Sources: Preferred Materials, Bonita Springs, Fla.; CP staff
In a state where pervious concrete pavement is established practice, Preferred Materials differentiates its mix offerings with DrainReady. Promoted as a durable and extremely permeable concrete for parking lots, drives, walkways, and other areas where water must quickly pass, it joins ColorReady and (self consolidating) PlaceReady in a series of value-added, branded mixes unveiled over the past year.
Source: U.S. Concrete, Inc., Houston
USC Technologies, Inc. of San Jose, Calif., a research and development offshoot of U.S. Concrete, has joined efforts with researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Arizona State University (ASU) to develop alternative supplemental cementitious materials. Under the course of this collaborative research effort, the research teams will focus on identifying and developing alternative supplemental materials that can be used to replace cement in concrete.
Sources: Taylor Concrete Products, Watertown, N.Y.; CP staff
A recently opened, four-level Hilton Garden Inn underscores the cost-saving potential and reduced carbon dioxide footprint of FM2000 block, whose engineering properties spell less cement, grout and rebar in a finished wall assembly when measured against conventional concrete masonry units.
Source: ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa.
Leading into C09 Committee on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates meetings in Tampa, Fla., a December 4 symposium will examine pervious pavement mixes and hardened slab properties. Scheduled presentations will cover such topics as surface durability;