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  • Planning for Our Gathering

    This World of Concrete for has been fun to plan. First of all, it’s our 40th Anniversary, and there’s the planning that goes along with the extra celebratory events. Second, we have added a host of industry related activities that reflect the renewed spirit of optimism that is just starting to...

  • A Resilient Market

    The concrete industry’s best marketers for residential construction are those guys who chase tornados and report on hurricanes. Every time they show a damaged wood-frame structure, it’s a subtle reminder that concrete and masonry homes would have stood the test.

  • Solidifying the World of Concrete

    In this month’s issue we are drawing attention to a few more folks who are working on industry initiatives that could be about to shape your future. These influencers are not only shaping the North American concrete industry. Thanks to the world wide web, and now with our expansion plans for World...

  • Showcasing SCC at World of Concrete

    This special event features contractors who will showcase how they've benefited from using self-consolidating concrete (SCC). It takes place 1-4 p.m., Jan. 20, at the show in Las Vegas.

  • World of Concrete goes International

    Rick Yelton has shared the World of Concrete experience far and wide, traveling to Brazil, India, and the Philippines this year. He found producers and contractors share common problems and successes in every part of the world.

  • Smoothing the way for innovation

    Self-consolidating concrete (SCC) has many operational casting advantages for many types of placement conditions. Yet contractor acceptance for its use in cast-in-place construction has been slow in North America. The Strategic Development Council’s Industry Critical Technology Committee on...

  • Caught sleeping again

    I think it’s a great time to become more involved. But don’t tell the boss, I want think I'm still in some sort of bargaining position for more money.) Concrete production is increasing. Trucks are being ordered. Producers are starting to hire again. And there’s a new group of professional to teach.

  • The Operational Advantages of Biodiesel Fuels

    More and more fleet managers are turning to biodiesel fuels. As winter nears, how can fleets continue to use these fuels? Managers should work with their suppliers to develop a cold weather management plan.

  • New ASTM Subcommitte on Alternative Masonry Materials

    The interest in developing sustainable building material products has resulted in the increased use of non-traditional materials as ingredients in making building units. Some of these new ingredients include wood chips, plastics, and even shredded rug. These ingredients are often mixed with...

  • RCC Live! event at World of Concrete converts contractors to RCC proponents

    Despite heavy promotion for many years, producers and contractors are relatively unfamiliar with roller-compacted concrete. And those that have RCC construction experience have little paving history. To fill in this learning gap, The Concrete Producer and Concrete Construction magazines...