magill

    Robert Monchamp has been named general manager of London Machinery, responsible for all aspects of the mixer truck manufacturer’s operations and management team
  • Builder's Concrete Finishes Rcc Pavement Seminar With 150-Yd. Rm Plant Placement

    Builder’s Concrete capped a December 7 seminar, “The Future of Pavement: Roller Compacted Concrete,” by placing both light- and heavy-duty sections of RCC for truck and auto parking areas at its headquarters plant in Fishers, Ind., northeast of Indianapolis
  • Sicoma Strength, Stephens Engineer Portable Rcc Production

    Fishers, Ind.-based Builder’s Concrete & Supply is the premier user of a portable roller compacted concrete mixer designed by Sicoma Strength and Stephens Mfg. staff
  • Air Force Tilt-Up Wall Panel Test Results Await Declassification

    TCA announces completion of all phases of research undertaken with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), in conjunction with the Portland Cement Association, to define the resistance and failure mode of standard Department of Defense-compliant tilt-up concrete sandwich walls
  • Epa Greenhouse Gas Threat Assessment May Delay Construction Recovery

    Presumably timed with the December 7 start of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson’s unsurprising ruling that greenhouse gases are a public health threat and thereby could be federally regulated resulted in AGC asking the administration to rethink its a58“misguided approach” to emissions monitoring
  • Appellate Court's Rapid-Set Ruling Paves Way For Patent-Infringement Suits

    In what is believed to be a precedent-setting opinion, the U.S. Federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Ultimax’s rapid-hardening cement patents and ruled against accused patent infringers CTS Cement and its owner, Edward K. Rice
  • Nrmca Call For Entries: 2010 Ready Mixed Concrete Delivery Professional Driver Of The Year

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s 14th Annual Ready Mixed Concrete Delivery Professional Driver of the Year Awards program aims to recognize outstanding mixer truck operators who have logged a minimum of five years’ service to an NRMCA member company
  • Nrmca Offers Online Driver Training Program

    Originally developed with input from ready mixed producers of all sizes throughout North America, NRMCA’s Concrete Delivery Professional (CDP) Certification Program recently has been adapted to an online format
  • Precast Show In Phoenix To Feature 200-Plus Suppliers, Precast University And Pipe School Technical Training

    Featuring equipment, products, services and training sessions tailored exclusively for precast industry professionals, the Precast Show will be held Feb. 18-20 at the Phoenix Convention Center and Sheraton Downtown
  • Mack Names Dorwart Product Manager For Granite

    Curtis Dorwart has been appointed vocational marketing manager for Mack Trucks, responsible for Granite, Titan and TerraPro models in construction, heavy haul and refuse applications
  • Webinar Counters Employee Free Choice Act

    Registration is now open for NRMCA’s new Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) Webinar, "Preparing for the (Inevitable) Union Organizing Drive"
  • $15 Billion, 430K Jobs To Be Lost Without Transportation Funding Increase, Says Contractor Group

    Federal investments in highways and transit systems are expected to decline by more than $15 billion in 2010 compared to this year, according to an AGC analysis of transportation spending
  • State Dots Enlighten Congress Of $70 Billion In Àready-To-GoÌ Projects

    Funding of 9,500 state department of transportation-identified, ‘read-to-go’ infrastructure projects, valued at $69 billion-plus, would create thousands of new jobs, according to a report announced at a Capitol Hill briefing, the day prior to the White House Job Summit
  • Telematics Provider Adapts Instant Verbal Driver Mentoring For On-/Off-Highway Trucks

    After off-road deployments, a windshield-mounted device that provides truck drivers real-time verbal mentoring about speeding violations, aggressive vehicle maneuvering and seat belt use is being adapted for on-highway and on/off-highway conditions
  • Propex Adds Elemix Additives

    Propex Concrete Systems has announced an agreement to sell and support Elemix additives from Monaca, Pa.-based Nova Chemicals Corp. Specially formulated
  • Rockwood, Grace Renew Coloring Product Distribution Alliance

    Rockwood Color Pigments & Services Division and W.R. Grace Construction Products have extended their alliance to jointly distribute Rockwood's Chameleon
  • Silicon Valley Operator Molds A New Class Of Brick & Pavers

    CalStar Products unveiled high fly ash content architectural brick and pavers at the U.S. Green Building Council's 2009 Greenbuild International Conference
  • A Decade Defined

    To close out this column's first decade, 10 familiar companies, projects and market developments distinguishing concrete production & practice from 2000-2009:
  • Post-Industrial Waste Key To Low-Carbon Geo-Green Crete Binder

    Scientists at Green World Crete, LLC, Pompano Beach, Fla., bill Geo-Green Crete as a low-carbon emission cementitious product poised to provide global
  • Silicon Valley Operator Molds A New Class Of Brick & Pavers

    CalStar Products unveiled high fly ash content architectural brick and pavers at the U.S. Green Building Council's 2009 Greenbuild International Conference
  • A Decade Defined

    To close out this column's first decade, 10 familiar companies, projects and market developments distinguishing concrete production & practice from 2000-2009:
  • Turning A Corner Forecast 2010

    Although it's no surprise that his Year-End 2008 Forecast anticipated a severe 2009 downturn, Portland Cement Association's Chief Economist Edward Sullivan
  • Aashto, Chamber Of Commerce Salute All-Concrete I-35W Replacement Bridge

    A bridge redefining how federal and state agencies view concrete methods' fast-track potential and value engineering is the 2009 America's Transportation
  • Mixer Systems @ 30

    Throughout 2009, Pewaukee, Wis.-based Mixer Systems, Inc., has observed three decades as a manufacturer that supports vintage concrete equipment brands
  • A Decade Defined

    To close out this column's first decade, 10 familiar companies, projects and market developments distinguishing concrete production & practice from 2000-2009:
  • Speed Fab-Crete Bridges Transportation Offerings

    Ft. Worth, Texas-based architectural and structural precaster and design/build contractor Speed Fab-Crete Corp. has formed SFC Bridge Systems to market,
  • Superior Walls Support Universal, Green Design

    Concrete plays a significant role in the construction of a showcase home christened Universal Design Living Laboratory (UDLL) that embodies both and total-access
  • Heldenfels Enterprises Celebrates A Century

    On the heels of its largest project ever, the 3,000-piece Dallas Cowboys Stadium, Heldenfels Enterprises, Inc., designated November an occasion for staff
  • Tekla Equips Cim With Bim

    The Tekla, Inc. Education Program is supplying Middle Tennessee State University's (MTSU) Concrete Industry Management (CIM) staff with Tekla Structures,
  • Report Spells Osha Audit Overhauls

    After a 14-month audit of Occupational Safety & Health Administration workplace injury and illness data collection and reporting methods, the Government
  • A Decade Defined

    To close out this column's first decade, 10 familiar companies, projects and market developments distinguishing concrete production & practice from 2000-2009:
  • Hawkeyepedershaab Machines New Equipment

    With an eye to the 2010 Precast Show (February, Phoenix) and Bauma (April, Munich), HawkeyePedershaab has added product and cage fabrication machinery.
  • Beating The Freeze

    Just before Christmas 2008, Hanson Pipe & Precast was contacted by contractor/engineer Nick Homerding of Anchorage, Alaska-based Enterprise Engineering,
  • Post-Industrial Waste Key To Low-Carbon Geo-Green Crete Binder

    Scientists at Green World Crete, LLC, Pompano Beach, Fla., bill Geo-Green Crete as a low-carbon emission cementitious product poised to provide global
  • Silicon Valley Operator Molds A New Class Of Brick & Pavers

    CalStar Products unveiled high fly ash content architectural brick and pavers at the U.S. Green Building Council's 2009 Greenbuild International Conference
  • A Decade Defined

    To close out this column's first decade, 10 familiar companies, projects and market developments distinguishing concrete production & practice from 2000-2009:
  • Report Spells Osha Audit Overhauls

    After a 14-month audit of Occupational Safety & Health Administration workplace injury and illness data collection and reporting methods, the Government
  • Mixer Systems @ 30

    Throughout 2009, Pewaukee, Wis.-based Mixer Systems, Inc., has observed three decades as a manufacturer that supports vintage concrete equipment brands
  • A Decade Defined

    To close out this column's first decade, 10 familiar companies, projects and market developments distinguishing concrete production & practice from 2000-2009:
  • Hawkeyepedershaab Machines New Equipment

    With an eye to the 2010 Precast Show (February, Phoenix) and Bauma (April, Munich), HawkeyePedershaab has added product and cage fabrication machinery.
  • Beating The Freeze

    Just before Christmas 2008, Hanson Pipe & Precast was contacted by contractor/engineer Nick Homerding of Anchorage, Alaska-based Enterprise Engineering,
  • Valvoline, Telematics Provider Package Safety And Fuel Economy

    Valvoline officials view the market development potential behind the tiwi alliance with a time-tested point of reference: A 1995 alliance with Cummins
  • Verbal Mentoring Device Speaks Volumes For Drivers

