Eastern Concrete operations are centered in northern New Jersey, although the company is establishing greater presence east of the Hudson River to serve New York City
Sources: iCrete LLC, Los Angeles; CP staff
Eastern Concrete Materials, a key ready mixed producer serving metro New York-New Jersey, will offer the branded iCrete mix design technology for commercial and public works projects under a licensing agreement announced April 7. The iCrete family of high performance mixes, which offers environmental benefits of interest to green-minded project designers and owners, will augment Eastern Concrete’s EF Technology program. The producer and its Houston-based parent, U.S. Concrete Inc., adopted EF in 2007 to promote supplementary cementitious materials in appropriate volumes to substitute portland cement, a product of carbon dioxide-intensive milling. ??
Significant advancements in concrete technology over the past quarter century have not been fully utilized in traditional construction projects, which are often encumbered by the current prescriptive-based construction standards, says U.S. Concrete Vice President-Atlantic Region Michael Gentoso. New York City, however, is now leading the nation in shifting to these newer performance-based construction standards in concrete that will allow us to deliver improved quality and durability through our high performance environmentally designed mixes.
Eastern Concrete operations are centered in northern New Jersey, although the company is establishing greater presence east of the Hudson River to serve New York City. Eastern and iCrete officials will target major construction and infrastructure projects, where federal, state and local governments increasingly require stronger, safer, more durable and sustainable materials with a smaller carbon footprint. Early New York market iCrete projects have included One World Trade Center (formerly Freedom Tower) and Beekman Tower, both in Manhattan.
Eastern Concrete’s licensing agreement follows by one week a similar agreement iCrete LLC penned with another metro New York operator, Greco Bros., with plants in Queens (headquarters), Bronx and Brooklyn.