Here are the most read features from The Concrete Producer magazine in 2013. Let us know what your favorite stories from 2013 are on Facebook or Twitter!

Profiting from Quality Concrete
A quality control department adds to a producer's bottom line.
James M. "Jay" Shilstone Jr.

Longer, leaner beams give precast an advantage
Many state DOTs are collaborating with industry associations and experts to develop bridge beams that are more efficient for both bridge designers and precast producers. The widespread adoption of these new designs has given precast producers a competitive edge.
Shelby O. Mitchell

Adding Water to Concrete
What’s a little water going to hurt?
Bill Meek and Jim Turici

Spanning the Lone Star State
Precast producers meet infrastructure challenge.
Shelby O. Mitchell

Standing Strong at Ground Zero
One World Trade Center rises again, with remarkably high-strength concrete.
Gary C. Graziano, AIA

Advances in Precast Paving
Precast panels offer a long-term fix with a quick turnaround time.
David Merritt, P.E.

The Concrete Canal
The Panama Canal project will use 6.5 million yards of concrete.
Teake Zuidema

Going Mobile
Producers maintain healthy profit margins by making block and pavers at jobsites.
Shelby O. Mitchell

Lean Machine
One person can run Holliday rock's plant in California.
Tom Bagsarian

Delivering Green
A midwestern producer converts to compressed natural gas fleet.
Paul Abelson