    After deployment in off-road conditions ranging from mines and energy services to the NASCAR circuit, a windshield-mounted device that provides drivers
  • New Epa Exhaust Configurations

    The new Heavy Duty Body Builder Manual offers guidelines for truck specification and design during body-planning and installation processes, Kenworth
  • Mixer Systems @ 30

    Throughout 2009, Pewaukee, Wis.-based Mixer Systems, Inc., has observed three decades as a manufacturer that supports vintage concrete equipment brands
  • Hawkeyepedershaab Machines New Equipment

    With an eye to the 2010 Precast Show (February, Phoenix) and Bauma (April, Munich), HawkeyePedershaab has added product and cage fabrication machinery.
  • Report Spells Osha Audit Overhauls

    After a 14-month audit of Occupational Safety & Health Administration workplace injury and illness data collection and reporting methods, the Government
  • Propex Adds Elemix Additives

    Propex Concrete Systems has announced an agreement to sell and support Elemix additives from Monaca, Pa.-based Nova Chemicals Corp. Specially formulated
  • Rockwood, Grace Renew Coloring Product Distribution Alliance

    Rockwood Color Pigments & Services Division and W.R. Grace Construction Products have extended their alliance to jointly distribute Rockwood's Chameleon
  • Mixer Systems @ 30

    Throughout 2009, Pewaukee, Wis.-based Mixer Systems, Inc., has observed three decades as a manufacturer that supports vintage concrete equipment brands
  • A Decade Defined

    To close out this column's first decade, 10 familiar companies, projects and market developments distinguishing concrete production & practice from 2000-2009:
  • Valvoline, Telematics Provider Package Safety And Fuel Economy

    Valvoline officials view the market development potential behind the tiwi alliance with a time-tested point of reference: A 1995 alliance with Cummins
  • Verbal Mentoring Device Speaks Volumes For Drivers

    After deployment in off-road conditions ranging from mines and energy services to the NASCAR circuit, a windshield-mounted device that provides drivers
  • Tekla Equips Cim With Bim

    The Tekla, Inc. Education Program is supplying Middle Tennessee State University's (MTSU) Concrete Industry Management (CIM) staff with Tekla Structures,
  • Turning A Corner Forecast 2010

    Although it's no surprise that his Year-End 2008 Forecast anticipated a severe 2009 downturn, Portland Cement Association's Chief Economist Edward Sullivan
  • New Epa Exhaust Configurations

    The new Heavy Duty Body Builder Manual offers guidelines for truck specification and design during body-planning and installation processes, Kenworth
  • Salt River Zeros In On Concrete Habitat Home

    Attendees of the 2009 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Phoenix had the opportunity to visit Arizona's first concrete Habitat for Humanity
  • Aashto, Chamber Of Commerce Salute All-Concrete I-35W Replacement Bridge

    A bridge redefining how federal and state agencies view concrete methods' fast-track potential and value engineering is the 2009 America's Transportation
  • Report Spells Osha Audit Overhauls

    After a 14-month audit of Occupational Safety & Health Administration workplace injury and illness data collection and reporting methods, the Government
  • Propex Adds Elemix Additives

    Propex Concrete Systems has announced an agreement to sell and support Elemix additives from Monaca, Pa.-based Nova Chemicals Corp. Specially formulated
  • Post-Industrial Waste Key To Low-Carbon Geo-Green Crete Binder

    Scientists at Green World Crete, LLC, Pompano Beach, Fla., bill Geo-Green Crete as a low-carbon emission cementitious product poised to provide global
  • 2010 World Of Concrete Cim Auction Organizers Aim To Top $300K

    Aiming to eclipse the 2009 auction take of about $300,000, Concrete Industry Management Program National Steering Committee program supporters have already
  • Rockwood, Grace Renew Coloring Product Distribution Alliance

    Rockwood Color Pigments & Services Division and W.R. Grace Construction Products have extended their alliance to jointly distribute Rockwood's Chameleon
  • Silicon Valley Operator Molds A New Class Of Brick & Pavers

    CalStar Products unveiled high fly ash content architectural brick and pavers at the U.S. Green Building Council's 2009 Greenbuild International Conference
  • Mixer Systems @ 30

    Throughout 2009, Pewaukee, Wis.-based Mixer Systems, Inc., has observed three decades as a manufacturer that supports vintage concrete equipment brands
  • A Decade Defined

    To close out this column's first decade, 10 familiar companies, projects and market developments distinguishing concrete production & practice from 2000-2009:
  • Speed Fab-Crete Bridges Transportation Offerings

    Ft. Worth, Texas-based architectural and structural precaster and design/build contractor Speed Fab-Crete Corp. has formed SFC Bridge Systems to market,
  • Equipment & Products

    PORTABLE MIXING STATION Cement screeds, grout, mortar, texture coatings, sealants, adhesives, and other self-leveling compounds and construction materials
  • Valvoline, Telematics Provider Package Safety And Fuel Economy

    Valvoline officials view the market development potential behind the tiwi alliance with a time-tested point of reference: A 1995 alliance with Cummins
  • Verbal Mentoring Device Speaks Volumes For Drivers

    After deployment in off-road conditions ranging from mines and energy services to the NASCAR circuit, a windshield-mounted device that provides drivers
  • Superior Walls Support Universal, Green Design

    Concrete plays a significant role in the construction of a showcase home christened Universal Design Living Laboratory (UDLL) that embodies both and total-access
  • Oldcastle Lands Housing Contracts

    Oldcastle Precast Building Systems' South Bethlehem, N.Y., plant will supply nearly 226,000 sq. ft. of precast hollowcore plank for the 159-unit, nine-story
  • Pankow Foundation Report Confirms Design-Build Path To Leed Success

    Initial findings of a study commissioned by the Charles Pankow Foundation and Design-Build Institute of America show that integrated delivery methods,
  • Hearing Conservation Group Petitions Osha To Lower Noise Standard's Exposure Threshold

    Westminster, Colo.-based National Hearing Conservation Association has requested the Occupational Safety and Health Administration lower the Occupation
  • Purdue University's Pankow Lab Tackles Aging Infrastructure

    Created and equipped with $2 million (of a $4.7 million donation) from the family of late alumnus Charles Pankow, a new laboratory at Purdue University
  • Pci Honors Authors

    To recognize outstanding, PCI Journal-published research, the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) bestows four awards each year on authors whose
  • Columbia Machine Guide

    The Science of Palletizing provides an introduction to unit-load forming basics. Since all palletizing applications are unique, Columbia Machine representatives
  • Relocating Modular Classrooms Slashes Building Costs By Half

    With the help of West Palm Beach, Fla.-based Royal Concrete Concepts (RCC), Palm Beach County School District relocated modular concrete classrooms to
  • Allan Block Offers Wall Inspector Certification

    Minneapolis, Minn.-based Allen Block Corp. developed AB Wall Inspector Certification to provide building officials and inspectors the training and tools
  • Heldenfels Enterprises Celebrates A Century

    On the heels of its largest project ever, the 3,000-piece Dallas Cowboys Stadium, Heldenfels Enterprises, Inc., designated November an occasion for staff
  • Tekla Equips Cim With Bim

    The Tekla, Inc. Education Program is supplying Middle Tennessee State University's (MTSU) Concrete Industry Management (CIM) staff with Tekla Structures,
  • Hawkeyepedershaab Machines New Equipment

    With an eye to the 2010 Precast Show (February, Phoenix) and Bauma (April, Munich), HawkeyePedershaab has added product and cage fabrication machinery.
  • Beating The Freeze

    Just before Christmas 2008, Hanson Pipe & Precast was contacted by contractor/engineer Nick Homerding of Anchorage, Alaska-based Enterprise Engineering,
  • Turning A Corner Forecast 2010

    Although it's no surprise that his Year-End 2008 Forecast anticipated a severe 2009 downturn, Portland Cement Association's Chief Economist Edward Sullivan
  • Csi Nod Spurs Steelcrete Thinshell Applications

    Now in its third decade, Thinshell building technology is rapidly gaining ground in an era that emphasizes sustainable construction. It starts with modified,
  • Corrosion-Resistant Truck Brakes

    Roadleveler new and remanufactured brake components last longer and perform more reliably under corrosive conditions due to chemical de-icers used to
  • New Epa Exhaust Configurations

    The new Heavy Duty Body Builder Manual offers guidelines for truck specification and design during body-planning and installation processes, Kenworth
  • Sap Certifies Command Alkon's Commandseries 3.8

    Command Alkon Inc. announces that its CommandSeries 3.8 software solution has achieved certified integration with SAP applications. Validating an integrated
  • Ud-Mounted Shortstop 3.5 Mixer

    Billed as a fuel-efficient transit mixer of 9-ft. 6-in. clearance height and 3.5-yd. capacity, Shortstop 3.5 is now available on the UD 2600 COE chassis.
  • Allison Debuts 2Nd Reverse Gear At Nrmca Ride & Drive

