Concrete Technology

  • Should Superplaticizers be added at the Plant or the Jobsite?

    Adding water reducers, including superplasticizers, at the ready-mix plant doesn't limit the ability to measure and control slump. What factors determine where they are added?

  • Cardinal Scale Mfg. Co. 205 and 210 STORM weight indicators

    USA-made 205 and 210 STORM weight indicators now offer four bi-directional serial ports, USB connectivity, 8-channel inputs/outputs, digital fill control, 25 IDs, and alphanumeric keypads.

  • Juno T41 handheld computers

    Juno T41 handheld computers are built to withstand water and dust, as well as meet military-grade ruggedness standards for drops, temperature, altitude, humidity extremes, vibration, and chemical exposure.

  • SICK Inc. Dx35 mid-range distance measurement sensors

    Cost-effective Dx35 mid-range distance measurement sensors ensure reliable detection of fast-moving objects or objects that are difficult to detect at longer ranges.

  • Adding Water to Concrete

    Adding water to a load of concrete may or may not be acceptable, depending on the parameters that must be met

  • Anticipated fleet size by industry

    An overview of the NTEA 2013 Fleet Purchasing Survey and trucks featured at World of Concrete

    According to the 2013 Fleet Purchasing Outlook, published by the National Truck Equipment Association, fleet managers in the construction industry plan to expand their fleets more than any other sector this year. We will highlight the results and look at new truck technologies on display at World...

  • Aggregate Moisture in Concrete

    The moisture condition of aggregate in concrete is very important. The absorption of the aggregate indicates the quantity of water which will be absorbed into the pore structure.

  • Bridgeview, Ill.-based Prairie Material provided SCC for the SCC 2013 workshop at University of Illinois, Chicago.

    TCP supports industry efforts to produce high-quality concrete

    On a beautiful May afternoon in Chicago, BASF product manager Joe Daczko had the full attention of 85 concrete aficionados as he compared placing self-consolidating concrete (SCC) to serving an adult beverage. “You’re not pouring a glass of beer,” said Daczko, as the group watched the fluid...

  • When Bad Testing Happens to Good People

    Apparently the topic of cylinder testing gone wrong struck a chord with TCP readers, who wrote back to share stories similar to the one in last month’s blog. Following are just two humorous examples.

  • BinMaster + SmartBob AO level sensor

    The SmartBob AO level sensor features an integrated 4-20 mA analog output to a PLC for monitoring bin level measurement data.

  • Trimble + TrimFleet

    This company’s TrimFleet solution allows TrimFleet users the ability to communicate with the right individuals or teams of workers in real time with a PTT device.

  • NexTraq + NexTraq Connect mobile app

    NexTraq Connect is a new fully integrated mobile app that 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.

  • Terex is at fingertips with new e-literature application

    Launch of Terex eLit app gives easy access to a wealth of information about Terex machinery.

  • 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?


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