Richard S. Szecsy, Ph.D, P.E.

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Does New Standard Carry Water?

As a producer, how can I use the recent changes in ASTM standards to use process water in my concrete? Promoting using process water in concrete is a tedious effort. We turned to three experts to answer this important question. The answer below is supplied by Richard S. Szecsy, PhD, PE, vice president, new product development and risk management, Lattimore Materials Co., McKinney, Texas; Colin Lobo, PhD, PE, vice president, engineering, NRMCA; and Steve Parker, vice president, aggregate development, RMC Mid-Atlantic and chairman, ASTM Sub-Committee 09.40 for Ready-Mixed Concrete. Read more

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What's in a Name?

Here's a guide to admixtures that produce self-compacting or self-leveling concrete. Read more

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Thinking Outside the Drum

A mineral processing company proposes an engineered approach to fresh concrete recovery. Read more

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Rheology in Action

Despite the lack of an accompanying standard, some are field-applying rheological workability measur Read more

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Vanguards of Change

Manufacturers are using rheology to develop their products. When will the industry catch up? Read more

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