The Impending Texas Cement Apocalypse
Published: Wednesday, 01 July 2015 14:27
Written by Paul Gosselink and Jeff Reed
Industry projections reveal that by 2018, the demand for cement in Texas will exceed the supply for the first time. At about the same time, the Environmental Protection Agency is expected to reduce the ozone standard from 75 ppb to 65 or 70 ppb. As a result, all or portions of Central Texas are expected to be designated as a “non-attainment area” for ozone, making construction of additional capacity significantly more expensive. Here are a few thoughts for cement interests that want to expand their facilities or build new plants in this impending new regulatory environment.
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American Concrete Institute’s ACI 318-14: A modern, accessible code platform
Published: Thursday, 29 January 2015 21:24
Written by Randall Poston
The contemporary use of structural concrete is a complex endeavor, requiring the skills, training, insights and experience of a broad range of professionals. These include designers, engineers, construction specifiers, insurers and code officials, as well as the general contractors, subcontractors and construction personnel.
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