MB admixture halts returned mix hydration, speeds stiffening, eases recycling

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Sources: Master Builders Solutions, Beachwood, Ohio; CP staff  Master Builders Solutions has formulated a new powdered polymer admixture to gel returned concrete mixes, rapidly curtail workability and strength development, then ease handling after they are dispensed from a mixer truck. MasterSuna Returned Concrete Treatment (RCT) 323 Admixture provides ready mixed producers a cost-effective tool to manage a pervasive material handling…

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Advanced-pavement sessions load Concrete Sustainability, SCC Conferences

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; CP staff

The co-located 6th North American Conference on Self-Consolidating Concrete (SCC2016) and 11th International Concrete Sustainability Conference (ICSC), May 15-18 in Arlington, Va., will feature a host of presentations on rigid-pavement materials and construction methods:

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Despite cement intensity holding a predicted 2015 boom in check, 2016 and beyond look to be robust, thanks in large part to a new transportation bill

Cement consumption in the United States will continue to grow, albeit at a slower pace than predicted at the beginning of 2015, according to a new report from the Portland Cement Association (PCA). The United States’ cement market is expected to increase by 3.5 percent in 2015 to just shy of 92 million metric tons of total cement consumption, followed by larger rates of growth in 2016 and 2017, 5 percent (to 96.4 million metric tons) and 5.7 percent (to 101.9 million metric tons), respectively.

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CIM Committee rounds up World of Concrete auction donations

Sources: Concrete Industry Management National Steering Committee; CP staff

Aiming to eclipse a record $810,000 grossed earlier this year, organizers of the 10th annual auction benefitting Concrete Industry Management undergraduate and graduate degree programs are soliciting equipment, material, travel and sports entertainment package donations for silent, online and live bidding. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers will conduct the event at the Las Vegas Convention Center on February 4—the second day of 2015 World of Concrete.

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