Mix Designs

  • Redi-Mix Earns 2014 Concrete Cares Award From the NRMCA

    Redi-Mix, LLC, a business unit of U.S. Concrete, Inc., has announced it was awarded the 2014 Concrete Cares Award from the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association in recognition of its longstanding commitment to giving back to its community and, specifically for this past year, for its work on...

     
  • Technology for Freeze-thaw Durability Eliminates Air-entrained Concrete

    Patent-pending, microsphere-based admixture and point-of-use manufacturing system developed to help concrete professionals overcome the challenges traditionally associated with the variability and uncertainty of producing air-entrained concrete.

     
  • Texas-Based NRMCA Producer Member Earns 2014 Concrete Cares Award

    The Manufacturers, Products & Services Division of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has awarded the 2014 Concrete Cares Award to Redi-Mix Concrete, a U.S. Concrete Company, in recognition of its longstanding commitment to giving back to its community and, specifically for this past...

     
  • NPCA and PCI Form Strategic Partnership

    The National Precast Concrete Association and the Precast Prestressed Concrete Institute have initiated a strategic partnership that will reduce duplication and increase collaboration in several program areas. The initial areas of collaboration for the two organizations are plant certification and...

     
  • Euclid Chemical Earns Two Sustainability Awards

    The Euclid Chemical Company earned two Sustainability Awards from the National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA). The awards recognize excellence in sustainable products, practices and operation

     
  • Setting up Concrete Pumps

    Concrete boom pumps increase productivity and reduce labor at the jobsite. Producers should be involved in positioning these devices to maintain safety and productivity.

     
  • Family-owned producer expands operations.

    Molalla Redi-Mix & Rock Products is a small family-owned producer that knows the value of its employees.

     
  • Making Cracks Invisible

    New admixture will significantly minimize the potential for drying shrinkage cracking to such an extent that cracks may not form.

     
  • Regional and Recycled Credits in LEED v4

    There are two options for the Sourcing of Raw Materials credit: raw material source and extraction reporting, and leadership extraction practices.

     
  • Converting to Concrete Parking Lots

    Silvi Concrete convinced the owner of a freight company in New Jersey to install a concrete parking lot instead of asphalt. It resulted in 8,000 cubic yards of business for the producer.

     
  • Brochure on Plastic and Concrete Spacers

    Spillman Company has just published a new six-page brochure on Plastic & Concrete Spacers that features its complete Plasclip line of rebar and mesh spacers, including new offerings.

     
  • Coal Ash Association Applauds EPA Deadline for Finalizing Regulations

    In a Consent Decree signed by all of the parties to a federal lawsuit that sought to compel a deadline for EPA, the Agency agreed to a December 19, 2014, deadline and continued to signal that its final regulation would be promulgated under the “non-hazardous” Subtitle D of the Resource Conservation...

     
  • Concrete Industry Management (CIM) Program Holds Record Breaking Auction at World of Concrete

    The National Steering Committee (NSC) for the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program raised more than $810,000 in gross revenue at its ninth annual auction, held in conjunction with the World of Concrete on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

     
  • Smaller Is Much Better

    This special class of shrinkage- reducing admixture uses a patent-pending technology to limits initial crack width in high-performance, crack-prone (HPCP) concrete mixtures. In lab tests, concrete mixtures were tested in accordance with ASTM C1581 test method created crack widths of at about 175mm...

     
  • 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.

     
 
 
 
 

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