    Allison Transmission, Inc. timed the first public demonstration of its new 2nd Reverse gear feature achieving a 32.5:1 ratio on Rugged Duty Series automatics
  • Salt River Zeros In On Concrete Habitat Home

    Attendees of the 2009 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Phoenix had the opportunity to visit Arizona's first concrete Habitat for Humanity
  • Rockwood, Grace Renew Coloring Product Distribution Alliance

    Rockwood Color Pigments & Services Division and W.R. Grace Construction Products have extended their alliance to jointly distribute Rockwood's Chameleon
  • Silicon Valley Operator Molds A New Class Of Brick & Pavers

    CalStar Products unveiled high fly ash content architectural brick and pavers at the U.S. Green Building Council's 2009 Greenbuild International Conference
  • Mixer Systems @ 30

    Throughout 2009, Pewaukee, Wis.-based Mixer Systems, Inc., has observed three decades as a manufacturer that supports vintage concrete equipment brands
  • A Decade Defined

    To close out this column's first decade, 10 familiar companies, projects and market developments distinguishing concrete production & practice from 2000-2009:
  • Speed Fab-Crete Bridges Transportation Offerings

    Ft. Worth, Texas-based architectural and structural precaster and design/build contractor Speed Fab-Crete Corp. has formed SFC Bridge Systems to market,
  • Equipment & Products

    PORTABLE MIXING STATION Cement screeds, grout, mortar, texture coatings, sealants, adhesives, and other self-leveling compounds and construction materials
  • Valvoline, Telematics Provider Package Safety And Fuel Economy

    Valvoline officials view the market development potential behind the tiwi alliance with a time-tested point of reference: A 1995 alliance with Cummins
  • Verbal Mentoring Device Speaks Volumes For Drivers

    After deployment in off-road conditions ranging from mines and energy services to the NASCAR circuit, a windshield-mounted device that provides drivers
  • Superior Walls Support Universal, Green Design

    Concrete plays a significant role in the construction of a showcase home christened Universal Design Living Laboratory (UDLL) that embodies both and total-access
  • Oldcastle Lands Housing Contracts

    Oldcastle Precast Building Systems' South Bethlehem, N.Y., plant will supply nearly 226,000 sq. ft. of precast hollowcore plank for the 159-unit, nine-story
  • Pankow Foundation Report Confirms Design-Build Path To Leed Success

    Initial findings of a study commissioned by the Charles Pankow Foundation and Design-Build Institute of America show that integrated delivery methods,
  • Hearing Conservation Group Petitions Osha To Lower Noise Standard's Exposure Threshold

    Westminster, Colo.-based National Hearing Conservation Association has requested the Occupational Safety and Health Administration lower the Occupation
  • Purdue University's Pankow Lab Tackles Aging Infrastructure

    Created and equipped with $2 million (of a $4.7 million donation) from the family of late alumnus Charles Pankow, a new laboratory at Purdue University
  • Pci Honors Authors

    To recognize outstanding, PCI Journal-published research, the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) bestows four awards each year on authors whose
  • Columbia Machine Guide

    The Science of Palletizing provides an introduction to unit-load forming basics. Since all palletizing applications are unique, Columbia Machine representatives
  • Relocating Modular Classrooms Slashes Building Costs By Half

    With the help of West Palm Beach, Fla.-based Royal Concrete Concepts (RCC), Palm Beach County School District relocated modular concrete classrooms to
  • Allan Block Offers Wall Inspector Certification

    Minneapolis, Minn.-based Allen Block Corp. developed AB Wall Inspector Certification to provide building officials and inspectors the training and tools
  • Heldenfels Enterprises Celebrates A Century

    On the heels of its largest project ever, the 3,000-piece Dallas Cowboys Stadium, Heldenfels Enterprises, Inc., designated November an occasion for staff
  • Tekla Equips Cim With Bim

    The Tekla, Inc. Education Program is supplying Middle Tennessee State University's (MTSU) Concrete Industry Management (CIM) staff with Tekla Structures,
  • Hawkeyepedershaab Machines New Equipment

    With an eye to the 2010 Precast Show (February, Phoenix) and Bauma (April, Munich), HawkeyePedershaab has added product and cage fabrication machinery.
  • Beating The Freeze

    Just before Christmas 2008, Hanson Pipe & Precast was contacted by contractor/engineer Nick Homerding of Anchorage, Alaska-based Enterprise Engineering,
  • Turning A Corner Forecast 2010

    Although it's no surprise that his Year-End 2008 Forecast anticipated a severe 2009 downturn, Portland Cement Association's Chief Economist Edward Sullivan
  • Csi Nod Spurs Steelcrete Thinshell Applications

    Now in its third decade, Thinshell building technology is rapidly gaining ground in an era that emphasizes sustainable construction. It starts with modified,
  • Corrosion-Resistant Truck Brakes

    Roadleveler new and remanufactured brake components last longer and perform more reliably under corrosive conditions due to chemical de-icers used to
  • New Epa Exhaust Configurations

    The new Heavy Duty Body Builder Manual offers guidelines for truck specification and design during body-planning and installation processes, Kenworth
  • Sap Certifies Command Alkon's Commandseries 3.8

    Command Alkon Inc. announces that its CommandSeries 3.8 software solution has achieved certified integration with SAP applications. Validating an integrated
  • Ud-Mounted Shortstop 3.5 Mixer

    Billed as a fuel-efficient transit mixer of 9-ft. 6-in. clearance height and 3.5-yd. capacity, Shortstop 3.5 is now available on the UD 2600 COE chassis.
  • Allison Debuts 2Nd Reverse Gear At Nrmca Ride & Drive

    Allison Transmission, Inc. timed the first public demonstration of its new 2nd Reverse gear feature achieving a 32.5:1 ratio on Rugged Duty Series automatics
  • Salt River Zeros In On Concrete Habitat Home

    Attendees of the 2009 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Phoenix had the opportunity to visit Arizona's first concrete Habitat for Humanity
  • Aashto, Chamber Of Commerce Salute All-Concrete I-35W Replacement Bridge

    A bridge redefining how federal and state agencies view concrete methods' fast-track potential and value engineering is the 2009 America's Transportation
  • Report Spells Osha Audit Overhauls

    After a 14-month audit of Occupational Safety & Health Administration workplace injury and illness data collection and reporting methods, the Government
  • Propex Adds Elemix Additives

    Propex Concrete Systems has announced an agreement to sell and support Elemix additives from Monaca, Pa.-based Nova Chemicals Corp. Specially formulated
  • Post-Industrial Waste Key To Low-Carbon Geo-Green Crete Binder

    Scientists at Green World Crete, LLC, Pompano Beach, Fla., bill Geo-Green Crete as a low-carbon emission cementitious product poised to provide global
  • 2010 World Of Concrete Cim Auction Organizers Aim To Top $300K

    Aiming to eclipse the 2009 auction take of about $300,000, Concrete Industry Management Program National Steering Committee program supporters have already
  • President Of Expanding Gcc Elected Pca Chairman

    The PCA Board of Directors voted in Enrique Escalante as chairman during the association’s fall board meeting in Dallas. Currently the president of Denver-based GCC of America, Escalante will serve a two-year term as chairman, succeeding Charlie Sunderland of Ash Grove Cement Co
  • Industry Applauds Lahood Nomination As Next Transportation Secretary

    Contractors of America, and Building America’s Future, Washington, D.C., offices President-elect Barack Obama's announcement of Congressman Ray LaHood's (R-IL) nomination as U.S. Secretary of Transportation was met with enthusiasm from both sides of the aisle as well as construction interest
  • Transportation Appointee Hails From Caterpillar District

    It may come as no surprise that the Illinois Congressman nominated to be Transportation Secretary grew up in Peoria, home to equipment giant Caterpillar Inc
  • Spreadsheet Tallies Construction Materials Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Using fuel type and consumption, plus power generation source data, the new NSSGA greenhouse gas (GHG) calculator evaluates emissions from aggregate, ready mixed concrete, asphalt, and pulverized mineral operations
  • Rapid Set Proprietor Formulates Broader Cement Curriculum For Universities

    The newly formed CTS Research Alliance will muster educational leaders to research and expand knowledge of calcium sulfoaluminate (CSA) rapid-hardening and expansive cements
  • Midwest Block & Brick Adds Hill Thomas, Glenstone Block Properties

    Midwest Block has added production capacity and showroom and distribution assets with its recent acquisition of Hill Thomas in East St. Louis, Ill., and Glenstone Block Co. in Springfield, Mo.
  • Toronto's Innocon Stages Record Scc Pour

    Ontario heavyweight Innocon Readymix has set what by Concrete Products records is a new North American volume record for a continuous self-consolidating mix placement
  • Business Relays Card Check Bill's Negatives To New Congress

    Not waiting for the new Congress to convene next month, NRMCA has joined the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace in an appeal to U.S. House and Senate members to oppose the Employee Free Choice Act, union-friendly legislation positioned for early-2009 Capitol Hill action
  • Smith Named High Concrete President

