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Family by Association

Mike Hoffman, National Precast Concrete Association’s Chairman of the Board, will look to his family at home, work and in the industry as he steers the association through its first leadership change in more than two decades

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Contractor’s Champion

Ambitious production line fuels bigger and bolder pursuits for a mainstay brand in hardscape units

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Mass concrete specification success hinges on temperature monitoring

by Sabrina Garber

Appropriate temperatures and temperature ranges are key to maintaining mass concrete durability and longevity. The risk of temperature-related damage increases if the temperature of concrete gets too high or the temperature differential between the hottest interior point and the surface and/or edge gets too large. Therefore, many agencies include specifications that require early-age concrete temperature not exceed some maximum internal temperature limit and that temperature differentials in early-age concrete stay below some maximum limit.

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