Catalina Pacific deploys eight plants, 200+ trucks for record 21K-yd. pour

Catalina Pacific deploys eight plants, 200+ trucks for record 21,000-yd. pour

Sources: Headwaters Inc., South Jordan, Utah; CalPortland Co., Glendora, Calif.; CP staff

Catalina Pacific Concrete delivered 2,120 loads of ready mixed over a 19-hour window, February 15-16, to the Wilshire Grand site in downtown Los Angeles. Executed without a single injury, the operation marked what project officials note is a new volume threshold, 21,200 yd., for a continuous foundation pour.

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Sustainable Practices All Concrete Producers Should Start With

Within the concrete world, we hear a lot these days about sustainability. Maybe at times a bit too much, as it can become confusing to concrete producers who may not be sure how it applies to them or where to start. And, the many buzzwords associated with sustainability can further mystify a movement that isn’t going to go away or die out as the next fad, but one instead which is going to form the foundation for how all successful businesses are going to operate tomorrow and into the future. In other words, sustainability and sustainable practices are the future for concrete producers.

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NCMA Foundation commits $200K to BIM for Masonry Phase II

Sources: National Concrete Masonry Association, Herndon, Va.; CP staff The NCMA Foundation has approved funding to continue the Building Information Modeling for Masonry Project in 2014, as researchers eye development of a unit model definition comparable to other material interests’ structural databases. The BIM for Masonry database will delineate physical characteristics of commonly produced concrete masonry units, and potentially other…

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