    Jeffrey Smith, most recently senior vice president of operations at High Industries Inc., has succeeded Thomas McEvoy as High Concrete Group president
  • Zimmerman Enters 2009 With Las Vegas Service Center Opening

    Zimmerman plans an early January opening of a Las Vegas-area facility to provide Western state customers mixer and part sales, mounting, service, and training
  • Producers

    North Star Stone and Masonry has hired Susan Kinyon in a sales, administration and marketing/communications position. She will work from company locations
  • Ncma Lab Attains Widely Subscribed Accreditation

    The National Concrete Masonry Association Research and Development Laboratory has received full accreditation by the independent International Accreditation Service (IAS)
  • A Lift For Fire Safety

    Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) recognizes graduate and undergraduate architecture students in TCA/PCA Fire Storm Housing 2008, an international design
  • Epa Honors Mack For Greenhouse Gas Reduction Efforts

    Mack Trucks Inc. pledged to reduce by 2010 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its operations by 20 percent/unit produced, using 2003 as a base. During
  • Contractor Orders Lightweight Panels For Marine Base Camp Shelter

    Continuing to gain traction within the U.S. Department of Defense, Ecolite Concrete USA will provide prefabricated walls for a temporary lodging facility
  • Nrmca Releases Concrete Pavement Analyst Software, V.3

    National Ready Mixed Concrete Association's recently released Version 3 of Concrete Pavement Analyst (CPA) software is the latest iteration of a popular
  • Breathing Easy

    The Greenguard Environmental Institute named Owens Corning Masonry Products the first manufactured stone veneer fabricator to qualify as Greenguard Indoor
  • Organizations

    Portland Cement Association has named Susan Lane, P.E., program manager for bridges and other transportation structures. She will consult with engineers,
  • Forecast 2009

    Although in his July Mid-Year 2008 Forecast, Portland Cement Association Chief Economist Edward Sullivan stated his belief that the current massive cement
  • Well-Equipped Mbo Precast Sets Npca Plant Certification Record

    When the National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA) recently announced that MBO Precast, Inc., had been awarded one of the highest Certified Plant ratings
  • Equipment & Products

    SIDE-DUMP TRAILER The Side Dump trailer part of the company's Contractors Series that suits any pick-up truck or tractor with a standard 25/16-in. adjustable
  • Card Checks And Balances

    Election Day victors exploited disapproval or downright hatred of the outgoing administration and its party. Destined for the driver's seat, they will
  • Essroc, Lafarge, And St. Marys Idle Powder Mills

    In addition to the Holcim (US) Missouri and Michigan plant closings (note companion item), sharp declines in portland cement consumption throughout the
  • Holcim (Us) Weathers Economic Storm With Staff Cuts, Plant Closings

    An economic downturn and shrinking construction activity are taking their toll on the world's second-largest cement maker, which is closing out the year
  • Ozinga Chief Unable To Overcome Democrats' Smear Apparatus In Congressional Race

    In his first bid for public office, Chicago ready mixed producer Martin Ozinga III came up short on Election Day 2008 against an opponent entrenched in
  • Chaney Consolidates Rowe Materials Stake

    Chaney Enterprises of Waldorf, Md., has acquired the remaining 50 percent stake in Rowe Materials, a Fredericksburg, Va., ready mixed producer with whom
  • World Of Concrete 2009 Spotlights Green Building, Growth Strategies

    With all areas of the construction industry currently in a downfall, World of Concrete 2009 organizers have the added challenge of tailoring their gathering
  • Code-Driven Green Building Standard Committee Open To New Members

    The groups behind a green building standard formatted for International Code Council reference are returning to the drawing board, presumably to address
  • Code-Wise Evaluation Service Launches Green Attribute Audit

    A new program from ICC Evaluation Service Inc., Whittier, Calif., Sustainable Attributes Verification and Evaluation, reviews the green features of building
  • Transportation Funding Referenda Yield $71 Billion

    Of the 37 state and local transportation funding-related initiatives presented to voters across the country on Nov. 4, 32 were approved-an 86 percent
  • Aci Titles Cover Metric 318, Mix Vibration, Plasters

    The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announces the availability of five new publications. ACI members receive a discount up to 40 percent on all publications,
  • Hud Prescriptive Method Details Sip Roof-To-Concrete Wall System Connection

    The Prescriptive Method for Connecting Structural Insulated Panel Roofs to Concrete Wall Systems, a new study released by the U.S. Department of Housing
  • Pca Tracks Jump In Concrete Wall Systems

    Home builders are increasingly turning to concrete wall systems, according to a recent Portland Cement Association market research survey showing 13.8
  • Media Giant Posts 2009 Ibc-Bound Masonry Society Standards Online

    An agreement between Thomson Reuters and The Masonry Society will yield downloadable PDF files of TMS standards on www.masonrysociety.org/ and www.techstreet.com/.
  • Mack Trucks Builds Executive Team

    Mack Trucks, Inc. has announced measures to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of its organization, including the creation of a new executive position
  • Msds Requirements For Concrete Products

    While Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) requirements vary somewhat between countries, particular confusion exists regarding the application of MSDS to
  • Equipment & Products

    QUALITY CONTROL MODULE COMMANDqc, is a full-featured quality control, mix management, and production management system. Users can identify root causes
  • Total Precast Solution

    A $64 million, 211,000-sq.-ft. project recently completed by West Sacramento-based Clark Pacific is the first State of California office building to feature
  • Colored-Quartz Supplier Serves Flatwork Market

    A new business arrangement between Kretus Group and Mineral Visions Inc., allows small- and medium-sized decorative concrete contractors in southern California
  • Wcct Releases 2009 Blockmakers Schedule, Online Course Offerings

    Responding to difficult economic conditions, the World Center for Concrete Technology, Alpena, Mich., will hold the Blockmakers Workshop in February and
  • Green Building Market Pacing Three-Fold Gains By 2013

    The U.S. green building market is accelerating at a dramatic rate, potentially tripling over the next five years, according to Green Outlook 2009: Trends
  • Pca Releases Latest 318 Notes

    Portland Cement Association has released its 10th edition of PCA Notes on ACI 318-08 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete with Design Applications,
  • Texas State Set For Concrete Industry Management Program

    Texas State University, San Marcos, has scheduled a spring 2009 launch for its Concrete Industry Management program, modeled after four-year degree offerings
  • Crsi Epoxy-Coated Rebar Interest Group Formed

    The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute has formed the Epoxy Interest Group, comprising mostly coaters and fabricators of epoxy-coated reinforcement,
  • Optimal Footprint

    Prior to the sale of RMC Group to Cemex in August 2003, Metromont Corp. purchased the outstanding interest in five precast/prestressed manufacturing facilities
  • Great Frame-Up

    An engineer living on a remote mining claim in a beautiful yet at times brutal environment at 9,000 ft. in the Rockies aimed to build affordable, energy-efficient,
  • Essroc, Lafarge, And St. Marys Idle Powder Mills

    In addition to the Holcim (US) Missouri and Michigan plant closings (note companion item), sharp declines in portland cement consumption throughout the
  • Breathing Easy

    The Greenguard Environmental Institute named Owens Corning Masonry Products the first manufactured stone veneer fabricator to qualify as Greenguard Indoor
  • Contractor Orders Lightweight Panels For Marine Base Camp Shelter

    Continuing to gain traction within the U.S. Department of Defense, Ecolite Concrete USA will provide prefabricated walls for a temporary lodging facility
  • Optimal Footprint

    Prior to the sale of RMC Group to Cemex in August 2003, Metromont Corp. purchased the outstanding interest in five precast/prestressed manufacturing facilities
  • Great Frame-Up

    An engineer living on a remote mining claim in a beautiful yet at times brutal environment at 9,000 ft. in the Rockies aimed to build affordable, energy-efficient,
  • Well-Equipped Mbo Precast Sets Npca Plant Certification Record

    When the National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA) recently announced that MBO Precast, Inc., had been awarded one of the highest Certified Plant ratings
  • Ncma Lab Attains Widely Subscribed Accreditation

    The National Concrete Masonry Association Research and Development Laboratory has received full accreditation by the independent International Accreditation Service (IAS)
  • Media Giant Posts 2009 Ibc-Bound Masonry Society Standards Online

    An agreement between Thomson Reuters and The Masonry Society will yield downloadable PDF files of TMS standards on www.masonrysociety.org/ and www.techstreet.com/.
  • Well-Equipped Mbo Precast Sets Npca Plant Certification Record

    When the National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA) recently announced that MBO Precast, Inc., had been awarded one of the highest Certified Plant ratings
  • Card Checks And Balances

    Election Day victors exploited disapproval or downright hatred of the outgoing administration and its party. Destined for the driver's seat, they will
  • Ozinga Chief Unable To Overcome Democrats' Smear Apparatus In Congressional Race

    In his first bid for public office, Chicago ready mixed producer Martin Ozinga III came up short on Election Day 2008 against an opponent entrenched in
  • Chaney Consolidates Rowe Materials Stake

