Other stories by Rick Yelton

  • Precast Shows Strong

    The 2016 Precast Show at the Riemann Convention center in Tennessee was jammed with exhibitors, engineers, researchers, and attendees.

  • New Plant Construction

    The construction industry is finally starting to invest in new plants and equipment again. Here is a company that can help concrete producers catch up.

  • Precast Insulated Walls

    Scott Long’s venture is a new approach to marketing and producing insulated concrete wall panels. And it seems that his launch may have come at the right time, as green building, especially with its emphasis on energy efficiency, is maturing into a potentially untapped growth market for concrete...

  • Precast Insulated Walls: Industry Legacy

    Scott Long’s interest in developing a systematic approach to standardizing wall panel construction has a strong family connection. He is a second-generation concrete innovator.

  • Bigger, Better Block

    Bruce Lung has dedicated almost a decade developing a new approach to masonry construction he believes will streamline jobsite efficiency.

  • 3D Concrete Innovator

    Alexander LaRoux wants to introduce adept printing to concrete construction and has fabricated his own 3D concrete printer.

  • How 3D Printing Works

    Once very expensive, the development of desktop 3D printers has made the technology more accessible to small and mid-sized businesses.

  • 3D Concrete

    3D printing is a manufacturing process that builds layers to create a three-dimensional solid object from a digital model. Thanks to its acceptance and development in other industries, it’s rapidly garnering interest in concrete.

  • Steel Fiber Measuring

    When a concrete order includes fibers, producers and contractors have guidance on how to keep the numbers right.

  • 2015 Infuencers

    Producers who prepare business strategies that address these observable trends will be better-prepared to meet the unforeseen future.