Sources: Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill.; CP staff
PCA’s new “Survey of Portland Cement Consumption by User Group” underscores mixed year-over-year results among 16 U.S. market or product segments: Nine recorded growth, seven saw reduced volume in 2015 versus the prior year. Those gaining at least 20 percent were, in descending order, waste stabilization & solidification; fiber cement siding; concrete roof tile; soil cement, roller compacted concrete or full-depth reclamation/pavements; precast/prestressed concrete; and, soil cement or roller compacted concrete/water resources structures.
Sources: U.S. Concrete Inc., Euless, Texas; CP staff
U.S. Concrete has upped an already strong stake in New York City ready mixed production, acquiring the assets of Nycon Supply Corp., based in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens. Through two batch plants and a 38-mixer fleet, it serves primarily commercial building projects in western Queens and midtown Manhattan. The business will maintain the Nycon Supply trade name and join sister operations Ferrara Bros. and Eastern Concrete Materials, which cover the metro New York and New Jersey markets, respectively.
Sources: ACI Foundation, Farmington Hills, Mich.; CP staff
The ACI Foundation’s Concrete Research Council has announced grants up to $50,000 for projects focused on seismic design of tall buildings, mechanistic pervious concrete pavement design; chloride ion, freeze-thaw and sulfate durability; and, steel fiber hollow core plank.