    Chaney Enterprises of Waldorf, Md., has acquired the remaining 50 percent stake in Rowe Materials, a Fredericksburg, Va., ready mixed producer with whom
  • Optimal Footprint

    Prior to the sale of RMC Group to Cemex in August 2003, Metromont Corp. purchased the outstanding interest in five precast/prestressed manufacturing facilities
  • Total Precast Solution

    A $64 million, 211,000-sq.-ft. project recently completed by West Sacramento-based Clark Pacific is the first State of California office building to feature
  • Colored-Quartz Supplier Serves Flatwork Market

    A new business arrangement between Kretus Group and Mineral Visions Inc., allows small- and medium-sized decorative concrete contractors in southern California
  • Wcct Releases 2009 Blockmakers Schedule, Online Course Offerings

    Responding to difficult economic conditions, the World Center for Concrete Technology, Alpena, Mich., will hold the Blockmakers Workshop in February and
  • Green Building Market Pacing Three-Fold Gains By 2013

    The U.S. green building market is accelerating at a dramatic rate, potentially tripling over the next five years, according to Green Outlook 2009: Trends
  • Pca Releases Latest 318 Notes

    Portland Cement Association has released its 10th edition of PCA Notes on ACI 318-08 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete with Design Applications,
  • Texas State Set For Concrete Industry Management Program

    Texas State University, San Marcos, has scheduled a spring 2009 launch for its Concrete Industry Management program, modeled after four-year degree offerings
  • Crsi Epoxy-Coated Rebar Interest Group Formed

    The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute has formed the Epoxy Interest Group, comprising mostly coaters and fabricators of epoxy-coated reinforcement,
  • Optimal Footprint

    Prior to the sale of RMC Group to Cemex in August 2003, Metromont Corp. purchased the outstanding interest in five precast/prestressed manufacturing facilities
  • Great Frame-Up

    An engineer living on a remote mining claim in a beautiful yet at times brutal environment at 9,000 ft. in the Rockies aimed to build affordable, energy-efficient,
  • Producers

    North Star Stone and Masonry has hired Susan Kinyon in a sales, administration and marketing/communications position. She will work from company locations
  • Ncma Lab Attains Widely Subscribed Accreditation

    The National Concrete Masonry Association Research and Development Laboratory has received full accreditation by the independent International Accreditation Service (IAS)
  • A Lift For Fire Safety

    Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) recognizes graduate and undergraduate architecture students in TCA/PCA Fire Storm Housing 2008, an international design
  • Epa Honors Mack For Greenhouse Gas Reduction Efforts

    Mack Trucks Inc. pledged to reduce by 2010 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its operations by 20 percent/unit produced, using 2003 as a base. During
  • Contractor Orders Lightweight Panels For Marine Base Camp Shelter

    Continuing to gain traction within the U.S. Department of Defense, Ecolite Concrete USA will provide prefabricated walls for a temporary lodging facility
  • Nrmca Releases Concrete Pavement Analyst Software, V.3

    National Ready Mixed Concrete Association's recently released Version 3 of Concrete Pavement Analyst (CPA) software is the latest iteration of a popular
  • Breathing Easy

    The Greenguard Environmental Institute named Owens Corning Masonry Products the first manufactured stone veneer fabricator to qualify as Greenguard Indoor
  • Organizations

    Portland Cement Association has named Susan Lane, P.E., program manager for bridges and other transportation structures. She will consult with engineers,
  • Forecast 2009

    Although in his July Mid-Year 2008 Forecast, Portland Cement Association Chief Economist Edward Sullivan stated his belief that the current massive cement
  • Well-Equipped Mbo Precast Sets Npca Plant Certification Record

    When the National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA) recently announced that MBO Precast, Inc., had been awarded one of the highest Certified Plant ratings
  • Equipment & Products

    SIDE-DUMP TRAILER The Side Dump trailer part of the company's Contractors Series that suits any pick-up truck or tractor with a standard 25/16-in. adjustable
  • Card Checks And Balances

    Election Day victors exploited disapproval or downright hatred of the outgoing administration and its party. Destined for the driver's seat, they will
  • Essroc, Lafarge, And St. Marys Idle Powder Mills

    In addition to the Holcim (US) Missouri and Michigan plant closings (note companion item), sharp declines in portland cement consumption throughout the
  • Holcim (Us) Weathers Economic Storm With Staff Cuts, Plant Closings

    An economic downturn and shrinking construction activity are taking their toll on the world's second-largest cement maker, which is closing out the year
  • Ozinga Chief Unable To Overcome Democrats' Smear Apparatus In Congressional Race

    In his first bid for public office, Chicago ready mixed producer Martin Ozinga III came up short on Election Day 2008 against an opponent entrenched in
  • Chaney Consolidates Rowe Materials Stake

    Chaney Enterprises of Waldorf, Md., has acquired the remaining 50 percent stake in Rowe Materials, a Fredericksburg, Va., ready mixed producer with whom
  • World Of Concrete 2009 Spotlights Green Building, Growth Strategies

    With all areas of the construction industry currently in a downfall, World of Concrete 2009 organizers have the added challenge of tailoring their gathering
  • Code-Driven Green Building Standard Committee Open To New Members

    The groups behind a green building standard formatted for International Code Council reference are returning to the drawing board, presumably to address
  • Code-Wise Evaluation Service Launches Green Attribute Audit

    A new program from ICC Evaluation Service Inc., Whittier, Calif., Sustainable Attributes Verification and Evaluation, reviews the green features of building
  • Transportation Funding Referenda Yield $71 Billion

    Of the 37 state and local transportation funding-related initiatives presented to voters across the country on Nov. 4, 32 were approved-an 86 percent
  • Aci Titles Cover Metric 318, Mix Vibration, Plasters

    The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announces the availability of five new publications. ACI members receive a discount up to 40 percent on all publications,
  • Hud Prescriptive Method Details Sip Roof-To-Concrete Wall System Connection

    The Prescriptive Method for Connecting Structural Insulated Panel Roofs to Concrete Wall Systems, a new study released by the U.S. Department of Housing
  • Pca Tracks Jump In Concrete Wall Systems

    Home builders are increasingly turning to concrete wall systems, according to a recent Portland Cement Association market research survey showing 13.8
  • Media Giant Posts 2009 Ibc-Bound Masonry Society Standards Online

    An agreement between Thomson Reuters and The Masonry Society will yield downloadable PDF files of TMS standards on www.masonrysociety.org/ and www.techstreet.com/.
  • Mack Trucks Builds Executive Team

    Mack Trucks, Inc. has announced measures to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of its organization, including the creation of a new executive position
  • Msds Requirements For Concrete Products

    While Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) requirements vary somewhat between countries, particular confusion exists regarding the application of MSDS to
  • Equipment & Products

    QUALITY CONTROL MODULE COMMANDqc, is a full-featured quality control, mix management, and production management system. Users can identify root causes
  • World Of Concrete 2008 Adds Green Building Seminars, Masonry Showcase

    After finishing World of Concrete 2007 with more than 900,000 net sq. ft. of exhibits occupied by 1,739 exhibitors and registration numbers topping a
  • World Of Concrete 2008 Adds Green Building Seminars, Masonry Showcase

    After finishing World of Concrete 2007 with more than 900,000 net sq. ft. of exhibits occupied by 1,739 exhibitors and registration numbers topping a
  • Cemex Earmarks Rinker Assets For Ready Mix Usa Joint Venture

    With an eye toward reducing debt, Houston-based Cemex Inc. is negotiating transfer or sale of concrete and aggregate assets valued upwards of $375 million

  • Climate Change Bill Ignites Uniform Message From Cement Steel Interests

    We took enthusiastic note earlier this fall when the Minnesta Department of Transportation awarded the Interstate 35W replacement bridge contract to a
  • Agg Industries Enters Carbon Offset, Climate Leaders Programs

    Against a 2007 Greenbuild Expo backdrop, Aggregate Industries announced its Cool Climate Concrete and Environmental Protection Agency's Climate Leaders
  • Flagship

    A forward-looking fixture commands center stage at the main Denver plant of Rocky Mountain Prestress (RMP), a company soon to reflect on decades of progress
  • Continuous Improvement

    After retrofitting its three batch plants with new twin shaft mixers so architectural and structural lines could standardize self consolidating mixes,
  • Double-Tee Connector Provides One-Weld, One-Joint Solution

    Billing its Erector Connector as an innovative method for flange-to-flange connections, MeadowBurke emphasizes that the device eliminates slugs and minimizes
  • Rinker Pipe, Components Key Elements In Msha Prototype Mine Escape System

    An off-the-shelf 42-in.-diameter concrete pipe and components from Rinker Materials anchor a new concept to assist underground miners in quick, safe evacuation
  • Landscape Business Bucks Housing Trends

    Despite a housing slowdown, a majority of landscape architecture firms report stable or improving work logs, according to a third quarter American Society
  • Solving The Water Runoff Puzzle With: Interlocking Permeable Pavers

