Precast

  • NPCA Foundation Elects New President

    Darryl Cloud, national sales manager for Concrete Sealants Inc. based in Tipp City, Ohio, has been elected as the president of the National Precast Concrete Association Foundation.

     
  • Proposed ASTM Standard for Metal Access Hatches

    A proposed new ASTM specification will help minimize maintenance expense and improve public safety by providing a definitive standard for one essential infrastructure component, fabricated metal access hatches.

     
  • All new OTIA III bridges in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area adhered to the I-84 Corridor Strategy design guidelines. To match their environment, the bridges either blend in with the dark, natural basalt found throughout the Pacific Northwest or reflect the lighter, dry landscape of the eastern Gorge, shown here at the Moffett Creek Bridge.

    Building Distinct Concrete Bridges

    Decorative concrete bridges preserve communities’ cultural identities. Oregon has replaced 271 highway bridges since 2003.

     
  • Wells Concrete Acquires Hanson Structural Precast

    The Minnesota-based company acquires Hanson’s Maple Grove facilities.

     
  • 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.

     
 
 
 

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