Sources: Cemstone Products Co., Mendota Heights, Minn.; CP staff
Minnesota Department of Transportation approval enabled a sweeping commercial debut for Rapid Pave Ultra Fast Setting, High Early Strength concrete, designed for high-volume roadways and intersections requiring quick lane or entire thoroughfare reopening.
Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; CP staff
By Don Marsh
Larry Dale Lowe, Jr. of Sallisaw, Okla., won the 2011 National Mixer Driver Championship in San Diego, topping a field of 25 competitors representing 18 NRMCA producer members from as many states. A 12-year GCC Mid-Continent Concrete veteran, he qualified for the September 25–26 event by taking this year’s Arkansas Ready Mixed Concrete Association Truck Rodeo.
Source: ASTM International West Conshohocken, Pa.
Improved understanding of internal curing processes and how pre-wetted, lightweight aggregate economically increases concrete durability is driving development of ASTM WK34078, Specification for Lightweight Aggregate for Internal Curing of Concrete.