    Part of a $10 million improvement campaign underway at The College School of Webster Groves (Mo.), a parking lot installation of interlocking, permeable
  • Survey Confirms Stability In Precast Shipments

    Precasters shipped product valued at more than $26 billion in 2006, roughly the same amount as in the prior year, according to the 2007 National Precast
  • Municipal, State Agencies Add Precast Plant Certification

    National Precast Concrete Association cites continued gains for its plant certification, with New Mexico, Oklahoma and Georgia Departments of Transportation
  • Cemex Earmarks Rinker Assets For Ready Mix Usa Joint Venture

    With an eye toward reducing debt, Houston-based Cemex Inc. is negotiating transfer or sale of concrete and aggregate assets valued upwards of $375 million

  • Holcim Secures Lattimore Materials Stake

    Holcim Participations (US) Inc., Waltham, Mass. was on track to purchase by late last month a significant minority stake in McKinney, Texas-based Lattimore
  • Vulcan Closes On Florida Rock, Appoints Baker To Board

    Vulcan Materials Co., Birmingham, Ala., completed its friendly, nine-month takeover of Florida Rock Industries in mid November, citing a final transaction
  • Florida Rock Deal Shrinks Limited Industry Index On Nyse

    Closing of the $4.2 billion Vulcan Materials-Florida Rock merger marked the disappearance of a fourth concrete, aggregate and cement operator listing
  • Heat Signature Measurement Predicts Mix Performance

    Grace Construction Products has unveiled for producer use the AdiaCal portable field calorimeter, which for the past few years has been used primarily
  • Irs Validates $278/Mixer Truck Pto Fuel Tax Credit

    National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Government Affairs staff noted last month delivery of a much-anticipated Internal Revenue Service (IRS) report
  • Forecast 2008

    After a year in which total housing starts are expected to drop to 1.363 million, things don't look much better in this market for 2008, where the numbers
  • Flagship

    A forward-looking fixture commands center stage at the main Denver plant of Rocky Mountain Prestress (RMP), a company soon to reflect on decades of progress
  • Climate Change Bill Ignites Uniform Message From Cement Steel Interests

    We took enthusiastic note earlier this fall when the Minnesta Department of Transportation awarded the Interstate 35W replacement bridge contract to a
  • Cemex Earmarks Rinker Assets For Ready Mix Usa Joint Venture

    With an eye toward reducing debt, Houston-based Cemex Inc. is negotiating transfer or sale of concrete and aggregate assets valued upwards of $375 million
  • Rinker Pipe, Components Key Elements In Msha Prototype Mine Escape System

    An off-the-shelf 42-in.-diameter concrete pipe and components from Rinker Materials anchor a new concept to assist underground miners in quick, safe evacuation
  • Survey Confirms Stability In Precast Shipments

    Precasters shipped product valued at more than $26 billion in 2006, roughly the same amount as in the prior year, according to the 2007 National Precast
  • Holcim Secures Lattimore Materials Stake

    Holcim Participations (US) Inc., Waltham, Mass. was on track to purchase by late last month a significant minority stake in McKinney, Texas-based Lattimore
  • Ooldcastle Absorbs U.S. Concrete's Eastern Tennessee, Delaware Assets

    U.S. Concrete Inc., Houston reported sale last month of ready mixed and block operations in Knoxville, Tenn., and Wyoming, Del., to Oldcastle Materials
  • Vulcan Closes On Florida Rock, Appoints Baker To Board

    Vulcan Materials Co., Birmingham, Ala., completed its friendly, nine-month takeover of Florida Rock Industries in mid November, citing a final transaction
  • Florida Rock Deal Shrinks Limited Industry Index On Nyse

    Closing of the $4.2 billion Vulcan Materials-Florida Rock merger marked the disappearance of a fourth concrete, aggregate and cement operator listing
  • Holcim Courts International Participation For Sustainable Construction Awards

    Construction projects across North America one of five designated regions worldwide and encompassing the United States, Canada, Bermuda, and the Bahamas
  • World Of Concrete 2008 Adds Green Building Seminars, Masonry Showcase

    After finishing World of Concrete 2007 with more than 900,000 net sq. ft. of exhibits occupied by 1,739 exhibitors and registration numbers topping a
  • Conexpo-Con/Agg 2008

    Attendance at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2008, March 11-15 in Las Vegas, is expected to top 125,000, besting the 2005 event's number of 124,200 delegates. New education
  • Producers

    Pennsylvania's Superior Walls by Weaver Precast celebrated a milestone recently, installing its four millionth linear foot of precast foundation. Since
  • Nrmca Names Managing Director Of Compliance, Safety

    After seven years with National Semiconductor, including his most recent position as facilities and environmental, health and safety manager, David Ayers
  • Organizations

    The National Precast Concrete Association welcomed a new chairman and four new board members and presented its top two individual awards during its 42nd
  • Nrmca Names Malisch R.D. Gaynor Award Winner

    American Concrete Institute Senior Managing Director Ward R. Malisch is the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association's 2008 Richard D. Gaynor Award recipient.
  • Manufacturers

    Schwing America has named Adam Wallace and Eric Thompson sales representatives with the Stetter truck mixer division. Both hold bachelor of science degrees
  • Irs Validates $278/Mixer Truck Pto Fuel Tax Credit

    National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Government Affairs staff noted last month delivery of a much-anticipated Internal Revenue Service (IRS) report
  • Osha Aims To Consolidate Emergency Standards

    To revise and consolidate emergency response elements in six primary standards, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) currently is
  • Equipment & Products

    REINFORCING STRIPS A thin metallic strip, Nadacrack is a new type of reinforcement for thick and thin concrete floor slabs that stops cracks from forming,
  • Landscape Business Bucks Housing Trends

    Despite a housing slowdown, a majority of landscape architecture firms report stable or improving work logs, according to a third quarter American Society
  • Municipal, State Agencies Add Precast Plant Certification

    National Precast Concrete Association cites continued gains for its plant certification, with New Mexico, Oklahoma and Georgia Departments of Transportation
  • Bim Program Assesses Carbon-Neutral Design

    Santa Rosa, Calif.-based Green Building Studio bills its new beta program as the first building information model (BIM) tool to determine a building design's
  • Insurance Plan Favors Steel-Frame Construction Users

    The Steel Framing Alliance and Itasca, Ill., broker Gallagher Construction Services recently launched a comprehensive underwriting program that provides
  • Astm Standard Covers Ar Glass Fiber

    Although alkali resistant glass fibers have been commercially available for more than 30 years, ASTM International reports that there has not been an
  • Southwestern Paves Leadership Path Through Radstone Deal

    Las Vegas-based Southwestern Pavers Inc. has doubled its size by acquiring the assets of local competitor, Regal Hardscapes. The latter is an installation
  • Aem Publishes Best Cutting Practices

    To help foster job-site safety, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has developed a Best Practice Guidelines for Addressing Buried Hazards.
  • Aci Develops Frp, Scc Reference Tools

    The American Concrete Institute announces the availability of these publications and CD-ROMs to educate and inform industry professionals on current concrete-related
  • Pti Updates Slab Manual

    The Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI) has released the third edition of Construction and Maintenance Manual for Post-Tensioned Slab-on-Ground Foundations.
  • Solving The Water Runoff Puzzle With: Interlocking Permeable Pavers

    Part of a $10 million improvement campaign underway at The College School of Webster Groves (Mo.), a parking lot installation of interlocking, permeable
  • Continuous Improvement

    After retrofitting its three batch plants with new twin shaft mixers so architectural and structural lines could standardize self consolidating mixes,
  • Double-Tee Connector Provides One-Weld, One-Joint Solution

    Billing its Erector Connector as an innovative method for flange-to-flange connections, MeadowBurke emphasizes that the device eliminates slugs and minimizes
  • Training, Demonstrations Solidify Nashville Agenda

    Organizers of the 2008 Hardscape North America (HNA) have added indoor and outdoor project installation demonstrations along with new training sessions
  • Act Finds Inauguarl P3 Training A Hands-On Success

    Greenland, N.H.-based Advanced Concrete Technologies (ACT) launched the P3 Peak Performance Program with a four-day comprehensive training seminar this
  • Greenbuild 2007

    Ensuring delivery of a strong environmental message and demonstration of how concrete slabs and structures apply to the U.S. Green Building Council's
  • Agg Industries Enters Carbon Offset, Climate Leaders Programs

    Against a 2007 Greenbuild Expo backdrop, Aggregate Industries announced its Cool Climate Concrete and Environmental Protection Agency's Climate Leaders
  • Census Bureau Alerts Industry Businesses On Economic Survey

    The U.S. Census Bureau has launched a web site business.census.gov to help businesses understand the economic census and how it benefits them. More than
  • Tilt-Up At Woc 2008

    The Tilt-Up Concrete Association will sponsor these World of Concrete 2008 courses and events next month in Las Vegas: Creative Forming and Finishing
  • Heat Signature Measurement Predicts Mix Performance

    Grace Construction Products has unveiled for producer use the AdiaCal portable field calorimeter, which for the past few years has been used primarily
  • Concrete Meets Leed's Need For Heat Island Reduction

    New Portland Cement Association (PCA) research on the solar reflectance of concrete and its positive impact on limiting heat island effect can assist
  • Saluting The Past, Solidifying The Future

    Befitting a structure designed as a tribute to the past and a herald of the future, Millennium Gate is under construction in Atlanta to last many generations.
  • Now What?

