Mix Designs

  • Mix Designs and Polished Concrete

    Concrete that will be ground and polished benefits from having a larger coarse aggregate content than conventional structural concrete.

  • Midtown Tunnel Project

    When completed in 2016, the new 3,800-foot concrete-reinforced tunnel will provide a separate road that allows two lanes of traffic in both directions, doubling capacity beneath the Elizabeth River.

  • Concrete Links the Loop

    Prairie Material teamed up with Butterfield Color, project designer Alfred Benesch, the Chicago DOT, and concrete contractor Capitol Cement to develop a unique red mix that would delineate the bus-only concrete lanes on 14 blocks.

  • Born to Build

    Born to Build, an inspirational advertising campaign sponsored by ready-mix producer Ozinga, celebrates the American construction worker and the perseverance and hard work it takes to construct our infrastructure and buildings. If you haven't seen this video yet, you're going to want to see it...

  • Concrete Mix Names

    The concrete industry doesn't need to develop a single product code naming convention and force all producers to use it.

  • Specification for Ready-mix Concrete

    The purchaser is required to inform the ready-mix producer of the specification of the concrete mix. This should be a normal part of doing business.

  • Architectural Concrete

    Satisfactory performance of architectural concrete begins with the mix design that specifies the concrete's constituent parts.

  • Name that Concrete

    Does your mix code reflect the composition or performance of the concrete mix, or is it arbitrary?”

  • Cold-weather Accelerator

    The Euclid Chemical Company is proud to announce the addition of a new polycarboxylate-based, cold-weather accelerator.

  • Innovative Paving in Illinois

    Expanding and improving the I-90 Illinois Tollway in 2014 was a massive project. Despite the political sensitivity of the project, or perhaps because of it, the concrete mixes combined multiple innovative materials to result in a durable yet sustainable mix.

  • Crystalline Waterproofing from PENETRON

    PENETRON ADMIX is a non-toxic, 3rd generation crystalline admixture in powder form that is added to new concrete during batching.

  • High Performance Admixtures

    Super SIX makes it easy to produce Ultra high performance concrete.

  • Understanding Limestone in Cement

    My cement supplier is adding limestone to their cement. Is there anything to worry about and will I have to reduce the fly ash content?

  • Concrete Testing – The Elephant in the Living Room

    Are you receiving all of the concrete test results you should be?

  • Self-Consolidating Concrete: 15 by 15

    This event, sponsored by the Strategic Development Council (SDC), drew a large crowd to learn the newest developments with this important material.

  • DETECTO's New PS30 Digital Portion Scale

    DETECTO’s new model PS30 compact countertop portion scale boasts a hefty 30-lb/15-kg capacity.

  • Now Available: Pervious Concrete Maintenance Guide

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has released a newly revised Pervious Concrete Pavement Maintenance and Operations Guide.

  • American Concrete Institute Launches New Tools for Concrete, Masonry Pros

    Get a sneak peek in Las Vegas at the 205 World of Concrete.

  • Practical Precast-Specific In-Plant Training

    Update your knowledge with the 2015 NPCA webinar series.

  • Delivery tickets include a wealth of information.

    Mobile Apps for Ready Mix Producers

    The construction industry as a whole has long been cautious about adopting new technology, but mobile apps for ready-mix producers and their customers may be an idea whose time has come.


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