Concrete Technology

  • Preventing Slump Loss

    Many things can cause rapid slump loss. Aggregate, cement chemistry, fly ash sources, and admixtures are culprits.

     
  • PCI announces its 2013 webinar series

    Complimentary webinars focus on high performance topics and offer continuing education credit accepted in all 50 states.

     
  • New hose system eliminates dust pollution

    One of Spain’s largest producers of cement mortars is Grupo Puma, which has 20 plants located throughout the Iberian Peninsula.

     
  • ACPA releases convenient app for installation manual

    Concrete Pipe and Box Culvert Installation Manual now available on iTunes, Google.

     
  • NexTraq Connect mobile app

    The NexTraq Connect fully-integrated mobile app allows users to record clock in/out and break times, communicate job status, view job locations and directions, assign drivers to vehicles, and track vehicle maintenance needs.

     
  • TrimFleet management tools

    The TrimFleet solution — including TrimView, TrimFleet Mobile and now, TrimFleet Communicator — puts drivers, mechanics, site project managers, and dispatchers in touch with the right individuals or teams in real-time.

     
  • The Perils of KPI Abuse

    Whether you know it or not, you are probably already using KPIs. What are some typical concrete QC KPIs?

     
  • New Spancrete Producer Comes Online in Saudi Arabia

    Spancrete Global Services congratulates Beijing Construction Engineering Group. Ltd. (BCEG) on the commissioning of its new, full-scale precast production facility in Jubail, Saudi Arabia.

     
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    Profiting from Quality Concrete

    There is a widely held and incorrect belief in the concrete industry that a producer's quality control (QC) department takes away from and does not add to the bottom line.

     
  • A Better Way

    Researcher seeks new avenue for precast concrete disposal.

     
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    Concrete as a Value Proposition

    The MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub takes to the streets.

     
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    Changing Times

    The industry should be thankful it has changed with the times, just like our Influencers.

     
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    Bubble Trouble

    Everyone in the concrete industry has received the dreaded call about low strength on a job. Typically, high water content, high air content, or low standards from the testing company is the primary cause of the problem.

     
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    Future Cement

    THE NEED TO reduce CO2 emissions has led to the development of many new cementitious materials—a trend that will likely continue for the foreseeable future. But the powerful international portland cement business hasn't given up yet.

     
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    The Evolving World of Green Concrete

    Green products and technologies create a buzz at concrete's big event.

     
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    Quality's Costs

    Q: I'm a quality control manager for a mid-size ready-mix producer and am dealing with several quality issues which need resolution. I am having difficulties convincing the owner that he needs to increase funding for the quality system in order to produce more consistent concrete. How can I...

     
  • ASTM International Launches Supplier's Declaration of Conformity

    Program Houses Registry of Product Conformity to Standard Test Methods

     
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    Working With Your Lab

    Q: We are experiencing low compressive strength test results on some concrete we supplied to a job. We know it is due to poor testing of the cylinders. How do we convince the contractor and engineer where the issue is?

     
  • Roller-compacted concrete testing method

    We are seeing more news surrounding one of the more exciting innovations in the concrete industry: roller-compacted concrete (RCC).

     
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    Playing It Safe

    Computers have greatly enabled vehicles' safety systems.

     
 
 
 

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