    The United States workforce consists of approximately 270 million people. Currently, between 10 and 20 million illegal aliens reside in the U.S. After
  • Equipment & Products, Part 2

    PIPELAYING EQUIPMENT Anticipating availability for the North American market in the second quarter of 2008, the manufacturer announces a new class of
  • Schools Graded Top Green-Building Segment

    New York-based McGraw-Hill Construction reports that education is the fastest growing green-building market sector, based on research conducted in collaboration
  • Green Movement Drives Powder Branding

    Holcim (US) Inc. unveiled the Envirocore family of cementitious materials at the U.S. Green Building Council's Greenbuild 2006 International Conference
  • Schools Graded Top Green-Building Segment

    New York-based McGraw-Hill Construction reports that education is the fastest growing green-building market sector, based on research conducted in collaboration
  • Green Movement Drives Powder Branding

    Holcim (US) Inc. unveiled the Envirocore family of cementitious materials at the U.S. Green Building Council's Greenbuild 2006 International Conference
  • Will Senators' Haste Make Waste Of Proven Market Forces?

    Among those overseeing legislative and regulatory developments of consequence to concrete, aggregate and cement interests in the new Congress are Senators
  • Npca Seeds Mcx Successor

    Following a comment period earlier this fall, and a review with membership during its annual convention last month in St. Louis, the National Precast
  • Interstar, Countertop Specialist Introduce Diy Product Line

    Quebec-based pigment and admixture producer Interstar Corp. and interior concrete specialist Fu-Tung Cheng are teaming to expand the Cheng Concrete Countertop
  • Concrete Pacing 20 Percent Share In Residential Market

    In recent years American homeowners were subjected to some of the most severe natural disasters the U.S. has ever experienced with hurricanes, tornados,
  • Practitioner-Geared Web Site Blankets Ready Mixed Concrete

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association's www.ConcreteHelp.org site presents engineers, architects, developers and builders a central resource hub
  • Canadian Groups Urge Parliament To Factor Life-Cycle Costs

    Canadian cement, ready mixed, precast/prestressed, masonry, and concrete pipe groups have called on the Minister of Transportation, Infrastructure and
  • Hanson Structural Sites 80-Acre California Plant

    Hanson Structural Precast Pacific has secured a Joshua tree-bearing plot in Adelanto, Calif., for a new double tee and Spancrete hollow core plank plant.
  • U.S. Concrete Bolts On West Texas Plants

    Houston-based U.S. Concrete Inc. closed last month on Breckenridge Ready-Mix Inc. for $3 million in cash. The deal includes two concrete plants, a limestone
  • Bmw Dispatches Mixers To Promote Suv Alternative

    As part of an advertising campaign supporting the X3 Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) launch, BMW of North America assembled four Mack Granite-mounted mixers
  • Rinker Acquires Nally & Haydon

    Rinker Group announced an early November acquisition of a block plant and three quarries from Nally & Haydon LLC, a southeast Kentucky independent. The
  • Pervious Wearing Course Project

    The RMC Research Foundation board has approved funding for a study of pervious concrete mix designs for wearing course placement, conducted by Iowa State
  • Encon, Gprm, Essroc Align With Precaster Consortium

    Encon United of Denver and GPRM Prestress of Hawaii have joined AltusGroup Inc. as producer members, expanding availability of the CarbonCast brand precast
  • Holcim Awards 4 Million-Tpy Plant Building Contract

    A joint venture of Washington Group International, Boise, Idaho, and Alberici Constructors, St. Louis, has landed the construction contract for the $900
  • Concrete Industry Management Advisory Council Organized

    A group of ready mixed and manufactured concrete producers and allied suppliers from the southeastern U.S. has chartered an Executive Advisory Council
  • Voters Pass Transportation-Related Ballot Measures

    Voters in six states approved by substantial margins seven Nov. 7 ballot issues affecting transportation, the American Association of State Highway and
  • Schools Graded Top Green-Building Segment

    New York-based McGraw-Hill Construction reports that education is the fastest growing green-building market sector, based on research conducted in collaboration
  • Noncombustible Walls Spare Lives, Property In Oregon Fire

    As they moved into their Neskowin, Ore., home for the second time Neal and Linda Anderson were keenly aware of concrete's fire-containment benefits. Just
  • Fire-Rated Wall System Rewards Buyers

    Reward Wall Systems of Omaha, Neb., reports that it is the first ICF manufacturer to earn noncombustible construction building code approval. Tests by
  • World Of Concrete Organizers Aim For New Record

    World of Concrete 2007, Jan. 23-26 in Las Vegas, is on pace to eclipse the record-setting January 2006 event, show organizers note, owing to more seminars,
  • Producers

    Oldcastle Materials Group Western Division has announced the appointment of Scott Parson as Staker & Parson Cos. president and chief executive officer,
  • Organizations

    Dennis Eagan, group president of Industrial Power and Equipment of Blount Inc., Zebulon, N.C., has been elected 2007 Chairman of the Association of Equipment
  • Manufacturers

    Besser Co. has announced a handful of staff appointments: Jerry McNamee brings over 20 years of experience in the concrete products industry, including
  • Mike Mauldin, 1951-2006

    CBMW Continental Manufacturing's Mike Leroy Mauldin died Nov. 7 in Houston. A dynamic sales professional with friends throughout the ready mixed industry,
  • Pca Elects Sunderland Chairman; Gleason, Fiorato Plan Retirement

    During its fall meeting in Sea Island, Ga., the Portland Cement Association board of directors elected Charlie Sunderland chairman for a two-year term,
  • Elematic Adds X-Tec Hollow Core Technology

    Elematic Group of Finland has acquired the share capital of X-Tec Oy Ltd, a global supplier of hollow core slab machinery. Founded in 1994, X-Tec will
  • Commerce Delegation Sees The Right Mix

    GRT Admixtures' Darrell Stahlecker (front row, left), Sales & Engineering, and Travis Collins (front row, right), Sales & Marketing, hosted U.S. Department
  • Hendrickson Creates Controls Business

    Hendrickson Trailer Suspension Systems, Canton, Ohio, has established a new business unit for pneumatic, mechanical and electronic controls, including
  • Epa Positive On Fly Ash Collection, Reuse

    Headwaters Resources, Texas EMC Products, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Caltrans are among entities and agencies the Environmental Protection Agency has recognized
  • Green Movement Drives Powder Branding

    Holcim (US) Inc. unveiled the Envirocore family of cementitious materials at the U.S. Green Building Council's Greenbuild 2006 International Conference
  • Adopting A Unitary Chemical Labeling System

    Multiple systems for MSDS [Material Safety Data Sheet] development and for labeling hazardous chemicals and materials have been adopted in many countries.
  • Equipment & Products

    REINFORCING ANCHOR SYSTEM A micro cement anchoring and reinforcing technique comprises a steel bar enclosed in a mesh fabric sleeve that is inserted into
  • Pci Design Awards

    The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute recognized 23 buildings and bridges throughout North America in its 2006 Design Awards Competition. Now in
  • Illinois Team Tops Pci Engineering Contest

    Under the direction of faculty advisor Daniel Kuchma, three engineering students from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana captured this year's
  • Technical Awards

    The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Convention and National Bridge Conference was the occasion as well for additional award presentations recognizing
  • High Concrete Innovations Opens All-Indoor Precast Plant

    High Concrete Innovations, LLC hosted a tour of its Lebanon, Pa., facility the only all-indoor precasting plant in the U.S. in October. Announcing the
  • Landfill Methane Fuels Brick Plant

    Jenkins Brick Co.'s new $56 million plant in Moody, Ala., will charge its kilns with methane gas drawn from an adjacent landfill satisfying 40 percent
  • German Operator To Relaunch U.S. Hebel Aerated Block Franchise

    Xella International GmbH has purchased the Hebel autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) plant in Adel, Ga., incorporating it and another recently acquired
  • Insulated Panels Star At Theater Complex

    A movie theater under construction in Rogers, Minn., will feature Fabcon's VersaCore Plus wall panels. More than 65,000 square feet of precast panels
  • Mcaa Renews Osha Alliance

    An alliance between the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) was renewed recently for
  • Lighting System Ties Panels To Railroad Crossing Safety

    A Boise railroad crossing is the site of a light-equipped panel system that the Idaho Transportation Department and Ada County Highway District contend
  • Astm Approves Specification For Sealing Pipes Entering Septic Tanks

    After two years of development, peer review, and balloted revision, ASTM Subcommittee C27.30 has published the first standard specification addressing
  • Inner Strength

