Mix Designs

  • Polycarboxylate Superplasticizers

    Though the concrete industry has learned much about harnessing the versatility and understanding the limitations of PCE-based superplasticizers, chemists, working with concrete technologists, will continue to modify the polymer structure to achieve new capabilities for the production, placement and...

     
  • ASTM Standards

    Why are ASTM standards important and why should concrete producers pay attention and follow them?

     
  • Mixer Drum Washout System from DrumBlaster

    A new mixer drum wash-out system virtually eliminates concrete build-up in mixer drums.

     
  • 3D Concrete Innovator

    Alexander LaRoux wants to introduce adept printing to concrete construction and has fabricated his own 3D concrete printer.

     
  • Optimizing Admixtures for SCC

    You can only achieve successful construction with self-consolidating concrete when the SCC mixture exhibits proper rheological parameters.

     
  • Aggregate Gradation Matters

    How we buy and sell aggregate is quite different, and it can lead to trouble. Most specifications require coarse and fine aggregate to conform to the requirements, including the gradation, of ASTM C33.

     
  • Steel Fiber Measuring

    When a concrete order includes fibers, producers and contractors have guidance on how to keep the numbers right.

     
  • CAM Partners with Habermann

    Habermann manufactures polyurethane concrete mixer paddles and scrapers, mixer liners, arm protection, and wear parts for most major mixer brands.

     
  • Poraver Lightweight Concrete

    Poraver is available in a range of granule sizes for new construction, renovation, and restoration projects.

     
  • Self-Consolidating Concrete Today Presentation & Forum

    During Self-Consolidating Concrete Today, case studies on several recent SCC projects will be presented and their innovative solutions will be recognized.

     
  • Breakfast with the Experts

    Back for a third year, these morning sessions will provide attendees peer-to-peer opportunities to pose technical questions to leading concrete industry experts.

     
  • 2015 Infuencers

    Producers who prepare business strategies that address these observable trends will be better-prepared to meet the unforeseen future.

     
  • 2015 Influencer: Dr. Lawrence Sutter

    Lawrence Sutter has developed a path by which ACMs can be introduced into commercial concrete. His efforts will have a major influence on the future of concrete production and concrete construction.

     
  • Pervious Concrete

    Since pervious concrete provides distinct advantages over conventional impervious surfaces, it allows the ready-mix industry to compete for the parking lot market, especially where asphalt has historically been the pavement choice by default.

     
  • Pervious Concrete at World of Concrete 2016

    The four current ASTM standards pertaining to pervious concrete testing will be demonstrated and explained by experts each day at WOC using pervious concrete mixed at the booth, with assistance from students from the Concrete Industry Management program at Middle Tennessee State University.

     
  • 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.

     
 
 
 
 

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