Mix Designs

  • ACI 318-14 Gets Overhaul

    ACI 318-14, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete, was completely overhauled. The committee responsible for the new document reorganized the code's greater ease of use.

     
  • Dealing with Cement Shortages

    Lots of things can disrupt the supply of cement but there are some things a ready-mix producer can do to mitigate the problem.

     
  • Let's Talk Self-Consolidating Concrete

    Learn best practices and share success stories as part of the Strategic Development Council-sponsored 2015 World of Concrete Self-Consolidating Concrete Forum.

     
  • Pervious Concrete Fibers

    FERRO-GREEN macro fiber blend is designed specifically for pervious concrete applications.

     
  • Increase Your Exposure at WOC! Sponsor a Concrete Artisan

    World of Concrete’s Artistry in Decorative Concrete Demonstrations is an exciting opportunity for participants and sponsors. Find out more today!

     
  • Concrete Art Strengthens Historic Link

    Christine Finn has created 350 solid concrete flower pots to symbolize the concrete fortifications left behind on the Island of Jersey during the Second World War and the link to New Jersey in the U.S. She has shipped and installed these pots in a New Jersey state park.

     
  • U.S. Concrete Announces 2014 Third Quarter Results

    Positive report states that "Organic growth was strong in all regions and both segments of our business."

     
  • 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.

     
 
 
 

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