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  • Expand your Business with Safe Room Construction Luncheon & Forum

    Learn how to protect your home in a flash, as Donn Thompson from the Portland Cement Association talks about the benefits of using insulating concrete forms (ICF) to build safe rooms.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Testing Strategies for Concrete Pavement Mixes

    Thermal profile testing can greatly reduce the time needed to optimize a mix.

     
  • NRMCA Publishes Concrete in Support of LEED v4

    The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) announced at Greenbuild 2014 held this week in New Orleans that it has published a comprehensive set of industry average environmental impacts for concrete to help its members address the movement toward product transparency in LEED v4.

     
  • NRMCA Publishes Concrete in Support of LEED v4

    Concrete Group Publishes Environmental Impacts of Concrete in Support of LEED v4.

     
  • Meet with us in DC

    Next week ACI will be holding its fall convention at Washington Hilton, Washington, D.C. For many producers this sounds as exciting as chipping out a full drum of hardened concrete. After all, isn’t ACI just a group of engineers and researchers?

     
  • U.S. Concrete is Now Bigger In Texas, NY

    Two recent acquisitions have expanded the company's presence in three major Texas cities and in aggregate distribution and volumetric ready-mixed concrete offerings.

     
  • Sharing Our News of Career Opportunity

    With so many deep layoffs in our ranks, many locations are trying to rehire positions only to be stymied by lack of interest.

     
  • Can Plastic Make This Concrete Green?

    Researchers in India are developing a green concrete mix that replaces sand with used and treated plastic shopping bags.

     
  • Advancements In Stronger, Greener Concrete

    New developments could lead to better concrete that has less of an impact on the environment. Here's a look at the latest findings.

     
  • 2014 Bunyan Pervious Roast

    The Fifth Annual Bunyan Pervious Roast takes place Oct. 9-10 near Las Vegas. The NRMCA Pervious Promotion Subcommittee also will meet during the event, with PDH credits available.

     
  • FFC Concrete Chuter Provides More Control For Accurate Placement

    The FFC Concrete Chuter by Paladin Attachments allows contractors to use a skid-steer loader to go where concrete mixing trucks can’t.

     
  • CTLGroup Elects Cohrs as new Chairman

    The CTLGroup elected Cary Cohrs as chairman during the organization’s recent fall board meeting. Cohrs is the president of American Cement Co. a joint venture of CRH’s Oldcastle Materials and Trap Rock Industries.

     
  • NRMCA 2014 Excellence in Quality Awards

    NRMCA has announced the winners of its 2014 NRMCA Excellence in Quality Awards. Winning producers demonstrated that they followed and exceeded quality management principles over a broad range of activities.

     
  • Improving Concrete Quality delves into basic statistics and how to use test data.

    Improving Concrete Quality

    Improved concrete quality has far-reaching benefits in improved performance, reduced time and costs, a lower environmental footprint, and an overall enhancement in concrete quality and construction.

     
  • Trades and Acquisitions

    Several producers have notably increased their stake in the North American concrete industry through trades and acquisitions in key markets.

     
  • Third-party Verification Programs

    Third-party verification programs are integral to the concrete industry. They lend credibility to claims and assurance of quality.

     
  • Fibers Improve Adhesion

    Novamesh 950 improves adhesion in the mix, increases bond strength, and improves performance for toughness and crack-holding capability.

     
  • Carbon Dioxide Reverses Roles

    Research may switch the role of carbon dioxide from industry foe to key partner.

     
  • Concrete Holds Many Opportunities

    Despite some trials and tribulations, our industry leaders are positive about the future.

     
 
 
 

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