Precast

  • PCPS Manual Update

    As interest in jointed precast concrete pavement systems grows, a  new manual – designed to outline best practices – is set for release next year.

     
  • Stackable Precast Wall Sections

    By using the variety of designs available with the system, walls can be stacked that employ the "picture frame" design which with creative coloring provides for a very aesthetically pleasing finish.

     
  • Precast Concrete: The Secret to More Wind Power?

    An Iowa State University engineer says wind turbines can be built taller by switching to precast concrete for wind turbine towers.

     
  • Sign Up For Crane Operator & Rigger Skills Competitions

    The Crane Operator & Rigger Skills Competition is designed to underscore the need for safe crane operation. The only crane operator recognition program of this scale in North America, the event provides a venue for the best crane operators to set the bar for all crane professionals.

     
  • PCI Sales and Marketing School

    Advance your knowledge about sales and marketing strategies and techniques.

     
  • 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.

     
  • World’s Longest Concrete Beams Installed

    The Netherlands is home to the world's longest prestressed concrete beams, which form the main span of the new bridge in Zuidhorn.

     
  • TCP Survey: Precast Producers see Steady Growth

    The National Precast Concrete Association expects precast sales to grow 6%, or $16 billion, in 2014.

     
  • Third-party Verification Programs

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

     
  • Fibers for Industrial Slabs

    SlabMASTER steel reinforcing fibers CAR-25-CDM give the best compromise between high fiber count and requirements for workability and finishability.

     
  • Fibers Improve Adhesion

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

     
  • Replace Reinforcing Steel

    Replacing rebar or mesh with this product has many benefits: improved crack resistance, durability, and improved shear strength.

     
  • Acrylic Fibers

    Acrylic fibers are revolutionary additives that strengthen concrete with a chemical bond.

     
  • Product Pulse: Fiber Reinforcement

    The September-October issue focused on fiber reinforcement products.

     
  • PVA Fibers

    Use PVA fibers in cast-in-place, precast, lightweight, and thin concrete products to prevent concrete from cracking from handling, plastic shrinkage, and impact.

     
  • Fiber for Slabs-on-Grade and More

    Concrete with Tuf-Strand SF have three-dimensional reinforcement and enhanced flexural toughness.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Sharing North American Concrete Production Ideas with India

    I plan to profile several recently erected production plants. I’d like to profile ready-mixed concrete, pipe production, wet-cast precast, block, and hollowcore operations to our Indian attendees. And I'm looking for recent projects to profile.

     
  • Spancrete Renovates Plant in Georgia

    Spancretre has started to revitalize a plant in Newnan, Ga. Spancrete’s efforts will create bout 40 new jobs for the area.

     
 
 
 
 

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