    Providing short-term relief from flooding and excess capacity for future flood relief projects, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) completed
  • Fire Sprinkler Proponents Fail Again On Residential Code Infiltration

    Citing costs as high as $7/sq. ft. and significant installation and maintenance problems, National Association of Home Builders representatives at the
  • Air Force Screens Blast-Resistant Building Systems

    Portland Cement Association and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) are conducting research to identify cost-effective, blast-resistant building
  • Pci Casts Bridge Quarterly

    The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute is launching Aspire, a concrete bridge magazine aimed at 25,000 federal, state and local department of transportation
  • On-Time Arrival

    The typical lifespan for a runway at a major U.S. airport is less than 20 years. But Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport's Runway 8R-26L
  • Forecast 2007

    Reflecting a rather harsh decline in housing starts and conservative estimates regarding nonresidential and public sector growth, total construction activity
  • Ready Mixed, Cement Business To Stay Strong Through 2010

    Despite a slowdown in home building, the market supply for cement and ready mixed concrete is expected to accelerate to meet demands in other end-use
  • World Cement Usage Climbing 130 Million Tons/Year

    Led by an expected 8.5 percent growth in China, worldwide portland cement consumption will increase 5.6 percent in 2006, followed by a rise of 5.5 percent
  • Exhibitor Preview

    ADVANCED CONCRETE TECHNOLOGIES Engineered by Wiggert + Co, ACT's rugged and economical DWM 4500CC 4-cu.-yd. Twin Shaft Mixer features an integral aggregate
  • Cast Stone Baron Bears Lighter Load

    Since its 1979 start-up in Salem, S.C., Von Gautsch Group has designed and fabricated cast limestone architectural products in an impressive range of
  • Low Maintenance On A Roll

    When conventional, heavy-duty roller bearings failed to keep kiln racks rolling at its Fayetteville, N.C., operation, Fayblock Co. turned to McNeil Industries'
  • Maxam Solution Bears Scrutiny

    Dubbed by its manufacturer the Problem Solver, the Maxam bearing is said to offer rugged reliability for applications demanding performance in harsh environments.
  • Modular System Eases Firebrick Installations

    In the competitive new home market, Desa Hearth Products offers what company officials contend are quality fireplace installations with Old World appeal
  • Will Senators' Haste Make Waste Of Proven Market Forces?

    Among those overseeing legislative and regulatory developments of consequence to concrete, aggregate and cement interests in the new Congress are Senators
  • Epa Positive On Fly Ash Collection, Reuse

    Headwaters Resources, Texas EMC Products, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Caltrans are among entities and agencies the Environmental Protection Agency has recognized
  • World Cement Usage Climbing 130 Million Tons/Year

    Led by an expected 8.5 percent growth in China, worldwide portland cement consumption will increase 5.6 percent in 2006, followed by a rise of 5.5 percent
  • Inner Strength

    Providing short-term relief from flooding and excess capacity for future flood relief projects, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) completed
  • Low Maintenance On A Roll

    When conventional, heavy-duty roller bearings failed to keep kiln racks rolling at its Fayetteville, N.C., operation, Fayblock Co. turned to McNeil Industries'
  • On-Time Arrival

    The typical lifespan for a runway at a major U.S. airport is less than 20 years. But Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport's Runway 8R-26L
  • Bmw Dispatches Mixers To Promote Suv Alternative

    As part of an advertising campaign supporting the X3 Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) launch, BMW of North America assembled four Mack Granite-mounted mixers
  • Green-Building Momentum

    Concrete and cement groups announced new product guidelines tied to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) project certification during
  • Green-Building Momentum

    Concrete and cement groups announced new product guidelines tied to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) project certification during
  • Ncma, Pca Sprinkle Fire Safety-Wise Feds With Sound Engineering Advice

    New Department of Commerce and ASTM International reports on building codes and product testing will undermine automatic fire sprinkler proponents and
  • U.S. Concrete Acquires Memphis' City Operations

    Houston-based U.S. Concrete Inc. announced the Nov. 2 closing of a $14.25 million deal for the assets of City Concrete Co., City Concrete Products and
  • Equity Firm Realizes Texas-Sized Gain In Concrete Asset Sale

    Colombia's Grupo Argos S.A. acquired Irving, Texas-based Southern Star Concrete in an early November transaction valued at $245 million. The deal represented
  • 4 Million-Tpy Plant To Rise Along Mississippi

    Holcim (US) Inc. and Holcim Ltd. board members approved commencement of work on a 4 million metric ton per year (mtpy) mill in St. Genevieve County, Missouri.
  • Lafarge Closes On Ritchie Properties, Expands New Orleans Operations

    Lafarge North America finalized its acquisition of the materials and construction assets of Wichita, Kan.-based Ritchie Corp. early last month. The deal
  • Nlrb Sides With Rinker On Teamsters Election

    The National Labor Relations Board, Region 10, Atlanta, ruled last month that an election designating Teamsters Local 518 the bargaining agent for Rinker
  • Rinker Sites New Rm, Block, Pipe Plants In Sunshine State

    Next year's docket for Rinker Materials Corp. includes construction of one concrete pipe, one block and two ready mixed plants, all on home turf in Florida.
  • Munro Concrete, Npca, Pci Chiefs Address Global Gathering

    Ontario's leading gravity- and pressure-pipe producer, John Munro, along with National Precast Concrete Association President Ty Gable and Precast/Prestressed
  • Campaign Supports Rollout Of Tennessee-Modeled Degree Program

    Members of the National Steering Committee for Middle Tennessee State University's four-year Concrete Industry Management program have begun raising $4
  • Mixer Donation Anchors Cim Auction At World Of Concrete

    The Concrete Industry Management program patrons and staff, along with World of Concrete show management and Ritchie Bros., will stage a Jan. 19 auction
  • Rebranding Precast

    During its annual convention in Palm Springs, Calif., Chicago-based Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute announced a Rebranding Initiative to solidify
  • Reconciling Safety And The Bottom Line

    A conflict would seem inevitable between efforts to achieve established safety goals, i.e., reducing the recordable incidence rate, and the overall company
  • Bond Strength Improves Polymer Fiber's Crack Control

    At a dosage of one pound per cubic yard of mix, Kuralon RSC reportedly reduces long-term drying shrinkage cracking in concrete by 40 percent or more.
  • At 40, Architectural Precast No Worse For The Weather

    Panels tested after prolonged, continuous exposure to harsh Chicago climate have answered the question of architectural concrete's durability. Performance
  • Crsi Releases Slab Bridge Designer 2.0

    The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI), Schaumburg, Ill., has released a major upgrade of its slab bridge design analysis software, Slab Bridge
  • Feds Serve Countertop Fabricator Silica Exposure Citation

    Earlier this fall, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Region 1 officials in Boston proposed $58,500 in penalties for Rozetti Marble & Granite
  • Huskers Team Tops In Big Beam Contest

    University of Nebraska (Team #2) engineering students won first place in the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute's 2005 Big Beam national competition.
  • Validation

    In late-October testimony before the House Science Committee, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Director William Jeffrey called on
  • Green-Building Momentum

    Concrete and cement groups announced new product guidelines tied to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) project certification during
  • Industry Groups Find Place At Usgbc Table

    NRMCA and PCA are among the first concrete organizations to join USGBC, following a September 2005 change in Council guidelines allowing trade groups
  • Leed Reference Guide For Rm

    In late October, the RMC Research Foundation released the 86-page Ready Mixed Concrete Industry LEED Reference Guide. It provides producers, contractors,
  • Slag Cement Group Publishes Leed Guide

    The Slag Cement Association released LEED-NC 2.1 Guide: Using Slag Cement in Sustainable Construction in conjunction with last month's Greenbuild Conference.
  • Paper Cut

    We encourage the use of materials and product with recycled content [and] are committed to selling products that take the environment into consideration.
  • Forecast 2006

    Despite factors such as increased fuel costs, rising interest rates, continuing powder shortages, and an increase in demand due to hurricane-related rebuilding,
  • Exhibitor Preview

    What follows in the World of Concrete 2006 exhibitor preview are selected highlights of equipment and services on display. Booth Numbers are provided,
  • Horses To Hp

    The Portland Cement Association's latest CD, Shades of Gray, Sands of Time, illustrates the evolution of concrete construction equipment and techniques
  • Equipment & Products

    LOW-PROFILE EDGING Three low-profile landscape edging products address a wide range of residential, commercial and specialty landscaping needs. By eliminating
  • 4 Million-Tpy Plant To Rise Along Mississippi

    Holcim (US) Inc. and Holcim Ltd. board members approved commencement of work on a 4 million metric ton per year (mtpy) mill in St. Genevieve County, Missouri.
  • Paper Cut

    We encourage the use of materials and product with recycled content [and] are committed to selling products that take the environment into consideration.
  • At 40, Architectural Precast No Worse For The Weather

    Panels tested after prolonged, continuous exposure to harsh Chicago climate have answered the question of architectural concrete's durability. Performance