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  • Lafarge Canada Inc. Acquires Ready-mix Plants from James Dick Construction Ltd.

    Lafarge Canada Inc., Canada's largest provider of solutions to the construction and development industry, today announced it has completed the acquisition of eight ready-mix manufacturing plants from James Dick Construction Limited.

     
  • Speakers Selected for 2014 International Concrete Sustainability Conference

    Speakers have been selected for the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s 9th annual International Concrete Sustainability Conference to be held May 12-14 just outside Boston in Cambridge, MA.

     
  • ACI Updates Corporate Image

    The American Concrete Institute (ACI) (Booth S10339a) will unveil a new logo and tagline—‘Always advancing’ —that reflect the 110-year-old organization’s continuing evolution as a global authority on designing, building, maintaining, and repairing concrete structures.

     
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    Countdown to World of Concrete 2014

    With two weeks to go until the big show, here are 14 things you don’t want to miss.

     
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    CIM Program Announces Items For 2014 Auction at World of Concrete

    The Concrete Industry Management program has announced the  list of donated items for its ninth annual Auction at the World of Concrete.

     
  • Harbor waters rose along the coast of Manhattan as Superstorm Sandy rolled in.

    Waterproofing Bloomberg After Hurricane Sandy

    After the mechanical room at Bloomberg's Manhattan office received 2.5 feet of water, the financial news provider sought to mitigate flooding in the future. New concrete walls were poured in the building.

     
  • Durable Concrete Chemistry

    Admixtures are available today that can significantly increase durability. Here is a look at the benefits and potential limitations of these specialty admixtures.

     
  • The environment, admixtures, cement, and supplementary materials can affect the window of opportunity for finishing concrete.

    Solving Concrete Finishing Problems

    Two factors impact the ability to finish concrete. The first is available paste in the mixture. The second is the window of time to allow finishing to be complete.

     
  • Concrete Pumping at 2014 World of Concrete

    Innovators continue to improve concrete pumping operations. In the 2014 Most Innovative Product Award program, three World of Concrete exhibitors have nominated products that will continue to increase pumpers' efficiency, safety, and productivity.

     
  • Let World of Concrete help Build your Legacy

    The Concrete Producer is part of your self-improvement process. Let us help you be a legacy innovator.

     
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    The Silvi Group Continues Their Yule Tradition in the Delaware Valley

    The Silvi Group once again continued the annual practice of donating holiday turkeys to volunteer firefighters throughout the Delaware Valley. This year, Silvi donated 340 turkeys to the many volunteers.

     
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    Building the NCE Rook - Part 1

    After months of design and preparation, a dedicated group of CIM students culminated phase one of a special project: the pouring of a concrete rook. The concrete rook is the symbol of the Newark College of Engineering.

     
  • Producers Collaborate on Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge

    Two producers formed a mutually beneficial arrangement that provided expertise on both sides of the river. Massive amounts of concrete were produced for the high-profile, fast-paced project in two states.

     
  • Vexcon Chemicals StarSeal PS Ultra Stain

    StarSeal PS Ultra Stain will penetrate and color any interior or exterior new or old concrete surface prior to being ground and polished, densified or sealed. The product is ideal for high UV exposed environments. When properly installed StarSeal PS Ultra Stain deeply penetrates the surface...

     
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    Solidifying the World of Concrete

    In this month’s issue we are drawing attention to a few more folks who are working on industry initiatives that could be about to shape your future. These influencers are not only shaping the North American concrete industry. Thanks to the world wide web, and now with our expansion plans for World...

     
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    Power WOC Breakfasts

    Las Vegas never sleeps. So for those World of Concrete attendees who arrive early at the Las Vegas Convention Center, we’ve launched “Breakfast with the Experts”.

     
  • USG Corp. DUROCK EcoCap Self-Leveling Underlayment

    DUROCK EcoCap self-leveling underlayment is an innovative cementitious floor topping specifically engineered for application over concrete substrates. DUROCK EcoCap, with its breakthrough environmentally sustainable geopolymer binder technology, provides a fast-drying, smooth and monolithic surface...

     
  • Showcasing SCC at World of Concrete

    This special event features contractors who will showcase how they've benefited from using self-consolidating concrete (SCC). It takes place 1-4 p.m., Jan. 20, at the show in Las Vegas.

     
  • This bag has traveled far and wide this year, helping its owner promote World of Concrete, Americas main concrete event.

    World of Concrete goes International

    Rick Yelton has shared the World of Concrete experience far and wide, traveling to Brazil, India, and the Philippines this year. He found producers and contractors share common problems and successes in every part of the world.

     
  • A 2012 ASTM standard specifying lightweight aggregate for internal curing is already improving concrete

    When the ASTM Standard Specification for Lightweight Aggregate for Internal Curing of Concrete was published in 2012, the standard change revealed a new understanding about the importance of high-level hydration of concrete. One year later, we look at how ASTM Standards C09 and C09.21 are...

     
 
 
 

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