Sources: University of California, Davis; Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI), Chantilly, Va.
Civil and pavement engineers can design permeable interlocking concrete pavement (PICP) with confidence for many municipal streets and parking lot applications thanks to findings from one of few studies globally to examine open-graded PICP bases’ structural response to wheel loads.
Sources: Concrete Equipment Co., Blair, Neb.; CP staff
In two retrofits and two transit-to-central mixed conversions, Con-E-Co dealer DHE Inc. has installed Model 12 tilt mixers at the Ameron Hawaii batch plants on Oahu and Maui islands, and also delivered a new Model 12-equipped Lo-Pro 427CM plant. The move to central mixed production at two locations was partly driven by performance requirements for a major bridge deck contract, and to address increasing demand for specialty concretes.
Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.
Based on April Producer Confidence Survey responses, NRMCA’s latest industry confidence index reached a 75.1 level for the first quarter of 2015—amid a stock market at historic highs, positive companion economic indicators, and shipment figures showing 2014 as the first year since 2008 where U.S. per capita ready mixed concrete consumption eclipsed one yard.
Sources: Besser Co., Alpena, Mich.; CP staff
A marketing agreement will see the Besser sales organization promote the Rosetta Hardscapes product line to domestic and international prospects, augmenting the latter company’s existing sales & marketing. The variety of Rosetta units and plant equipment offerings, Besser officials note, will appeal to producers throughout the industry—across manufactured concrete and ready mixed.