Other stories by Rick%20Yelton

  • Masonry Heater Showcase at World of Concrete

    MHA heats up World of Concrete with a display of wood-burning appliance construction.

  • On Camera

    EarthCam launched its new ConstructionCamTV – a 24-hour “TV channel” devoted to a global network of live construction cameras. Just imagine watching not only your work, but your competitor’s as well!

  • Managing Business Cards - Update

    Reader suggestions on how to organize paper business cards

  • Moving Forward

    But now might be the time for producers to reconsider ACI committee membership. There’s a new feel to ACI and it’s more than the new colorful logo unveiled in the World of Concrete’s Gold Lot.

  • A Backpack Full of Innovation

    Our industry is blessed with great manufacturers and suppliers. Even with the depressed business climate, research and development has continued. And it has been at breakneck speed. Their hard work is now my hard work. Over the next few weeks I will be posting hundreds of new products, materials...

  • Recognizing the Science Around Coal Ash, Finally

    These positive indications come at an important time for our industry. Fly ash use in concrete was at its lowest level in 2013, for many decades. Coal power plant operators, uncertain of the EPA’s final ruling, weren’t interested in investing in fly ash beneficiating  operations. And some...

  • Making Cracks Invisible

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

  • The Future of Resilient Home Building

    There is growing awareness of the need for safer structures.

  • The Need for Resilient Construction

    There is strong market segment growth for concrete home building as resilient construction gets more attention.

  • 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...